Tokyo-based British DJ/producer Matt Lyne, aka A Taut Line, coruns the record label Diskotopia, with Brian Durr, aka BD1982. A Taut Line’s melodic broken house, garage and techno productions are just as influenced by the Chicago jazz and postrock scenes as by the 1980s Chicago house scene. Meanwhile, Greeen Linez, a joint project Lyne has with Hong Kong In The 60s member Christopher Greenberg, unites early ’90s dance music with ’70s and ’80s jazz funk. Keeping in mind the variety of music Lyne has been exposed to, we took a look inside his record bag.

Opening Number: Mim Suleiman — “Hebu” [Running Back]. Maurice Fulton-produced futurist-Afrobeat taken from the East African singer’s album “Tungi.” Just a very solid, stoic start to a set that I’ve taken to recently. Although if I want to begin slow and build, I’ll often kick things off with something like Patrice Rushen’s “Remind Me” or “Mambo” by Wally Badarou.

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