Strange and interesting, eclectic and exciting. Local Record Store, Analog Underground presents a mix of loungey records for the utmost calming and cooling atmospheric vibes. FREE tonight at Aurora Providence from 8pm-12am.
Remember this interview with DJ Analog Underground from last September?
We’re super excited to be hosting DJ Analog Underground (aka David Lifrieri) for our fist ever #designblock! Here, we talk a little about his inspirations and his record store on Broadway, Analog Underground.
WHAT CAME FIRST– THE RECORD STORE OR YOUR CURATORIAL TALENTS IN MUSIC?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY WHEN YOU’RE HOME ALONE?
When I am home alone… Wow, well guilty pleasure zone here. Don’t tell anyone but I really love Matrix mixes of Grateful Dead concerts from the late 1970’s.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY FOR YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS?
Whatever music has sparked an intimation of divine consciousness or Matrix mixes of Grateful Dead concerts from the late 1970’s
WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A GOOD PARTY?
A large amount of people. A large amount of inebriants* and a large amount of Matrix mixes of Grateful Dead concerts from the late 1970’s.
HOW DO YOU PUT YOUR PLAYLISTS TOGETHER? IS IT SYSTEMATIC? ABOUT HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Willingness to fail and being limited by vinyl are my greatest strengths. Prep time varies but takes the following form: I visualize the party. Who is there, how they are dressed, lighting, setting, food served, etc. A few tunes will come to mind as sure “bangers”. I think about why these songs are so good. This gives me a lead to the next tune or the prior one. I follow the links, not thinking about time or actual order, because any plan like this will be useless once the party starts.
You have to feel the crowd. This is what separates DJs from a person playing music out of a computer. Information is out there. But giving it to people is not what they want. They want love. Getting them to admit that is a hard thing to do. You have to know your tunes as well as your audience. Any ritual requires pain and suffering before bliss. I feel it with them. This is my method. Sometimes it works great, sometimes I clear the dance floor. We’re all in this together! Dragged by a burning hot ball of fire through the universe!
*In Downcity does not condone the use of “a large amount of inebriants.”