While everyone is posting lists of their favorite albums, movies, etc. of the year, I decided to list the Ten Best Guest DJ Adventures of the year. Since all my experiences with visiting DJs this year were phenomenal, I will list my Top Ten experiences is chronological order.
This mix has been ruling my world this weekend. It’s a 2 hour compilation of tracks by Greg Womack pulled from the newly released Motown Joints 10 volume collection of edits and mixes. The collection is compiled by Jay Negron aka J*SKI, and includes edits by Tom Moulton, John Morales, Scratchandsniff, The Apple Scruffs, Pied Piper, Whiskey Barons, U-Tern, Alkalino, Onur Engin, Drop Out Orchestra, Dimitri From Paris, Belabouche and Todd Terje. It’s epic and truly amazing.
You can download the entire 10 volume collection here.
My disco dreams have come true! B40 Exclusive Podcast contributor Osmose included two tracks on his recent mix from the vinyl-only release Moving 2 Fast from Whiskey Disco. With edits from Alkalino, Cole Medina, Eddie C and Osmose, this EP is solid from start to end. Now that the entire release is available for download via Juno, head on over and pick it up already!
Download Moving 2 Fast from Juno.
Last Friday I ventured out to the Mission for a spot on an internet radio show called Under the Golden Gate on Mutiny Radio. The host Mark and I chatted about disco and the general perception of the genre. Then I played a few of my favorite jams and chatted some more which got cut off somehow.
Listen to Pavone on Mutiny Radio
Pavone on Mutiny Radio May 3, 2013
I’ve had my eye on Munich-based DJ/producer Alkalino for a few years now. Originally I came across a few of his disco edits on Soundcloud and was blown away by the quality and warmth of his mixes. Then I started discovering his original productions on Juno and immediately knew we had a rising star on our hands.
Last year saw multiple releases from Alkalino, including some serious house heaters like Hot Like The Sun and Got It. His DJ mixes blend elements of funk, soul, R&B and electo together seamlessly to bring a little something to everyone. We are especially excited to bring you a DJ mix from Alkalino recorded exclusively for Bottom Forty!! But first, a few words from the man himself:
Why do you play music?
It came from the need to listen to music all the time and to share it with people.
Lots of positive energy comes out of that…its in some way my religion.
What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
At the moment I’m concentrating on original tracks and remixes rather than re-edits and reworks.
Hopefully I will be considered more as a producer and remixer than just somebody who does edits.
Favorite label or artist from the past year?
As a label I would point out R & S from Belgium, they have been releasing cutting edge tracks for more than 30years!!!
As to artists, there are a few, people like: Floating Points, Lone,
Burial, Caribou, DJ Koze, Kink, Axel Boman, Todd Terje…all brought some fresh air to the electronic dance scene.
Artist you would most like to collaborate with in the future?
I would like to work with people, whose work I’ve been admiring for years: Moritz Von Oswald, Aphex Twin, Juan Atkins, A Guy Called Gerald,
Carl Craig, Mad Mike, Andrew Weatherall…
What’s the thing you’re looking most forward to in the next year?
Continue to travel and DJ (maybe to play in the States finally:) and release good music!
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