- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Rebbie Jackson, Prince, Rockwell, Gary Numan, Kano and more.
This one is important to me for a few reasons: it was the first mixtape I made which Turntable Lab agreed to sell, which I think dates it around 2000. It was also the first time Scott at Ten Deep did art for one of my mixtapes, and we went on to collaborate on a whole series of mixes. I remember I was asked to DJ an eighties party in 1998 and I didn't have enough eighties vinyl so I borrowed a crate from Eli Epstein aka Photocall; from then on I was hooked, and started building up my own collection, mostly digging at the flea markets in Chelsea. Spinbad's eighties tapes were also hugely influential; I bit a bunch of these songs from his Rock The Casbah tapes and from DJ Red Alert when he was on the old school at noon on Hot 97.