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In The Guardian (UK), July 4 2014.
The track I’ll be opening my next DJ set with
I’ve been opening some sets by mixing this spoken-word track with my Empty Dancefloor remix of June’s Lost Area.
The track I always play to rescue a dancefloor
When a dancefloor is struggling, I don’t necessarily feel compelled to “rescue” it. I’m probably more likely to go deeper in that “wrong direction” for the dancers who are in for the long haul. But if I want to reset the mood, this track takes things super-deep; basically knocking down all the blocks so I can start rebuilding.
The track that currently gets the most rewinds
A deep house cut with a nice spoken-word monologue that makes no references to spirituality or nationhood? Thanks, Aakmael, I needed that!
The track I wish i’d signed to my label
... just so I could have tabled its release.
The track I’d play to show off my eclectic tastes
What a crap question. This is why conversations about sound rarely go anywhere.
The track I wish I’d never played
There was a time when this track was in every fucking NY drag show, so I had to play it over and over again during show times for all the queens who wanted to lip sync it. Christ, that sucked.
The ideal festival track
It would have been nice to hear this at a festival in the early 80s, hopefully while doing it in the bushes.
The track I’d play at sunset in Ibiza
Anything to break the cliche Ibiza sunset vibe.
The track that should have been a crossover hit
I come from the US, where the politics of music charts and crossover tracks are completely different. For my generation, the best house tracks could never be crossover hits because the music charts were set up to exclude most electronic music. So this question leaves me totally blank.
The track I’d play at my funeral
Assuming Shatner will outlive us all, somebody please book him to perform it live. Ask him if he’d be willing to work my name into it somehow for an extra $500.
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