10 Tracks That Made Scorch Felix
We caught up with industry veteran Scorch Felix, who gives us an insight into the ten tracks that helped shape him career.
The Bucketheads – The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
And my number 1 track, the title says it all, another guaranteed floor filler with that rolling down beat before dropping into a full brass melody, funky house here we come. P.S. Check the vid; Soho in London and real record shops!
Wildchild – Renegade Master (Original)
OMG! What can I say about this? Just a huge track, guaranteed floor filler even today. “D for Damager” – a clever use of sampling making it an absolute stonking tune, this use to be my fallback tune on difficult floors.
Nomad – Devotion
Another from my early raving days. Just an all-round feel good track with MC Mikee Freedom giving it that UK underground Rave tip, plus that really cool sax line. Recently remixed by Quintino and, before that, by the Bingo Players.
Faithless – Insomnia
Another Faithless tune. I do have a soft spot for these artists. Not a lot to say on this one – anybody who has heard it will know what I mean (Oh yeah bring back arpeggiators). It’s been remixed by everybody and their Grandma, including the legendary Avicii, but the original is the one for me.
Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings Of Life
This track is from my younger days of raving. I used to go and see a DJ called Richie Rich and this tune used to be his signature closing track. That beautiful piano melody still sounds awesome today.
Jam & Spoon – Follow Me
A track that has no drum intro. A very late set floor filler, it reminds me of smiling faces lazers and hhhmmm water. It never failed to deliver on the floor but had to be handled with care as the intro is lengthy & you could risk losing the floor if it wasn’t hot enough, but this track is epic and is a story on its own. Go and have listen.
Binary Finary – 1999 (Kaycee Remix)
Another one of my early days floor fillers; as you can see I do like my emotional chord Progressions. Just check out the breakdown at 2:29. It pulls at you heart strings, another top trance tune.
Faithless – God Is A DJ
This was classified as trance originally, but it’s just a great track with that haunting lead melody and commanding vocal and, of course, the subject matter still relevant today.
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
A true after hours chill out reflective track. Although it’s old, it contains that classical orchestration sample that gives it that timeless classic feel. Play it after your next Ultra or Tomorrowland and see what I mean.
Gat Décor – Passion
I love this track with its rolling B-line as a lead then when the piano drops you can hear modern EDM with similar arrangements. Fun fact I ended up in the offices belonging to these guys at Tag Records in Soho with my early demos and they explained to me about the name.