Not a DJ Mix Vol.1: Exotica

The summer is upon us, and as the sun beats down upon the pallid skin of the members of the Error-Vizion horde, we use this opportunity to spring forth anew, as the harvest returns with bounty.

While we will all be running in serpentine directions, I am using this season to release a series of mixes that explore non-Dj or A-traditional DJ music that I am tersely calling: “Not a DJ Mix.” Though Vol.2 will be an all vinyl, live recorded mix of outsider black metal, for the first installment I thought I’d embrace the cult of Ra.

I first discovered “lounge music” through the re-release of Capital Records’ catalog, in the 90′s, under the guise of the “Ultra Lounge”series. While all of its pomp and camp fascinated me, I kept returning time and time again to the “ethnic”-cum-anglo genre of “exotica.” With
its crudely co-opted use of instruments from a myriad of countries and cultures, I fell in love with this space-race era exploration of the far reaches of the globe.

Here then, is a rough odd hour of some of my favorite numbers that flirt in the direction of Exotica. So, chop open your coconut, pop your cocktail umbrella, pour your liquor of choice, pray to the Tiki gods, and unfurl your frame onto the damp beach sands…..

NOT A DJ MIX VOL1: EXOTICA

Listen live, and download

Or, go straight to the DL: HERE

2 Comments

  1. […] part of a new mix series he’s doing called Not A DJ Mix. He’s gonna explore a host of eclectic sounds that are totally underrepresented in the mix […]

  2. Fantastic!!


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