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Saturday 31 December 2022

NYE: A Mix For Dancing

New Year's Eve- I'm not sure what we're going to do tonight. New Year's Eve is a strange night at the best of times (unless you're young and in a club where all that happens is that the countdown to midnight is a brief interruption to a night of dancing). The reflective, verging on maudlin, aspects of it are too easily summoned at the moment but celebrating it feels odd too. Caught in no man's land.

But, still, Happy New Year to everyone who comes here for the music and the words, thank you for your comments and support, it means a lot. I hope you're having a good time tonight whether you're choosing to do something or nothing. See you all in 2023 for more of the same. 

This is a mix I put together of tracks from 2022, made for dancing to. It's what I'd want to hear as the clock ticked towards midnight, if happened to find myself in a sweaty basement with a good sound system and a strobe light tonight- you never know, it could happen. Sean Johnston's work features heavily, turning up on four of the tracks. There are a couple of transitions where things are a little skewwhiff (one of them skewwhiff in a way I quite like, the beats and noises piling up messily and then clearing) and the BPMs may be a little out but I think the track selection is good enough. A bunch of dance records sequenced together for an hour and a quarter, with a slow spaced out ambient start, a dubby ending and plenty of dancers in between. Happy new year.

NYE 2022 Dance Mix

  • Space Ghost: 4 AM
  • Long Range Desert Group: Adjustment Notice
  • Rude Audio: Big Heat
  • The Summerisle Six: This Is Something (Dub Mix)
  • Peak High: Was That All It Was (Hardway Bros Bleep Dub)
  • David Holmes: It's Over, If We Run Out Of Love (Hardway Bros Remix)
  • Unloved: Turn Of The Screw (Erol Alkan Rework)
  • The Orielles: Darkened Corners (Eyes Of Others Remix)
  • Phil Kieran and Green Velvet: Enjoy The Day (Hardway Bros Meet Monkton Downtown Remix)
  • Matt Gunn: Disko Drohne
  • Cantoma ft. Quinn Lamont Luke: Alive (Conrad's Vacant Lot Remix)
  • 10:40: Hawaii (Big Wave Dub)


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. Thanks for the music and the words over the year. Swc.

C said...

Happy New Year to you and family, SA. Here's hoping for better times generally in 2023.

Nick L said...

I'll be at home with family tonight, eating some nice food and trying to avoid Jools Holland. Thanks aa ever for the blog. All the best to you and yours Adam.

Khayem said...

Just a glance at the track list and knowing your 'form' for delivering excellent mixes tells me we're in good hands, Adam. Looking forward to giving this a listen later on.

Thanks so much for another year of Bagging Area. Not just for the music and the eloquent and evocative writing that accompanies each post but also for your heartfelt - often heartbreaking - account of what you've been going through day by day through the year. It often may not feel that way, but you are an inspiration and I hope that you can take some comfort and encouragement from the comments you receive.

Have a peaceful and Happy New Year, whatever you do, we'll be back in 2023. Best wishes, K

Rickyotter said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Adam, let's hope 2023 brings better times for all of us