From Viennese trip hop to Depeche Mode, Ayako Watanabe reveals what's playing on the iPod at the Saki Bar and Food Emporium in Smithfield
What's it like: Two discs of down-tempo chillout remixes from the masters of the same, Austrian producers/ DJs/remixers Kruder and Dorfmeister. This 1998 release of trip hop Viennese-style features remixes only, with the likes of Roni Size, David Holmes and William Orbit.
Yasu, Bar Manager at Saki, says he loves this album for the "flow of the story throughout the compilation."
Best tracks: Useless, Depeche Mode.
Where to play it?
"Anywhere that's unique, not boring," says Ayako.
"Our concept is authentic but contemporary. The music has to be in sync with that. Classical music doesn't work here."
When to play it? Disc One at lunch, Disco Two in the evening.
Any other suggestions: "The first one from Hôtel Costes"; Ayaka likes Japanese techno too ‘but that's a tricky one because it divides the staff's opinion too much."
Saki Bar and Food Emporium, 4 West Smithfield, London EC1 020 7489 7033 saki-food.com