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Hercules And Love Affair – The 50 Pound Note Mix

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Athene
Ex Ex Ex (Andrew Butler Hercules Mix) by In Flagranti
Roar
Chance (HALA Remix) by Babytalk
A&E (HALA Remix) by Goldfrapp
I’m Telling You
Classique #2
You Belong (Hercules Club Mix)
Falls (HALA Remix) by Bostro Pesopeo
Bad Romance (HALA Dub Remix) by Lady GaGa
Situation (HALA Remix) by Yazoo
I Can’t Wait
Get Myself Together (HALA House Mix) by Chaz Jankel
Blind (Frankie Knuckles Dub)

“Ohh…ohh…”

A good chunk of my musical education came from Julien. We grew up in the same town, came out around the same time, were opposites in many ways, yet he could make me laugh like no one else and 20 years later I still think of him as a close friend. We gravitated to opposite coasts; he lives in New York City, and I live in San Francisco. Julien loves house music and I have several cassette compilations he made for me of his “most influential tracks”.

Hercules And Love Affair’s Andy Butler grew up in Denver listening to house and disco music, and he too gravitated to New York. Andy gets it. While he’s able to score critical and commercial success by collaborating with Antony, he’s also able to craft some of the most down ‘n’ dirty Chicago House tracks this side of 1988 – tracks that feel like it’s 4am in an illegal basement club, packed wall-to-wall with dancers, while condensation drips from the ceiling. In other words, tracks I could have pulled right off Julien’s cassettes.

This is not a gay “WHOO WHOO” throw your hands in the air sort of mix, it’s something to immerse yourself in and let yourself go. It’s funky, trippy, hypnotic, and builds to a beautiful release.

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Pride 2010 – The 50 Pound Note Mix

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Telephone (DJ Dan Extended Vocal Mix) by Lady GaGa & Beyoncé
Enjoy The Silence (Original Club Mix) by Matt Samuels
Acapella (Bimbo Jones Remix) by Kelis
Bulletproof (Morel Vox Mix) by La Roux
Back Of The Van (Wawa Remix) by Ladyhawke
All The Lovers (Wawa and MMB Anthem Mix) by Kylie
Will You Be There (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) by Andy Bell
Would’ve Been The One (RedTop Retro Club Mix) by Solange
Evacuate The Dancefloor (Cahill Remix) by Cascada
This Time (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club Mix) by Eha

“Sorry, I cannot hear you, I’m kinda busy…”

On Sunday I served as the DJ on Virgin America’s float during the San Francisco Pride parade. This was my second year doing so, and it’s always really fun but also a real challenge – the float is bouncing up and down from everyone dancing, plus there’s stop/start forward motion as the float moves along. I compare it to DJing on a trampoline. You can watch the float in motion here (thanks Bob).

I wanted to keep the vibe really up and fun and play songs people would know, but maybe not mixes they’d heard before. This mix was recorded after-the-fact as a sort of souvenir, and was pulled from the original longer set, keeping the songs in their same running order.

(Pride flag photo courtesy Jeff Smith)