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Bleep NYE 2002

This one’s getting wheeled out by request of Rob Taylor, although I reckon the memories of the night will be better than the experience of listening to it today. The beginning is drift-y (to be kind) and the rest has levels all over, etc. All that said, it was my first proper set in London so it holds some very fond memories. And the tracks are favourites of mine, so here goes!

Note: the file is wma, as that’s the format I originally received it in and I didn’t want to introduce the lossiness of decode and re-encoding. Anyway… I had to log on to the Microsoft site to claim a license to listen to it (shows how long it’s been since I’ve listened to a wma file). Apologies if that causes any problems.

Set starts with the tail end of Plant43’s set

Amp Dog Knight – I’m Doing Fine [Mahogani Music]

Ola Jagun & The Ancestral Rhythms – Oda Oya (The Rebirth Version) [Spiritual Life Music]

Universal Tongues – Prayer for Sun [Natural Resource]

Hipnotic – Naima (Ian O’Brien Mix) [Laws of Motion]

Plutonia – Forever [Visions]

Rednose Distrikt – N.Y. Boom (Domu’s Nose-Beast Mix) [Rushhour Records]

Dom Um Romao – Lake of Perseverance (Opaque Remix) [Head To Toe Records]

Mustang – Twilight (Freedom Soundz re-edit) [Visions]

Needs – Walkin’ Through Circles [Needs Music]

Focus – Marvin Is One [Versatile Records]

Classic Man – Gentle Morning Rain [Natural Resource]

Kuniyuki – Precious Hall (Original Mix) [Natural Resource]

Convextion – Spice Tea [downLow]

Robert Hood – Quartz [Tresor]

Max Duley – Eternal Bleeding [ARC]

Thomas Kufner – Maginus [Kurbel]

The Moderator – Interstate 5 [Keynote]

Infiniti – Flash Flood [Tresor]

Bleep NYE

I arrived at Public Life around 9, and I was one of the first there. It was surprisingly empty early, and most people came and went much more than I ever would have expected. I still hadn’t had a drink by 9:40, so I started then. My set started off really shaky, for about the first 5 or 6 mixes. People told me later that they couldn’t tell, but I dunno if I buy that. The recording will clarify for everyone how crap I started out. However, by the 30 minute mark I had hit my stride more-or-less, and from then on in it was all good. People kept filing in, and more people came to the dance floor. By the time 11:00 rolled around, I’d gone from 5 dancers to nearly 50, and then I really had some fun, playing way more techno than I’d planned. It went over so well! I can’t believe how receptive the crowd was. It is such an amazing feeling to DJ for a crowd that has the same musical vocabulary as you, I can’t explain what a difference that makes. More than any ‘breakthrough’ this year, I think that one is the most impressive to me. I really had an amazing time while DJing that last hour of my set tonight. It completely healed all that ailed me. Afterwards Toby hailed me for an ovation, which was really cool, if embarrassing. I don’t handle accolades well, so it was a bit awkward, but really warming.