What a weekend! After spending the past month or so in quiet semi-seclusion, the onslaught of activity and interaction that happened over the past few days was almost too much for me to handle. As many of you all know, I spent the past weekend saying my official goodbyes to Norman, Oklahoma in a variety of ways. There were meals shared, conversations had, music premiered, CDs sold, kind words exhanged, and more hugs than I’ve ever had in such a small period of time. It was hard in a lot of ways, I didn’t get to spend as much time as I would have liked with anyone, and there were some people I didn’t get a chance to see at all. But I’ll remember the whole experience forever I’m sure, and the enthusiasm and love that I received from all of the people I love in that great town will not be forgotten either. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in any way during the past 8 years in that wonderful town, all this is because of you.
I am also aware that many readers of this blog don’t live in Norman, and so I don’t want you all to feel left out on the love either! Most of the new music I’ve put out in the past week has been in physical form only, so there are all of these big releases happening but only a few people actually have access to this music. That’s one reason why I put out the Main Character EP last week, but just one EP isn’t enough, in my opinion, for all of the people that live outside this little circle of people in Oklahoma, so I want to dedicate this next mixtape release to all of you beautiful supporters who don’t live in close proximity to me! I’ve mentioned this latest release several times before, but it’s finally complete and ready for the public, and I want to share this little preview video with you all that I made for it, it’s very much in the style of the video trailer I made when I remixed Flying Lotus’s Cosmogramma.
DJ RED Lite – Conversations with Dudley (Chopped & Screwed) PREVIEW
It’s a complete remix of Declaime’s 2004 album, which I’ve always had a super soft spot for, and I feel translates to a slowed-down version very nicely. You can find the download link in the video description on YouTube, on the ALBUMS/MIXTAPES page of this site, or right here – LINK! And if you don’t know who Declaime/Dudley Perkins is, here is a really interesting documentary about him from last year:
Interplanetary Peace Talks (2012 A.U.)
Big thanks to Sarah Warmker for making the album art for this mixtape, it turned out exactly how I hoped it would! I hope everybody’s been enjoying all this new music that’s been happening, it’s definitely a huge relief for me to get it out there to you all. Drop me a line anytime if you have any impressions you’d like to share with me, I’d be curious to know any perspective you all have about any of my stuff.