John Digweed Selects 15 of his Favorite Bedrock Records Tracks

John Digweed
Nov 21, 2023
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John Digweed, Cameron Holbrook
The UK dance music idol celebrates his label’s 25th anniversary and the release of his label’s new Futuro album with his thoughts behind 15 of Bedrock Records’ most iconic tracks.

With almost four decades of DJ experience under his belt, John Digweed is undoubtedly one of dance music’s most storied artists. Between his residency at the NYC clubbing institution Twilio during the ’90s, his sonic partnership with fellow Brit Sasha, the arrival of his prestigious Transitions radio show, his global touring, and his numerous critically acclaimed albums, his legacy in the world of dance music is everlasting and continues to amaze so many years later. 

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, John Digweed’s groundbreaking musical vehicle Bedrock Records has brought us countless clubland-defining house and techno gems over the years. To mark this significant milestone, Digweed has recently released the 27-track V/A album Futurofeaturing an impressive list of luminary artists, including David MoralesRodriguez Jr.Bushwacka!Marco Bailey8KaysMat ZoRaxon, and more.

In further observing Bedrock Records’ all-important contributions to the global dance music scene over the years, we chatted with John Digweed, who identified 15 of his all-time favorite Bedrock Records tracks. Check out his list below. 

Check out John Digweed’s ‘Best of Bedrock’ chart on Beatport.
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David Morales – Diridim
I’ve always been a huge fan of Morales, so to have him sign this amazing track for us was a great moment for the label and me.
Guy Gerber – Stoppage Time
This is just one of those tracks that never fails on the dance floor.
Carerra & Tavares – Mind
This is a really original-sounding record that was sent to me and just blew me away. It fits perfectly with the Futuro project.
Tom Mangan – Chutney (Size 9 Reinterpretation)
I’m a big fan of Josh Wink, and his remix on this — under his Size 9 alias — takes this track to a whole other level.
Rodriguez Jr. – Alraegadir
I have always been a big supporter of his work, so I reached out to him about some music, and he sent me this fantastic record.
Bedrock – Forge
An early release on the label, but it is definitely a track that still works every time it’s played.
Madben – That Ending Track
It does what it says in the title. I’ve been lucky to have been playing this track out for quite a few months now and it always delivers.
Christian Smith – Flyertalk
I’ve been playing this track again recently at gigs, and it’s still absolutely massive.
8Kays – Waves
An absolute stinker of a track from 8kays that gets great reactions when I’ve been road-testing it at gigs
Electric Rescue – Lili
Always get an amazing reaction every time that I play this one. Keep your eyes on this very talented French producer.
Guy J – Lamur (AM Mix)
Such an amazing ambient track. Guy’s melodies send tingles up your back with this tune.
Bedrock – Beautiful Strange (Ambient Beats)
This version has been featured on so many chillout track lists and is a big favorite on the Cafe Del Mar series.
Eagles & Butterflies – Murder Was The Bass
Eagles & Butterflies delivers a monster bassline throbber that smashes any dance floor.
Whebba – Trust
Peak time chunky techno from the talented Brazilian DJ/producer Whebba. It sounds as fresh today as the day that I signed it.
Tone Depth – Rumblefish
A huge track on the label that never fails to create a massive reaction every time I play it. A real Bedrock classic! John Digweed’s new V/A album Futuro is out now via Bedrock Records. Buy it on Beatport.

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