I decided to do a decade mix filled with music from the past ten years that I have lived in New York. The approaching end of summer tends to make me feel nostalgic, so here you go.
Four hours of pure deep house spanning my collection, all released between 2007-2017, within the ten years and summers I've spent in this beautiful concrete jungle which we call New York City.
I did this mix this afternoon totally impromptu and it's really one of my favorite sets that I've done, as it includes so many of my favorites from such a wide time-span.
**disclaimer: at some point during these 4 hours of mixing, there was one technical slip-up in mixing which I had to bail out on to keep the ball rolling. I am human. and there's no way in hell I would go back and be able to re-record an entire set that I played on the fly, in order to project some false image of perfection to the world. I can't remember where the slip up is, and it really doesn't matter (to me) -- let's be honest, laptop DJs and sync buttons have taken something away from the art of DJing as well as dancing. It used to be claps and fist bumps to hear a DJ working their way out of a bad situation to fix a mix that veered off the tracks. Nowadays? Chinstrokes and sighs abound when someone is even slightly loose on a mix. Just stating facts, because we shouldn't be ashamed of our errors, we should see them as indicators of our being human, not computer.
Includes music from Henrik Schwarz, Jimpster, Jay Shepheard, Martin Dawson (RIP), John Tejada, Christian Prommer, Eagles & Butterflies, Niko Schwind, Erefaan Pearce, Mr. V, Manuel Tur, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Daniel Steinberg, Zepherin Saint, Justin Martin, Dplay, Chopstick & JohnJon, Ron Basejam, Soukie & Windish, Keira, DJ Metatron and more.
In November, I'll be setting sail for Europe (Berlin) to be closer to colleagues, clients, etc. It's going to be a bittersweet move, as I love this city dearly (Brooklyn, namely), and the past year has been one of pure magic, following 2 and a half years away from music, it's been filled with surprises around every corner, and amazing friends both near and far have been gained, while some others have moved in the direction of their dreams as well.
- Deep House