#MyRecordBag – X-Press 2’s Rocky and Diesel share their top house classics

X-Press 2 have been responsible for countless classic house cuts over the years, and the duo, currently comprising producers Rocky and Diesel after the departure of Ashley Beedle some years back, are set to release their fifth long-player, Thee, on Acid Jazz Records on 13 October. 

The pair have already released a number of singles from the new album, including Zeven, which landed last month, while also undertaking remixes for the likes of Gabriels and David Holmes. 

For 909originals’ #MyRecordBag feature, we asked Rocky and Diesel to share their top house classics – with both sharing five tracks overall. Over to you, lads!


Neal Howard – The Gathering

“A true house classic. Still sends shivers.”

Danell Dixon – Dance Dance

“A relentless groove from our man DJ Pierre.”

Afro Celt Sound System – Release (MAW Main Mix)

“Celtic house courtesy of MAW. The vocals are sublime.”

Tiny Panx Organisation – Light of Love (Hiroshi’s Dub Tokyo Club Mix)

“Deep hypnotic House from Tokyo via the Major Force stable.”

Designer Music – Good Girls

“Heavy tech/samba from Carl Craig.”


Precious – Definition Of A Track

“So simple, yet so effective. Still sounds like future music even though it’s 34 years old now.”

Sha-Lor – I’m In Love

“I’ve been playing this out again recently. Another of those tunes that crosses the decades.”

Joint Venture – Love And Happiness (Chicago House Mix)

“DJ Pierre at his absolute best! The master.”

Metro Area – Miura

“The perfect warm up/wind down record.”

L’il Louis – The Conversation

“It’s all about that sax break. Timeless music.”

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