All it’s taken is one trip on the B line during an “off peak” hour to come to the realization that summer is quickly slipping though my little fingers. The bros are back in town, high heels and short skirts rule the streets, and another Allston Christmas is approaching. I am not quite ready to accept this truth, and instead will continue on in my expected idealistic way — following the waves, so to speak, in my never ending summer. To all who need to catch a few more before heading back to shore, join me for this week’s auditory vacation courtesy of Tim Sweeney.
Perhaps it’s a testament to his own ingenuity, or the fact that he spent his early years at DFA Records and touring with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), but Tim Sweeney has distinguished himself as a thoughtful yet authoritative voice in the world of electronic dance music. Aside from DJing and producing, Sweeney has spent his time cultivating his radio show, Beats In Space, where he is continually on a quest to locate and share the most cutting-edge tracks.
This week’s mix aired on show #638 and is an unexpected blend of disco, funk, jazz and basslines. I could listen to this mix on a Sunday afternoon on my (nonexistent) porch, at sunrise on a Saturday after a night on the dancefloor, or on my way to work on a Monday morning. It’s versatile, beautiful, fresh, soulful, and incredibly easy to listen to. Judging by Sweeney’s constantly evolving sound, there is no way to predict what type of set he will play at Good Life tonight, so I recommend heading to the basement and geting right into the thick of it. As always with Good Life, get ready to sweat and make sweet love to the sub.
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