Playing tracks by
Mouse on Mars, Metro Area, The Nick Straker Band, Cookie Monster and The Girls, Roy Ayers and more.
This mix was recorded in August of 2004 with one turntable and a four-track cassette recorder. I only had one turntable at the time, but a mix was growing in my head and I didn't feel like waiting for a complete DJ setup, so I improvised. It kinda represents what I thought peak hour material should be at the time that I did it and was inspired by a pair of upstate New York functions: Sound Unity Project (July 2003) and Squeeshee (January 31, 2004).
While I'm thinking about it, I really ought to dedicate this one to the memory and living legacy of Josh Link, a man partially responsible for one of the great weekly functions on New York City's Lower East Side: RECESS at the Orchard Bar in 2003. I was fortunate enough to be one of the rotating residents there and I can honestly say that it was one of the happiest times of my life. What they say is true: you never know a good thing that you lose it. To Josh and Scott, I can't thank you both enough for the opportunity...