The first time I heard this track was in the fall of 2000. I was getting myself well established in my area as a DJ, and had gotten hooked up with a prominent local crew, throwing and playing several shows. You’ve probably heard me mention the crew, Collective Intelligence, on the podcast, from time to time. We had a knack for throwing shows, big and small, with really diverse lineups.
At one of these shows, I happened upon a DJ I’d never heard of, playing a really repetitive, psychedelic, atmospheric subgenre of trance that I hadn’t really paid that much attention to, up to that point in my DJ career, but for whatever reason, I decided to stop and give this DJ my ears (and feet) for a bit. At some point in his set, the DJ drops ‘Lithium’, by Paragliders. Read More