PERHAPS more than any other DJ, Steve’s name and sound is synonymous with Ibiza.
He first played on the White Isle back in 1994, and has performed hundreds of times since then, holding residencies at Space, Sankeys, Es Paradis, Café Mambo, Pacha and more.
Picking out records for this list really made me a bit emotional, as they brought back so many memories. We really need to dance again soon! These are probably my most played 31, but I could have easily done a top 50 or 100!.”
Steve makes his debut on Danny Howard’s Nothing Else Matters imprint this week with his brand new single, ‘Don’t Ask’ alongside a special remix from Jansons.
‘Don’t Ask’ is a no-nonsense, straight-up, dance floor focused rhythm which offers hooky vocal stabs alongside a bubbling bassline, organic drum grooves, enticing low end and mesmerising synths. Jansons delivers a housier take on the original offering loosely rolling, natural drum sounds smoothly running alongside filtered loops of the original strings, chords and vocal.
Here are the 31 gems from the White Isle that Steve has selected exclusively for us. What a playlist this is, featuring tracks from Groove Armada, Layo & Bushwacka!, Chicken Lips, Tori Amos, Armand van Helden, Oxia, Audiojack, Stardust, Energy 52, Pete Heller, DJ Rolando and many more.
Bombdogs – I can’t explain (Steve Lawler Remix)
Nuyorican Soul – Run away (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Lil Louis – French kiss
DJ Rolando – Knights of the Jaguar
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
Layo & Bushwacka – Love Story
Gino Latino – Welcome
Three Drives – Greece 2000
Noir & Haze – Around (Solomun Remix)
Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
Pete Heller – Big Love
Cosmos – Take Me With You
Westbam – Hold Me Back
Eclipse – Make Me Love You
Cassius – The Sound Of Violence (Franco Cinelli Remix)
Armand Van Helden – U Don’t Know Me feat. Duane Harden (Original Mix)
Beanfield – Tides (C’s Movement 1)
Dennis Ferrer – Transitions
Audiojack – Robot
Ernest Saint Laurent – Do Ya Dub
Oxia – Domino
Energy 52 – Cafe Del Mar
DJ Sandy Vs Housetrap – Overdrive (Steve Lawler Remix)
Mylo – In My Arms
Kings of Tomorrow – Finally (Danny Tenaglia Remix)
Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Ricardo Villalobos – Enfants
SIS – Trompeta
Chicken Lips – He Not In
Mathew Jonson – Compression
Groove Armada – Ooh Baby
Steve Lawler – ‘Don’t Ask’ is out now on Nothing Else Matters with a remix from Jansons. Click HERE to grab a copy.