Oyster Playlist: Felix Dickinson
A 10-Point introduction to dance.
Felix Dickinson has been DJing for 20 years. That means he was DJing long before DJing became the activity du jour, and three-quarters of your social circle bought a set of decks and started playing at the local. Felix has also put together a YouTube playlist for us. He called it 'A 10-Point Introduction To Dance', and it includes a video he took of his friend pulling some serious moves on the d-floor.
The "master of all things disco" will playing tonight in Melbourne at The Mercat Basement and tomorrow night in Sydney at the People Must Jam warehouse party. You can also download this teaser mix he made ahead of the shows. Prepare to be schooled:
1. 'Good Morning Story' — Holger Czukay
Here's a nice track to start with from the master of insanity Mr. Czukay.
2. Gorgio Moroder in studio.
I love this footage of Gorgio Moroder at work in the studio, so business in his shirt and tie.
3. 'Alchemy' — Chris & Cosey
This track from Chris and Cosey sounds pretty fucked up, I think it was released on cassette or VHS, so the warped sound is from tape damage, I'd love to get my hands on a clean copy!
4. 'Qu'est-ce Qi'il a' — Krootchey
Super dope weirdo music from Phillipe Krootchey the man responsible for Love International.
5. 'Velo' — Figures
This is a track from 'Figures' who'll be guesting at the next 'Bring It' party that I'm doing with the Idjut Boys on the 11th of October (plug, plug).
6. 'Use Your Mouth 2 Luv Me' — Marcus Mixx
Here's a bit of proper Chicago musical and visual mentalness from the man like Marcus Mixx.
7. DJ Harvey at Zap nightclub.
This footage is from the end of the night at a Tonka party at the Zap back in 1990, these were some of the first parties I ever went to and as such were hugely influential to me, good times; the track playing is Piano Attack, by Paris Grey.
8. 'Nick the Dancer'
I shot this video of my friend the legendary record dealer and international DJ Nick the Record at last year's Secret Garden party. Here he is showing us how to cut a rug (and eat a shirt).
9. 'Love Is Just The Game' — Peter Brown
Here's a track from one of my favourite producers, Peter Brown.
10. 'Still Going' — D117
Slick video for the super deep D117 from my friends Eric and Liv.