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Little Fluffy Clouds, by The Orb
The Orb first tasted success in the early 1990s, a time when indie music and house were colliding all over the place. Bands like Happy Mondays and Primal Scream looked a little like rock bands, with the traditional line-up of guitars, bass, drums, and vocals, but they were mixing this with a groove firmly aimed at club audiences. The Orb combined this with trance elements, including all sorts of samples. Little Fluffy Clouds is centered on an interview with US singer Rickie Lee Jones, where she reminisces about the massive skies she witnessed when growing up in Arizona. The music contains driving melodies but also veers into chilled ambient territory. The ideal meld for your EDM date night!
Blue Monday, by New Order
Rising from the ashes of one of the most inspirational 1970s post-punk bands – Joy Division – following the untimely death of lead singer, Ian Curtis, the remaining members reinvented themselves as an EDM group, swapping guitars for synths, and changing their name. This 12″ single was released in 1983 and remains the biggest-selling record of all time in that format. From the forceful electronic drumbeat intro through the house-tinged verses, it sold over a million copies in the UK alone. This has been ramming dancefloors across the globe for decades – so you must ensure it’s included in your date playlist!
Don’t You Worry Child, by Swedish House Mafia
SWM are a house supergroup from Swede, consisting of Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, and Axwell, and this single set the tone for the boom in EDM of the early 2010s – “more than any other track in modern dance music” – according to dance magazine, Billboard. As well as the progressive house rhythms guaranteed to draw you to the dancefloor, the main vocal is strident, featuring advice being given to a child by a wise father.
Open Up, by Leftfield
Another hugely influential EDM group, English duo Leftfield are respected by critics, and hugely popular amongst their legions of fans. Open Up was listed in the NME magazine’s ‘500 Greatest Songs Of All Time,” and features guest vocals by John Lydon, once the controversial frontman of English punk rockers The Sex Pistols. Here his high-pitched voice waves between aggression and falsetto notes, coasting over the furious dance rhythms of the backing track. An essential ingredient for your date night sounds.
Born Slippy, by Underworld
This slice of hard house was propelled to becoming a huge hit on the back of its inclusion in the soundtrack to the 90s cult movie, Trainspotting. Perhaps an unlikely theme for such a massively successful film (a darkly comic tale of heroin addicts in Edinburgh), this track from the electronic group signifies a turning point in the story. The friends turn their back on heroin and instead switch their attention to the uplifting vibes of club culture, with this banging anthem providing the perfect antidote. Instantly recognisable, if this music doesn’t inspire you and your partner to take to your feet and lose yourself in the moment, nothing will!