It’s been overwhelming how many of you have written and asked for this year’s Fusion set. One person even counted the weight of the tears he had shed every time he came here, and found the set was not online yet. So why did it take so long?
It was a very intense four hour set at the Palapa, and it was a very intense week before that. To go back and revisit those moments required quite a bit of strength, which I didn’t have until now. Obviously the intensity of revisiting those moments at the Palapa had a lot to do with the death of our dear friend Bas Engels.
You might think that I’m loco for saying this, but I know Bas was there with us, celebrating life and death, guiding me through the set and even creating some magic, when my computer froze and I had to restart it, while improvising on a drum machine. Normally the recording would be lost then, but this time it was just there as if nothing had happened. Without him you wouldn’t be able to listen to this now.
I want to thank Bas for the special magic he created on so many occasions. Also I want to thank Eule and his team for their foresight and faith to pull me slightly out of my comfort zone, and into this perfect Sunday morning setting. And, of course, I also want to thank all of you, because
music sounds better with you.
(Direktlink | Danke, Rudi!)