Eulogy to DJ Harvey - unsung second greatest DJ of all times

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So it must have sucked to be you because the audiences over the years in Brighton or South London, Tokyo or California maybe they didn't have the ears, the attention, the sheer span - how could they? - to bear to hear it all, all of it, the deep down depths of it, the sheer funky librarian genius of it, the alientation, the lizard brain connection, the fucking rightness of the deeper sound so many have reached for that only you have plucked form radnom obliteration and have found and championed, the sound nobody can embrace, your sound, the right sound the sound of the perfect line that connects it all from that to this.

But lo, the message was truly the funkiness and it is overwhleming in its impact. And I am here to say Harvey baby, Harvey, holmes, no wonder the knickers come down! Beacuse you get there, after nerdy years of toil, you take it out and you blow it out and yes you became the second coming, the heir, the batton holder and its yours baby, and ours to share and you became the one who could go deeper and bring it back to the people.

Few can know this but I do. I hear it and I praise you for it. Now rest, rest, rest in the oblivion you have made home.

bahktin, Saturday, 23 July 2005 05:14 (fourteen years ago) link

is he dead?

vahid (vahid), Saturday, 23 July 2005 05:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Aww...I hope not. He's a really cool guy with some of the most amazing eyes ever. I haven't heard him DJ though, so I've got nothing on that front.

Candicissima (candicissima), Saturday, 23 July 2005 06:16 (fourteen years ago) link

as a dedicated disco and deep house freak, the suggestion hits me really hard. i hope he's not. so many amazing edits, amazing remixes - his remix of extended family's "ulysses" one of my favorite house tracks of all time, an endless layered samba breakdown over a thick vocoded vocal chorus, predating lopazz's "take me home" by what, ten years?

also his astounding dj mixes - his promo mixes for freshjive and sarcastic clothing were two of my favorite dj mixes of last year, throwing together funk (of the funkadelic variety, think EWF's "power"), heavy boogie rock ("space truckin"), prog rock (rush!!), disco and ambient library music.

whether he's passed or not, i hope someone compiles at least some of the awesome re-edits he put out on his black cock label.

vahid (vahid), Saturday, 23 July 2005 06:26 (fourteen years ago) link

please can someone confirm or deny this? he is close friends with a friend of mine. it's too late tonight to call and find out... but i certainly hope this is not true. long live dj harvey : /

firstworldman (firstworldman), Saturday, 23 July 2005 09:13 (fourteen years ago) link

please tell me you are just messing around! he is also very close friends with a good friend of mine who is currently travelling around europe and would be devastated to hear this. in fact i am devastated if this is true. the man is a legend. craziest dj i have ever heard too.

stirmonster (stirmonster), Saturday, 23 July 2005 13:03 (fourteen years ago) link

anyone? please? haven't been able to find any info yet.

firstworldman (firstworldman), Saturday, 23 July 2005 21:31 (fourteen years ago) link

after speaking to some people who would know if this was true tonight, i think this is total nonsense.

stirmonster (stirmonster), Sunday, 24 July 2005 03:43 (fourteen years ago) link

finding out that you have died on the internet c/d ?!!

death of tom (death of tom), Sunday, 24 July 2005 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

also received word otherwise...

firstworldman (firstworldman), Sunday, 24 July 2005 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Confounded (Confounded), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 13:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Best street teamer ever.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:00 (fourteen years ago) link

RIP Harvey


jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 23:42 (fourteen years ago) link


flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Tuesday, 27 June 2006 23:43 (fourteen years ago) link

type "sarcastic disco" into your favorite p2p

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 00:15 (fourteen years ago) link

i've done it over and over and can't get anything w/o 315 in line before me

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 03:39 (fourteen years ago) link



the fuckablity of late picasso (vahid), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 04:05 (fourteen years ago) link

hi first post please dont bite me. my friend jeremy jbees told me about this place ages ago but have been lazy.

harvey is the definitely one of the best around , and he's very much alive at least he was last time in detroit a few weeks ago!

