We are proud to welcome the return of one of our original members, DJ Richard C. Mink! We also thank him for his patience, fresh ideas and enthusiasm as DMA slowly came out of its coma over the past year.
We never thought it would take this long, but each “pimp slap” truly was a blessing. You can definitely expect some very insightful submissions from Richard, and the fact that he embraces the new, boundless publishing opportunities as much as we do is all-the-more exciting!
The information below is off of his website, ilovethisgroove.com, where you can sample his mixes for yourself!
Until 2004, I was featured in the VIP/Poodle Lounge at Club Mythos, now The Forum, (in Charlotte, NC) on Saturday nights playing an eclectic selection of music spanning the spectrum of Ambient, Acid Jazz, Classic R&B, House, Trance, Classic as well as Contemporary Vocal Ballads with a sprinkling of well-placed Intelligent Breaks. Mythos was reputed by every international DJ/Artist who played there as the only “World Class” club between Atlanta and Philly. It has since been reborn as “The Forum” and continues to (more than) meet those lofty expectations. Owner Andy Kastanas may be contacted about at 704-904-6815 (email@example.com).
I like to use music to enhance the room’s sensuality while offering a haven for those that might need a little something different. My personal challenge is not only to make that mixture of genres sound like they belong together but also like they belong in that room – with you.
You would have also been able to catch me in Mythos’ ultra-cool back room, the Oracle, playing Nu-Skool Breaks, Progressive House and Trance on the Friday nights when there wasn’t a special event at the club. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my Poodle residency, it was on those nights that I was encouraged to spread my UK-oriented wings to their fullest.
As well, if you got to the club early on a Saturday night (or selected Icons events) you would have been treated to a healthy serving of deeply electronic, emotionally enriching tasty fare in the main room as I regularly opened for the night’s headliner, AK47 (Andy).
Historically, I’ve worked a wide range of clubs and parties from New York to Florida to Louisiana and, after a nine-year stint in Winston-Salem, moved to Charlotte in 1999.
I now reside in San Antonio.
I’ve also done Acid Jazz and House mix shows in New Orleans and Winston-Salem.
I was a featured columnist (House Work, Acid Jazz) and reviewer of import & domestic underground independent progressive house & trance for the internationally distributed industry publications Dance Music Authority (DMA) which was is published in Chicago and BPM Culture in Los Angeles.
DMA has re-launched, initially as an on-line publication (click the link above) and I have been invited to continue reviewing music as well as writing selected features and interviews.