Ciel - for eric
Mixtape from Ciel, lots of city pop, smooth and mellow vibes! Recorded live from the Invisible City Dundas shop.
"This mix was recorded live in April of 2019, shortly after I had returned from a 5-week-long tour of Asia. The memories of that life-changing month still lingered on my mind as I played some of my favourite vinyl finds from Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai. It was recorded live at Invisible City Records, which at the time was also a vinyl listening bar + wine shop. I played all night from open till close, and almost all of the records were non-dance music. I remember at the time it was my first hometown show in months so a lot of supporters and fans of my warehouse DJ sets showed up. I thought maybe they wouldn't have enjoyed the selections because it was so different from what I usually play, but it really is a testament to the diversity of my fans and their capacity for love for music of all kinds that this night was such a special one in my memory. Friends gathered over bottles of bubbly, hips swayed gently in tandem with each other, the din of their lively conversation ebbed and flowed with the groove of the records. From time to time, I'd look up and see someone dancing alone in the corner, their eyes closed and a hint of a smile tugging at the corner of their mouth. Aren't moments like these what we do this for? Music is beautiful because it brings us together. Now more than ever, we crave and look for its therapeutic effects. I hope this tape is able to give that for you." - Ciel