About the show
Playing tracks by
. Journey of life, Chuggles, Aphrohead, Chez & Trent, Groove Box ft Evelyn Thomas and more.
Influences part 2 features a DJ I never heard... Junior Vasquez.
How can he be an influence? Well, like the Frankie tape I posted, this mix (tape 1 of 2 here) was on constant rotation on my walkman for years.
Part of what caught my imagination was the scale. Despite occupying two C90 cassettes, it sounded like part of a much longer set. There was time to develop themes and atmospheres, moving through really deep House tracks to spells of beautiful vocals.
It sounded like nothing I'd heard in a UK club, where 2 hour sets were standard. And I was captivated by the idea of this guy playing for hours to a fiercely loyal NY crowd (described better than I can hope to here: www.djhistory.com/features/the-sound-...)
Shame I never got to experience the reality... despite visiting NY briefly in 1992, fresh from school and ingnorant of anything as cool as Sound Factory. No doubt my arrival at the door would've provided plenty of amusement :-)