The Playlist: Xenia Ghali

For our latest Playlist, the multitalented Xenia Ghali enters the booth. Headphones on, people... 

 

A DJ, producer, songwriter and classically trained musician, Greek artist Xenia Ghali looks set to dominate the global music scene over the coming years – with her latest single reaching Number 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. See what the hype is about with her specially curated Square Mile playlist. 

First track you fell in love with?

I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett. My dad used to play this in his car when I was a kid. I remember going absolutely nuts every time that record came on. Joan Jett was my hero!

Most recent track you fell in love with?

Mrembo – Alexia Nigh. Incredible rhythm and groove, an infectious African vocal sample and a deep and hard hitting bass.

Track to start your day with?

Ciao Bella (Sneo’s Sub Mix) – Eric Sneo. This is the best “wake up and get your day started in a positive way” track. It’s energetic, it features samples from the Manu Chao record “Me Gustas Tu” which I absolutely love and the bass makes your whole body shake.

Track that always cheers you up?

My Sharona – The Knack. Whenever I’m feeling down I put that on and grab my air guitar...

Track to get you in the mood for a night out?

Deep Inside – Daniel Stefanik. That bass...

Track to play in the bedroom?

Fantasy – Alina Baraz.

Recent track of yours that you want to share with us? 

Places (feat Raquel Castro). This is my latest single! It recently went to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. The official music video has also been released, co-starring Ryan Kelley. [Playlist continues below video]

Track of yours that you’re most proud of?

That’s a tough question! Probably the only one I can’t answer! I’m proud of all of them. Each one is unique to me and signifies a different time in my life

Track you wish you’d written?

How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris. Such a perfect balance between a pop record and a dance track. The track is incredible and the topline is an undeniable hit.

If you could only listen to one track for the rest of your life...?

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen. It’s kind of like listening to 10 different tracks in one, plus its just epic.

First track at your wedding?

Electric (feat. Khalid) – Alina Baraz.

Track to play at your funeral?

Welcome To Paradise – Green Day. I always wanted that to play at my funeral!

See all the Square Mile Playlists here