This is definitely one we have been excited for as we have the absolute pleasure of inviting Brighton and Oxford based producer, DJ & MC: Hamdi in for a brand new edition of our legendary Charted series, in which artists sit down to list their top ten tracks to play at the moment.
For us, Hamdi really is a shining light within bass music, having a style that is so easily moulded into so many different areas, with his most popular releases ranging from grime shellers to 4×4 tarots and super popular bootleg creations. His most recent release, entitled ‘The Bootlegs’ contains three long sought after remixes from the man himself, which have been hit with a fantastic response since being released as a top notch free download project last week!
As a DJ, there really aren’t many who are keeping pace with Hamdi either, as he tends to fly from deck to deck, pulling the audience from left to right in a seriously thrilled multi-genre ride. He has listed his top ten heaters for you all to enjoy below.
Distinct Motive – 40 Hz
Criminally underrated for how consistent they are, the half American half Canadian duo absolutely smashed it with this one. The sound design is incredible.
Sophie – MSMSMSM
Love to surprise crowds by bringing in this one out of nowhere – never fails to get a reaction.
MPH – Music Sounds Better With You
MPH has been on fire recently – seems like everything he touches turns to gold. Whether it’s his more bassier stuff or his chilled out Garage tracks, this guy can do it all. We’re currently working on a little collaby so keep your eyes peeled for that one!
Secondcity – I Enter (Zero Remix)
The sound design king. A personal favourite to play in my sets – for me Zero will be leading the UK Bass Scene for years to come.
Sammy Virji – Ride It
The swing that Sammy creates in his tracks is infectious. Arguably track of the year so far.
King Monday – Conclusions
Another artist who is criminally underrated. This track is beautifully crafted and is a great example of the technical ability that King Monday possesses. It’s only a matter of time before he gets the recognition he deserves.
TC4 – Marimba Riddim
No list is complete without a TC4 track in it. It was very difficult choosing just one TC4 tune as my sets usually sound like TC4 sets by how many of their tracks I play but I settled on Marimba Riddim. The trademark TC4 samba vibes work so well in this track.
Distinct Motive – Loose Pimp
Another one from Distinct Motive – I don’t think these two are capable of making a bad track. One of the cheekiest tracks out there.
The XX – Intro (Hamdi Edit)
Had so much fun making this one – one of those rare times where the track actually came out exactly how I’d envisioned it.
Jackal – Chinchilla
If anyone has seen me play, they will know how much I love this track. Rarely go through a whole set without dropping this one. This tune somehow manages to be both playful and dark at the same time.