Harriet Jaxxon’s Top 10 D&B Weapons
It’s been one helluva year so far for rising star Harriet Jaxxon. From supporting Andy C at his seminal XOYO residency earlier in the year, to playing alongside Chase & Status, Sub Focus and Wilkinson at Amnesia in Ibiza just this week, you may have also witnessed her shelling down the likes of our Brighton BBQ, Boomtown, El Dorado Festival and more…
If you haven’t had the pleasure of being acquainted with one of the scene’s sharpest selectors, then you’ve got a bit more time to sort your life out and catch her in the mix, as her itinerary show no signs of slowing down this year with sets locked in at Docklands Southampton later this month, as well as Let It Roll’s London debut on Halloween weekend.
Swift power moves from one of the scene’s fastest-rising stars – she’s getting noticed for all the right reasons. Her eclectic mixing style means she’s just as comfortable reaching for dance floor anthems as she is digging deeper for genuine underground grit. We caught up to get her top 10 D&B weapons, and she ertainly didn’t disappoint, so sit back, relax, and dive in to the Harriet Jaxxon experience…
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (Friction’s One In The Jungle Remix)
This has been a staple in my sets for a while now – the original is obviously a massive anthem on its own, but this remix is perfect for me in the sense that it maintains the nostalgia of the original, but brings fresh energy.
Dillinja – Listen To My Flow
To be honest, when it comes to Dillinja, there are so many weapons of his that I could name here, however I’ve picked this one as it’s the one track of his that I probably drop the most. The sassy, attitude-filled female vocal, along with that classic Dillinja bass stab is what I’m about!
Metrik – Hackers
This track has to be included for the fact that I could let it drop on its own in a big room setting and be confident that it can still hold the dance. I love the techno influence and electric build-ups – it rolls out, but maintains the lively energy.
Zinc – Fugees Or Not 95 (Alt mix)
This Fugees vocal is iconic and I can’t think of one occasion where I haven’t had the whole crowd singing it back to me. The version that I often play is an alternate mix of Zinc’s original ’95 bootleg…
UK Apache with Shy FX – Original Nuttah 25 (Chase & Status Remix ft. Irah)
It probably needs minimal explanation – that UK Apache vocal goes off every time without fail, and anything Chase & Status touch is always going to be fire. I love the additional vocal from Irah too!
Kanine – Deal Wit Dem (ft. Killa P)
Kanine is one of my favourite producers at the moment, and this one is a combination of dark reeces and amen tear-outs, topped off with a new-school ragga vocal from Killa P – the perfect recipe for a VIBE.
Unglued & Phace – Malware
This one was slightly unexpected for me – I knew it was a wicked track but it wasn’t until I saw the reaction this got when I first played it out at a recent event that I realised how powerful it is. It’s been in most of my sets since then, and continues to get an amazing crowd reaction.
Jhené Aiko – The Worst (Bladerunner Edit)
I first heard Bladerunner drop this after my set at Soul In Motion earlier this year…. I was into it straight away so had to have a sneaky look on the CDJ for an ID! I’m not sure if it’s getting a release, but when I got it through I was very happy to finally have it in my collection. I love Jhené Aiko as a musician anyway and the bassline on this edit is just insane, I expect nothing less from Bladerunner!
Sub Focus – Solar System
Sub focus is such a don, all of his production is timeless in my opinion and I still play loads of his back catalogue throughout my sets. I was really excited when I heard about this release and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Chase & Status – Take Me Away
Probably in my top 3 drum & bass tracks of all time – that atmospheric vocal is everything. This is another classic that still sounds as fresh today as it did when it was released – certified crowd winner!