You guys! It’s back! fstopdj.com is back! I’ve brought it back from the dead after four freaking years!
I moved to Lawrence to go back to school and immediately had a DJ identity crisis for a while. I spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of DJ I should be up there, how to play to college kids, how to represent myself. All kinds of stupid shit went through my head. I continued posting in this blog for a while, then had a quick fling with tumblr, and then just shut the whole thing down. Turns out none of it mattered much – I was too busy with school and family to get into the scene, and outside of a couple house parties, I didn’t spin a single gig my whole time up there.
I sure did miss it though. When we moved back to Wichita in July, getting back into the scene, playing gigs, and seeing old friends was one of the biggest things I looked forward to. I’ve already played one gig (all vinyl, classic trance – sad for you if you missed it) and I have a couple more coming up which I’ll post about soon. Mostly I just wanted to wave my hands around and say HI I’M BACK!
But of course I’m not going to make a post without any music. The title of this post is a lyric. Most recently I heard it while listening to Kush Sessions (my new favorite drum and bass radio show) on Digitally Imported, and they played this track:
My first exposure to this lyric though came courtesy of Fatboy Slim, who remixed a track called Renegade Master by Wildchild. It’s a classic Fabtoy Slim big beat track from that era – fun, catchy, poppy, gets in your head. This track is the reason why “Back once again” has always been a lyric that’s available in my mind:
Here’s the original, non-remixed, non-Fatboy Slim version, which many people contend is actually better:
But the other day listening to Kush Sessions, I decided to dig a little deeper. This didn’t sound like an original lyric – it sounded like a sample, and I wanted to find the source. If you know my love of good hip hop, you know I was thrilled to discover that the lyric originally comes from a track called One For The Trouble by A.D.O.R. It’s got a great beat. Check it:
Thus ends today’s history lesson, kids. Have fun.