is a technical genius. Whether it is a hoovercraft, a broken drum machine or a jolted bass line, the Detroit-based producer with a past in Drum N Bass fixes everything he lays his hands on. Already in 2002 when he still was called Soundmurderer he successfully achieved the stunt to add soul to Jungle. Now his challenge is House music.
Man... So many songs I don’t know what to pick! The obvious choice would be «Fight The Power» by Public Enemy. But I think driving around with a dual 12" Kicker sub box blasting EPMD’s «So Wat Cha Sayin» really nails it for me. The bass in my car really won over a lot of my friends who before had been only into metal and classic rock.
Coming back I like to listen to the exact opposite of whatever was playing earlier. And something soft since music at the club is so loud.
I have no reason for this, it was just the first thing that popped in my head when I read the question.
I can’t tell you why, just old French tunes seem appropriate.
I played some music at my friends wedding reception last week and that song fit well with dinner.
Well, there wouldn’t be a specific song, because I would never give another DJ a «request». I go to all sorts of shows from jazz, folk, hiphop, house, techno, metal, etc.
In high school a couple of friends of mine stole some video equipment. They were arrested while trying to drive through a cornfield to elude the police. So in homage to them I’d have to play either some Metallica or Led Zeppelin because I'm positive they were blaring one of those when they were caught.
I’m married, but back when I was dating I listened to old electro before going out.
It was a bonus track on the UK Interface LP. Really, all of Juan’s music sounds great driving around highways at night.
Speaking of Sam Cooke, his live recording at the Harlem Square Club in '63 is amazing.
Actually, I don't know... that song might hypnotize me and I’ll forget to pull the ripcord.
That makes me think of my mom.
On the plane I only listen to recorded radio shows, usually «This American Life» and Howard Stern. A long flight goes by really quick listening to Howard Stern.
Well, nowadays I shop for new shoes on eBay so I'd probably be listening to some audiobook rather than music.
Really subdued Sabbath but it would be extra freaky hearing that song in the right setting.
If I stay in bed then I just listen to talk radio. NPR or an AM station; not music.
The only subways I’m ever in are either NYC or London, and you pretty much only hear street musicians and psychos ramblimg.
I can’t think of a specific track; most any of them would apply.
The index screen of a DVD. I always fall asleep with a movie going. So the music (or sounds) on the index screen just repeat over and over.
I recorded the 7" onto a cassette and would listen to it all the time at recess in 5th grade. If not that, then «Beat Street Breakdown» by Melle Mel. We’d always try to transcribe the lyrics to that song. My friends and I must have seen that movie about 10 times at the theater and we’d have a breakdance battle with other crews during the credits at the end.
In '97 at the State Theater in Detroit.
In Ann Arbor in '88.
That changes all the time for me. Right now I guess «As», but if you’d have asked me last month it would have been «Boogie On Reggae Woman».
«Love Hurts» only because I used to hear that all the time whenever I first went to bars/clubs. Or «Breakfast In America». I guess these aren’t really my anthems but more of what makes me think of drunk people, haha.
I love his songs but everytime you hear them it’s hard not to get depressed that he’s gone.
No explanation necessary.
My wife was a request DJ at a radio station in Japan. She made me a mixtape with «Genius of Love» and Kraftwerk's «Boing Boom Tschak» when we were going out. You can’t let someone like that get away.
This guy Captain Zoom put out Flexidiscs of just about every name. He has an internet site now and sell mp3’s of the birthday tracks. For like $10 extra you can get any name he hasn’t used yet. It’s like getting a dubplate special for kids!
I’ve only seen the video, if there's an audio recording then I want that.
Any summer on Okinawa is a great one.
I had this yellow 7" when I was little. It's a great song, though I probably didn’t realize the whole heartbreak thing until I saw the truckers crying in «The Blues Brothers», ha.
Always gets the girls dancing and whatever gets girls dancing inevitably gets guys dancing.
I bought about four copies of this 7" because they all kept skipping. They just gave me a new copy everytime I went to the store so I still have a stack of these.
Not descriptive of me, but it would certainly make them think of me.
Random 50's-60's jazz. I have a ton of Prestige and Riverside jazz that I always want to listen to but never have the time, but on sundays I always get around to hearing at least a little bit.
Because who wouldn’t want Michael McDonald singin backup??