I mean, I usually set out and plan to make a new mix, but with this one, I wasn’t planning it — at least not in this style — for yet another little while.
However, some time last week, I just HAD to start tinkering with my decks and, well, it just flowed right out of me.
Guess the right combination of tracks and mindset was there!
So, here it is… Honestly, it’s not a mix for amateurs: the choice of tracks, the mixing style, the very different moods, all require that you, dear listener, be ready to deal with it.
Just before recording it, I set my Facebook status to “New mix coming your way in the next few hours! Just in time for the weekend, too! Lots of weird goodness!” and weird goodness might as well be the title of this mix! 😀
As I was chatting with my friend Mélanie D. about this mix just after it was done, she made me realize that this was actually some kind of message to my recently dearly departed friend Marie Lebel, and, in retrospect, I have to admit she was totally right, even though I didn’t realize it at the conception or recording stage.
I admit I’d have a harder time picking a favourite solo MJ track, but if I was given no choice to do so, I’d say Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, and a special mention to Scream for the amazing video (embedding disabled by request in both cases).
Now, I wonder what was Marie’s favourite MJ song, cuz now she can get a private show!
The second one is one I remember they discovered through me in a club night where I was spinning.
Marie, Caro and I had our own level of understanding of music and Break Night, by Armand Van Helden under the moniker The Mole People, was a track that most people didn’t “get”, with its 13 minutes of sloooow progression where not much seems to be happening, yet it constantly evolves.