"That's the break. This music is the intermission.
When you tired of standing up all night dancing and sweating and hollering and screaming and stomping your feet.
And it's time that your woman say - well baby I want to just sit down with you and talk with you.
That's where Barry White comes in.
And it's a slot that's fitted in every young teenager, young adult, middle aged adult, the one's that dance and don't dance.
Everybody takes time out for this kind of music somewhere on their playlist at home.
They have to!
The human mind can only stand so much of that go go go go go music.
And when you got to settle it down...the lyric and the melody is still flowing easy...
...it starts out with a concert concept, it's beautiful strings and setting you up for this thing.
It's not just a lot of screaming and loud guitars blazing everywhere."
- Barry White
(his quote can be heard at 48:19 on this http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/player/web/2009-08-20T18_32_24-07_00
This mix was created in 2000 for Valentine's night at an L.E.S.N.Y.C. venue called SX137. Otherworldly sensual concepts throughout, the title Hug You Squeeze You comes from the tiny voice that keeps saying that phrase in the Cinematic Orchestra Song called Channel 1 Suite. (I once did a gig with them http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=454862735353&set=a.179563705353.244740.586515353. )
Special hello to my friend Alex Sumner who has supported and appreciated my style for years. We've both moved on from SX137 and spreading our art in our own unique ways.
Please direct your attention to this cool page on the New York Times website featuring artists renditions of the iconic I Love NY image. Alex has quite a few.
If you are ever in Miami - look up him up at the Gansevoort Hotel South Beach. He's a Mr. Everything over there.
Enjoy the moody, melodic, & mysterious Hug You Squeeze You mix with somebody that you want to hug & squeeze.
"Muah & Smooch" is the name of the photo. Taken in Tuscany Italy in early October 2010.
The track listing to this mix is unavailable. Gone with a crashed external drive.