22 May 2013

Invisible Skratch Piklz Live On Kmel 1992

For the last week I've been reorganising my computer/music room and while I was setting up my turntables I was thinking about how I'm a terrible DJ, but also how I don't really listen to a lot of DJ's albums anymore. I want to clarify what I mean by DJ albums, I guess the easiest album to use as an example is Q-Bert's - Wave Twisters. This is an amazing album, full of creativity and crazy skills, but it's also very well produced with no flaws, I would almost say it's over-produced. I don't want this to come off as me hating Q-Bert, it's quite the opposite, dude is amazingly talented, great live and genuinely looks like he enjoys playing music for people...I respect the hell out of all of those things...especially enjoying what he does.

These days when I want my DJ fix I find myself listening to old 4 track mix tapes, practise tapes and live routines because of how raw they can be. I like hearing a DJ play good music and flex skills as much as the next person, but I also like hearing mistakes, skips, and the other unexpected events that can occur when playing live and unfiltered. I hope you enjoy this mix as much as I did, my only complaint is the lack of The Toadman.