CPI - 2005 demo 1
CPI - 2005 demo 2
I found 2 old demos on an external hard drive. As my days of relevancy as a DJ slow to a halt, I wanted to share them to give some perspective.
Go back and look at my output circa 2004. GO AND LOOK. I had started buying a few dancier records in 2003 and 2004, and 2004 saw releases of mixtapes for both Venus Envy and The Decypher Cru. I was hot shit, on a roll. I was playing dancey vinyl, feeling good, and decided I should go get a regular booking at a club. What could go wrong?
After passing around a tonne of these demos, no one called me back. Maybe they didn't like the music, maybe they didn't want a fat queer woman on display, whatevs. In retrospect a lot of my dance favourites did not exactly inspire the same rush of feelings in the rest of the world. YMMV
Honed by many years of eclectic queer parties, I repeated a similar thing in 2012, with much greater refinement: Q-Bounce 1.1 and Q-Bounce 1.2 were my statements of how I wanted to have a dance party. They were demos of exactly what I wanted to bring to the table.
The reactions from my hometown Ottawa crowds were mostly stares, gawks, and confusion, thus effectively ending my viability as a dance DJ. (though apparently it went over well in Toronto and Montreal.)
These are a bit sloppy, but for me, endearing. Maybe it's the nostalgia. I once thought I could get Ottawa clubs to dance along to Squarepusher and Mu. Oh god the needle even jumps at one point.
I made them each under 20 minutes so they could fit on one of those nifty 3" CDRs, or on either side of a 40 minute cassette.