TOTD // 15/12 // Laura Jones

Published: December 15, 2016, words by Oli Katz

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The house and techno starlet Laura Jones most probably strode into your life in 2011 with ‘Love In Me’, a summer anthem that filled her diary for the year almost overnight. Laura’s story didn’t start there however, it began in the early 2000s with an obsession for vinyl and frequent trips to Ibiza, particularly for the sounds of Circoloco at DC10. After hitting the scene with storm, she was taken under the wing of her favourite aforementioned night as well as UK’s infamous fabric. Also becoming the first female resident at one of the world’s longest running nights, Back To Basics, in her hometown of Leeds, she continued to push herself to new heights. Since, her trademark orange sunglasses and infectious love for music have been seen by crowds around the world.

After releasing a host of projects through Vision Quest, Crosstown Rebels and Leftroom up until 2014, she took a break from production to experiment with her sound. It was only this year when she returned, launching her new label Sensoramic in May with SAM and Karousel cutting the opening tape in appropriate style. Laura then showcased her new style of infectious beats and epic chords with the second release on the imprint The Why Question. The work was also remixed by one of our favourites, Trevino. Just last week she also returned to Constant Sound for a split piece alongside unsung Scottish techno hero Stephen Brown, with a remix on the flip by Endian.

As New Year’s Eve looms, Laura Jones has selected some of her favourite peak time tracks. With a touring history as expansive as hers, these four will take any party to the next level.

via youtube

Gemini

Future Beats

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I love Gemini. I have a playlist dedicated to him that comes to every gig and there’s rarely a party go by where I don’t play a track by him. He’s one of my favourite producers and if I could collaborate with anyone in the world it would be him. Sadly, that’s not possible of course and his absence from dance music is a great, great tragedy. This track originally came out in the late 90s and recently had a repress on Cyclo Records. ”
via soundcloud

Jonathan Lee

The Streets Never Forget

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I can’t get enough of this hypnotic late morning track. I’ve been loving the output from Jonny White’s ‘Social Experiment’ label so far from the first release with DJ Qu to this one, that sounds like it was cut straight from the heyday of 90s machine laden techno. This vinyl only label is a nonprofit charity and all proceeds go to animal rights protection and apparently Jonny is sat on quite a few more from Lee so looking forward to hearing what’s next.”
via youtube

DJ Deep

Surge

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“DJ Deep is another favourite producer of mine and this track came out earlier this year and is a total weapon. It’s better suited to a big festival set but it slams the energy home courtesy of a pummelling bass groove and expertly delayed chords.”
via youtube

TC80

Forest Temple

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Park & Ride are making a name for themselves as one of they key labels in the world of european underground vinyl house and this came out on a double gatefold vinyl at the end of October. ‘Forest Temple’ comes sixth in the list of seven tracks but for me is the best on an excellent overall release. ”

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