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It’s 80s Time!

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Did you know that I like the 80’s? Ok, so that’s an understatement. I fergin love the 80’s and I know the music inside and out! Once upon a time, I worked at an 80’s club night and got to work for some pretty awesome crowds that let me get away with playing just about anything.

During that time, I recorded a bunch of my club sets and here is just one of them.

This mix starts of a bit post-punkish, runs into full-on italo disco, and ends up in full 80’s dance mode. Enjoy!

80’s Mix by John Wood on Mixcloud

From Deep in the Crates: An Atmospheric DNB Mix

Music Masters turntables

Did you know that one upon a time, I was a club DJ? Not only that, but I got my start playing drum and bass in the clubs around Jacksonville, Florida in the early 2000’s. You’re right, that’s a pretty long ways from being a wedding DJ, but you know what? It still influences the way I play today in a big way.

I found this mix this weekend while I was cleaning up my iTunes database. It was unlabeled, so I’m not really sure when I made it. My guess is somewhere around 2007. I dug pretty deep into my record crates to make this one with a few tunes being from the very beginning of LTJ Bukem’s  Good Looking Records catalogue along with some of my other favorite artists like Blame, who incidentally, DJ’d by birthday back in 2004.

Take a listen!

Top 10 Albums of 2013

kexp 2013 top albums countdown

It’s that time of year again! Time to wrap up and look at the year behind us before the new year begins. Of course, this means lots of top such and such lists of the year. 2013 was an incredible year for music and looking back has me totally blown away by how many great albums came out this year!

KEXP has been running their top 10 lists for the last week or so and taking votes from their listeners to compile their top 90.3 albums of 2013. Of course I had to play along! Here’s my list: Continue reading