Ashley Beedle’s Holiday Boogie Top Ten

We love throwing parties in London: the incredible DJ talent, the lovely people, and, in the Tamesis Dock, an incredibly unique floating venue. We’re particularly excited about our holiday party this year, which sees us returning to the Dock with a cracking line-up that is sure to make your Yuletides bright.

It’s a pleasure to be linking up once again with Ashley Beedle. One of the most talented and adventurous selectors we know, Beedle goes way back with Strut. His Grassroots mix is one of the first releases on the label, and he has continued to share incredible sounds with us, through his Inspiration Information collaboration with Horace Andy in 2009. For the holiday party, he’ll be laying down a set of classic soul and boogie. We asked him to give us a rundown of some of his all-time favorites to get you in the spirit. Here are “ten killers definitely shaking my tree this Xmas!” courtesy of the man himself.

1. Logg – You’ve Got That Something

2. Terrance T – Power

3. Average White Band / Ben E. King – Star Of The Ghetto

4. Slave – Spice Of My Life

5. Steve Arrington – You Meet My Approval

6. D Train – Keep Giving Me Love

7. GQ – You’re The One For Me

8. Gwen Guthrie – Outside In The Rain

9. Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning

10. Sahara – Love So Fine