Right…I’ve been waiting for some decent weather before unleashing this and it looks like today’s the day. Kicking off an ongoing series of mixes that contain more than a whiff of Ambre Solaire, this one is by Dijon and it’s bloody beautiful.
Dijon is a long-term record collector (25 years and counting), occasional/retired DJ and now just enjoys “putting together the odd mix”. This one was inspired by a trip to a certain island, and weaves together mostly-instrumental album tracks (and one or two obscure B sides) to create a lovely island vibe.
The origins of the Dijon name are deliciously Balearic, by the way. In his own words:
I played at an after-party years ago and put on ‘Josephine.’ This guy comes up,
“Wot vurshon’s that mate, fackin’ mustaard”
“Oooh, o’wight, it’s fackin’ dijon then…caaant!”
Download Dijon – La Memoria (right click)