This week’s Lineup does its best at bringing you the eclectic mix of dance music from Despacio. To read more about Despacio, the 50,000-watt sound system developed by James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), Stephen and David Dewaele (of Soulwax/2ManyDJs) in partnership with high-end audio manufacturer McIntosh, check out my feature post on this immersive dance music experience here.
Lineup #98 consists of tracks that embody the spirit of this one-of-a-kind sonic playground and some of my most memorable Despacio moments, a particularly special one being Kraftwerk’s, “Computer World 2” which was the closing song for Saturday’s 8 hour set. JMS managed to capture a video.
This Lineup would not have been possible without the Despacio mix that the Dewaele brothers did for BBC Radio 1 or this Spotify playlist that highlights even more of the music played in Despacio over the years (or at least the stuff that’s streaming digitally). Had I not had access to both track lists, Despacio would have only remained as that memorable yet elusive experience and not as the Lineup I’m posting today (although there’s still many, many songs we heard that I’ve yet to be able to identify and probably never will).
And while Despacio – immersive, live, vinyl-only and built with the highest quality audio equipment – is a pretty contrasting experience from listening to a digital Spotify playlist on your average pair of headphones, I’m grateful to be able to share pieces of it with you through Lineup #98. And no matter where or when you’re listening, I know you’ll be able to feel the magic.
But maybe try to snag a better pair of headphones for this one if you can.
Listen to this week’s Lineup below, or click here to find it on Spotify.
Until next Monday.