Hot Chip’s Top Tips: Five of Their Favourite Tunes
Hot Chip’s Top Tips: Five of their favourite tunes
‘Set It Off’ by Strafe
This is an 80s electro record produced by Walter Gibbons. It has a great minor key chorus which inspired the bassline for ‘Take It In’ on the new album.
‘Ofterschwang’ by Jurgen Paape
It’s a leftfield choice, but I think every party can take a little oompah brass techno; just imagine you’re marching with the dwarves. In Germany.
‘Sweet Emotion’ by Aerosmith
Best with ice cream on a treadmill, possibly crying.
‘Murder She Wrote’ by Chaka Demus & Pliers.
Best played at 2.35pm whilst Diagnosis Murder is on.
‘Sinnerman’ by Nina Simone
This is a propulsive, urgent, kind of frightening record, with an incredible groove, which borders on the same territory as piano house, somehow.