If only I still had this hat...
Locals-made-good the Seed of Something held the triumphant release party for their proper debut album, English, which I am biased about but would recommend to just about anybody who likes precocious garage-rock hullabaloo, on Saturday night at Vaudeville Mews. I was lucky enough to catch a bit of their first set before DJing outside at the PBR Bar, and I'm pretty sure they played all of the new ones except for "Fire." I've had the record for a while thanks to their Indiegogo campaign, so I played that one during my own set. I also played a whole weird mix of stuff: For some reason I started reaching for the universal, slam-dunk dancefloor songs pretty early, and I was a little leery of one of my turntables because a speaker problem was causing feedback if I played it too loud, so by the end of the night pretty much every other song it felt like I was finding myself falling back on something from an LP I'd already played. I guess I should bring another crate? Or something? Anyway, thank you to everybody who kept dancing waaay too late, and thanks to Ladd for booking me, and thanks to Joe and Derek and T.J. for getting me all set up, and thanks to Tony and Sami for bringing the Lydia Loveless seven-inch, and thanks probably especially to Brian for letting me talk him into driving me home with my gear; you all are running rings around this little downtown.

What I played is below, with a Spotify approximation that probably leaves out all the best stuff because it always does:

Sparks: "Goofing Off"
Gloom Balloon: "The Face"
The Seed of Something: "Fire"
Lydia Loveless: "Blind" (Ke$ha cover)
Solange: "Losing You"
LCD Soundsystem: "I Can Change"
Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Proud Mary"
Prince: "When Doves Cry"
Gang Gang Dance: "MindKilla"
Lana Del Rey: "Brooklyn Baby"
Digable Planets: "Borough Check"
Arthur Russell: "Tone Bone Kone"
Archie Bell & the Drells: "Tighten Up"
Best Coast: "Crazy for You"
Yoko Ono: "Walking on Thin Ice"
How to Dress Well: "Words I Don't Remember" (meant to play "Repeat Pleasure," whoops)
Constantines: "Nighttime/Anytime (It's Alright)"
Wilson Pickett: "Mustang Sally"
Disclosure (feat. Sam Smith): "Latch"
Chance the Rapper: "Interlude (That's Love)"
Jessie Ware: "If You're Never Gonna Move"
James Brown: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Arctic Monkeys: "R U Mine?"
So Cow: "Shackleton"
Al Green: "Let's Stay Together"
Studio: "West Side Part 1"
Chic: "Le Freak"
Michael Jackson: "Billie Jean"
Paramore: "Ain't It Fun"
Whitney Houston: "How Will I Know"
Röyksopp / Robyn: "Do It Again"
Sam Cooke: "Having a Party"
DJ Sammy: "Heaven"
TLC: "Creep"
Beyoncé: "Partition"
Gorillaz: "Feel Good Inc."
Liars: "Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack"
Spice Girls: "Wannabe"
Kingdom: "You"
Warren G (feat. Nate Dogg): "Regulate"
Drake: "Hold on, We're Going Home"
Wilson Pickett: "Mustang Sally"
Elite Gymnastics: "Minneapolis Belongs to You"
James Blake: "CMYK"
LOL Boys (feat. Heart Streets): "Changes"
Iceage: "You're Blessed"
Spoon: "Got Nuffin'"
Michael Jackson: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
James Brown: "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
2Pac (feat. Dr. Dre): "California Love"
Whitney Houston: "Saving All My Love for You"
Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg): "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"
The Tough Alliance: "Neo Violence"
Chic: "Good Times"
Korallreven (feat. Victoria Bergsman): "As Young as Yesterday"
Snoop Doggy Dogg: "Who Am I (What's My Name?)"
UGK (feat. OutKast): "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
Azealia Banks (feat. Lazy Jay): "212"
Frank Ocean: "Sweet Life"
Beyonce: "XO"