MERAKI MIX SERIES: BYO Boogie
BYO Boogie is an open decks OG, spinning disco on vinyl and getting the whole room dancing. His mix is a perfect Sunday vibe, we suggest you make a coffee, find a sun spot and enjoy the tunes. Or maybe you’re going to bake a banana bread and groove around the kitchen. Either way we know it’s going to lift your mood and set you right for the week ahead.
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MERAKI: What was the first record you ever bought?
BYO Boogie: I was gifted records by artists like David Bowie and The Police by family members when I was first getting into vinyl, but the first record I bought with my own money was 'Flood' by They Might Be Giants from Hairy Records in Liverpool (which sadly no longer exists). A wonderful, quirky record by a group that I still love today.
MERAKI: Last record you bought?
BYO Boogie: The reissue of Dr. Mary Sullivan Bain's 'Do You Know Black History' on Backatcha records. I'd been after this record for a while after hearing it at Spiritland in King's Cross, but only recent picked up a copy. I love the vibe of the record and the story behind it is super interesting! It's an educational record recorded by a Miami school teacher but the production is just pristine. I decided to end my Meraki mix with this record to provide a breather after all the hard-hitting funk and jazz.
MERAKI: Favourite place to dance
BYO Boogie:Anywhere with a great sound system! I love hi-fi sound, so Brilliant Corners in London and the Beauty and the Beat parties are top of the list, and I can't wait to visit them again after lockdown. What was the first record you ever bought?