I'm embarrassed! What else can I say after neglecting my blog for months except life on the road gets crazy. Anyways, with this past summer's European tour behind me, I can focus on other things again... like this little blog. And, damn, do I have some things to blog about! Expect stories from the tour along with a recap, info on my new 12" that just came out as part of 2 Block Radius and lot's more mixes and edits to post!
Below is a set from the first gig of this summers tour and one of my faves year in and year out, Body & Soul outside of Dublin, Ireland! This year, I had the pleasure to perform three completely different sets on all three days and in three different areas of the festival. This set is was recorded the first night as I opened the main dance tent, the Midnight Circus, ahead of James Murphy (DFA/LCD Sound System). What an honor, what a vibe and what a treat to hear these tunes on that massive Funktion One rig! BOOM! Although it won't quite be the same, I hope you can still enjoy the tunes on your personal sound system of choice. Boogie on!
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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