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Will Clarke selects 5 of his favorite Chicago house tracks

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Will Clarke’s impressive producer repertoire and distinctive sound of rollicking bass, low-slung funk and infectious hooks are all sounds that have caught the attention of industry top players Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Jamie Jones, Maya Jane Coles, Patrick Topping, Camelphat, and Fisher. Coming onto the scene strong in 2016 with his hit record, ‘Booty Percolatin’ Clarke was nominated as the ‘Best Newcomer’ that same year at the annual DJ Awards in Ibiza. Will has additionally culminated two Billboard Dance chart #1s for his remixes of U2 and Rihanna. In 2020, on top of his musical output, Will also launched The Will Clarke Podcast featuring conversations with athletes, chefs, music industry figures, and fellow artists including Layton Giordani, Mikey Lion, Rebuke, Huxley, Mistajam, Shadow Child, Chip E, and Gene Farris.

Now, back on the road, Will Clarke is set to take the Elrow stage, as the renowned Spanish party outfit will be making its North American multi-day festival stage takeover debut at ARC with its ‘Psychrowdelic Trip’ production.

In celebration of his upcoming performance, Will Clarke shares 5 of his favorite Chicago house tracks with us.

1. Paul Johnson – Get Get Down

Quite possibly one of the best house records ever, loved everything Paul would release. He was literally one of the artists that shaped the house scene. Rest in peace man!

2. Green Velvet – The Stalker

This record has been one of my fave Green Velvet tracks for a very long time, something very special about it. Also, it’s so great to use in a club set. As a producer, I’ve always tried to emulate this record but always failed.  There is something Green Velvet does that is just on another level.

3. DJ Deeon – Let Me Bang

Deeon is the don of G house, I could literally play all of his tracks and they will all smash the dancefloor to pieces.

4. DJ Slugo – Freaky Ride

‘Another G house classic, serious raw beats, I love it. I’ve played this record so many times in sets over the years and it always tears up the dancefloor.’

5. DJ Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child

Bringing that acid to Chicago, love this record, so simple and so dark. Bam Bam was unformidable back in the day and this record destroys dance floors.

Will Clarke will be taking over the Elrow stage at ARC Festival. For more info and tickets click here

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