For Pumping Iron…
Right now, there’s no better way to get the blood flowing than a workout. I’ve designed this playlist to take you and your workout to another level.
Opening up, with something that’s compelling but keeps a little in reserve, there are two powerhouse electronic pioneers: it’s Four Tet remixing a future anthem by Caribou. Next up it’s an early track from the trio that would become the Swedish House Mafia – look out for a searching, familiar vocal that’ll pump energy through your veins.
Redlight drops an emphatic, piano-charged number before Nero launches a frenzied attack of bass and synths that will take even the most hardened workout fiends up a notch. The onslaught of energy-inducing tracks continues with Gerd Janson, changing the feel slightly with a reworking of the classic rave anthem ‘Don’t Go’.
Throughout all of this, the bassline rumbles on. Club crossover ‘San Frandisco’ by Dom Dolla will only enhance your focus. Le Tigre is a slice of classic electro-clash before there’s a bit of a break in proceedings – take a moment with an exquisitely ethereal piece of electronic music of the sort only Flume can create.
We’re back to it with Double 99 and a speed-garage classic that moves any body, any time, wherever you are. The nostalgia-inducing ‘Sweet Harmony’ by Liquid would be a ‘hands in the air’ moment in a club, but I’ve included it here for a further surge of energy.
‘Obey’ takes you direct to the forefront of the electronic music scene right now with a powerful leading vocal. Love Regenerator is Calvin Harris’s latest alter ego – this one’s a bubbling bass-ridden, synth-stabbing track to launch you into DJ Zinc’s indomitable ‘138 Trek’ that is the light at the end of your workout tunnel.
Katy B is the warped-bassline cherry on the cake as you enjoy a hard-earned warm-down, then Moby closes things out with a relaxing anthem that you may or may not want to sing along to as you head into the shower.