Adam Bravin, widely known as half of the darkwave duo She Wants Revenge, has spent most of his life as a DJ and it plays an integral part in his life, especially as a musician. Not only am I a fan of Adam’s style, but also his philosophy on the art of DJ’ing. Adam comes from an older generation of DJs, one that has become lost in translation in contemporary music. In an interview with spinner.com, Adam had this to say about the art:
DJing fulfills the need in me to accomplish a few different things. First, the need to facilitate a good time for people while constantly figuring out new ways to be creative within an art form that is quickly becoming more of a novelty as technology continues to evolve, making DJing more and more accessible to everyone. I’ve been a DJ since I was a kid and I’ve always enjoyed making people dance, it has become part of who I am and I will always be a DJ. Second, if done correctly, it is still possible to introduce people to new music, while continuing to provide music that they already know. It’s a tricky thing, but I feel it’s important to “break” records and not just be an iPod or a playlist, as many DJs have become.
Over the last few months, Adam has compiled two mixtapes titled In My Room, which consist of dialogue from 80s movies and music from the era. To me, it’s the perfect blend of 80s throwback that introduces listeners to not only familiar music, but maybe music that people have not been exposed to.
Download both of the mixtapes below. You’ll hear familiar sounds from Depeche Mode and The Psychedelic Furs, and maybe some not so familiar tunes.