F1 Tracks: Groove Armada

This week’s F1 Tracks takeover has landed with Groove Armada, one of the most influential duos in dance music, curating a playlist of their favourite tracks.

Ahead of their new album launch in October, Tom Findlay and Andy Cato have pulled together their top tunes for their F1 Tracks takeover. The playlist features a selection of classic hits including Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”, The Beatles’ “Drive My Car” as well as a few of their own hits, “Time & Space”, and the “Get Out on the Dancefloor” (feat. Nick Littlemore) – Krystal Klear remix.

When asked to pick one of their songs to be the new theme tune for F1, the dance duo choose “Superstylin'”, their first ever single released back in August 2001.

F1 Tracks unites both music and sport, providing a dynamic platform for fans which brings the two together.

 

GROOVE ARMADA Q&A 

 

What’s the best thing about F1?
Sunday afternoons on the sofa

Any similarities between the buzz of F1 and buzz of live music?
There’s a huge rush from coming on stage in front of thousands of people, but I’m not sure how that compares to taking corners at 120+mph…

 

Favourite Driver?
Lewis Hamilton, what a champ

Favourite Team?
McLaren for the home team and legacy of incredible drivers

Favourite F1 Track?

Monaco

Please suggest a song for our playlist?
Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx – Nightcall (from the Soundtrack to Drive)

If you could pick one of your songs to be the new theme tune for F1, which would it be and why?
Superstylin’

What are your favourite memories from following Formula 1?

1992 Ayrton Senna vs Nigel Mansell is still one of the ultimate head to heads

Which F1 driver do you think would make the best music artist and why?

Senna, the man had soul. RIP

You could go to a gig with three people dead or alive, who would they be and what band/artists would you go and see?

Prince, Arsene Wenger and Derren Brown attending a Richie Havens gig. We were lucky enough to perform and collaborate with Richie a number of times, and he’s one of my all-time favourite artists. The pre-gig dinner chat would be an interesting mix : )

If you could choose an F1 driver to come on stage with you, who would it be and why?
James Hunt looks like he knew how to have a good time, although he’s maybe a little too rock n roll for us…

How does it feel to be back making music?
We’ve always been making music since Black Light and White light back in 2010, but the music was very much built just for dance floors. It feels great to be making music that has more of a radio / home listening feel to it. Hopefully people like it!!!

Fans are currently missing out on attending live events due to social distancing, what are you looking forward to most about performing in front of a huge crowd again?
Nothing can compare to the feeling of walking out on stage, or being in a crowd with friends and dancing and letting it all go. We’re missing it, as has everybody. Just hang in there and we will dance together again

 

The full Groove Armada F1 Tracks playlist can be found on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/32znjqQ 

Deezer: https://bit.ly/31z3MY4 

Apple Music: https://apple.co/2YFDIJ0