I've loads of his mixes and a card carrying member of his sarcastic disco cult :)

his sarcastic mix is here I believe:


Gary Abugan (henry chinaski), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 04:06 (fourteen years ago) link

There's an mp3 of Harvey's set at last summer's PS1 Warm Up (starting again this Saturday kids!) available here:

Haven't downloaded the set yet, so no idea of the sound quality, but I remember the day he played as being a particularly good one.

Graeme (Graeme), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 04:26 (fourteen years ago) link

vahid, yr email hasn't arrived yet, but the seek has come through once again. (v, are you on it?)

and i totally change my mind on this mix after a few months. first time i listened to it, i didn't get the big deal. but now after listening to a bunch of baldelli and loda mixes, i get this. it's pretty fucking rad.

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 04:40 (fourteen years ago) link

cool, got yr email and it's not the sarcastic mix, awesome!

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 04:41 (fourteen years ago) link

make sure your copy of the sarcastic mix has got 23 tracks ... there's some floating around w/ only 18 tracks!!

here's the "real" tracklisting...

Sonic Seasonings - Walter Carlos
Our Prayer - The Beach Boys
Hollywood Symphony (excerpt) - Holger Czukay
We Have Come To Bless This House - Severed Heads
Clash (Shugyru of the Sun) (played at -- Logic System
Can't Be Serious - Ginny
Transfer Station Blue -Michael Shrieve
Camino del sol - Isabelle Antena
Don't you know I did it - John Forde
My Boss - Linda Di Franco
Woman of the World - Double
Memories - Amadeo
Love for the sake of love - Claudja Barry
Fragrance - Holger Czukay
Irena's theme - Giorgio Moroder
Sensuous Black Man - Madame X
Nocturne - Bryan Ferry
Riding to Rio- Strange Cargo
95 in the shade - Hudson Ford
"Poz Two"
Rendezvouz with the Sun - Howard Wales
Hallucinations - Roy Budd

the fuckablity of late picasso (vahid), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 04:52 (fourteen years ago) link

man, i keep hearing how many beardos (can't hate as i'm prolly one myself) there are over at the djhistory boards, but there are soooooo many harvey worshipping threads there. pretty funny.

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 05:06 (fourteen years ago) link


the fuckablity of late picasso (vahid), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 05:20 (fourteen years ago) link

11 years of beardo house!! ILX is late to the party!!

the fuckablity of late picasso (vahid), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 05:21 (fourteen years ago) link


flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 05:21 (fourteen years ago) link

the moroder's at cool cosmic speed if i remember correctly

whats funny is everyone on djh hate on harvey jokingly too..if you post his name you will most likely get quashed!

the views on some of his threads are in the ten thousands..

he did play quite an amazing set in detroit! has anyone here heard him play?

Gary Abugan (henry chinaski), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 05:44 (fourteen years ago) link

he plays at our bar every couple of months. actually we're trying to put together a night with him, rub n tug and tim love lee right now. that will be an AMAZING night. i once asked him what a record was and he answered 'i don't fucking care!' with a giant grin on his face... at first i was a bit bothered but then i realized i should take his advice and just get back to dancing.

his "lecture" at the red bull music academy event he took part in is hilarious! you can download it form their site, which i am too drunk to bother looking for right now.

firstworldman (firstworldman), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 07:57 (fourteen years ago) link

which bar is that? in LA? let me know if the rub and tug and harv night goes down. sounds great!

Gary Abugan (henry chinaski), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 08:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyone have a tracklist for the compilation of Black Cock edits? Anybody who wants 'em, send me an email.

Confounded (Confounded), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 08:51 (fourteen years ago) link

didn't know there was a compiltion ...but here's the discography

his friend and cohort gerry rooney also is a great dj

Gary Abugan (henry chinaski), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 09:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Got it off somebody on SoulSeek and couldn't find a tracklist anywhere. Something like 11 tracks... maybe someone put em all together.

Confounded (Confounded), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 10:52 (fourteen years ago) link

he plays at our bar every couple of months. actually we're trying to put together a night with him, rub n tug and tim love lee right now. that will be an AMAZING night.

