So in honor of #throwbackthursday, the next installment of my old ill-esha mix series. To give you a little context.

This mix is all done on vinyl and turntables, without any edits except a limiter. It’s nothing super fancy mix wise, I just made it to listen to my favorite vinyl. Unfortunately I can’t pinpoint exactly when I made this, but it was somewhere between 2003 and 2006. Some classic ninja tune type stuff, hip hop, blah blah. No, I’m not going to give you a tracklist because back then, my identification of a tune consisted of “the blue label with the purple sticker side” and “the green double pack with a skull on it”. Etc. I will tell you it starts off with one of my favorite one-time collab projects of all time, Lovage (Mike Patton, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala all in the same place. should happen more often!!!)


And here is a throwback picture of myself taken at the Heineken Music Festival in Taiwan in 2004, carrying my MicroKorg (which still sits in my studio). It was also the first time I made the acquaintance of the legendary tutorial guru Vespers.

Ahhhh, memories.

ill-esha in 2004

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