English singer/songwriter Example is known for his anthemic voice and for working with some of the best producers in the game, including Calvin Harris, Nero, Chase & Status, Dirty South, and many more. His knack for stadium-pleasing lyrics and melodies have provided the backdrop for many a raver’s summer festival nights, and now the man otherwise known as Elliot Gleave is sharing the summer anthems that defined his growing-up years with LessThan3. UK music lovers, get ready for a trip to Nostalgia City.
The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be [Virgin]
“Superb festival act. Seen them so many times over the years. This track featuring Noel Gallagher’s vocals always seems to be the most “summery” for me, though, and one you can really yell at the top of your voice.”
Basement Jaxx – Jus 1 Kiss [XL]
“So many of Basement Jaxx’ tracks feel like summer. Romeo or Oh My Gosh could’ve taken the place of this track on this list. For me, though, Jus 1 Kiss just sounds like the a chill walk on the beach or laying about in the park with your pals.”
Tubby T – Tales From The Hood [Go! Beat]
“This was one of my favourite UK garage anthems as a kid, produced by the legendary Sticky. Was such a sad loss when Tubby passed away. I still feel honoured to have met him. To me, Tales From The Hood sounds just like Notting Hill Carnival at the height of the British summer.”
Inner City – Big Fun [Virgin]
“I remember my mum playing this loud when I was a kid. She always had great taste in music and taught me the meaning of rhythm when I was very young. This song reminds of playing in the garden as a youth, so it was probably my earliest summer anthem!”
Artful Dodger feat. Craig David – What You Gonna Do
“This song came out round about the time I was MCing on pirate radio in the UK in my late teens. This is the summer anthem that goes with graduation and my first summer holidays without my parents.”
Pick up Example’s new album Live Life Living here.