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Thursday, February 12, 2004

 

>>_BRAIN RINSE

After seven years, my brain has reached a temporary over-saturation point with electronic music. I'm wondering, what is new under the sun? No downtempo, no house, no techno, no breaks. Like, gimme a second here, people.

In order to refresh both my musical perspective and mixing horizons, two of my recent sets have been in a "no rules" style. Packing records I like, regardless of style or potential beatmatching, I drop them as instinct tells me. Bill Withers to Heart. Black Sabbath to Sasha. The fun thing is finding the fit for record #1 and record #2 on-the-fly -- and it's usually there.

For more DJing the "no rules" style, check out DJ Maru.

Thanks to a friend for the following haiku:

Majestic Amber
Commands the decks with two hands
Brings crowds to their knees

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