[16] Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E, ‘Need U (100%)’


When you get to a ripe old age like mine, you feel a special affinity for dance records that sound like the floorfillers of your youth. Inner City were a mainstay of the very first tapes I made for parties – when DJing was all about the pause button – and perhaps it was the same for Duke Dumont too. A*M*E is no Paris Grey but she’s got an urgency that fits this sharp, brittle cut, her vocal bursting out like lava seams.

The very first notes are met with beams from all the Juniors, who sing along word-perfect. Junior 2 even has a wiggling shoulder-dance to match the beats on a record that crosses the generations.

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