Because I can play my favourite music.
So I started off which some melancholic dub techno, at quite a slow BPM, I think it was around 118bpm. Far too underground for most people but considering there were about 6 people there, it seemed mood-settingly appropriate.
30 minutes later, despite there being just a couple of dozen people there, one lady kept asking me if I could play something banging, just for her. Or some jungle. I deflected her requests but I did relent and progressed smoothly into deep house – the gorgeous sunshine-filled deep house, not the anti-deep house of the charts.
As the second hour of my set commenced, I changed track into playing minimal, but quite twisted minimal – definitely tracks you could dance to.
It was filling up nicely by time midnight approached, and I played increasingly dancefloor-friendly yet still underground tracks, and finished off on this beauty, it still sounds so good.
Musically I think it was the cleverest set I have played live. There was little planning, as usual I had practiced my first two tracks and little else. Though there were more slightly-off mixes than I would have preferred, and one mix that just sounded awful. Every month I say it, I need to practice more. I spend more time DJing live then practicing.
A wise man one said you can only become an expert at something with 10,000 hours practice. Maybe I am at 300 hours in total.
The night itself went really well, with two masterful DJ sets that followed me. And it stayed busy right until the end, people kept dancing. I am hoping this is a sign that word is spreading of the night as it seemed busier than the rest of the Turtle.
Next up we have the charming Terri headlining on Friday 19th June. Otherwise known as TAB. There are a couple of items on the agenda in the coming months that could be very special if they come off, but you won’t hear anything from me until and if they are confirmed.
I will also be recording a house mix too.