Diamond Atlas Mixtape
My 3 day trip to Brooklyn last May was filled with a series of interesting events, but none more interesting than my last night in the city. It all started at the debut Glasslands show for John Maus, which was put on by Altered Zones.
This spaced out, smoke filled event was one I’m sure a lot of people still remember till this day. His colorfully crazy stage antics and karaoke style live set-up was both insane, but also super rad. A lot of weird girls were licking each other and dancing like maniacs, which was fun to watch.
I ended up chatting with the man himself afterwards, which proved to be just as weird as you’d think. 20 minutes of randomness and talks about past problems he’s had at the border lead to him leaving abruptly with this cute brunette.
I think she said she interned for 4AD. She was super nice.
A few days later, I ran into a handsome gentleman at In God We Trust, who said he saw me at the show. We chatted for awhile and then he told me about this loft party Amdiscs was throwing and he wanted to know if I’d be his date for the night. I’d already had plans to be swoon by another man that evening(the man we all know as Alex Zhang), but something about this invitation seemed too good to pass up.
He was this gorgeous dutch boy, about 5’7, beautiful eyes, had great taste in music and fashion. He was easily one of the coolest dudes I’d met on this trip.
In that moment, the Dirty Beaches show fell from top priority to right off my radar and I found myself traveling to Bedstuay, hoping to have a pretty awesome night with this cute stranger. After hours of waiting, getting drunk off the open bar and being instantly moved by a band I’d never heard of at the time, Zambri, I realized that I’d been stood up. I decided to smoke a joint, have a few more cups of beer and then venture off to a bunch of random Brooklyn spots until the wee hours of the morning.
Thus begins the musical journey known as Requiem Disco. I crafted this mix based off the vibes of the night as a whole. These aren’t the songs that played that night, but everything seemed to move at this exact beat.
A lot of the first half is the vibes at the loft party. The OPN track is kind of when I realized that I’d be riding solo for the evening. The mix then moves straight into more weirdo party vibes, which was the name of the game that night.
Overall, I’d say my trip was fun and I got to see a lot of cool shows. The moral of this story is simple; always ditch shows for random babes. It’s fun and you end up wandering Brooklyn alone, which was pretty exciting for me because I’d only been there once before that.
Anyway, that’s my story.
Enjoy the mix!
Founder of Diamond Atlas
Diamond Atlas Presents: Requiem Disco (A Guest Mix For Intl Tapes) by Diamond Atlas
1. Ike Yard – NCP (0:00)
2. John Maus – Bennington (5:05)
3. Kontravoid – Cut The Cleanse (8:12)
4. Gatekeeper – Tree Drum (Pro-Gen Exo Mix) (12:50)
5. Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal (16:29)
6. Sebastien Tellier – Look (Laurel Halo Remix) (20:55)
7. Odyssey – Who (24:49)
8. Low Motion Disco – Talk Low When In Space (28:10)
9. Laurel Halo – Supersymmetry (Physical Therapy 3-Step) (34:10)
10. Bobby Champs – Charlie (40:42)
11. Publicist – Hardwork (45:13)
12. Todd Terje – Italian Stallion (50:50)
13. Fort Romeau – SW9 (57:10)
14. Studio – Self Service (1:01:30)
15. CFCF – Cometrue (Physical Therapy Deep Forest Mix) (1:05:27)
16. Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters (John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix) (1:11:40)
Submitted by Max Mohenu of Diamond Atlas