Industry's Influence: Tim Binns (NewState)


Before a release ends up on your computer it's not only the artist involved. There are many people involved, from record bosses to A&R's, press agents, accountants, promoters, etc. This playlist features music by the key players in the industry, tracks that have influenced them through the years or hot new releases they think deserve more attention. Sit back and listen to what these industry's players influences are.

This week we present the playlist made by Tim Binns; A&R Director for NewState Music, who signs artists & records, makes compilation albums, works with brands and does digital online stuff.

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
Brilliant song from a groundbreaking band.

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Classic track format he Mac, play it anywhere for feel good vibes.

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Defining track from the enigmatic electro-pop duo.

ABC - The Look Of Love
Amazing strings on this classic UK track.

Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love) (Remix)
Electronic pop full of northern steel.

Kraftwerk - The Model
Electronic music as we know it starts near here

Duran Duran - Rio
For the video alone this track is worth it's weight in 80's pop gold.

WHAM! - Everything She Wants (Remix)
Extended mix of 80's pop icons.

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Quincey Jones cleans up with this funk fuelled disco floor killer.

Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Music The Coldcut Remix)
Sampling gone wild to massive effect.

Blondie - Rapture
Hip-hop meets 80's NYC garage rock.

Johnny Cash - Hurt
Amazingly emotional vocal from the man in black.

The Cure - Lullaby (Extended Mix)
Epic remix of one of The Cure's defining songs.

Happy Mondays - Hallelujah (Club Mix)
Weatherall works wonders on this post-Acid indie anthem.

TLC - Waterfalls
Possibly the best r&b record of the 90's.

Prince - I Would Die For You
Son many Prince songs but this one wins for me with amazing lyrics and epic production.

Daft Punk - Da Funk
The start of the French dance floor revolution.

Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Three N One Remix)
Possibly the best 'trance' record ever made.

Paperclip People - Throw
15 minutes of future techno goodness.

LFO - LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)
Classic 'rave' track that still sounds fresh today.

808 State - Pacific 202
A slice of Balearic brilliance. From Manchester.

Stone Roses - Fools Gold
Genre game changing song that was originally a b-side.

Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
Brilliant vocal and song on this classic late 60's track.

Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter
Any band with a drum machine as a member has got to be included.

Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Stoooopid record. Brilliant band.

LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl
A rap track that spawned a thousand imitators.

You can also still listen to last week's playlist.

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