right after my parents separated, i visited my dad at the house i grew up in on the weekends- we would go to blockbuster and get movies to watch with my brother and I. One time we got a couple horror films, Return of the Living Dead 3 was one of them. Everyone else passed out and I stayed up and watch this shit- I was about 11. It left an impact on me-probably due to it’s gorey aesthetic. The movie came out in 1993, so it had amazing make up design- not all that CGI shit.
Fatboy Slim, You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1998) This was a game changer for me back in eighth grade. The insert unfolded and had a photo collage panoramic of Norman Cook’s (Fatboy Slim’s) studio space. There was so much from that panoramic that inspired me-the mass of records, all the keyboards, and especially the turntables/mixer. From that album I was determined to get a turntable meant for dj-ing and scratching. I also started collecting records, mostly combing Goodwills that my Mom took me to. Never stopped diggin’ in the crates. Still fuckin’ with turntables too. So yeah, this is a cool album.
Danny Brown [Old] “Lonely” has to be my favorite track off of this album so far.
Daft Punk, Homework (1997) This came out when I was in middle school. I liked the “Around the World” video and how the song complimented it’s weirdness. Years later, when I was working at my very first job, I listened to it on cassette tape while I stocked canned goods in a basement pantry. I was by myself, so I didn’t have to worry about looking dumb mildly dancing with the tape. The driving beats, and the subtle transitions stuck with me.
Paul’s Boutique changed my life.
a most funkular beatjunkie happy kind of mix, here’s a collage of tracks by none other than mr d cell. Listen to it.
I’m listening to this till i have it memorized.