I never really wanted to dj. I didn’t like mixing out at first. I just really like loud electronic music and mixing records was a way to hear the tracks that I wanted to hear on a really loud sound-system. When you’re a foreign kid that moves around a lot and is always new to school, you try your hardest not to do activities that make people stare at you for long periods of time.
As time went on, I joined a bunch of great crews and started to really enjoy mixing with them and learned to like bits and pieces of the whole djing culture. Once I started graduate school, it became difficult to keep up with that lifestyle. I worked all the time and had a ton of homework so I couldn’t feasibly justify staying out til 4am. I barely sleep as it is and decided I would much rather go to bed than rave. #oldpeopleproblems
Now that I don’t mix out any more, one of my favourite pastimes is long ass bedroom mix sessions. All my stuff is at my mum’s house and I have my turntables nicely set up in my bedroom in the basement. Before I moved to Japan, I was just a jobless offspring eating all my mum’s food and would spend my time posted up in my room, doing 4, 5+ hour mixing sessions. I would be like “Ooh, lets do all Virus Recordings today,” or “This feels like a Formation Records day”.
It’s rainy out today and I really wish I could just have a marathon mix session.
I guess I’ll just listen to this mix instead.
01 Redeyes – She Said (Vandal Ltd) 02 TaylorMcFerrin – Florasia – Redeyes Edits (Free) 03 Calibre – Let me Hold You (Signature) 04 J Daure – Redemption feat. Hanna Eve (Vandal Ltd) 05 Forren Feat Zoe K – You’re the One (Unreleased) 06 Tokyo Prose – Ventura (Samurai) 07 St : Cal – Losing Ground (Soul:r) 08 Robert Manos – Madness – Bcee Rmx (Spearhead) 09 Fluidity – Deeper Vibe (Vandal Ltd) 10 Halogenix – Her wave (Critical) 11 Random Movement – Stayed Around (Unreleased) 12 Redeyes Feat Dan Stezo – Psychonaut (Vandal Ltd) 13 Redeyes & Atlantic Connection – Cant Hide (WestBay) 14 Rosie Lowe – Me and Your Ghost – Redeyes edits (Free) 15 Colossus – The Road (Hospital) 16 DBridge – Mr. Malcontent (Exit) 17 Redeyes – Long Night (Unreleased) 18 Calibre – Run away feat Fox (Signature) 19 Forren – Sometimes (Unreleased) 20 Lukich, Tim Reaper & The Funktion – Safari at Night (Vandal Ltd) 21 M.A.Y.F.O.R.M.S – Boulevard (Vandal Ltd) 22 Ivy Lab – 20 Questions (Critical) 23 Unknow – Unknow (Unreleased) 24 Anile – Losing My Mind (Hospital) 25 AI & DBridge – Better Days (Liquid V) 26 Submorphics – Rosewood (Shogun Ltd) 27 Calibre – All the While (Signature) 28 Jazzassins – Odron (Jazzsticks) 29 Redeyes – Memory Lane (Vandal Ltd) 30 Technimatic – Music is Music (Shogun) 31 Tokyo Prose & Lenzman – Wont let me Go (Samurai) 32 Redeyes – Time For Peace (Vandal Records) 33 Redeyes – Underneath (Vandal Ltd)
Dude. If you didn’t download the Redeyes Vandal Podcast #17, run, don’t walk, and scroll back to yesterday’s post and go do it now. So awesome. I should be sorting out my lesson but I’m listening to it again and felt I should come and be Miss Bossypants and tell you to get on that ish. Nicely mixed and so many goodies on it like this dope Stray tune that always gets me rowdy… Is it normal to be rowdy before you go teach your students at 9:23 am? 😉
Tracklist: 01 Redeyes – Afro Blue 02 Andrezz – No time to lose 03 Phil Tangent – we don’t talk anymore 04 Code 3 – G string 05 Tokyo Prose – SongBird 06 Random Movement – God Complex 07 Anile – Custom Dancer 08 Tokyo Prose – Good Bye Hands 09 Calibre – Rose 10 Memro- Distance 11 FD & System – So Real 12 Kasper – Thelonious Crunk 13 Redeyes – Goodnight Brooklyn 14 Level 2 – You re like me 15 Velocity – Flashbulb Memory 16 Submorphics – Burning love 17 Technimatic – Bristol 18 Will Miles – Preparation 19 Dj Marky – Yellow Shoes – Calibre remix 20 Random Movement – Fresh Off the Market 21 Dj Marky & Invaderz – After midnight 22 System – Sound man 23 Tim Reaper – My own flying island 24 Stray – Prof Popper 25 Joakuim – DF 26 Machinedrum -Rise n Fall 27 Moresound – Flocon 28 Synkro – Fading lights 29 Fracture & System – In the Shade 30 Bungle – Astra 31 Marcus Intalex – Temperance 32 Flowrian – Perception 33 Stray – Ginseng Smash 34 Marc Pritchard – Jack 35 Kuhn – Boombox 36 Slick Shoota – Glory Daze 37 Redeyes – Feeling this way