10. SAM SPARRO ’21st Century Life’ (2007)
My other favourite remixers are Pete Rock, Maurice Fulton, Justice and Mr Oizo. In my opinion, they keep the best balance when it comes to sounding like a proper song/doing computer music. That’s one thing I always strive for. And then there’s the acoustics. The dance-floor factor. The résumé. The class.
This SPARRO track is about the only attempt I ever made to produce a 4/4 house music song. It’s one strange thing to produce (and almost exclusively listen to) a kind of music I never get to play myself in a club when I DJ. This is another head-wrecker of mine, and I have yet to find the solution to this dilemma: should my production style get closer to my DJ bag, or the opposite?