That would be amazing. Rub-n-Tug easily the best party DJs in NYC right now. They have that special DJ 6th sense that allows them to know what tune the crowd wants to hear next before the crowd does. Every time I've seen them everyone in the room has been dancing like crazy.

Graeme (Graeme), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 15:33 (fourteen years ago) link

gary, it's at the avalon bar in costa mesa, ca. it's in o.c., but seriously, their nights are worth the drive. i know no one goes south, but i would for them. we have the very honorable distinction of being the favorite place for all those guys to play in california.

firstworldman (firstworldman), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 15:39 (fourteen years ago) link

hello 1stworldman..i've heard of avalon..i read a funny interview with maurice fulton with the avalon crew..any chance that mix is still around? or any harvey mixes from avalon?

california is amazing i'll have to get down there again!

I asked harvey about moonshadows (?) unfortunately he does'nt play there any more!

did anyone hear his mix for redbull music academy - i think it was called the trainwreck mix.


Gary Abugan (henry chinaski), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 18:29 (fourteen years ago) link

i saw harvey play a beach party here in hawaii just three days ago. a half hour before sunset he put on E2-E4. about 25 minutes in i went up to him and asked, "are you going to play this one all the way through?" he smiled huge and replied "of course, man!" it was dark by the time the song's 58th minute rolled around. the mixture of an epic sunset with an epic track orchestrated by such a master selector created something hard to describe. it will probably remain one of my top 5 musical moments for the rest of my life.

grady (grady), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

great story

jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 20:55 (fourteen years ago) link

What did Harvey do for the 58 minutes? Dance? Fuck around with the EQ? Run home and change clothes?

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 21:10 (fourteen years ago) link


grady (grady), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 21:41 (fourteen years ago) link

i put on e2-e4 in appreciation

how often does he play hawaii? and what island? i'm going to maui in august

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 21:45 (fourteen years ago) link

i mean i ask because one of the other sets of his i downloaded was from a hawaiian radio station and it sounded like he was a regular.

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 21:47 (fourteen years ago) link

he helped open a gallery/club in honolulu (that's on oahu) a few years back. its a lovely place with a rooftop garden, art on the walls, and great staff/managment in one of honolulu's oldest neighborhoods. i just moved here two months back, but it seems like he gets here three to four times a year- he seems to love surfing almost as much as music. he may play maui from time to time, but i didn't ask, so i can't say.

grady (grady), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:07 (fourteen years ago) link

i don't believe your story. they can't fit that much onto one side of a record (or can they?) or was he using CDJs?

flëétwøöd måçk (jaxon), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

it was a cd.

grady (grady), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:19 (fourteen years ago) link

who was the first greatest unsung DJ of all times?

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:27 (fourteen years ago) link

that's what i want to know. mancuso? levan?

grady (grady), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:44 (fourteen years ago) link

they were sung.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:45 (fourteen years ago) link

one could argue that harvey is/was to the same extent, too.

grady (grady), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:55 (fourteen years ago) link

and the thread title says "unsung second greatest" not "second greatest unsung." anyway, best sung/unsung dj of all time is an ILM fest i dont want to attend.

grady (grady), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 22:59 (fourteen years ago) link

count me out also.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 28 June 2006 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

otm, probably my favorite after my first few listens

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:09 (five years ago) link

i quite like the opening track "rollerskates" too. reminds me of some song i can't think of.
some style tips from Harv in T magazine:

mizzell, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:32 (five years ago) link

"Yeah, I’m just sitting around, waiting for hippies to die.”

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:12 (five years ago) link


lmao i love that the monkees' theme from HEAD is in this

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:07 (five years ago) link

Seems to have disappeared now (it was a private track anyway).

I did take a shitty 128kbps rip before it vanished though if anyone wants a copy.

