DJ mix: Lee Burridge
Gear up for his Independence Day gig with this live set.
Fri Jun 24 2011
"Bumpin'"—sure, the term has become a bit of a house-music clich over the years, but sometimes it fits a spinner's sound perfectly. In this mix's case, the DJ supplying those thwacking rhythms is the U.K. veteran Lee Burridge, a man whose career began in the mid-'80s (playing tunes in his father's pub), earning his stripes with a long '90s stint spinning in Hong Kong before returning to England where, among other things, he became a mainstay of the famed Tyrant affair. Nowadays he's a globe-trotting kingpin of the house-music realm, and along the way he's built up a substantial following right here in NYC. Burridge's fans were out in force a few weeks back at the premiere edition of the All Day I Dream rooftop party, where he regaled the crowd with a day-into-night set of deep, subtle and very groovy sounds, played (of course) over a killer sound system. returns on July 4—the venue, OfficeOps, is in Bushwick, but with clear sight lines to the west, those fireworks should still look pretty cool. To get you ready, here's a long and lovely Burridge set, recorded live at last year's Lightning in a Bottle festival in Silverado, California, which ranges from beloved classics (dig that mlange of "Break 4 Love" and "Paper Moon" at the 40-minute mark) to tripped-out techno.
is at OfficeOps Monday 4.