It was July 1996 when the Mad Blunt Posse played their first nights in Market Street’s Le Club. The first South Africa crew to push the sound of Big Beat hip hop, Dancehall funk and the best place to hear Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Daft Punk and everything else we called different. At the end of the 90′s we all went our separate ways and that meant Shang Hai, China for who we called Missile Myles.
Myles always had a great ear for music and left us on a contract to play the hotels of Shang Hai. After a 7 year absence, Myles came back to visit the folks and see his home town and I managed to slip him a performance at 2012′s Jozifest.
Basically, I pumped him full of all the exciting music I had been collecting over the past couple of years and after his choice, this is the selection we came up with. Using his ear and the M-Audio Xponent, we put this set together to a raving response at the festival.
I’d bought a new laptop especially for the occasion and put it down next to the monitor and buzzed it out on it’s first public appearance. I have never had such a nail biting start to a set and dreamt of my vinyl crate!!! After all the holding on for dear life, we did get started as the last song faded from the Hypnomaniacs.
I did, however, forget to press record on the night and what you hear here is actually my first attempt at piecing a mix together using Ableton Live. Still learning all the knobs and I hope it does justice to our performance on the night.
Thanks Myles, I Love You, Buddy!!!