SWITCH! is an idea that my friends and I came up with one smoke-filled evening... The idea is that it's a way to have some fun on the rare occasions when we're all dj'ng in the same block of town and to have neighborhood bars work together rather than against each other. Since the venues we play at are usually the only bars open in our neighborhood it's a pretty easy idea for people to follow.
The premise is that starting at around 11pm we begin a rotation between the places we're spinning at. We each leave our 'home' bars to go play a short set at each other's bars, allowing enough time to have a drink at each establishment. No flash drives allowed, you have to use each person's unique setup and attempt to figure out their library organization as well as hopefully not repeating any tracks.
So at 11pm, Mike Carlson leaves the downtown Great Dane to head over to Natt Spil where Nate VPS is playing. Nate then heads up to Maduro and then I head down to the Dane. We continue the rotation until we each return to our 'home' bars. The whole process somehow takes longer than you'd think, so the 11pm start time allows us enough time to return 'home' at a reasonable hour, preferably well before last call!
Patrons can either choose to follow us around or stick at one spot and catch all 3 of us. No matter what it's always a blast and one of the reasons that makes Madison such a great place to live. It's also a reason why Sunday nights are my favorite night in town.
This is the mix from Maduro, see if you can figure out who's dj'ng by the song selections. Hope you all enjoy it and follow me on Twitter to be alerted when the next one is, we often decide them the day of.
111 Minute Live Mix (254mb file/320k CBR)
Federico Aubele - Esta Noche
Erykah Badu - Honey (GRC's Jamaican Honey Rub & Honey Dub)
Tenor Saw - Ring the Alarm
Slim Smith - My Conversation
Kardinal Offishall - Nina
Buju Banton - Girl U Know
Lloyd Brown - Black Bags
Marcia Griffiths - I Told You
Peter Spence - Two Keys
Terry Linen - No Time To Linger
Alborosie - Rastafari Anthem
Collie Buddz - Come Around
Chip FU - Sensei
Beres Hammond - I feel good
Romain Virgo - Mi Caan Sleep
Marya Josie - He Does It Better
Thievery Corporation - Until The Morning
Fat Freddy's Drop - Roady
Bonobo - Scuba (Amon Tobin Remix)
DJ Krush - On The Dub-ble
Astrud Gilberto - The Gentle Rain (RJD2 Remix)
Massive Attack - Pray for Rain
The Bamboos - I Don't Wanna Stop (Marc Mac Remix)
Nas- Get Down (Quantic Soul Orchestra Mix)
Alice Russell - All Alone (DJ Day Meets Clutchy Hopkins Remix)
Bebel Gilberto - Cada Beijo (Thievery Corporation Mix)
Afrodisiac Sound System - Another One Bites The Dust
Jose Gonzalez - Killing For Love (Todd Terje Brokeback Mix)
Antena - Camino Del Sol (Todd Terje rmx)
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition & Luz Mob - Tabaco y Ron
Mos Def - Quiet Dog (Sabo's Cosmic Edit)
Floating Points - Love Me Like This (Nonsense Dub)