All That Glitters
In June, my friend David asked me to put together a mix for his Friends With Benefits Show on Wild Planet Radio. I jumped at the opportunity and started putting together some ideas. A few days later, the shooting at Pulse in Orlando happened, and like a lot of people, I was floored by it. Struggling with feelings of shock, numbness, rage, and apathy, I was really glad I had a creative project to throw myself into during this tough time for our community.
I had been on the fence with regards to what direction I should take with this mix, but I knew pretty quickly what I wanted, and needed, to do. I really wanted to put together a mix that would make me feel better, and help me process such a horrific event. I wanted to create something really uplifting, and beautiful, and colorful, but also at the same time very healing, and cathartic.
There has been an overwhelming amount of ugliness and nastiness in the news these days; for a while there we couldn’t go a week without hearing about another shooting, or terrorist attack, not to mention the absolutely absurd horror show that is the republican presidential campaign, with their agenda to push for the most aggressively anti-gay platform in history.
So this is what I created in response to all of that- a big glittering celebration of love and positive vibes. Aesthetically, it sounds like a summery day-glo acid trip that turns into a neon rave techno-pop explosion.
This set debuted on Wild Planet Radio on 7/3, and now here it is for you to enjoy. Working on this project was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I could not be happier with how it came out… so I hope it brings you the same joy as it did for me creating it. 🙂
1. Intro: Seekae – My Sun
2. Classixx – Grecian Summer
3. Nicolai Toma – Minifloat
4. Underworld – Eclipse (Leo Re-Edit)
5. Chateau Flight – Baltringue
6. Rishi K. – Green Room
7. Lord of the Isles – co2o / Leon Vynehall – Beau Sovereign
8. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Feels Like (Orlando Dub)
9. Mohn – Reboot The Vibe / MRI – Deep Down South
10. Affkt – Oxi
11. Kings of Leon – The Immortals (Royksopp Remix)
12. Booka Shade – Right on Track
13. Marcus Worgull – Spellbound / Daniel Avery – New Energy (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Re-animation)
14. Sunscreem – Love U More (Journeys By DJs Vocal Mix)
15. Royksopp – What Else Is There? (Trentemoller Remix)
16. Ost & Kjex – Queen of Europe (Solomon Remix)
17. Dense & Pika – Airless (Grain Remix) / Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid
18. Benjamin Damage – Up / Scissor Sisters – Invisidub
19. Kerrier District – Techno Disco (KiNK Remix)
20. Eats Everything & Green Velvet – Monegros
21. Filterheadz – Rise Up
22. Digitalism – Open Waters
23. O-rbitl – Halcyon (Tom Middleton Re-Model)
24. Elon ft. Maceo Plex – Bummalo
25. Bwana – Muscle Power’s Final Hour
26. Crystal & S. Koshi – Break the Dawn