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433 – Vanilla Ace


It’s Monday. We knew this day would come. Whether you spent your weekend having a couple of drinks at your local or being dragged out on a disatrous date following a very brief chat with a stranger on Tinder before drunk calling that girl you met at 4am you at a festival last summer to tell them you love them (we may be giving away too much information here) AM back at your desk for another week was never going to be an easy gig. Help is at hand however, as fast rising Londoner Vanilla Ace steps up to deliver this weeks exclusive podcast.

Having picked up serious play from some of the scenes biggest names Vanilla Ace has been on our radar as one to watch for a while now and looks set to blow in the coming months with a slew of high quality releases slated to arrive on some of our favourite labels. Fans that we are of his studio exploits, it’s not just us abilities within the production suite that have led to us giving him such fervent support but also a dexterity on the decks that has been moving dance floors the world over. So with his new collaborative 3 track ‘Better Way’ EP with Rafael Cerato out now on Italian house and techno label Go Deeva Records we thought the time was right to welcome him into the fold as to deliver a mix for us here at DT. Vanilla Ace, Ace Baby…

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
My musical inspiration mix from funk & disco to house classics…What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Cheryl Lynn ‘Got to be Real’
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Quick mixing and classic tracks.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? 
The Fresh party in Juiz de Forra, Brazil…amazing vibe and people, was like a mini festival. 
What have you got coming up?
This week I’m playing in Beirut for the first time at Grand Factory. Then I’m playing at the Electric Brixton on May 8th for Karma alongside Simone Vitullo and Stefano Noferini, then I fly to Los Angeles on May 9th to play Exchange with Destructo & Sharam Jey. I will also be playing the Jango Music party at Bora Bora, Ibiza on May 21st. In June I embark on a 3 week USA & Canada tour. 
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Life is to short to listen to bad music haha.
Zapp – Dancefloor
Roger Troutman – So Ruff, So Tuff
Vaughn Mason & Crew – Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
Lakeside – Fantastic Voyage
Carl Carlton – She’s a bad mama jama 
Cheryl Lynn –  Got to be Real 
Prince – I wanna be your lover 
Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl 
The Jets – Crush on You 
Ready for the World – Yo! Thats a lot of body 
GUY – My Fantasy 
Christopher Williams – I’m Dreamin 
Nomad – Devotion 
Stevie V – Dirty Cash 
Armand Van Helden – Ultrafunkala 
Pete Heller – Big Love 
Cassius – Cassius 99
Digitalism – Zdarlight
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro 
Lake & Leger – Aqualight
Freeform Five – No more Conversations (Mylo Remix)
MSTRKRFT – Easy Love
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic
Justice vs Simian – We are Your Friends
Laid Back – Ride the White Horse
Groove Armada – Get Down
DJ Gregory – Attend 2
Africanism – Block Party
Boris Dlugosch – Hold your head up High (Julian Jonah Bad Boy Mix)
Shakedown – At Night (Kid Creme Mix)
Paul Johnson – Get Get Down
Sam Young – Fun Music
The Jungle Bros – House Yo Woman (Delour Mash Up)
Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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