The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 17

Track 17 – Faded – ZHU (2014)

This is one of those times when you think you discovered something only to find it has over 30 million views in various forms on YouTube, was a number 1 hit in the UK, US and Polish dance charts and was nominated for a Grammy. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 17”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 16

Track 16 – Seek Bromance – Tim Berg (2010)

Tim Berg you say. Who’s he? He was the Swedish fella who later hit superstardom as Avicii and already has one track on this list.

I think I found this track by Shazam’ing it, and once you know who it actually is its fairly obvious it is an early Avicii track. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 16”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 15

Track 15 – Dark and Long (Dark Train) – Underworld (1994)

In the ongoing journey through my musical history, we now come to Underworld.

There was a number of tracks I could have chosen – Rez, Cowgirl, Pearls Girl or Born Slippy.

I first discovered Underworld in 1996 when I read a review of their second album – Second Toughest in the Infants and without hearing it, went that morning and bought it. I loved it and it sat nicely with another album I was listening to, Leftism by Leftfield. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 15”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 14

Track 14 – It Feels So Good – Sonique (1998/2000)

I first heard of Sonique as a DJ in the 90s, who used to sing over the top of the tracks she played. I bought her first single “I Put a Spell on You”

She when globally with the release of “It Feels So Good” and subsequently retired from Djing. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 14”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 13

Track 13 – Nightmare – Brainbug (Sinister Strings Mix) (1997)

You may have noticed or I have already alluded to, I like early 80s and 90s house/trance music. Much of this stems from a tape I purloined off my brother of a rave by Paul Oakenfold with him MC’ing over the top and requesting over the mic that settings and monitors are turned up or down. It was pretty low quality. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 13”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 12

Track 12 – Gym and Tonic – Spacedust (1998)

I thought this track was actually a Thomas Bangalter track (one half of Daft Punk). I was half right. It’s actually a British Duo who took French record producer Bob Sinclar’s track “Gym Tonic”, (a co-production by Thomas Bangalter) and mashed it up with another Bangalter track, Music Sounds Better with You (released under the name Stardust). Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 12”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 11

Track 11 – Sun is Shining – Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe (1999)

The balmy summer continues here in the UK, so the tunes are staying hot.

Sun is shining. The weather is sweet, yeah. Make you want to move, your dancin’ feet

Could this be the ultimate summer tune? Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 11”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 10 (Special World Cup Edition)

Track 10 – Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes (Echobeatz) (1998)

Today’s track is inspired by the fine summer weather the UK is currently experiencing and the excellent World Cup that’s presently occurring. A track that has me dreaming of doing stepovers and nutmegging the keeper on Copacabana beach in a pick up football game. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 10 (Special World Cup Edition)”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 9

Track 9 – Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton (2012)

Here’s a party anthem! If you ever need a party to go off, drop this track. It also gets you flying on your run.

From American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut studio album The Heist that also contains the classic Thrift Shop, it’s the anthem, Can’t Hold Us. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 9”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 8

Track 8 – Nalin & Kane – Beachball (1997)

Another tune that was on the long list and got bumped up today as a friend of mine sent me a What’s App with a link to the tune with the message “This one goes out to the Boy Lard”

My fondness for this tune goes beyond it being a stunning example of 90s Balearic house music. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 8”