Monday, April 4, 2011
Rolling blackouts mix
Dave the silent ssg was supposed to be one of the DJs in the chill out room at our mnml ssgs party, which had to be postponed because of the recent earthquake that shook us here in Japan. His preparations were not wasted, however, as he has put together this really lovely mix for us. What I particularly like about it is the way he combines timeless, classic music (Autechre, Plastikman, KLF etc.) with some more obscure 80s synthy stuff. Anyway, this is what Dave had to said about it:
'This was the sort of mix I was intending to play at the mnml ssgs party. I was planning to play some lighter tracks at the party, but after the events leading to the postponement my track choices became darker. While the mix isn't directly related to the recent Tokyo events, I feel it's a pretty good reflection on how I was feeling a couple of weeks ago with the constant blackouts, aftershocks and radiation threats. I've recently been interested in the resurgence of '70s and '80s inspired electronic music as it's a return to the warmer, more "authentic" electronic sounds so I decided to select a mix of old and new examples of this sound along with a few other ssg-friendly picks.'
Dave the silent ssg - rolling blackouts mix