Downtown Selector Year Zero

One year ago, I moved to Manhattan and, as a lifelong DJ, my heart was broken when I was forced to leave my decades-old record collection in storage and make my move with only my turntables. Over the past year, I have slowly added to my new collection here, but the cost-of-living increase meant that I’ve had to become very selective about these additions.

Not all of these records came out over the past year but they are some of the ones that I chose to pursue and collect during that time.

Mixed live on July 10, 2022, exactly one year after my move, as a love letter to my new record collection, home, and life.

52 minutes of the best music representing the best 52 weeks of my life so far.

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Tracklisting

  1. Angel Du$t – All the Way Dumb
  2. Bad Brains – Destroy Babylon
  3. Pop. 1280 – Noncompliant
  4. Surprise Chef – Deadlines
  5. Seaworthy & Matt Rösner – Spencer Creek Pt 1
  6. Widowspeak – Unwind
  7. Black Marble – Try
  8. Joy Orbison – Runnersz
  9. Gimmik – Form2
  10. Erika de Casier – Friendly
  11. Warpaint – Like Sweetness
  12. Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Kuni
  13. Yumi Zouma – Honestly, It’s Fine
  14. Pickle Darling – Achieve Lift!
  15. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Mariella
  16. Matt Duncan – Beacon

Some Archived WRFL Radio Shows

WRFL is the University of Kentucky’s student radio station here in Lexington and it has played a significant role in my life over the years since it first started back when I was in high school. I had a weekly radio show there from 2006 to 2016 and also served for a while as the RPM/Dance Playbox Director. Five years of that run were an all-vinyl Dubstep show called The Subset (from 2006 – 2011).

I recently have been going back and listening to some of my old shows and thought it might be fun to share some of them. Also, it’s an exercise to exorcise some of my perfectionist demons. Until now, I’ve never shared any of my shows because I’ve been too embarrassed of my mistakes in mixing but I’m realizing that it is important to also acknowledge my successes so there you are. I may add more in the future but, for now, here’s one from almost exactly 10 years ago.

The Subset July 8, 2009 (10PM – Midnight):

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Also, earlier this year, Brian Connors Manke invited me to guest on his Alumni Show so I thought it would be fun to throw that up here too. It’s a decent representation of a bunch of the other genres that I’m into.

Alumni Show January 1, 2019 (Noon – 2PM):

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