A 100% vinyl mix from early 2000s featuring rare (but modern) records that are precious to me. Nowadays I use everything, vinyl, CDs, mp3s...this is a throwback to the days where I would put 15-20 records in front of me, choose the 1st and the last and then fill in the space between the bookends with songs that conveyed my philosophy.
This isn't music as accessory to drunken tomfoolery, this is music that accentuates and represents my mind, aims, influences, and lifestyle.
A bygone era where I left my home and went to record shops and got my fingers dirty flipping through 100s of vinyls to find these Rare & Precious Gems...more & more a thing of the past...more & more, my collection of vinyls shine like jewels to me. I guess I'm weird, and in good shape because it doesn't bother me to still carry vinyls to gigs...even the ones that I fly to.
Every Friday in New York City I play at a place called Bar 6 - my set there is much lighter than this mix...soul, disco, 80s, house, 90s hip hop - and do you know that I put two bags of vinyls on a compact hand truck, walk 7 blocks to the subway, pick up those two bags, approx 80-100 pounds, carry them down the steps...ride train to the village...carry them up two flights of stairs from the 14th street platform to the street and walk two more blocks to Bar 6? It's oddly satisfying. (side note - on one of these subway rides I saw I guy get on with a stand up bass and I thought, yeah, what I'm doing is not all that strenuous...a stand up bass on a subway, that's effort!)
The irony of the moment is that the musician looked at the dj and his records like the dj and his records, now, looks at the virtual dj with their laptops. Irreplaceable replaced.
No track list but here are some of the artists:
Amalgamation of Soundz
Catch me at Bar 6 sometime, might be my last go round in NYC as a regular DJ gig. I'm passing the baton to the next wave and taking my skills into the world of special events where I've become a specialist DJ.
Bar 6 - http://www.barsixny.com/ - Fridays 10:30pm-2am
Specialist? Stuff like this (scroll down to HBO) - http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=Emmy&articleid=VR1118022575&categoryid