The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 40

Glue – Bicep (2017)

What genre is it? Drum & Bass, dubstep, probably breakbeat.  From the duo from Belfast that made their name blogging about rare dance records, a slow and hard to pinpoint track that’s more sunrise than sunset, which you may have caught on a TV advert. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 40”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 38

Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust (1998)

I said a few weeks ago that Children by Robert Miles would have to be in your Top 10 dance tunes. Would this one have to be Top 3?

An absolute classic from Thomas Bangalter (one half of Daft Punk), fellow French DJ and producer Alan Braxe (who collaborated with Fred Falke on the excellent Intro) and vocalist Benjamin Diamond. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 38”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 37

5am – Katy B (2013)

Known as the breakout star of Rinse FM (home to dubstep and grime) and breaking dubstep into the UK charts with her debut single – On a Mission. Katy B goes little more pop with the lead off single from her second album – Little Red. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 37”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 36

In for the Kill – La Roux (Skream Lets Get Ravey Remix) (2009)

One of the tracks that helped take dubstep mainstream and is a full-on goosebump inducing classic!

Maybe one for the longer runs and rather than the speeds sessions, but if you can hold on for the drop after 4 minutes, you’ll be charging. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 36”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 35

Children – Robert Miles (1996)

If you had to pick your Top 10 dance tunes, this one would have to be in there.

A pioneering track of Dream Trance, (which aimed to calm lively crowds down before their journey home) peaking at number one in more than 12 countries, but “only” making number 2 in the UK. (We’re an odd bunch). Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 35”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 34

Cheeky  – Boniface (2002)

This one is rather leftfield . I’m one of the few people you bought this single and helped it reach 25 on the UK Singles Chart back in 2002, Boniface’s only chart entry. I think it’s fantastic and one of my favourite tunes. The breathless start and urgency it purveys will get you moving on your run. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 34”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 33

The Power – Duke Dumont (ft. Zak Abel) (2019)

I chanced across this new tune via YouTube and it could just about be the perfect running tune.

I liked the British producers previous tunes Need U (100%) and I Got You from a few years back but his new one, The Power, is an absolute stomper. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 33”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 31

Feeling for You – Cassius (1999)

Last month was marked by the recent passing of another influential DJ. French DJ and producer Philippe Zdar, who accidentally fell from a building in Paris in June 2019. Zdar was one half of the dance music duo, Cassius. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 31”