I’m going through some sort of life change these days and I’m trying to figure it out. I find myself doing weird things. Like I’ll stare out the window at a robin running around on the front grass listening for worms and after a while I start to well up and I’m not sure if I feel really happy or miserable. Where was I infected with this nagging sentimentality? I think I need to seriously look into getting a dog or some other small animal companion (or one of those cool sheep in the pic).
One of the first dj mixes that got me thinking about becoming a disc jockey was “70 Minutes of Madness – Journeys by DJ Coldcut” (1995). It combines a number of (now hopelessly dated) styles, textures and vibes in a relatively short, tight mix.
My mix takes a little shorter journey than Coldcut’s “70 Minutes…” (it turned out to be exactly 55mins, which is anomalous) and it takes a really different path. It starts off in a chaise lounge at a day-party in my backyard (or yours), then after smoking too much weed it decides to go for an uneasy (yet psychedelically meaningful) walk. A little later it comes back to the party and ‘drinks the fear away’ while pumping up it’s bike tires to go for what turns out to be the sweetest, most epic seaside bike ride of all time.
- Boys Noize “Oh!” (A-Track Remix)
- Sonny J “Enfant Terrible” (Riton Remix)
- Mescal Kid “Magic” (Mix 1)
- Electrixx feat. Jody Z “Clear My Head” (Oscar Remix)
- Michal Ho “Take Me Away” (Jona Remix)
- Style of Eye “The Prophet”
- Jean Claude Ades and Vincent Thomas “Shingaling”
- Radioplastic “Modern Age” (Napt Remix)
- Housemeister “Inordertodance”
- KIM “Fistogram”
- SebastiAn “Motor”
- Trip “Who’s That” (Jack Beats Remix)
- Kissy Sell Out “Harriet” (Kissy’s Special Annie Mac Edit feat. Bolt Action Five)
- Campari Bros “Tawik” (Maurizio Gubellini Mix)
- Strip Steve “Tommy Boy”
- The Heels “Bloody Rain” (Fat Phaze Remix)
- John Dahlback “Down With All”
- Ricardo Villalobos “Enfants” (Olin Fix)
- The Whitest Boy Alive “Golden Cage” (Fred Falke Remix)
- Pnau “Baby” (Breakbot Remix)