The Dirt of the Lost Souls of Our(*) People

* the Hungarian people- as an explanation from a cultural minister as to why everything in Budapest is decaying into a fine silt.

Refix of a classifc for '09 from the infatiguable Adam R. Garcia
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…

 Taliesin “Apricity” 66.9 MB


“?????” – 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
Connor- Belles
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.


  1. Hey, welcome to Europe and isten hozott Magyarországba!

    Good luck with finding DA-worthy material from my motherland, though – it all tends to be a bit ethno-frumpy and/or thin. (You’ll discover this soon enough as you hang around the Corvin roof, Szimpla and West Balkan.) The neighbouring countries are pretty much all substantially better, especially Romania of course with its Manele goodness.

    Don’t know if you’re interested in older material but you’ll find some fairly good stuff on vinyl if you search for it – go to the Petöfi Csarnok flea market for bargains. Some recommendations:

    Miki – Jól Nezünk Miki (Hungarian electro/old school)
    Kovács Kati – Tiz (One achingly brilliant synth track plus lots of toss.)
    Plexi & Frutti – Tüzforrás (Excellent electropop, plus some duds)

  2. thanks for the headsup on Hungary…. really nice so far for here with nightlife- but not much of it seems homegrown…. went to a fun old skool jungle party the other night… but the ungst ungst (boring) 4×4 seems pretty prevalent…. hopefully will hit the fleamarkets soon, ive got to find a record player if vinyls in the future- but until then itll just be radio and live shows for me……

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