From Brooklyn / New York comes The Lucid Podcast 036 by very talented and lovely Jay Hill… you can enjoy her mix while reading her answers to our little questionnaire. Happy weekend!
1. Lucidflow: How does a creative day look/feel like for you?
I wake up in Brooklyn to the sound of a chicken crowing next door. . . then hop on the L train and hear people serenading the underground subway world in many different forms (Brooklyn train stations have the best organic musicians) . . I find moments of inspiration all over NYC with the beauty of sounds surrounding me. by nightfall I am finally just “awake” and inspired, I turn off all the noise in my head to focus on studio work – tracks for my album or selecting music for my next set.
2. Lucidflow: How do you hinder yourself in being creative?
frequently remind myself that my calling is to remain the artist, and to draw into the music and hang out in the world in my headphones as much as possible.
3. Lucidflow: how do you support yourself in being creative?
getting distracted by stresses of life and/or too caught up in scene in NY. a lot of artists are so busy hustling around trying to get somewhere but they forget to actually “paint the canvas” so to speak. . .
4. Lucidflow: How did you come across Lucidflow?
I came across LF through my friend Deep Spelle who put out some amazing tracks and remixes on the label. I had been playing many LF tracks out in New York, the response from my dance floors kept me coming back as a solid “go-to” label.
5. Lucidflow: If you had infinite time & money what would you do?
study music production, make albums, then play a gig in every country in the world. I can only imagine the versatility I might have after that experience!
6. Lucidflow: Tell us one of your greatest wishes:
only one?! :)
I want people to “get it” when it comes to music. to me that means they understand underground music is not always about the “party.” DJ’s can often put up a front on stage but track selections are often the result of a lot of emotion going on in the background. this is the expression or artistry in it, and as a side note, this has nothing to do with being a male, female, or a race, color – it’s the human behind the art and nothing else. . .
6. Lucidflow: Anything else you would spread to the Lucid world?
This is my first recorded mix in my new Brooklyn basement, and it was made with a lot of Lucidflow love. . . it has a lot of contrast, includes some of my favorite dance floor groovers and others I would never play on the dance floor, thus it’s a “canvas” :). thank you for having me
Don’t be So Hot – Tale of Us
I Know That You Know that I Know – Liquid Rainbow (Giuliano Remix)
Bring it Back – Vanilla Ace
Live On – Bucher, Kessidis
Saints & Sinners – Evren Ulusoy (IIias Katelanos Remix)
Just One More feat Pete Josef (Martin Roth remix) Jody Wisternoff
Robot Heart (Jon Charnis, Prab K & Lovecraft) – Damian Lazarus
(Richie Hawtin’s A Dub Like That Remix) – Steve Bug
My Heart (Alvaro Hylander Remix) – Deep Spelle
Love is Beautiful (Francois Dubois Remix) – The Timewriter
Sundown – Hot Since 82
What I Never Knew – Dusky
Deep In Your Heart – Daniel Dexter
Santa Claus is an Alien – 16 Bit Lolitas
Always Like This (Andhim Remix)
Voyage – DJ W!ld