Sunday, November 23

DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues

"... So goes part of the two-minute monologue that opens DJ Sprinkles' album-length paean to early-‘90s deep house, Midtown 120 Blues. Sprinkles, an alias of multi-media producer and computer musician Terre Thaemlitz, is probably not a name that's familiar to most house heads; and with good reason, Thaemlitz's own relationship to the genre can best be described as 'complicated.' A former DJ at midtown Manhattan transsexual clubs, Thaemlitz was a first-hand witness to the stark urban contexts from which deep house first emerged -- sexual and gender crises, social stratification, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse -- an experience that clashes with the official script, the defining narrative arc of house as a collective, shared, and universally galvanizing experience."
New Yorker - Depth on the Dance Floor: The Music of DJ Sprinkles (Video)
YouTube: Dj Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues, Grand Central, Part I Deep Into the Bowel of House, Grand centrak Part I (MCDE Bassline Dub), Oh, Yoko - Seashore (Sprinkles' Ambient Ballroom), DJ Sprinkles - Klinsfrar Melode