Brighter Days 010

Tonight I've got a little break from your regularly scheduled set of flawlessly beat-matched disco and house bangers, we're keeping it casual playing an unmixed set of records that were staples of gigs I used to do at dimly-lit boutique hotel bars.

For about four years I had a weekly hotel gig, and although any working DJ will tell you that these are not the fun ones, it may actually be the type of gig I miss the most. Usually there's only a few people there, killing time on their vacation or on a date night, so in a way it's just an intimate hangout between you and your record collection (with a steady stream of cocktails, soda water, and kale salads, shoutout to the staff of the South Congress Hotel).

But moral of the story is that at a gig like that, where you're forced slog through three hours of music that most of the audience is ignoring, you really become friends with your records in a way you don't in other contexts. And I really truly miss those friends, which I spent a little time with tonight. Hope you enjoy.

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Thanks for listening,



  1. Point of View Point by Cornelius on Point (Matador Records)
  2. Break
  3. Do Better by Fatima on Do Better (Eglo Records)
  4. Trashing Days by The Notwist on Neon Golden (Domino Records)
  5. Solid Ground by Ms. John Soda on No P or D (Morr Music)
  6. Palmless by Dana Falconberry on Public Hi-Fi Sessions 02 (Public Hi-fi)
  7. Tonight by Lou Rebecca on Lou Rebecca (Holodeck Records)
  8. More Than This by Roxy Music on Avalon (Warner Bros)
  9. Break
  10. Do Not Be Deceived by Warren Donnell Hickman & The San Francisco Inspirational Choir on God is Love (Onyx)
  11. If You Believe Your God Is Dead (Try Mine) by The Swan Silvertones on Soulful Funk & Gospel Soul (Mukatsuku)
  12. Burn by Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band (Big Crown)
  13. He was a big freak by Betty Davis on they say i'm different (light in the attic)
  14. Break
  15. Space is the Place by Ezra Collective on You Can't Steal My Joy (Enter the Jungle Records)
  16. U R What U Repeatedly Do by Kiefer on Kickinit Alone (Leaving Records)
  17. Happysad Sunday by Kiefer on Kickinit Alone (Leaving Records)
  18. Break
  19. Air (feat. DOOM) by Dabrye on Two / Three (Ghostly International)
  20. America's Most Blunted (Instrumental) by Madvillian on Madvillian Instrumentals (Stones Throw Records)
  21. Break
  22. Friends by Whodini on Escape (Jive Records)
  23. Slide by Frank Ocean on Endless (Def Jam Recordings)
  24. Break
  25. Nights (Sango Remix) by Frank Ocean on Cayendo (blonded)
  26. Break
  27. Dear April by Frank Ocean on Dear April (blonded)
  28. Break
  29. Kitasaku by Sketches From An Island (International Feel)
  30. Break
  31. Never Be Another You by El Michels Affair feat. Lee Fields (Big Crown Records)
  32. Break
  33. Love Dream by Tapper Zukie and the Warriors (Stars)
  34. Break
  35. The Looser by Black Sugar on Viajecito (1970-1972) (Vampi Soul)
  36. Break
  37. Sweet Sensation by The Melodians on Sweet Sensation (Mango Records)
  38. Break
  39. Reload by Don Drummond on In Memory of Don Drummond (Studio One)
  40. Break
  41. I Would Be a Fool by Bob Andy on Songbook (Studio One)
  42. Break
  43. Cento Anos de Juventud by Irakere on Irakere 2 (Columbia Records)
  44. Republica de Chonta by Solo Moderna on Republica Moderna (Galletas Calientes)
  45. The Edge (Skip on Beat Remix) by Mophono on The Edge (CB Records)
  46. Fashion by David Bowie (RCA)