Playing tracks by
Kevin Yost, The Rurals, 10 minus 8, Frogsnatcher, Timmy Regisford ft. Lynn Lockamy and more.
Usually I post a show & write about a theme the music embodies: Maybe something ripped from the headlines, maybe a new take on the eternal questions ... you guys have seen it all by now. This time my theme centers on the pleasures of collaboration.
It started with a tune I heard in The Third Power's Sunday T-Dance house mix. One track really grabbed me; the minute I heard it, I knew I had to build a show around it. Once I had the basic set, I took it back to my friend & asked him to comment. I got a very detailed, thoughtful breakdown, including an absolutely brilliant suggestion for restructuring the sequencing at the end; I made those changes & damn if the mix didn't improve 1000%. The set that resulted is a tribute to the power of two.
After a long time in the cultural wilderness, such collaboration is like an oasis materializing in front of me, bringing me back to life. I hope you'll enjoy this set as much as I enjoyed the process of making it.