Playing tracks by
Steve Aoki (feat. Lovefoxxx), Aron Scott feat. Lydia Scarfo, Deadmau5 feat. Chris James, Richard Dinsdale, Jamie Woon and more.
The title of this mix is a reference to the ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. Balmond accepts the criticism of the structure commissioned for the London Olympics saying that it’s a ‘tough aesthetic’. Indeed.
There’s really nothing tough about this mix at all. I think it’s rather smashing (if I may be so bold – I’m equally upfront when I think it’s ropey, so indulge me).
And some very educational tracks this time too. Deadmau5 references a freaky Ray Bradbury short story from 1951 and Dubplate Dionysus pay a tribute to New York drag documentary Paris Is Burning.
The rest is the usual bubblegum of love and dancing.
And you can down it, and 47 others, on the blog: http://eguinan.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/its-mix-time-tough-aesthetic/