In the era of superstar DJs and mega-festivals, the notion of the weekly DJ residency is a dying one. Even in New York, a city famous for its self-contained club scene—from Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage to Danny Tenaglia at Vinyl—you’d be hard pressed to find a successful night helmed by the vision of one artist.
Unless you head out on a Monday for Deep Space, the weekly party powered by legendary DJ Francois K. Deep Space is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this Monday (March 18) at Cielo, the Manhattan venue that has hosted the party since the very beginning in 2003. Joining FK on the decks is Hotflush label head Scuba (who recently wrapped his own infamous Sub:Stance residency at Berlin’s infamous Berghain).
From techno and house to disco, left-field, ambient and the all important dub, the music policy at Deep Space has always been as diverse as the many guests who have taken to the booth over the past 10 years—Carl Craig, Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish and U-Roy to name just a few. To celebrate the 10 year mark, we asked Francois K to tell us his 10 favorite tracks from a decade of Deep Space.
Start the list after the jump.
Objekt “Cactus” / “Porcupine”[Hessle Audio]
“Has been a staple for us since it came out; amazing piece of electro-futurism, pointing the way beyond traditional dubstep.”
Daphni “Ye Ye” [Text]
“Warm and trippy, with a stunning lead synth melody line. Very much in the line of Eddy Grant’s classic instrumental “Time Warp”. Go deep!”
Johnny Harris “Odyssey” (pt 2) [Sunshine Sound Disco]
“This one was always a very odd and demented record. It’s only recently that people have started feeling how ahead of its time it truly was. More relevant than ever today.”
6blocc “Never Scared” [War Series]
“Massive energy from this cheeky dubstep lift on a classic dance hall track. Consistently been one of our peaktime tracks. “