Hailing from Washington D.C, DJ, producer and label owner Baby Weight, aka Cara Eser, is an artist who wears her heart on her sleeve, showcasing a unique approach to house music while pushing and advocating for inclusivity across the dance scene.
With recent tracks on Insomniac Records, support from the likes of LP Giobbi and The Blessed Madonna, solo material via her own Chub Rub imprint, and collaborations with fellow HE.SHE.THEY. signee Longstocking, Baby Weight’s own self-described ‘chunky’ sound now graces the London-based collective and imprint for the very first time as she releases two new productions across her ‘O Sweet Baby Jesus’ EP.
Following on from the EP’s release we caught up with her to chat about her 10 all-time favourite club tracks:
“At this point in my career, I yearn for an emotional release when I go out. I don’t mind surface level tech house or bangers, but I do want the night to evolve and take me somewhere special; there needs to be heart or spirituality to balance out superficiality. My new EP on He.She.They, O Sweet Baby Jesus, goes on that kind of journey: both tracks are about building up the tension and the absolution. There’s a certain kind of joy you get from that. For this list, I picked cuts which send me to a euphoric place. These are club tracks to cry to.” – Baby Weight
Jessie Ware “Spotlight”
Like a lot of people, I found out about Jessie Ware via her legendary work during the early period of Disclosure’s career. “Spotlight” does what all the best disco tracks do right: it’s cinematic, it’s uplifting, and washes away the universe around you. Purely a “close your eyes and scream” track. It’s also produced by Simian’s James Ford so you know that bass hits.
Gay Marvine “Wait a Minute Baby”
I only saw them perform once at a Pride party in D.C. thrown by my friends The NeedlExchange at the now defunct U Street Music Hall. I remember this song as the one which took me higher — an edit of Fleetwood Mac’s “Sara” which sounds like how coming home should feel. Warm, blissful, and suspended in time.
Tiga “Blondes Have More Fun”
Moby “Heroes (Planningtorock Remix)”