Baio’s favorite tracks:
The track I’ll be opening my next DJ set with
I wanted it to be romantic while also having hard-hitting drums that make people want to sway. It’s make-out house music!
The track that currently gets the most rewinds
Tom Demac: Linda’s Theme
The whole thing is just immense-sounding – it’s deeply evocative of 60s rock while sounding entirely modern.
The track I wish I’d signed to my label
KZA: Le Troublant Acid
Romantic and lush-sounding with a strong swagger. I wish there were thousands more records like it.
The track I’d play to show off my eclectic tastes
Lindisfarne: Meet Me On The Corner
There’s something about it that makes me think of walking home from a big night out.
The track I’d play at my auntie’s wedding
The Cars: Just What I Needed
A band that really has an incredible amount of great songs that I never gave enough attention to.
The best track by my favourite new artist
Max Graef: No 5
All his tracks have neat grooves. Something about the samples reminds me of D’Angelo’s Voodoo while still operating in a different musical world.
The track I think has been unfairly slept on this year
Floating Points: Sparkling Controversy
Fantastic, like everything else he makes.
The track I always play to rescue a dancefloor
New Order: Bizarre Love Triangle
”It’s better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it” is a line from the movie True Romance. “It’s better to have Bizarre Love Triangle and not need it than to need Bizarre Love Triangle and not have it” applies to my DJ career.
The track I’d play at sunset in Ibiza
Baio: Sunburn Modern
Did I pick two of my own tracks? I’m a pretty wack guy! That said, in all honesty, I think this shit kills during a sunset.
The track that should have been a crossover hit
Bonnie & Sheila: You Keep Me Hanging On
This song is not the Supremes classic, but, after spending the last month listening to it obsessively I’ve come to believe that it’s just as good.
The track I’d play at my funeral
Isaac Hayes: Joy
I’d like to think that I’ve been a joy to people.
Clash DJ Mix - Baio
“I made this mix one morning last week while enjoying some coffee and oatmeal at my kitchen table. Some of these tracks bang, others are more chill, but I’ve been loving them all these past few weeks. I decided to start and end the mix with Joe Gibbs songs because I’ve been obsessively listening to his ‘Dub Serial’ record in these dying days of summer. I hope you enjoy it.”
Joe Gibbs - Without Love Version
Tessela - Butchwax
Genius of Time - Juno Jam
Lurka - Holding
Baio - On&On&On&On
Jabru - Church (feat. Joel Culpepper)
Simian Mobile Disco - Tangents
Pablo Nouvelle - Invading My Mind (feat. Fiona Daniel)
The Drifter and Benjamin Froehlich - Waterville
Daniel Avery - Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix)
Joe Gibbs - Turn Back the Hands Of Time (Version)
Baio - On&On&On&On
Baio’s third EP, On & On & On & On/Missive, is set to be released on September 29, 2014 on vinyl and digital.
A1. On & On & On & On
A2. On & On & On & On (HNNY Remix)
B2. Missive (Neville Watson Remix)
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Chris Baio’s solo releases »> color palettes
Baio will be playing at For Festival 2014 in Hvar Island, Croatia. [ticket info + etc]