My Top 5 – Vikki Martin-Smith
Vikki Martin-Smith is an English DJ that may not be a household name in the UK. However, Vikki is making waves on the other side of the planet and our Australian neighbours are reaping the benefit.
Vikki Martin-Smith (aka VMS & Queen Victoria) is a DJ/ Producer who is also the Music & Programming Director for 105.7FM Radio Metro on the Gold Coast in Australia. Originally from England, Vikki has been living in Australia for 12 years & has DJ’d everywhere from Vegas, Ibiza, UK,, Thailand, Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Zurich, Malaysia, New Zealand and throughout Australia. As her electro alter ego Queen Victoria, she has played at Stereosonic, Future Music Festival & Summafieldayze alongside the world’s top DJs including Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox & Martin Garrix , while her deep/tech house persona VMS is signed to Flamingo Recordings and Vicious Records.
As VMS, Vikki has several new tracks coming out on Vicious in the next couple of months. Despite all of this, Vikki has taken the time to talk to Music Eyz and give us her Top 5 tracks at the moment. Let us know what you think by commenting here, or tweeting us @MusicEyz
Coast to Coast- Date Night (VMS Remix)
This is my latest remix, just released on Yes Yes Records, and receiving support & airplay on DJ shows across the globe. I absolutely loved the original but it was very chilled, so Mike from Date Night asked me to do a techy remix which could be played in club sets. I hope you like it!
Rinse & Repeat – Riton Ft Kah-lo
I first heard this track on Pete Tong‘s show on BBC Radio 1 and totally fell in love with it! I played it at Stereosonic Festival last month & the crowd went ballistic! Such a funky, feel good kind of tune with some kick ass vocals that you can’t stop singing!
Ooh La La – HI-LO
This is definitely one of my fav tracks right now! Loving the dirty techno vibe that merges mainstream vocals with underground sick beats! I had the pleasure of meeting Oliver Heldens ( aka HI-LO) last month and he played me this track on his Mac. The description I used to him was; ‘This is frikkin PHAT!!’ It’s the kind of track that you would get down and dirty to at DC10 in Ibiza 😉
Chunky- Format B (Funky Truckerz Remix)
The original is amazing, but I am really diggin’ the Funky Truckerz Remix, with that heavy bass line and old school UK garage feel…reminds me of growing up in England and going to SunnySide Up at SW1 when I was 16! This track reached #1 in the Aria Club Charts in Australia and is definitely a summer anthem over here right now.
This Time- Axwell ^ Ingrosso
I don’t know what it is about this track, but every time I hear it, it gives me goose-bumps! I love Axwell ^ Ingrosso‘s music but ‘This Time‘ is one of my favourite of theirs as a duo, especially as it has Daftpunk-esque undertones….total perfection!
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