DJ set recorded 100% LIVE at Good Life in Boston, MA. I was playing upstairs during the BASSIC dubstep party, so I went kinda left field and decided to play a bunch of new music that is influencing me these days. New school raps, wonky instrumentals, future beats and a little boom bap. Cheers.
I know this mix series is supposed to be "things I can't play live," but mine ended up being kind of backwards. I've been doing my show on WFMU for the past six months or so, where freeform is the norm, so the weirder the better, and I've barely stepped into a club in that time. I think everything on here I've played on the show, but when I'm in there I'm not beat matching or anything, so my Sunday afternoon vibe is actually a chance to dust off the Serato and try to get a more proper continuous mix going.Photo above form Bennett's flickr. See more of his art at bennettwilliamson.com and hear him on WFMU Thursdays from 3 to 6 am plus out in the Brooklyn area. On a personal note Bennett has been a big influence on me from both his radio playlists and trading mpfrees on thumb drives. Thanks for this mix dude!
I'm pleased with how this came out, its a lot like what I'm aiming for with my show, but pared down for more focused consumption. Both beat-heavy sections and synth pad scenic atmospheres, a mix of old records and new WAV files (lossless son!). Sounds like lots of synths of course, library music, vocoder Neil Young, acid techno ragas, a couple soundtrack cuts, 90s Lion King feel good vibe house, ambient album cuts from disco LPs, a splash of r&b... also a bunch of new material, which has been the refreshing surprise of being on a radio station that gets tons of new independent music every week. The record industry may be a big ? right now but contemporary music is still inspiring. So this mix has some new Detroit house, "chillwave," even some autotune.
Thanks for letting me be a part of this. I've really enjoyed listening to the rest of the Live at Home series, y'all are deep!!
I made Nickel Snacks & Paper Stacks as part of my ongoing mix series with brooklyn DIY label Famous Class Records. It consists of 12 tracks, 10 of them are brand new original edits. I guess part of the reason I did it this way was to force myself back into more production. But I also wanted to share some of my favorite rap songs and artists with kids that wouldn't normally give them a chance because of the production / scene / whatever. It sounds like strawberry lemonade 4Loko and a Backwood full of hi grade in the back of a show early on in the night. It plays a little like an EP but with tempo mixing and it has the best rap tunes that i've been listening to mixed with the best other tunes I've been hearing. You can't go wrong.