Steve Brian – 1986

German progressive producer Steve Brian presents “1986” out now via Enhanced Music. Inspired by the sounds of that year, immerse yourself in a glorious body of work. Full of hope, nostalgia, and a lot of soul, this electronic project is a testament of the times. play, there’s still beauty in the world, and even if we can’t all be together to experience it, we’re all hearing the same music.

“I’ll keep holding on. Even if I fall I’ll come back better.“

We had Steve send us his top 10 tracks he would say his inspired his latest, scroll through, and see if you can relate!

Steve Brian’s Top10 Tracks 

01: Phil Collins – Everyday

When I was six or seven years young I got my first cassette which was full of songs by Phil Collins and Genesis. I was totally fascinated by his voice and since then I knew this was my first favourite band/singer 

02: ATB – 9pm

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At around 1998, i had my first trip to Tenerife with my family. During our flight I tested the radio of the airplane my first time. First two songs I’ve heard were Alice Deejay – ‘Better Off Alone’ and ‘ATB – 9pm’. I immediately fell in love with Andre’s synth sounds. Then I had my first thoughts to think about it how it would be to make this music for myself. 

03: Bruce Hornsby – The Way It Is

Everyone knows this melody and personally for me this is one of the leading 80s songs. I also love the 90s interpretation by 2pac. Love both of them so much! 

04: York – On The Beach

This is the first vinyl I bought and still a massive track for me which reminds me of the good old days. Summer sounds at its best and now I visit him and work with the creator Torsten Stenzel of ‘On the Beach’ constantly 🙂 

05: Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy

I love a lot of music genres. One of them is american Black/RnB/Soul music, especially from 90s and early 2000’s. Too much creativity I still feel inside of these tracks like “Juicy”. 

06: Blank & Jones – The Nightfly

One of the early 2000 Trance tracks which accompanied me during my youth for such a long time. I still combine this song with so many memories of my first gigs. 

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07: The Human League – Human

Actually I love 80s a lot and can listen to it almost every day, but “Human” by The Human League got me completely. I don’t know why, I guess it’s just the chord progression and the melody. Totally love this song! 

08: Aphex Twin – Xtal

Everyone who knows the music by Aphex Twin knows that he is a bit special and such a creative brain. One day he came with a Drum’n’Bass – Metal crossover song and the other day with a smoother chill vibe. When I first listened to his Selected Ambient Works I found Xtal. This song describes the heaven on earth in one song for me 🙂 such a relaxing vibe which you can hear during a nice sunset or a tour with your bike. 

09: Paul van Dyk – Out There And Back ALBUM

I haven’t picked just one track but rather the whole album “Out There And Back” by Paul van Dyk. As he mixed this album as a DJ set it’s more a one track journey for me. During my first listen when the first song “Vega” started, I was surrounded by a familiar and warm atmosphere very quickly until the end of the album. The whole album is a masterpiece for me and the best work of his career. 

10: Chicane – Low Sun

I think there is no other song I’ve heard so often. Every time during a sunset I turn on this song by Nick. It fits perfectly to a sunset, especially at the beach where I’ve spend a lot of time at. 

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