Interview Danny Rampling: ‘Primal Scream are one of the best British bands of all time’

The acid house pioneer shares the contents of his psychic record bag

The track I’ll be opening my next DJ set with 
Leftfield: Open Up (Skream Remix)

This has always been a great set opener. It’s excellent and made with respect to the original.

The track I wish I’d signed to my label
Phuture: Acid Tracks

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This is the ultimate acid house track that pioneered the revolutionary acid 303 sound. Still sounds as cosmic as it did in the early rave days. I first heard it in the open air on the dancefloor at Amnesia Ibiza 87 with DJ Alfredo playing a magical mix which influenced us all.

The track that’s been unfairly slept on this year
Soul Clap ft Nona Hendryx: Shine (This Is It) (Hot Toddy Mix)

A very cool, tasteful vocal production with a great soulful, funky vibe.

The track I’d play to show off my eclectic tastes 
Los Twangueros: Cheese on Toast

I’ve recently helped this cool, quirky Latin-influenced band get their album signed to Ibiza record label Balearic. It’s a great, chilled, sun-drenched album.

The album that got me out of bed this morning 
Pink Floyd: The Endless River

Produced by the multi-talented Youth, this genius album takes you on a sonic journey. Endearing memories of playing it on the beach in Thailand as the sun came up – pure bliss.

The track that should have been a crossover hit 
Rhythm Masters: Feel Your Love

Excellent, happy, funky disco. One that got away.

The track I’d play at my auntie’s wedding
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk

This appeals to all ages and walks of life. It always lifts the energy of the party.

The ideal festival track 
Primal Scream: Rocks

I always play this. The ATFC dance remix gets the air guitars and moshpit going. Proper rock’n’roll energy from one of the best Brit bands of all time.

The track I’d play at sunset in Ibiza 
Cantoma feat Danny Rampling: Claudio’s Theme

This track is a tribute to my son Claudio produced by myself and Phil Mison AKA Cantoma – an etherial sun drenched sound. I heard DJ Andy Wilson play the track at sunset at Hostal La Torre which is a stunning sunset location and a great feeling hearing a friend you admire play your production. Goosebumps and happy memories.

The track I’d play at my funeral 
Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite

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