Circulating Memory and the Deadspot Acrobat

This is the product of trying to create a house mix for the last four months. The tracks, mixing, etc, all were scrapped a number of times, the project was abandoned, restarted [repeat]. At any rate, it started to come together in early ’01, and this is the finished product. You’ll notice I’ve started encoding my mixes with at least one signature blemish so you know I’m not editing them. 🙂

For lovers of Chicago house, this is your mix. If you know your stuff, you’ll see this worked out as an homage to the label that first explained house music to me. This label also helped me to bridge what seemed like an enormous gulf between Detroit and Chicago. This one clocks in at just under an hour.

2020 note: all mixes taken down for now to re-post at higher bitrate on Mixcloud in due course. If you’re at all keen for me to do this, please let me know and I will try and get anything specific you want to hear moved over ASAP.


Circulation – Back in Circulation – E3 (UK)

No Tenshun – Live Cantina – Chili Funk (UK)

Iz and Diz – Ghosts in Detroit (Wake Up Dub) – Balance Recordings (US)

D.S.L. – Soothe Your Soul – Chili Funk (UK)

4AM – Return of the Sea Turtle – Muzique Tropique (UK)

St. Germain – Alabama Blues (Orange Mix) – F Communications (France)

St. Germain – Pont Des Arts – Blue Note (France)

Aphrodisiac – Feathers in My Face – Fragile (US)

Circulation – Sincerely (Creation Mix) – Balance Recordings (US)

Braxton’s Funky Disco Midgets – Do For Me – Cajual Records (US)

Bucketheads – Whew – Henry Street Music (US)

Niko Marks & City Boy Players feat. Mr. Eddie Fowlkes – The Love Song – SSR (Belgium)

Nagual – Feel the Rhythm – Cajual Records/Prescription Records (US)

D.S.L. – Enfusion (Chili Club Mix) – Chili Funk (UK)

Abacus – My Brazillian Love – Prescription Music (US)

D.M.S. – Let Me Tell You Somethinn (Tee’s Frozen Dub) – Freeze Dance (US)

Paul Johnson – The Groove – Peacefrog Records (US)

Prosthetic Memory