A bonus Ten Years Of Taste mix that pre-dates 2007, because we love you
Wowee, our tenth birthday was unreal. Held at Sydney’s Lord Gladstone Hotel on Saturday, 18th June, we were joined by a huge crew of our talented friends doubling as live acts, DJs and collectives.
As well as a shitload of you gorgeous gems to help us blow out the ten candles that marked a decade of parties, DJ sets, writing about music we love and applying that to digital radio.
We maxed capacity at 7pm, triple checked that the trampoline-esque floor was not going to collapse, literally went to great heights to paint Chippendale’s walls and buildings with the art of the talented, David Porte, and marvelled in the glory that soundtracked the entire twelve hours of party.
You showed up and danced, almost drank the bar dry, macked on, got naked, treated each other with respect, boosted the Gladdy’s record for the highest amount of fence jumpers in one night, helped us dismantle a marquee and completely overwhelmed the entire Purple Sneakers crew with your cooperative, friendly behaviour and warm birthday wishes, that have left us with a smile stretching from ear to ear. Seriously, thank you.*
As a gesture of our profound love we have for you all – whether you were at the party (or tried to make it down), have visited our blog, attended previous PS events, danced to our DJ sets, or have listened to our radio show, the Purple Sneakers DJs have thrown together a bonus mix for our Ten Years Of Taste series.
Pre-dating 2007, this mix is incredibly special, as it sonically summarises why Purple Sneakers ever began. An accumulation of original tracks and remixes that we love from artists, labels and collectives we passionately follow, the Pre-2007 mix is a collection of inspiration that drove us here today.
We hope you enjoy. Let’s party again soon xx
- Hot Chip – Over & Over
- The Rapture – Get Myself Into It (Serge Santiago UK Edit)
- Claude Vonstroke – The Whistler
- Le Tigre – Deceptacon (DFA Remix)
- Zoot Woman – Taken It All (Le Knight Club Remix)
- Tiga – You Gonna Want Me
- Justice & Simian – We Are Your Friends
- Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler
- Chicks On Speed – We Don’t Play Guitars (Tiefschwarz Black Box Mix)
- Metric – Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
- Soulwax – NY Excuse
- Peter, Bjorn & John – Young Folks
- Klaxons – Golden Skans (Sebastian Remix)
- Bloc Party – Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)
*Huge extended shout-outs to VIVID Sydney, the crew at the Lord Gladstone Hotel, David Porte on visuals, Jack Toohey & Patrick Rohl of Yeahsure, Brayden Smith of Life Without Andy and Yasmin Mund for documenting the night, and to our sponsors and partners at UNDR ctrl, FBi Radio, Young Henrys, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Ketel One.