SFM Select 5 feat. Rodney

Rodney: “Hi my name is Rodney. I’m originally from Tehran, Iran. I started collecting records shortly after moving to the Bay Area and here are 5 records that I enjoy playing that’ve been special to me over the years in different settings. Imma say it less n hope you enjoy em.”

1. Frankie Knuckles - “Baby wants to ride”

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qBMDgUNMEY Rodney: “Timeless would be the word to truly describe this one. It’s one of those records that can be played at any time at any kind of party and gets people moving. One of the all-time classics and if you listen closely on the 6:58-7:00 in it says “Rodney, Wake up!” which gives even more of a reason for me to have a special connection with this one. Heard that part when I was dancing at a warehouse party and thought I was hearing voices. Therapy is expensive.”


2. Gemini - “Rapid eye movement”

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2QcSRI-CuI Rodney: “Gemini is one of my favorite producers of all time! It’s very hard to choose which Gemini track is my favorite but this one is definitely up there with the rest of them as it has the elements of his true signature sound. Gotta thank sir Tyrel Williams for turning me on to Gemini’s music.“


3. Billy nightmare - “Is this the life for me”

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjNA81_-NRA Rodney: “Again, digging deep in to the Chicago vault, this track is on Mystic Bill’s debut release as Billy Nightmare that was recently reissued on Dark Entries called ‘Reality Check’. I could say it’s one of those that you hear, and you can’t believe when it was actually made. Way ahead of the curve! Wouldn’t put it passed a producer on the ranks of Mystic Bill honestly.”


4. Kris Wadsworth - “It’s time”

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC1T11prX5I Rodney: “Sound track to many nights :) remember when I first had a proper listen to this one when I was driving down to San Diego. Had a lot of memories with this record ever since too. In the PM of course ;)”


5. Der Zyklus - “Polar Coordinates

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyHXupGdGeU Rodney: “Definitely one of the best albums out there by Der Zyklus. Definitely a good one to close your eyes listen through all the way through and get lost in the music. Minimal skeletal structures and a very solid compilation of dark experimental tunes by the one and only Gerald Donald.”

Rodney is an SF based selector and resident DJ of the They’re Here collective. He is known for his ‘peak time’ all-vinyl DJ sets that include some the finest acid techno and energetic house records

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