Portland DJ-extraordinaire DJ ZIMMIE is at the top of the open-format DJ game. His selection is diverse, his crates are deep, and his skill behind the decks is impossible to contest.
A fresh voice when it comes to discourse on the 'big picture' ideas of DJ culture, his article 'The End of DJ'ing' has been getting a great deal of coverage (for good reason). It's a cogent reflection on contemporary DJ and music culture. Combining personal narratives with sage-like advice on handling your ego, the cutthroat (and cut-rate) nightlife business, and the ever-changing nature of technology, the questions posed by the article are not to be understated or ignored.
Do yourself (and the community you work/DJ/promote in) a favor, and give Zimmie's article a read: 'The End of DJ'ing'
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I've found myself nodding to this mix for a minute - it's full of those "oh, word?!" moments as Zimmie runs through tons of classics in just under an hour. Enjoy.
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DJ DIGITAL DAVE: Dirty Disco IV
Pittsburgh's DJ DIGITAL DAVE just dropped this dope mixtape full of club-friendly disco/electro bangers (peep the tracklist!). An avowed fan of Pitbull (Mr. Worldwide! Dale!) Dave has been steadily killing the edit game (and dancefloors!) for quite some time. We've featured the bacon-crazed homie before, so peep the 2000Down Archives for more Digital Dave heat.
ZIMMER: Graceland (September Mixtape)
ZIMMER remixes and edits are nightclub WMD's (RIP Hollerboard) when properly deployed. The dude stays putting out really dope, laid back nu-disco/house cuts. Like any talented producer, his catalog is diverse. His peak hour material and forward-thinking and powerful, and his more aerial beats supplement those opening-set 'floor warmers' nicely. This September mixtape has a real tropical feel to it, and it's full of chilled indie-disco vibes. From start to finish, nothing but the freshness. Notable jams include the Jaguar Ma remix and some great stuff by Cassian!
JIMI NEEDLES: Eighteen Minutes of Fury (Wakestock Festival 2012 Promo Mix)
18 Minutes of FUNKY FUNKY FUNKY Hip-Hop/Disco/Funk Breaks. I've been a huge JIMI NEEDLES fan since a friend passed me this mix he put out in 2010. The cuts and scratches were crisp, and the selection was awesome - a prefect blend of 'electronic' influenced (sub)genres blended seamlessly with funk, soul, DnB, disco, and boom-bap hip-hop. Give this a listen, you won't be disappointed.
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