We’re delighted and proud to announce our new series, B.A.D.mix, where we will showcase our favourite DJs from across the globe.
At B.A.D., we’re committed to uplifting voices from the whole diaspora – this is something we aim to reflect with the series, with a particular focus on those who have flown under the radar so far, alongside mixes from some more familiar names.
To inaugurate the new series, we are truly honoured to host a mix from techno founding father, Detroit native, with a career spanning multiple decades: Eddie Fowlkes. Eddie has blessed us with a full white-label mix, with some Motor City classics as well as some hidden gems – all perfectly blended with the smooth touch of a true originator. Take a look at what Eddie had to say about the mix below.
Thanks to Milo Craig for his work on the jingle (@milocraig)
How are things going for you recently?
Things have been going great, I’ve been pressing records and doing a lot of productions.
What have you been up to?
Recently, I have done my third score for a short film. It’s a 30 minute short about Spike Lee that was commissioned by the Main Library in New York City.
If you could go back in time, what musical era would you go back to? Why?
I would go back to our musical era (‘84-‘85), when I first started making music because I would have done some things differently. For example, I would’ve talked to more older people about the ins and outs of the music business and I would’ve worked two jobs to buy even more records and equipment. I also would’ve taken piano lessons.
Tell us a bit about the mix.
This mix is minimal music, but has a funky house and funky techno sound.
What’s your favourite track in the mix? How did you discover it?
My favorite track is number 5. This track was unknown to me—someone gave it to me (and someone gave it to them) and I love the Black-Soul-Urban-Church-like style vocals because reminds me of how I grew up.
Finally, who else would you like to see in the series?
Anybody who’s funky!
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