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We Make it Good Mix Series v. 10: Morgan Geist

August 25, 2009

For the latest version of the WMIG x FADER Presents We Make it Good Mix Series, Morgan Geist of Metro Area/Environ/Unclassics and New Jersey fame goes far out into the cosmos and comes back with an astoundingly tight selection of rare and seminal disco, but we'll let him explain the inspiration himself:

This little mix is obviously inspired by the original Cosmic DJs (Baldelli,
Loda) and innovative DJs of (or nearer to) my own generation, like DJ Harvey
and Daniel Wang. I made sure to include some records that I thought
I “discovered” on my own, only to hear them played by other (better) DJs who
probably knew about them a lot longer than I did. Parallel evolution is a
bitch, but I didn’t want to abandon these beloved tracks just because they
were “marked” by another DJ. For example, most DJs who know the Transfer
Station Blue track associate it with Sarcastic Disco, the infamous and
beautiful Harvey mix - yet I believe I got my first copy of it from my
departed friend, Barry Lederer, and associate it with digging and listening
and learning in his dusty old apartment on 24th Street in Manhattan. I find
Harvey inspirational, but don’t want my own Barry-nostalgia supplanted. I
realize it sounds corny, but sometimes you have to reclaim music that is
important to you, and that’s what a lot of this mix is about for me.

Download: We Make It Good Mix Series v. 10: Morgan Geist

We Make it Good Mix Series v. 10: Morgan Geist