* the Hungarian people- as an explanation from a cultural minister as to why everything in Budapest is decaying into a fine silt.
I’m feeling optimistic so check this refix of a classic from indefatigable designer Adam R. Garcia
I have just moved to Hungary to take up my position as the newly minted central/eastern (depending on your cartographic/geopolitical inclinations) European D.A. correspondent. I thought I might give you a short timeline cribbed from the BBC.
1526 – Ottoman Turks defeat forces of Hungarian king at Battle of Mohacs
And lots of other shit happened (roughly in the order of Austro-Hungarian Empire, Communists, Nazis, Communists, Democracy, NATO, and finally EU membership) as well…. but this one point will augment my main observation about the city….
1. Budapest is OLD (meaning you can still go enjoy a sunday floating in the medicinal baths built by the Ottomans in the middle of the 16th century)
2. It’s also really fucking cold (meaning that it is hard to imagine anything nicer then spending sunday floating in the medicinal baths built by the Ottomans in the middle of the 16th century)
Quality of life here for an expat tourist/student like myself (especially given that my money is kept in dollars) is high. Amazing affordable food, cheap housing with 20 ft. ceilings and all that….. but rather then bore you with a Rick Steve’s travelogue… here’s my latest mix (recorded for the helpful hotlinkers over at BassFaced) finally coming to rest at home- recorded way back in 08….Now that I am in Hungary, my lack of turntables is pushing me towards ableton, so expect original tunes and mechanically tinged mixes soon…
NGUZUNGUZU – HATE2WAIT (Kingdom Refix)
“?????” – Kubo Remix
Dev79 – In Ya Face
CardoPusher – Low End Legacy
Vybz Kartel – Empire Army
Dead Prez – Politrikkks
Wisp – Whisper
Thark – Apatia
BD-1982 – Seeing Orange
Aleister Crowley – Gnostic Mass
Duran Duran Duran – Unholy Dracula Vagina Alien
Flying Lo – RobertaFlack (feat. Dolly)
David Banner – Shawty Say (feat. Weezy)
Saigon – Come on Baby (Inst.)
Mali – Pale Twop
Shit Mat – Big Ben’s Big Remix
Jahdan Blakkamoore – Bus it Pon Dem
Small Professor – Kelis
Also if you happen to be in Europe, Ill be taking much of April and May (and various weekend trips) to tour the continent- so be in touch- either for bookings, or just to go out for a drink somewhere along the way.