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Blackchild shares his top 10 favorite songs to travel with

Originally from Ischia, a small island in the gulf of Naples, Blackchild is the artistic name for Italian artist Gennaro Filisdeo. Heavily influenced by his father‘s record collection, he grew up listening to Hip-Hop, RnB, Disco, and old-school House music. He began to produce at the age of eighteen, but it was in 2019 that Blackchild joined the Solid Grooves roster, which led him to play at iconic venues and festivals such as Printworks London, Auditorium Torremolinos Malaga and ADE Festival.

Now, the Solid Grooves favorite is the next to land on Hot Creations with his ‘Groove Dealer’ EP, as the three-track release serves up heavy-duty club rollers, moulding Blackchild’s early influences with a contemporary flair.

Today, he shares with us his top pick of tracks and songs to travel with:

1. Ahmad Jamal Trio – I Love Music 

“A track that is very special and brings me really good vibes on my morning journeys.”

2. Michael Jackson – I Can’t Help It 

“This one always makes me remember how lucky I am to do what I love as a job.”

3. Hot Natured – Tightrope 

“This is a must when I travel by train across Italy especially as every trip takes at least 3/4 hours, it makes the journey a lot easier.”

4. Sade – Sweetest Taboo

“Probably the sexiest track I know and one I really like to listen to on the way to the club before a gig.”

5. Eduardo De Crescenzo – War Games

“This is the best track to listen to by the sea on my way to Napoli when I leave for a gig, as I live on an island which takes an hour to reach the mainland by ferry.”

6. Bob Sinclar – Sexy Dancer (Harlem & Hustler Remix) 

“Perfect track for car trips! The beat brings my imagination to the beautiful countryside.”

7. Toddla T – Take It Back 

“This one is my favorite when I travel to the UK, it brings me so many London vibes.”

8. La India – Ese Hombre

“I love to listen to this track while traveling to a city by the sea, it gives me that summer feeling.”

9. Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Gettin’ Down)

“This was the track I listened to most during my trip to the USA in 2019, I have lots of amazing afterparty memories from this track.”

10. Piero Umiliani – Crepuscolo Sul Mare

“This track is what I always listen to when I’m traveling back to the island – it reminds me of my home, sea, and sunsets.”

Blackchild’s ‘Groove Dealer’ is now available on Hot Creations. Stream and buy here.

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