Or That Time Where Petra & I Attempted To Put Together A Mix To Play For People
Okay, so, back in the day, Petra and I used to keep a music blog called Warmest Corner, cleverly named after a Lucksmiths album. We were both sad (although, I don’t remember why anymore), and inspired by the likes of Said the Gramophone, we put one up on the platform we both felt (and still feel) most comfortable writing on: Livejournal.
On May 14, 2007, Warmest Corner was born and we started putting up mixes we made and sharing music and although it’s not really very updated anymore, we still like collecting songs we like and arranging them to tell stories. The thing is: we never really made any mixes together, so when Gabby called us up and asked if we could DJ on a Thursday night, we really didn’t know what we were going to be in for.
It’s funny, but I suddenly realized that we really don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to music… And it was extra traumatizing to try and make an hour-and-a-half long set that sort of held together, despite the inclusion of blatant country music and French electropop. We settled on the theme of a sad bastard with an inner party girl instead. Here’s a tracklist:
And the lovely Petraface uploaded them (in parts!) over here (dead links, so excluded):
PART ONE from Interpol to The Radio Dept.
PART TWO from Robyn to Beirut.
PART THREE from Tegan & Sara to Kelis.
We thought we were the only weirdos who actually danced to this kind of music, so thank you, everybody who came to Future last night. You made us feel a little less alone.
I don’t have photos of half the people that went, but I always find it so crazy when I think about how people meet people these days. I’ve been meeting a lot of new great people, both online and offline, and it’s just always so astounding to me how the world seems so small and so big at the same time.
And it always amazes me even more how, if you look hard enough, you can find the people who you really want to keep.
(All photos were taken by my brother, Luis. Under the cut, there are videos, of course. Of course.)
For some reason, that night involved a lot of Robyn.
HAHAHA this is really funny.