WARMER MIXTAPES #1315 | by Tabitha Benjamin [Detour City]
1. Madonna | Live To Tell
Madonna and Patrick Leonard wrote this song - and the album that it's from - in a couple of weeks, one song a day. I like to work fast and I like giving everything to the first take. I love the orchestration and drama of this song - I tried to use similar elements in my track I Will.
2. Massive Attack | Protection (with Tracey Thorn)
The perfect instrumental, the perfect vocals. Understated and moving - it inspired the new track I co-wrote and feature on Breakage - Treading Water.
3. Eurythmics | Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Straight up Analogue synth sounds are still the best. The power and honesty of Annie Lennox's writing and delivery is unrivalled.
4. SBTRKT | Wild Fire (feat. Little Dragon)
SBTRKT's first album was a game changer. Total clarity of production sounds and a producer who played to the strengths of his feature artists.
5. John Martyn | Glory Box (Portishead Cover)
Two of my all-time favourites coming together in one song. John Martyn is a Folk artist who started to hang out with Phil Collins and make more Electronic and Experimental Music later on in his life.
6. La Roux | In For The Kill (Danger's Ocean Remix)
My label mate La Roux threw open the doors in lots of ways. This track, remixed by massively underrated French producer Danger, contorts an already fantastic Pop song in bold new directions.
7. Until The Ribbon Breaks | Addicted To Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination) (Robert Palmer Cover)
Nothing better than an unlikely cover. UTRB's re-imaginings turn songs on their heads - something I liked to do on the Acoustic scene in London and when I remixed Bastille's Overjoyed.
8. Björk | Isobel's Lonely Heart (Goldie Remix)
Creative D&B by two unique artists. A classic.
9. Daft Punk | Contact
Daft Punk are innovators - I love their mix of strong melodies and Experimental soundscapes. The contrast between the live drums and Electronic synths in this track never gets old.
10. Peter Gabriel | Red Rain
I recently re-discovered this song after buying it on vinyl. The first track on a proper album, anthemic and creatively produced in the Old School way.