This chapter grew out of an essay of the same title originally published in n+1. While there's no lack of mixes by me available to listen to online, the official streaming services barely have anything, so back in 2012 I put up about 10 hours of my mixes for free download. My breakout mix from 2001, Gold Teeth Thief, discussed in this chapter, is a good place to begin:
Gold Teeth Thief
To keep in touch with what I’m up to these days, you can sign up for my newsletter, follow me on Instagram and Twitter, and click around my Soundcloud page. This video from 2010 provides a decent overview of my musical output at that point:
Recent music projects include larger-scale performances like the Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner:
After all that DJing, what could be more strange than writing down original music on pieces of paper and giving it to other musicians to perform? I've been doing precisely that since 2015. Here are the results of commissions I received to write new material for Bang On A Can All-Stars and Saul Williams & the Mivos Quartet:
Writing this I realize that, with the exception of material from my friends in the Toneburst crew, I don't have any mixes from the DJs and club nights that most inspired me back in the late 90s. DJ culture has a complicated relationship to the historical record; for an excellent social history of the artform I recommend Last Night A DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton.