Most people who have attended my gigs will associate my musical taste with a club sound which is grounded in creating a balancing act between the realms of house and techno music. It is perhaps only those who are truly close to me who will understand that there is a vast swathe of music out there which might never make it into one of my club sets that I am intimately connected to — the music that I listen to at home on a rainy day, when I'm walking to work, on airplanes or when I am simply seeking inspiration or solitude. To me, music that is detailed, sensitive and poignant in its message is what I draw upon to elevate a typical 4/4 DJ set into something more. This playlist represents that idea and I hope that it will help listeners to get to know the roots of my influences better.

Catch Maurice Simone at Cato on 20 February.