Dan Burrows Top Ten
This weeks Top Ten is from Dan Burrows AKA DJ Drexl! Quite simply if it wasn’t for Dan the only nights out in Canterbury would be Jump Up DNB. And he’s only gone and done us a Top Ten music videos…
- Danni Minogue – Baby Love
Super cheesy pop video choreography. Everyone looking way too good for it to be acceptable. But it’s ok, Steve Hurley’s smashed in a tonne of swing, a sick lately bass sequenced throughout the whole thing, all of the m1 piano and a divine chorus.
- Sueño Latino Feat. Carolina Damas – Sueño Latino
A visual representation of dreamy Italian, saxed up, whispery vocal deep house.
- Frankie Knuckles – The Whistle Song
I wasn’t going to put this in but there’s a parrot on a flute and Frankie is just so damn happy.
- Nicole May – Runnin’ Away
Like a lot of 90s RnB singles, the house mixes tend to be produced by either Steve Silk Hurley or E-Smooth. In this case it’s E-Smooth and it’s a thing of splendor.
- Lidell Townsell – Nu Nu (Club Mix)
Questionable subject matter but worth watching just for the sweet 90s street wear inspiration. Sick chorus too, ‘mmm mmm yeah yeah’.
- MCB feat. Daisy Dee – Crazy
Crayola bubble text by Daisy Dee’s 6 year old niece and that classic 90s music vid montage with all the out of the box effects turned up to ten. Surprised the chorus hasn’t been sampled more, so damn good. The ‘Dizzy Mix’ on the 12″ single is the one though .
- Crystal Waters – Makin Happy
Not just a one hit wonder.
This video does the track justice. Very much of the times, but without that familiar ‘My first home editing kit’ production quality. Love the possibly unintentional splice of Gypsy Women as an intro.
- Deee-Lite – How Do You Say…Love (A Delicious Pal Joey Dub)
Remix by the legend Pal Joey.
No doubt an influence for ‘Cloud 9 – Do You Want Me’. Art direction massively stands out when considering what was being made at the time. Very Deee-Lite 60’s pastiche.
- A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
An absolute anthem and also an incredible video. They’ve totally nailed that Len Lye Colour Box aesthetic.
Lil’ Louis and the World – Club lonely
Shivers. Everytime. I want to go down to that club right now, and see if there really is a bouncer called ‘Charles’.