Since Love Come Down's inception 3 years ago, there's been a handful of songs that we keep coming back to again and again – and for only one reason – they always get such a great reaction from you guys.
As we approach the Love Come Down Halloween All Nighter at Styx next Friday, we thought we'd collect the top 5 Love Come Down anthems and explain what makes each one so special.
1. Dimitri From Stoke-on-Trent 'I Wanna Be Your Lobster'
This one is a no-brainer. After the obvious one, this is our second-placed party-defining anthem – and our official confetti song. Great job on the white label edit from the surreptitiously named 'Dimitri From Stoke-on-Trent', combining a technically incredible live Prince performance with the original. If you hear the crowd noise at the beginning of this and you're NOT on the dance floor, what are you doing?! Absolute stone cold banger. RIP Prince.
2. Thelma Houston 'Don't Leave Me This Way' (Love Come Down Edit)
This track has all the ingredients we need for a peak-time anthem. A dramatic beginning, massive diva vocals, a sing-a-long-chorus, and – in the unreleased, not-on-YouTube Love Come Down edit – an extended running time with a dubby second half. And no, you can't have a copy ;)
3. Todd Terje 'Inspector Norse'
The greatest instrumental track of all time. Discuss. Sums up everything we want our party to be about. Here's 3 reasons (out of hundreds) why we love this song so much: 1) it somehow always manages to elicit a sing-a-long despite having no vocals. 2) It has an epic breakdown that sounds like you're flying through some sort of intergalactic portal. 3) It has some of the best 'pow pow' laser effects in any song ever. We will never tire of this song, a genuine work of genius. Also works as a chill-out track when slowed down by 2000% (LOL).
4. Soul Central 'Strings Of Life' (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
OK – not strictly a disco track, but who cares when it's this good? Somehow, taking one of the most forward thinking techno tracks ever to come out of Detroit and expanding it into a disco-house epic has produced a song that never fails to set our dance floor alight. Lent artistic weight by the fact it's a Danny Krivit re-edit, maybe this is what Derrick May wanted it to sound like when he originally composed it on primitive equipment back in 1987? Or maybe he, and other techno-purists, hate this polished version? Ultimately though, when it comes to that piano roll, does it really matter?
5. Evelyn 'Champagne' King 'Love Come Down' (12" Version)
Obviously. The original inspiration behind what we do and always the final track played at our parties – stay to the end and feel the magic. A timeless classic.
Want to hear tracks like these and many many more in an incredible warehouse (scarehouse?) space next Friday? Look no further than the Love Come Down Halloween All Nighter – a few tickets for which remain at the button below...