Before leaving London last week, I decided at the last minute to visit my dear friend and old partner in 2 Block Radius (along with my other dear friend, Tom Cloutman), Nicole Maison. We ended up setting up his decks and unpacking boxes of records that had not been played since he lived in San Francisco many years ago. These boxes were like a deep house time capsule, containing classic pieces of wax from the early to mid 90's. Nick began selecting the cuts and I began to play them, having not played vinyl in over three years. Seeing him again and playing these tunes both seemed like the last time was only yesterday. This is the result. Our love is deep.
I've just arrived back to the United States from three months of djing around Europe and I just wanted to send a massive shout out and thank you to all those that helped make it possible. Also, a big shout out to all the amazing people I met on my travels, to all those that danced to my music and to all the old friends I was lucky enough to reconnect with. It really could not have been any better and it is something I shall never forget!
I also need to say an extra special thank you to a few people whom without this tour would not have been possible:
Jessica Mathies, my travel coordinator extraordinaire. I don't know how I'll ever go back to flying coach again!
Paul Cleghorn & Yvonne Blondell for sharing their home with me in London in-between gigs. You guys are the best! Hopefully I can repay you one day.
Freddie Kirk & Avril Stanley for booking me to play Body & Soul and Electric Picnic, two definite highlights!
Gideon Berger for booking me to play the legendary NYC Downlow at Glastonbury. You've given me endless stories to tell the grandkids one day!
Jeff Croese & Sara Mattens for booking me all over Amsterdam and for hosting me in the K-Zone…epic!
Werra von Essen & Matilde Urdinola for booking me and hosting me, respectively, around Sweden. I love you both and I love your country!
Elaine McGrath, my artist liaison, for being up for the adventure!
I've got loads of photos I shot and a bunch of video I need to edit down in to something watchable. Hopefully I 'll get around to it soon!
And now for the United States…see you all soon! xo
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