This one, well....let's just say that I recorded it at a moment when I wasn't feeling particularly optimistic about the state of the world around me. Although it took a much darker direction than the last few sessions, I'd like to think that you'll can still hear the hopefulness in it. Because as a much wiser man than me has written:
...the death of all of our Michael Browns at the hands of people who are supposed to protect them originates in a force more powerful than any president: American society itself. This is the world our collective American ancestors wanted. This is the world our collective grandparents made. And this is the country that we, the people, now preserve in our fantastic dream. What can never be said is that the Fergusons of America can be changed—but, right now, we lack the will to do it.
Perhaps one day we won't, and maybe that is reason to hope. Hope is what Barack Obama promised to bring, but he was promising something he could never bring. Hope is not the naiveté that would change the face on a racist system and then wash its hands of its heritage. Hope is not feel-goodism built on the belief in unicorns. Martin Luther King had hope, but it was rooted in years of study and struggle, not in looking the other way. Hope is not magical. Hope is earned.
As always, All tracks legally purchase at Beatport.com and then very heavily edited by me.
1. Zoom - My Soul feat. Wreckage Machinery
2. Blu Mar Ten - Hunter feat. Seba (Original Mix)
3. Eastcolours - Acidized
4. Blu Mar Ten - Bedroom Eyes
5. Krot - Like a Circle
6. Advisory + Scenic - Skin Deep
7. Kove - Iodine
8. Black Sun Empire + State Of Mind - Unconscious
9. Ed Rush - Scarabs
10. Tantrum Desire - Touch Love feat. Jon Reline
11. Tantrum Desire - Put Your Hands Up
12. Ajapai - Incoming... (Taku Remix)
13. Mind Vortex - Onslaught
14. DJ Samauri - Outsider