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Shahid Buttar @ Mega Mikoshi camp in Black Rock City (09.04.2015)

Shahid Buttar @ Mega Mikoshi camp in Black Rock City (09.04.2015)

Playing tracks by

Bob Marley & The Wailers, Frontera, Peppermint Candy, Pete Heller, The Ones and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 63rd in the #downtempo chart.

I spun this mellow, downtempo, jazzy, dreamy two-and-a-half hour mix for Camp Mega Mikoshi (referring to a traditional Japanese shrine) in Black Rock City at sunrise on Friday, September 4, 2015.

This set was an entirely unplanned surprise, driven by a nuclear physicist's invitation at 6am -- as I was closing out a 2-and-a-half hour set for Tasty at Darwin Fish Tank -- to play for a camp of Japanese burners including a Mike who serves as the Japan regional contact for Burning Man. As it happened, he had camped over 15 years ago with Brent, one of the Tasty DJs who played Darwin Fish Tank leading into my set a few hours before.

I've been noticing recently that DJing is as much about remixing communities as it is remixing tracks. Reuniting Mike with Brent presented a fun post-set adventure, a surprise as fun as the chance to spin this set in the first place.