13 Oct What DJ’s Play: Cream
Few names within UK clubbing folklore resonate in the minds of dancers young and old as much as the name ‘Cream’ does. Cream is a name that stretches far beyond the simple title of club night or record label, instead acting as an identity for millions of clubbers across the globe for over two decades. Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Tiesto, The Chemical Brothers, Paul Van Dyk and countless other global leaders in dance music have performed under the Cream banner throughout its lifetime, not bad for a brand that was born in post-acid house Liverpool in 1992.
Cream is arguably one of the few remaining original clubbing institutions. It helped define the ‘90s alongside acid-house, the Spice Girls, questionable fashion choices and Brandon Block storming the stage at the Brits. Ahead of the Cream takeover on Friday 13th October with Paul Oakenfold, John O’ Callaghan, Simon Patterson and many more we speak with Gill Nightingale. Gill has been with Cream almost since it first began, 23 years in-fact, so there are few more accomplished to give us a selection of the records which, to the people who keep the Cream alive, have defined the iconic imprint over the years.
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PUSH – Universal Nation
This is a courtyard classic from one of the first Paul Oakenfold residencies, a legendary residency still talked about to this day.
Delerium – Silence (Tiesto In Search of Sunrise Mix)
This is easily one of the biggest tracks of all time, helping secure Tiesto as the King of Trance in the early noughties. Classic.
Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (Three N One Mix)
Inspired by the legendary sunset bar in Ibiza this is one of the most requested Cream Ibiza tracks to this day.
Sasha – Xpander
The most recognisable track ever produced by Sasha. Easily still sounds as good today as the first time you heard it.
Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun (DJ Tiesto Mix)
The coming together of two Cream Giants and a huge record that took over dancefloors all over the world.