This coming 24th November is a big date for the so-called London sound. The FUSE collective is celebrating 10 years with an event at Studio 338 and a proper afterparty at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, where everything started a decade ago.
It will be the kick-off for a UK Tour that will touch Leeds and Bristol, with some rumors about international dates to follow for early 2019.
For the occasion, one of the FUSE core-residents, Seb Zito, selected a playlist that captures the decade long journey through the dance floor history of FUSE, including a personal comments on each track.
The Mountain People- MOUNTAIN 004 (Original Mix)
This record was pretty much one of my biggest inspirations towards forging the FUSE sound in the early 93 Feet East days. It has elements of Garage but was stripped back, and the grooves were always sexy.
Le Noir – Eleny (Radio Slave’s Panorama Garage Mix)
This record right here would literally have people in tears. no word of a lie! People would tell me how emotional they’d get whenever this was dropped at 93 Feet East. Deep, emotive, and rolling perfect combination.
Seeker (Rich NxT Rendition)
The bad boy Rich NxT always delivers the bangers, and this one would tear up Sankeys in Ibiza. In the early days Rich was the only DJ from our crew that was producing and had a massive influence on the Fuse sound, he certainly inspired me and I’m sure many others.
Alex Arnout – Vanishing Point (Original Mix)
Forget Marco Carola dropping this!!!! I was dropping this way back when, and the first time I did was at Delano in 2009. At the time Alex Arnout was engineering for me and gave me this to play specifically for that party. Given the right time and moment and this goes off. A great guy and amazing producer, big up Alex.
Seb Zito – Sunday Morning (Original Mix)
Had to put this one in! Another track that used to tear up Sankeys dance floor, this was the time that maybe myself and other Fuse members were diving into the electro sounding tech house, inspired by Mark Henning and even Jamie Jones.
Enzo Siragusa – Sagamore (Original Mix)
This was the start of the FUSE sound and the benchmark for every release thereafter. People would go crazy over this record, and for me this is the Fuse London sound which has inspired so many including myself.
Unknown Artist – Something Else
This one pretty much destroyed every dance floor, especially during our Amnesia Ibiza residency.
Archie Hamilton – Right Hook
Another dance floor banger and one that would always work no matter where it was played. Archie is by far the best producer out there right now and this is one of many tracks that backs up my statement.
Point G & Traumer – Push It
Stripped back and sexy minimal music which takes a lot of reference from the early days of Fuse at 93 Feet East, one of the reasons why we signed it to Infuse.
Eek – A-Dangerous – Mouse Mash Up
For me this incorporates everything that inspired me for pretty much every Fuse record I’ve released. It’s a London thing!!