Dom Dolla’s top ten favourite tracks of the moment
Currently wrapping up a massive national headline tour, DOM DOLLA seems hellbent on showing everyone just who he is and what he’s about. He practically exploded earlier this year with the release of ‘You’, an exercise in all he does well turned into a mammoth house tune, and the country couldn’t get enough.
From there, he went onto remix the likes of PNAU, have his own track remixed by some up-and-comers in the scene, and tour the country including a spot on the Splendour In The Grass line up. Having signed to Sweat It Out! Music last year, Dom Dolla has made it his business to deliver genre-blending dance music and make it sound damn good while doing it.
To get to know him a little better, we asked him about his top ten favourite tracks right now. Check it out below and keep up to date with him here.
KiNK, Valentine’s Groove (Original Mix)
Such a classy little tune, the chords in this get me grooving every single time. I’ve been hanging out for a KiNK show in Australia for quite a while now. Such chunky sound design overall, the big white-noise hats in this are a stand out. It just builds and builds.
Moderat, Eating Hooks (Siriusmo Remix – Solomun Edit)
They say too many cooks spoil the broth, but in this case the only thing that’s been spoiled for me is whatever I’m listening to after this masterpiece. Apparat and Modeselektor teaming up to write the original, Germany’s Siriusmo getting weird on the sound design and chords, and Solomun giving it that club edge he’s known for. Thank me later.
Green Velvet, Prok & Fitch, Sheeple (Original Mix)
This is the type of late night heater that makes you do a U-turn when your girlfriend is trying to get you to leave the club at 3am. The topline has an ever so slight ‘Internet Friends’ feel to it, but it never ceases to get the floor moving for me. “We are in Control.”
Jack Beats, Mercury (Original Mix)
I’ve been a lover of Jack Beats plucky lead basses since I was a youngster, they were so far ahead of the trend it only seems fitting they’re jumping back in the game right now. Looking forward to more of their stuff in 2017.
Kyle Watson, Harvard (Flash ’89 Remix)
Flash ’89 has been producing under a number for different aliases for a few years now, definitely one of the most talented dance producers from Australia. He’s got monikers across Trap & Electro and he’s finally making his name known in the house world. This is one of his first dabbling’s as ‘Flash ‘89’, I’m pretty excited to hear what he’s got coming out over the next few months.
Dennis Ferrer, Sagine, Bubbletop feat. Sagine (DF’s Bubble Wrapped Mix)
Love the quirky lead, what a groove.
Phlegmatic Dogs, Next Level (Original Mix)
I first heard of the Phlegmatic Dogs back in 2014, they were making some incredible UK bass music. After reaching out to them I soon learnt they were actually from the heart of Russia, not what you’d expect for such a distinctly British sound. These guys absolutely nailed a remix for me on my last single ‘Define’; this new original of their’s is out on AC Slater’s ‘Night Bass’.
It’s a truly original work of sound design and club madness. It works a treat.
Dom Dolla, You (Feki Remix)
Throwing my buddy Feki in the hat here, when he sent me back this remix I must have listened to it 1000 times before release.
He really rounded out the remix package for the single with this version, re-inventing the original for the halftime world. I love it.
Xavier Dunn, Give In (Ft. Airling)
I recently spent some time in Sydney with Xavier, working on some topline material together. He’s such a great writer and multi-instrumentalist. I think it’s only a matter of time before he’s a household name; his upcoming singles are next level.
PNAU, Chameleon (Dom Dolla Dub)
Just some shameless self-promo here, PNAU hit me up to remix this for them a couple of months ago. Word on the street is that their new album is next level. I’m a fan from way back.
Ku-Du, Tale As Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast soundtrack)
This is definitely an odd inclusion in this list, but I had to throw it in. My studio rental partner here in Melbourne composed this for Disney’s new Beauty and Beast trailer. I’m super proud of him for putting it together. James Minas used to be a Trance Producer / DJ a few years back and has since turned his attention to orchestral music, for me he’s living proof that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.