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Dense & Pika: ‘Decompression murders every soundsystem it’s played on’

The track we always play to rescue a dancefloor
Martyn ft Spaceape: Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock Remix)

This is timeless, brilliant and simple techno. Its simplicity is misleading: tracks like this are very difficult to pull off.

The track we wish we’d signed to our label
Mathew Jonson: Decompression

Quite literally one of the most original techno records ever written. It murders every soundsystem it’s played on. Snarling, apocalyptic and jawdropping.

The track we’d play to show off our eclectic tastes
Letta Mbulu: What’s Wrong with Groovin’

African soul at its best. This is an instant mood-setter and actually very playable as the last track of the night.

The track we wish we’d never played
Neneh Cherry: Buffalo Stance

On its own, this is a brilliant tune, harking back to a great time for British music. But we jubilantly played this as the last track after a four-hour techno set in Scotland. Within seconds, we realised we’d massively misread the room and had lots of baffled faces looking back at us. Unfortunately, there was nothing to do but grin and bear it for the full five minutes. Painful.

The track we’d play at our auntie’s wedding
Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

Alex has a full choreographed dance routine for this that he worked on when he was between jobs. The day we get the opportunity to play it, he’ll be ready to flaunt his stuff on the dancefloor, wig and eyepatch at the ready.

The ideal festival track
Thomas Bangalter: Spinal Scratch

We can’t stop playing Thomas Bangalter’s stuff at the moment. Spinal Scratch is a perfect example of what a total genius he is. This came out when we were 16 and it’s still got more party attitude than anything else since.

The track we’d play at our funeral
Oneohtrix Point Never: Music for Steamed Rocks

If you don’t shed a tear while this is on then you are seriously devoid of a soul.