White Light will always be about night driving, introspection and taking the time to listen from start to finish.” When I read this, I knew exactly the kind of mix I wanted to make. While going to college, I had to make many long road trips across state lines. I tended to listen to a lot of Minimalism on those drives (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, etc), which to my ears completely embodies introspection and time. So I decided to make mix that bridges my current career in dance music with the simple, introspective qualities of music I listened to on those drives. This mix might be a little unexpected based on the music I’ve released, but I really wanted to showcase some of my influences and music I listen to for pleasure. Enjoy!
Loving all the White Light mixes, listened to them many times over. Its a mix series where dj’s can really dig into their crates and put down a set that wraps you up like a warm blanket. I tried to stray from the path a bit and let the beat drive my set, but still letting the tracks breath and bringing in those lush synth lines and harmonies. After seeing alot of the world in ’10, it was a pleasure to go back through my music and put this together with a fresh musical outlook.
It’s 1985, I’m in a nightclub in Berlin dancing,
when i return from the bathroom, i spot my wife with someone else, she sees me and leaves with him
I stagger out in to the night heartbroken and distraught
i get into my Mercedes and drive…i don’t know where i’m going just round and round Berlin
with my head clearing I head out on to the autobahn
daylight is breaking, i pass through Nurmberg and Munich, I just keeping going towards Italy as the music builds faster and faster, Towards Hope, towards a new start, towards a new gold dream