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Introducing DJ Lloyd - New Mix & story takes us to the beach


Meet Lloyd Harris. DJ residing in Brooklyn, NY and part of the group that brought us the cosmic Tiki Disco. And today - Our Musical Host.

I wanted to make a mix that reminded me of those trips to the Rockaways. Specifically those long bike rides. So, I googled mapped the amount of time it would take from my house to the beach and made the mix that matched the length of the ride. 

Introducing DJ Lloyd - New Mix & story takes us to the beach

by Herb Essntls

A month ago


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Introducing DJ Lloyd - New Mix & story takes us to the beach


Meet Lloyd Harris. DJ residing in Brooklyn, NY and part of the group that brought us the cosmic Tiki Disco. And today - Our Musical Host.

I wanted to make a mix that reminded me of those trips to the Rockaways. Specifically those long bike rides. So, I googled mapped the amount of time it would take from my house to the beach and made the mix that matched the length of the ride. 

by Herb Essntls

A month ago


Introducing DJ Lloyd - New Mix & story takes us to the beach

Meet Lloyd Harris. DJ residing in Brooklyn, NY and part of the group that brought us the cosmic Tiki Disco. And today - Our Musical Host.

Lloyd's mix takes us from his house to the Rockaways, literally. Continue reading and listen below for the full scope. Happy Friday

You’ve been a very active DJ for a while now, yet we couldn’t find a lot of information about you online, is this a conscious decision to stay away from the limelight so to speak or is it just serendipitous?

That's funny because if you ask anyone who knew me in the mid 2000's they would say I was on the internet a little too much. In the height of blogs and vlogs I went by the name Unemployed Lloyd. New York was a different place back then. I guess now I choose to be technologically introverted. 

You have played abroad a lot, Japan, Brazil, Europe etc. Has traveling in the line of music changed your taste in music or changed what you play? 

Traveling has only opened my mind to the sounds and textures that other places have to offer. I've never been one to shy away from music because of genre or language barriers so being able to go to new places and discover new sounds is always exciting. Plus, I've always seen music as a gateway to any culture. I've learned more about a culture at a record store than any guide or book could ever teach me. 

You were a part of the group who founded Tikki Disco which partly made Roberta’s famous, and in turn - Bushwick. Can you tell us about that era and how all that came about?

Tiki Disco was actually started by accident. It was never meant to be a thing which is why I think it became one. We all went into it with the intention of just throwing a party and having fun. When we started that area of Bushwick was considered far. Robertas wasn't even a year old yet. However, the timing was perfect. New York was at the tail end of a long recession, it was summer and there was this energy circulating throughout the city that needed a place to go. That place just happened to be Tiki Disco. 

In an interview with coolhunting.com you say that you gravitate towards dollar bin records and that your favorites are usually not rare. Why do you think that is? 

To me the value of a record is relative and prices don't always dictate quality. That goes both ways. There's so many new and exciting records in the dollar bins to overlook them would be silly.  As long as it sounds good I will take it. Even if I have to get a little dirty in the process. 

You were also the co-founder of Lot Radio. How did that idea come about? 

I wish i could take credit for The Lot Radio but it was the idea of my good friend Francois. But where as he could build it and see the project through, my job was to help fill it with Dj's and personalities from my many years in the scene. Naturally what was once his dream became a lot of people's and it's flourished in a way we never would have expected. Sort of like Tiki Disco the intention in the beginning was to just do something fun and interesting. We've kept that same attitude throughout and I think that's why people appreciate it.

Lastly - we ask our Musical Hosts to set the mood. I found your mix to be very calming - what was your intention with it?

This quarantine has made me appreciate so many things that I took for granted. With more bad news everyday it's started to dawn on me that things like going to the beach may not happen this summer. So, I wanted to make a mix that reminded me of those trips to the Rockaways. Specifically those long bike rides. So, I googled mapped the amount of time it would take from my house to the beach and made the mix that matched the length of the ride. There's the sounds of the city at the beginning of the mix, waves crashing at the end and mellow music to aid you on your journey in between. 

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