As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I went to see Miles Sagnia in Cambridge one Saturday night. Appallingly low turnout was in some way compensated for by meeting Miles and him agreeing to do an interview for this blog. I'm in the process of putting some questions together. Meanwhile, I've just come across this mix from Miles while doing the daily trawl through Facebook. Here are the words which accompany it, along with a track list.
First up, i'm not in the habit of speaking up publicly, but I feel I have something to say...
Since I started out playing records 16 years ago, I have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of respect for our dance music heritage & artistry output In this increasingly naive era of disposable music, where tracks stay in people's record bags (or should i say laptops) for a nanosecond before being ruthlessly sidelined for 'newer, fresh' material. I've always tried to play music that speaks to me. A lot of new stuff does get in the bag, there is always great fresh music out there somewhere but I also find that I i'm continually drawn back to various cuts due to their continual aural radiance and integrity. These are the sort of records that connect with my mind... even if I have heard them many times before..
I hope people out there get where i'm coming from before passing judgement.... As it seems to me that what we are all presented with now is one big ego ball of media driven competitiveness. This saddens me. Where is the love?...
I believe really knowing every moment in a record allows one to fully harness the dancefloor and the mind of it's occupants by delivering music in a way that goes far beyond words... Favouring quality timeless music regardless of age or release date, rather than 'quick fix' records is the way things roll over here.
For all those DJ's out there with no musical integrity, I urge you to dig a little deeper in your quest and search out timeless music, never mind the 'genre'. Leave those ego's at the door and come soak up the flavours because at the end of the day, it really is all about the music.... So with that in mind I hope you enjoy the journey here, an honest, straight up mix from the soul....... Miles
2.DAVE ANGEL - ARABIAN NIGHTS - ISLAND
3.GLENN UNDERGROUND - THERE IS A TIME - PEACEFROG
4.JS-03 - JS-03
5.THE 65D MAVERICKS - MOVE TOWARDS THE LIGHT - MAKATON
6.D5 - SIDES OF SPACE - DELSIN
7.TYREE COOPER - ANOTHER REASON - LONE
8.GLENN UNDERGROUND - INNER TECH-NO - MUZIC VISION
9.MILES SAGNIA - FACE THE MUSIC - ATMOSPHERIC EXISTENCE
10. CONFORCE - STOP HOLD - MEANWHILE
11. ANDERS ILAR - BLACK NUMBERS - NARITA
12. E.R.P. - SILVAE - DOWN LOW
13. KERRI CHANDLER - DIGITAL LOVE AFFAIR - LARGE
14. SWAYZAK - DOOBIE - SWAYZAK
15. MILES SAGNIA - RELATIVITY - AESTHETIC AUDIO
16. 2 RAUM WOHNUNG - ICH BIN DER REGEN (Moritz Von Oswald remix) - IT
17. DOMINA - (Maurizio mix)
18. JICHAEL MACKSON - TEE TRINKEN IN BRAUNEN SALON - PHICTIV
19. A.E.R. SAMPLE
20. CONVEXTION - GREY SKY WARM CAR - DOWN LOW
Recorded Live @ A.E.R. Studios, on 2 x Technics 1200's, Pioneer 600 Mixer / 2 x Adam P11 Monitors.
Vinyl only mix (except for A.E.R. Samples (1+19) on CD)