Here comes the 2013 edition of my annual “Best Of Music You Can Dance To”. As you can hear, techno kept on coming back in a nice way this year. I won’t post the tracklisting yet, I think it’s nice to listen to the mix first without any bias from reading the tracklisting. I like to see people guess too ;) ‘til next year. jk
This is my cover (not a remix) of William Onyeabor’s Good Name. The amazing Akwetey from Dragons On Zynth does the vocal.
FREE DOWNLOAD <3
Here’s the story.
Afrika Bambaataa recently decided to donate his record collection to Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection. Before those thousands of records find a final home at Cornell’s University, they’ve been presented as an open archive to the public at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise where they were also sorted out and classified.
During one month, Gavin Brown and Johan Kugelberg of Boo-Hooray Gallery invited musicians and DJs to come to the Gavin’s gallery to pick record from the collection and play them live. I was lucky to be part of that adventure. Browsing through this huge collection and playing those records which are part of history felt really special.
On the 23rd of July i spent a few hours there picking vinyls and DJing them. Unfortunately i didn’t think of bringing a proper recorder to record the set, and ultimately used my phone, at least to keep a trace of that moment. So, sorry for the sound quality. You may hear a few background noises here and there (the faders on the mixer, manipulating the vinyl, discussing with some people who came by…). The top picture above shows the records I played in the mix (although the recording starts with the 4th one (Rapper’s Rapp Theme).