Playing tracks by
Kenny Babyface Edmonds & Manchild, Mount Kimbie and Misel Quitno.
Peace to Diane. Miss ya kid.
I was making my way back to Scotland from the Numbers X Fabric takeover and I was feeling hungover and despondent. Despite a great crowd, great music and a great party - I was a total spoiled brat. I rode out the download of Mike's new tape on the shitty train wi-fi and from the first 30 seconds of track one something shook me awake. Without planning it Mike had reminded me why we do what we do. It's not a mix of white labels. Not ableton mixed. But it is so timelessly fresh that it soaked up all my bleak, hung over, post-xmas negativity and turned it into an unexpected smile as I rode a train home in the snow. If there's something Mike has imparted with this mixtape tribute to the life of Fernando Castillo, it is that we should stop studying our place in our art and start loving it again. We all need to hear that once in a while. It's stupid and saccharin but I hope my schmutz is somehow relevant to you. Love what you do in 2010. Thank you Mike Slott.