It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally put out a new mix. This one came to me on a quiet Sunday afternoon while I was nursing a nasty hangover (rum drinks at 4 AM will do that to you every time). Inspiration can come out of the most unlikely places.
Despite the hangover, I was still riding high from a slammed Fresh Produce at Good Life the night before, and my Friday was just as wild too. After doing a surprisingly rowdy all-’90s party in the early evening at NBPT Brewing Co, I rushed back to Somerville to join my homie DJ ABD. He was holding down my Friday residency at Foundry on Elm. I ended up playing a lot of soulful indie disco/house records that I rarely get a chance to play out on the weekends. That was an unexpected bonus.
DJing can be a solitary experience at times, so when I get a weekend to spin with other DJs, especially heavy-hitters like DJ ABD, Braun Dapper, and DJ ESQ, it’s always enlightening. Seeing how one of your respected peers react in different situations can be just as valuable as hours spent practicing cuts. It motivated me to work a little harder on Sunday.
So rather than putting my feet up and watching golf, I set up my turntables and hit record. I didn’t have much of a plan, just a general idea that I’d play what I was feeling at the moment. I wanted to incorporate fresh remixes of classic tracks. Also, my brain was still keen on ’90s cuts, so a handful of those made it into the mix. You can stream the full set below via Mixcloud. I’ve also included the full track list below! Props to Direct Music Service for consistently having some of the most useful edits/re-drums.
“Somebody That I Used To Know” (Donk Short Trap Remix) – Gotye
“No Rain” (VM re-drum)] – Blind Melon
“You Don’t Know How It Feels” (Drew Pierce Edit) – Tom Petty
“Hey Jude” (Scott Melker RMX) – The Beatles
“Have Some Love” – Childish Gambino
“Can you get to that” – Funkadelic
“Take Your Mama” – Scissor Sisters
“Mr. Brightside” (Two Friends Remix) – The Killers
“Ride” – Twenty One Pilots
“Human” (Kue Remix) – Rag’n’Bone Man
“The Chain” (DJ Apt One Edit) – Fleetwood Mac
“Don’t Speak” – No Doubt
“Say It Ain’t So” – Weezer
“It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” – Lenny Kravitz
“Footsteps In the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2” – The Isley Brothers
“Them Changes” – Thundercat
“Where Is My Mind” (Bassnectar Dubstep Remix) – Pixies
“Good Life” (Reed Streets Remix) – Kanye West ft. T-Pain
“Sexy Wonderwall” (Victor Menegaux Mashup) – Oasis vs Ray J
“Royals” – Lorde
“Passin by Me” (Jazzy Jeff Remix) – Pharcyde
“Return Of The Mack” (Doc Adam Blend) – Mark Morrison & J Dilla
“Cruisin” (Mr Collipark RMX) – Smokey Robinson
“Fame” (LNTG Hypnotizin’ Funk Mix) – David Bowie
“Whole Lotta Love” [Benny C Edit] – Led Zeppelin
“Back In Black” – AC/DC
“Oh My God” (Excel Sample Edit) – A Tribe Called Quest vs. Kool & The Gang
“Regulate The President” – Flipout & Nick Bike
“Freedom 90” (The Reflex Edit) – George Michael