DJ HMC: The 10 records that never leave my box
Local techno legends don’t come much more storied than DJ HMC, aka Cam Bianchetti, aka Late Nite Tuff Guy.
From producing seminal acid house and techno records from the ‘burbs of Adelaide in the ‘90s (including the rough housing classic Phreakin, which ranked at number five in our industry-wide list of the 100 Greatest Australian Dance Tracks) through to his later explorations of disco edits as LNTG, HMC been a pivotal figure in Australian dance music for nigh on three decades.
So it’s only fitting that HMC should be onboard as support for the launch of Carl Cox’s Australian techno festival Pure, which hits Melbourne and Sydney over the weekend of 23 and 24 April. Also on the line-up you’ll find the likes of Italian talent Joseph Capriati, Chunky hitmakers Format:B and Eric Powell – find out more over here – but first dive in below to find out which ten classic, hypnotising and soulful records never leave the well-exercised box of DJ HMC.
#10 Integration – Kenny Larkin
“Big bass techno from one of my favourite producers and favourite labels, +8.”
#9 Star Dancer – The Martian
“Those swirling strings get me every time. Classic Detroit Techno.”
#8 Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) – Theo Parrish
“Hypnotising! Carl Craig has been in my opinion one of the most consistent producer/remixers. He never fails.”
#7 I Get Deeper – Late Nite Tuff Guy remix
“There’s nothing much to this track at all. Classic example of ‘keeping things simple’, works every time.”
#6 JAN – Moodymann
“Moodymann’s finest moment. Around the 7.15 mark I love the way it breaks into a smooth jazz-funk-house groove.”
#5 Safari (James Holden remix) – Andre Kraml
“I pretty much love most of what James Holden does. His remix here sounds like a monster on the dance floor.”
#4 The Darkest Star (James Holden Dub Mix) – Depeche Mode
“One of my favourite records of the last 10 years.”
#3 Death – Humano
“Minimal bass driven hypnotic goodness – and one of the best breakdowns.”
#2 Future (Kenny Larkin Tension Mix) – Kevin Saunderson/Inner City
“Kevin Saunderson is a great inspiration. I love everything he and Paris Gray have done.”
#1 Destination Unknown – Green Velvet
“Throughout the ‘90s Green Velvet released heaps of dance floor bombs. This is probably my favourite, although I also love the Carl Craig remix.”