In 1997 i went together with Adam Beyer and Cari Lekebusch to play at the legendary Twilo club in New York. It was a hot summer and i was playing at the beginning of the night. This special techno party was going on until late in the morning and the techno hungry people was crowding together with the gay regulars.
The DJ booth was nicely set up but not perfect for a techno DJ. The 1200 was sitting on soft springs making it very difficoult to cue and pitch the records without having the needle skipping. There was a UREI rotary mixer with only volume knobs, quiet different from the early techno mixers we used in europe, like the mighty Rodec. Instead, there was a large isolator with bass, mids and highs on the master channel. The sound guy caught me using it and he immediatly told me to stop using it “don’t touch that, it’s only for Danny [Tenaglia] !”.
I was happy to receive the first 30 min recorded to a cassette tape by a kind soul on Soundcloud. Twilo closed in may 2001 after problems with the authorities who cited expired certificates as a reason for closure.
1. “Tiny Dancer” Elton John 2. “You and I” Stevie Wonder 3. “I Burn for You” Sting 4. “Sometimes It Snows in April” Prince 5. “The Frail” Nine Inch Nails 6. “The Wind” Mariah Carey 7. “Stand Inside Your Love” The Smashing Pumpkins 8. “You Never Give Me Your Money” The Beatles 9. “Take 5” Utada Hikaru