John Osborn has offered up the first half of his lauded set at Patterns of Perception's second birthday.
Back in May, Patterns of Perception celebrated two years with a 22-hour party featuring performances by Polar Inertia (Live), Patrick Russell, natural/electronic.system., and, of course, Osborn, among others. Osborn closed the party and by all accounts, delivered a scorching set that flowed through groovy house, techno, and dub. The set was also a special one for Osborn, following an inspirational tour of Japan, as he explains:
"I was recently on tour in Japan and as always my head was bursting with ideas inspired by this mesmerizing country and the fantastic people I meet there. Sometimes, for me, out of the ether, ideas of how to mix certain tracks present themselves—some I ignore but some I attempt. At one of the many airports I was lounging around in Japan, I listened to the classic track by Rhythm & Sound ‘King In My Empire’ ft. Cornell Campbell. It is a track I have heard many times before but this time it resonated with me and my current life situation. I listened to it on repeat and the ether gifted me the idea of a three-deck mix that would enable me to have the club dancing to a full-on dub reggae track in the middle of a house set while still making sense. My idea was to lead the mix with a garage-esq track and filter out everything but the 16th note percussion, before bringing in the dub track and sandwiching it by a third track with a 4/4 kick. The lyrics meant so much to me at the time and this idea got me really excited. I swore I would push myself to attempt it live someday when the time was right. I had only been back in Berlin a few days and I played the closing set at the second anniversary of the Patterns Of Perception party. About an hour in I knew this was the moment to execute the mix and went for it. I pulled it off and the response was wonderful - fuelling me to dig deep into the mix for the remaining three hours of my set."
You can stream and download the mix below.
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