Producer Josh Caffe makes us a playlist of the coolest new electronic cuts, to coincide with his new collaboration with David Newtron and Fi McCluskey, “All Gone”
Londoner Josh Caffe knows a thing or two about where to find the best new music. A highly respected producer, as well as one of London’s most prolific DJ’s (he hosts a monthly party at the Ace Hotel and another at notorious sweatbox Vogue Fabrics) he’s developed a cult following amongst the tastemakers of East London.
In honour of his latest release – the lush soul-house track “All Gone” – a collaboration with fellow producer David Newtron and London vocalist Fi McClusky – we asked him to throw together a playlist of his favourite songs of the moment.
1. All Gone – Josh Caffe & David Newtron feat. Fi McCluskey
This is the 3rd track I’ve co produced and put out with David. I enjoy working with him in the studio, always a fun, natural process. Fi’s an amazing vocalist from a folk/electronic background but put her on a house track and she morphs into something soulful.
2. Kelela – Guns & Synths
This track is from Kelela’s mixtape ‘CUT 4 ME’. She’s worked with some great producers like Bok Bok & Nguzunguzu. This is one of my favourite tracks. Can’t get enough.
3. Liberty – Hercules & Love Affair feat John Grant
When I found out Hercules & Love Affair were working with John Grant I was really excited to hear the outcome. John Grant’s a total legend and his vocals give this track a beautiful edge.
4. One (Live edit) Seven Davis Jr
I recently discovered Seven Davis Jr through Soundcloud. He’s a mix between Prince & Stevie Wonder and produces futuristic sounds with classic influences as well as somewhat alien concepts. This track is taken from his ‘Friends’ EP. LOVE!
5. I want you (Pushing Up mix) – Cassio Ware
Great track from Cassio’s ‘I Want You’ EP which he did with DJ Crime. Love his vocals. Super sexy.
6. Come and get it – Mount Sims
Mount Sims made amazing tracks that were part of my clubbing days at sorely missed nights such Nag Nag Nag & The Cock at Ghetto. This track is from his ‘Ultra Sex’ album, a concept album that focused on the themes of technology and sexuality.
7. Blue Magic – Terry Farley & Rocky
I’ve recently had the honour of working with Terry Farley on a track with Leo Zero. Both are brilliant house producers so I can’t wait to hear what they’ve done with it!
8. Live It feat. Xander – Hannah Holland
Hannah Holland heads up Native City and Batty Bass Records (which I’m part of). I worked on a track called Play With The Maid for her ‘Live It’ EP but the title track is brilliant and features vocals from NYC’s amazing Xander. I can only describe him as a mystical angel.