arrived in New York in 2002 by way of Washington D.C. and Chicago. Here he established himself as one of the most respected DJ’s and is together with his friends over at DFA Records a self-proclaimed defender of the city’s cultural disco and punkfunk heritage. His countless edits and his project Runaway pay further contribution.
Top 15 favourite songs of all time
Off «The Madcap Laughs» (Harvest 1970). Standout LP, standout song for me. I was always into Pink Floyd but this is completely different. I’d like to thank someone for this song.
Off «666» (Vertigo 1972). Demis Roussos is a personal favorite and some songs can fit in any DJ set. This track is so dynamic and epic, quite impressive.
Off «Creedence Clearwater Revival» (Fantasy 1968). For every mood, really.
Off «The Edgar Winter Album» (Blue Sky 1979). Not his most popular song and an often looked over album, this was his take on rock disco. I like it lots.
Off «Donovan’s Greatest Hits» (Epic 1969). The greatest hits LP is nothing to be ashamed of. I particularly like to put it on when I’m making a summer dinner.
Off «Siren» (Island 1975). I remember when I got the 12“ live version and was blown away. Another summer anthem.
Off «Eye In The Sky» (Arista 1982). An old friend gave this LP to me one night we were DJing together. His intent was to play the song and then break the record over his head. I told him I didn’t have it and he gave it to me instead. How nice.
Off «Another Green World» (Polydor 1977). I found this by way of Stereolab. Yeah yeah yeah I was too young to know. Still good tho.
Off «Led Zeppelin II» (Atlantic 1969). Best guitar solo ever.
Off «The Wall» (Harvest 1979). My second concert ever was Pink Floyd. My sister took me and there were giant pigs and we smoked weed. It was pretty crazy.
Off «Well Respected Kinks» (Marble Arch 1966). Hard to choose one Kinks song. So I just picked this one.
Off «Da Capo» (Elektra 1966). My cut on the LP. You can always listen to it.
Off «Freedom Flight» (Epic 1971). Shuggie’s LP was looked over in the day and obviously has gotten some great press with all the re-issues. I like to think the people who knew did know about it. C’mon it was a disco hit too.
Off «World Of Today» (Atlantic 1977). Boarderline on this one I know, but this Austrian band had some great songs. I like to youtube their TV performances.
Off «The Velvet Underground & Nico» (Verve 1967). I always think of The Royal Tenenbaums when I hear Nico. Who doesn’t love this song.