Playlist: DJ Amir's arkaoda warmup

Hip-hop historian DJ Amir shares some dancefloor heat.

By Staff

This Saturday our EU-tour brings us back home to Berlin where we're throwing a party at our favourite neighbourhood venue, arkaoda. Get the details here.

We're excited to be joined for this party by DJ Amir, who will spin downstairs alongside Two Thou & The Neighbourhood Charactermiszo and Deniz Arslan. Amir is one half of DJ duo Kon and Amir, curator of 180-Proof Records, and a renowned music historian and educator with a deep knowledge of music spanning hip-hop, house and jazz.

To set the tone for the weekend, Amir has sent us five of his favourite dancefloor tracks, check them out below.

Stefan Ringer - Bounce #3

I love this track because even though it’s kinda a combination of house/techno, it has that soulful groove. 

Fela Kuti - Roforo Fight

I always try to squeeze this track in my sets because it’s such a dance floor killer. I love the way it builds and builds. 

Joe Bataan - Fuego (Whiskey Barons Remix)

I grew up around Puerto Ricans and this song brings back so many memories. And this edit turns an already great song into another dance floor killer. 

Sparkle - Disco Madness

Now, this is the epitome of deep, proper disco!  The baseline is fire!  And if you’re a disco head, you get it. Rueben Wilson - Get Your Own

This is such a jazz dance tune. Think of the legendary Dingwalls club in London in the early 90s. 

Things kick off in Berlin this Saturday at 22:00, Patreon members can DM us for discount list.