LISTEN: JD Twitch Mix From '92
, July 24th, 2012 12:15
Set supporting Derrick May at Pure in 1992
Where were you in '92, the youth cry! Well, thanks to this slightly lo-fi recording, we know that the good man Mr JD Twitch was playing out at Pure in Edinburgh supporting Derrick May - this mighty combo will be repeated this Friday, July 27th, when JD Twitch and May play the final installment of Dollop's Detroit's series in London - more information about that here, check out Twitch's comments about the mix below the Soundcloud.
"I'm a very poor archivist of my past and have kept zero recordings of myself DJing in the 1990s. Last year, out of the blue someone sent me a digital transfer of a tape of me DJing in 1991 which i put up on my Soundcloud. As a result of that another recording of me playing all those years ago was recently sent to me. The sender reckons it's a recording of me warming up for Derrick May at Pure in Edinburgh in early 1992, or at least that is what it says on his tape. It sounds more like 1991 to me but whatever, as I'm playing with Mr. May at Dollop's Detroit series in London this weekend it seemed a good fit to make it available.
"We had Derrick play many, many times at Pure throughout the 1990s and I'd rate some of those performances by him in the top three best ever DJ sets I've ever heard, so I am very much looking forward to hearing where he is at in 2012. In the meantime, here's a side of a C90 cassette of me playing before him 20 years ago. It was a live recording to begin with and has probably been copied from cheap tape to cheap tape many times, so don't expect the fidelity to be particularly high. I'd only been mixing for a year or so at this point so it's a little rough on that front but i think it has a good energy. There are a couple of tracks in the middle of it that I have zero recollection of, but otherwise it contains a few tracks I still love and occasionally still play by Todd Terry, Joey Beltram, MK, and the much maligned Moby who made several seminal club tracks in the early 90s."