SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – Derrick May – Chemistry on 3 Mix, Amsterdam [1996]

Detroit’s finest Derrick May has a history of combining a myriad of styles, from disco to house to mind-numbing techno, over the course of a two hour set, and this mix, recorded at Escape, Amsterdam in 1996, is an example of the maestro at work.

In this now 21-year-old mix, the ‘Belleville Three‘ member blends Donna Summer, Surgeon, Gene Farris, Jeff Mills, Basement Jaxx, Moodymann and a plethora of artists into 102 minutes of gloriousness.

None other that Joris Voorn posted this mix to his SoundCloud page [thanks Joris!] a few years back, saying, “Here’s the tape that made me wanna be a DJ. […] Since my early DJ days, I consider Derrick May as a huge inspiration, and in particular this DJ set.”

High praise indeed, but in this instance well deserved…

[Picture courtesy WikimediaCommons/ThatChickOverThere]

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