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    • bartadamley
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      People thought it was one big record – that’s how flawless and seamless his mixes were. I told him, ‘Can you make me a cassette? I want you to be on the radio.’

      Oh man. This just makes me so eager to listen to more & more mixes out there, and become an absolute student of this. It gets me eager to make more mixes, as well. Having made and releasing 6 "publicly" has already made me improve quite much, and I am excited to see where it takes me in the coming future.

      https://soundcloud.com/bartadamley/bartydarty-vol-5 here's my newest one for anyone interested :)

      “For my part, I was just opening up and sharing my crazy musical tastes with people,” he says. “And it just so happened that it was concurrent with the rise of Detroit Techno, Chicago House, Belgian New Beat, England’s ‘Summer of Love,’ the coming of ‘raves’ to Detroit, and many other movements and forms.”

      What an exciting time this must have been. I am completely unfamiliar with the Chicago House scene, but I could see this being a fruitful learning endeavor. It is so important to understand the history of the area in which you are trying to immerse yourself in!

      Nowadays, stumbling across a non-top 40 techno or house mix on air is a rare find – like searching for a needle in a haystack.

      This is a unique way of posing the question of what makes a good DJ? Playing the music everyone already knows and likes, or playing the music that has the chance to be a flop or an absolute success?

      I prefer the latter. I think helping others discover the love of a new track they have never heard before is one of the most powerful things one can do.

      I came across this Derrick May quote last night:

      "Life is life."

      "Rhythm is Rhythm."

      Interpret this however you like. This research has only just begun . . . .