It’s at least a week since I wrote here, and I’d like to say that it’s because I’ve been out doing all sorts of amazing interesting stuff – I have been doing various things of various interest, but really, I haven’t been writing anything as I’ve been a) drinking and b) watching the Australian dollar take a slow and graceful swan dive into oblivion.
BUT! I’ve also been trying to teach myself to use Ableton to DJ, in the hope of getting a DJ gig here. I started off trying to make a mix CD that’d convince people of my worthiness on the turntables, but what I ended up with was a largely downtempo mix of interesting tunes that hasn’t got a hope in hell of getting me any sort of work in public. I do kinda like it, though, so I thought I’d post it here as the inaugural NY Conversation megamix!
I make no claims on being any sort of a turntablist, and the mixing on this ranges from passable to downright bodgey, but there are some great tracks on there – some old, some new, largely electronic but with a smattering of guitars thrown in for good measure. Have a listen!
(Warning: it’s a kinda big file – 90MB or so – but, like, totally worth it…)
EDIT: And here’s the tracklist, which I neglected to include before
Dean & Britta – Anne Buchanan Theme
Secret Circuit – Roll
Memory Cassette – Asleep at a Party
Magnetophone – Rae and Suzette
Balam ACAB – Heavy Living Things
Oneohtrix Point Never – Betrayed in the Octagon
Royksopp – Silver Cruiser
ISAN – One Man Abandon
Julianna Barwick – Cloudbank
HTRK – Ha
St Helens – Coffin Scratch
Erasers – Lost///Found
Grouper – Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping