So stoked that I actually found this – I thought it was lost forever!
15 years ago. Wow.
This is an accurate reflection of my “queer house” vibe in 2004. This mix predates my “live” rig by over 3 years, so all the mixing, acapella rocking, re-rubs, sampling, loops, etc were done using CDJ’s, a BOSS SP202 sampler and 1200’s…aka “Old School”.
After another listen, I now remember making Steve “silk” Hurley bootylicious, served Janet’s “nasty” some Self Control, turnt Xtina from dirrty to filthy, and pumped up Donna Summer (there’s prob more I forgot). Most importantly, the infamous “Jesus Christ, my Pussy is Burning” has been recovered!
Have a listen – Let this set your pussy on fire for the first time, or again! 😛
Finally get around to posting this LIVE mix from the last Pyramid monthly – my semi-annual throw down for the Pyramid crew, which is always one of the highlights of my year. I set a proper set length and a kick ass rig to werk it properly.
This one accidentally turned super special. Who knew I would end up in the hospital a week later, engaging in an intense fight and emergency surgery to save my life. Blessed that I’m here to post this, and will eventually be ready to rock again soon! Given all this rediculous fuckery, this recording will forever live as “Xotec’s last live set before he almost bit it!” Enjoy!
I can’t believe I didn’t put this LIVE set on my website until today (nearly a year later)…it’s been on Mixcloud for a bit but still…WTF is wrong with me?
Anyway…I did serve my boos @ Pyramid something special here. I’m werking X 3.0 + significant turntable action. I can’t properly serve almost 30 years of X’s CLASSICS without rocking at least 1/3 of the set using VINYL! (yep you can hear it, there is some pops, clicks, and a skip or two) Enjoy!
3 great DJ sets and a good vibe was a perfect warmup to my big surprise for the night. XOTEC’s set. Now, I see the flyer – XOTEC. Ok – I know him, he’s been around – he knows wassup. But Xotec can sometimes be a wild card. His range is wide and sometimes you don’t know what he will play. But on this event, he billed himself as “Ver. 3.0”. I didn’t really take any notice of this –but that is fine – right? Wrong! Xotec was not DJing. He was live. I wished this description was clearer in the advertising of the event. The setup was 3 controllers and a DAW *.
I thought he would go his own route with his own musical range – but he didn’t. He played the same style as the whole night. Which was nice and continuous. He did bring it up a little more, but added his flair to his compositions. Very minimal 90’s acid rifts could be heard, sampling from past elements, and mixing in new school beats. I really enjoyed his style – hard hitting new school compositions with a flavor of the past mixed in. Done very non-cheesily!*
You could tell he has been doing this awhile and he was very articulate in his performance. I was impressed with his set and amazed that he’s currently doing this. Really great to see and a good surprise.
*Digital Audio Workstation. Laptop driven, using a sound editing/composition program. Example: Ableton. ** We’ve all heard cheesy 90’s/acid played with new school to some horrible results – but he was nowhere close to that.