With CRSSD Festival right around the corner we've tapped Will Clarke to throw together a collection of his favorite tracks.
He's been steadily making his name known since he took up a residency in Ibiza when he was just 19. Now he's making strides in the industry due to his distinct blend of Bass oriented House music, a couple quality release on Dirtybird and recently setting off on a massive tour of North America with Billy Kenny. With what we've seen so far, he's definitely taking advantage of the opportunity in front of him.
Will Clarke is not your average artist and as such he's going to give you something different every time. Instead of going through a selection of tracks that we might hear in one of his DJ sets, Clarke wanted to share music that he listens to when he's not at the club or in the studio. The result is an eclectic batch of records ranging from folk to funk to Drum and Bass and even Pop. Listen to his selection below and be sure to catch him on tour with fellow Dirtybird affiliate Billy Kenny, tour dates below.
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Imperial Brothers - 'We Come To Dub : Instrumental Dub'
Cutting records is one of my favourite old record labels and this is a classic.
London Grammar - 'Nightcall'
London Grammar is my favourite band. Everything about them is next level. Also this track ‘Nightcall’ is a cover from my favourite film ‘Drive’. Last but not least, how hot is Hannah haha!!!
Slaves - 'Where's Your Car Debbie'
Slaves always remind me of the UK so when I'm missing home I'll put them on and they put a smile on my face.
James Blake - 'Retrograde'
Everything James puts out is gold dust, i will never get bored of this.
Gramatik - 'Muy Tranquilo'
This brings me back to my Ibiza residency days when i used to play sunsets. Sit back, close your eyes and imagine the beach with the sunset.
Skinnyman - 'Day To Day Basis'
I think i bought this album on vinyl when i was 13 and I have bought it on my phone and I listen to it every week, I wish he was still releasing music. True UK hip hop, Skinny Man I salute you.
Iota & Edo Lee - 'Cabaret'
Shiba San actually introduced me to Edo Lee the other day and I'm really into downtempo beats, but this is very well produced with some old school samples.
Cybin - 'Hall of Mirrors'
Coming from Bristol the drum and bass in me has to come out now and again, this is actually my tutor from my college on his label Lockdown Recordings. Its evil!!!
Bicep - 'Just'
I know this is on more of a House tip but this track just makes me feel good!!
Mumford and Sons - 'Little Lion Man'
This song brings back lots of very good memories for me and is always on the playlist no matter where i am going