Almost every year since 200X me and the powerful local shaman* Vilunki 3000 have made together one or two DJ-mixes to celebrate New Year/the dramatic Finnish Midsummer. Every biannual mixtape is made over a period of usually 2 days during the festivities, and has a methodological theme depending on the material we have access to during the New Year/Midsummer party we are attending. Usually we also include original new tracks by Vilunki 3000 and transcendental music we have made together.
The New Year 2021’s theme is obviously Mad Max, living the year Mad Mad 2 is set in. The process was based on a large pile of vinyl records that had formed on the floor in front of the record player during the days of Christmas celebrations. We were each allowed to pick our favourite tracks only from those records without touching anything on the shelves, but the songs that did not have any ”Mad Max-wibe” were diqualified. The only exception to the rule were the couple of songs (like Deuce & Ace’s incomprehensible ”Reptile Jacket”) we made shortly after midnight on new year’s eve.
* A person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits. Typically such people enter a trance state during a ritual, and practise divination and healing.