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pi at blush jul 2019 (1)

I met Pi this year in cartoon world, when a friend invited me to Pi’s virtual music and art club Blush Response to hear a techno set. Electronic dance music isn’t my favorite thing, but as a veteran raver of the early 90s, I can still groove to some flavors of techno, and Pi had her finger right on that button. She also mixed absolutely killer hip-hop sets — so killer that I eventually stopped writing down all her tracks and started recording her entire sets.

Those recordings might be all I have to remember her by now. Though I was just a fan, I empathize with her close friends who are mourning her sudden disappearance. I’ve been there, too. 

In the spirit of sharing music and rocking out to awesome tunes together, here are the five Pi sets I recorded in June and July 2019. These were made for my personal enjoyment, so please forgive their slight imperfections: they are only 128 Kbps, they sometimes miss the beginning of the first song, and they sometimes drop out for a couple seconds when the music stream dropped while I was recording.

But they also totally jam, and since Pi was notorious for not recording her sets — something we joked about just two weeks ago — I think a few of her friends might like to have these, and that a few readers of this blog will also get their minds blown by these jams. And the music will live on.

Listen or download the MP3 files:

DJ Pi – Hard Techno Set at Blush Response – 06 July 2019

DJ Pi – Hip-Hop Set at Chest Rockwell Suite – 14 June 2019

DJ Pi – Hip-Hop Set at Chest Rockwell Suite – 21 June 2019

DJ Pi – Hip-Hop Set at Chest Rockwell Suite – 28 June 2019

DJ Pi – Hip-Hop Set at Chest Rockwell Suite – 05 July 2019