A Valentine’s Day Mix for Singles & Friends


Made this one in collaboration with DJ Major Taylor.  I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited to share a mixtape.  It’s a collection of fun songs & pop culture references that celebrate the most meaningful relationships in life.  Friends, I love you!

djmajortaylor:

Im enjoying my stay in Melbourne. Me and the boys from the Little League Bounce club had a little get together today at Sammy The Bullet’s Bounce Mansion. Then, Gaijin Credible leans over to me and says “Ave a little scratch ay?” so im Like “Hell Yeah ” so we ended up doing this for like 45 minutes.

DJ MAJOR TAYLOR!  Ralph Darden, watching this video makes me miss you!  I’m glad you’re slayin’ it in Australia.

djmajortaylor:

In Chicago’s  Logan Square area, there is a little bar called Bonnies. Bonnies where basement party meets dark make out cave. Its dimly lit, the floor is sticky,it smells weird and its open till 5 in the morning. For the past 2 years this gritty little gem has served as the backdrop for some of the most raging parties, amazing moments, amazing people and  lots of good and bad decisions. I was fortune enough to be the person in charge of booking the DJs and spinning the Saturday night parties from 10-5am and it has been quite a ride. Due to some unpleasantness with the crazy landlord Bonnies will be closing its doors as of Saturday for good. Regretfully, I am out of the country unable to have one last banger of a night at Bonnies. It feels like im missing a dear friends funeral & im sad to see it go. However,I am  glad that over the past 2 years, i got to interact with so many wonderful and interesting people. It was a pleasure be part of what will no doubt be looked back on as 2 legendary years in the biggest little bar in L-squeezy. 

 Andy ,Mandi Tandy,Uby,Rhode, Ed,revolving cast of door guys,bartenders,owners i never got to see.Jenelle jenelle’s cookies,people fucking in the bathroom,raging muscle bound guy who beat up the hipster,Dommel, Kate, 20 bucks i found,Lemonade on tap discovered after 2 years,amazing dancer dude, All the bad dancers,carlos,lani ,travis mikey,fess johnny,Matt K,celebrity sightings, crazy girl who tried to say she slept with me to get drinks, The black out with Carlos and i spinning by candle light. DONT PUT DRINKS ON THE GODAMNED BOOTH,NO I DONT DO REQUESTS! shirtless crowd surfing.The lost and found filled with half of melissa and suzies wardrobe. Impromptu Ralph By Ralphwest music festival featuring Dave Nada,Willy Joy,Skinny Friedman. best ladies bathroom graffiti on the mirror “Bitch you Pretty!” & finally  anyone and everyone that supported me & the Bonnys family over the past 2 years ….

Thank You  

Bonny’s Bar will forever have a special place in my heart.  It was the first dive bar that I ever truly loved.  When I moved to Chicago, I had only a handful of friends and thanks to Bonny’s I feel like I have family here.  It introduced me to so many great people, awesome DJs and new music.

I could always count on Bonny’s for a good night of fun and dancing.  I still can’t believe I had the chance to see Major Taylor spin every Saturday night - or that I had the chance to play with him so many times this past year.

RIP Bonny’s. You will be missed!

Me dancing at Bar Deville when @majortaylor is spinning

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Amazing rant by DJ Major Taylor.
"When i dj, I don’t take requests. Primarily because request actually have nothing to do with music and much more to do with some preconceived sense of entitlement. An individuals desire to have agency over the vibe of the room for a few minutes.But there really is no need for that. I swear im pretty good at this. When it comes to the music, If you just let me handle the driving, im pretty certain you will enjoy the ride. You wouldn’t go to a restaurant the features a good chef and insist that you have better ideas for the ingredients used in EVERYONES meal would you? No,because that would be obnoxious. Were i a less socially tactful person, i would most likely find myself, on a weekly basis, saying terrible things like ‘The world does not belong to you so, shut the fuck up you giant drunk baby. Can’t you see im working? This is not up for discussion, so go back to your awful herd,continue the rhythm-less, second hand embarrassment you call dancing, while i try to figure out how to spoon feed you good songs spliced with some shitty shit, that the internet & your car stereo have repetitiously jedi-mind tricked you into consuming.’ Don’t get it twisted,i love you all and i love spinning the jams but there are so many times id like to just do this……."

Amazing rant by DJ Major Taylor.

"When i dj, I don’t take requests. Primarily because request actually have nothing to do with music and much more to do with some preconceived sense of entitlement. An individuals desire to have agency over the vibe of the room for a few minutes.But there really is no need for that. I swear im pretty good at this. When it comes to the music, If you just let me handle the driving, im pretty certain you will enjoy the ride. You wouldn’t go to a restaurant the features a good chef and insist that you have better ideas for the ingredients used in EVERYONES meal would you? No,because that would be obnoxious. Were i a less socially tactful person, i would most likely find myself, on a weekly basis, saying terrible things like ‘The world does not belong to you so, shut the fuck up you giant drunk baby. Can’t you see im working? This is not up for discussion, so go back to your awful herd,continue the rhythm-less, second hand embarrassment you call dancing, while i try to figure out how to spoon feed you good songs spliced with some shitty shit, that the internet & your car stereo have repetitiously jedi-mind tricked you into consuming.’ Don’t get it twisted,i love you all and i love spinning the jams but there are so many times id like to just do this……."

I love this man!  DJ Major Taylor is the business!

vocalooverdrive:

DJ Major Taylor joins the Overdrive team as a featured DJ during Vocalo’s Record Store Week 2012.  After an introduction, we hear a set form Major Taylor then an explanation from the Philly native about why their cheesesteak tastes so good.


DJ Major Taylor RSW.mp3 on Vocalo.org 89.5

Meet my friend Ralph. In the DJ world, he goes by Major Taylor, and he’s freaking rad.  He’s a video clip of him tearing it up New Year’s Eve at Bonny’s in Logan Square, Chicago.