(Assume that's ok mods as it's not commercially available anywhere)

groovypanda, Friday, 15 August 2014 08:08 (five years ago) link

quickly before they say no

boney tassel (sic), Friday, 15 August 2014 14:36 (five years ago) link


hopefully the mix is better than the new album ..

mark e, Friday, 15 August 2014 15:32 (five years ago) link

Rollerskates is about the only one I'm reaaallly into, 405 is ok but kinda silly? idk

dmr, Friday, 22 August 2014 16:13 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

Interviewed him again, this time for Thump:

Anyone catch the UK tour? The Fabric set was a bit...sluggish.

online hardman, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:52 (five years ago) link

was going to go but they switched to a worse venue & it was ~£25 which seemed v high risk so went to see daniel wang who was super high energy for £7 which seemed like a superior good times economy. apparently the harvey crowd was old but I'm not against that

ogmor, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:34 (five years ago) link

i like the hyperbolic intro but fyi the venue he was involved with in Honolulu was not on the beach and wasn't a hotel (though it had the word "hotel" in its name) and he didn't run it

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:33 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...

His full Boiler Room set from last week (audio):

groovypanda, Friday, 19 June 2015 09:07 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

ah looking forward to checking this out. if any of you happen to be in ibiza i can't recommend the ibiza rocks residency he's doing enough. i had liked his mixes well enough until seeing him live but he did a six-hour set and it was absolutely perfect. didn't recognise a single track except for club tropicana, which i guess he played since the venue was where the video for that was shot.

doing my Objectives, handling some intense stuff (LocalGarda), Monday, 10 August 2015 15:02 (four years ago) link

wtf is going on here

gr8080, Monday, 10 August 2015 15:19 (four years ago) link


doing my Objectives, handling some intense stuff (LocalGarda), Monday, 10 August 2015 15:22 (four years ago) link

Earlier this year, Skrillex launched his very first studio album by the name “Recess”. The album was released in March 14 2014 with a total of 11 track listings. Since its release, the album has performed quite well in various billboards making its best appearance at number three. The album has received its fair share of criticism as well as praise.

yah wtf

adam, Monday, 10 August 2015 19:16 (four years ago) link

my guess is the domain expired and was snatched up in auction by an opportunistic idiot

gr8080, Monday, 10 August 2015 19:20 (four years ago) link

(happened to me not long ago)

gr8080, Monday, 10 August 2015 19:20 (four years ago) link

various billboards

welltris (crüt), Monday, 10 August 2015 19:22 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

really recommend this mix, harvey playing deep house in 1996.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Friday, 27 November 2015 16:38 (four years ago) link


flopson, Friday, 27 November 2015 18:41 (four years ago) link

♫ goin back to the garden ♫

flopson, Friday, 27 November 2015 18:42 (four years ago) link

he seems to have got the domain back.

picked up the 'wildest dreams' cd today for pocket money.

definitely hitting the spot better than the stream did back upon its release.

mark e, Thursday, 10 December 2015 13:45 (four years ago) link

seven months pass...

anyone go to xoyo last night in london? thought he was brilliant - best i've seen him maybe. the usual harvey low slung faintly rock inflected stuff and a few classics. laid back's fly away, eighth wonder's i'm not scared, moroder - i wanna rock you, etc.

i might go to another one, he's playing the next three saturdays.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 7 August 2016 22:57 (three years ago) link

going on the 20th, very excited.

owenf, Monday, 8 August 2016 08:36 (three years ago) link

ah if it's as good as saturday you'll have a good time. i had heard bad things about xoyo (i rarely go clubbing in london) but it was fine. was nice to be able to buy craft beer in a club too.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 8 August 2016 20:29 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

i realise i'm like rolling harvey disciple but... anyone see him in london last night? he was the best i've seen him i think. amazing!

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 9 April 2017 15:23 (three years ago) link

i saw him in miami a couple weeks ago and he was great. he played stop bajon as a peak time track at like 3am and it was perfect

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 9 April 2017 15:55 (three years ago) link

can't quite remember all the tracks but he played this, i think the midnight mike edit that was on ivan smagghe's death disco back in the day, and it went down a treat:

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 9 April 2017 15:58 (three years ago) link

nice. he also played tv scene, zanzibar (which he's played almost every time i've seen him,) and estrelar by marcos valle, which may have been an edit, i'm not sure

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:14 (three years ago) link

a very balearic night

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:14 (three years ago) link

jelly of ur harvey xps

flopson, Monday, 10 April 2017 00:57 (three years ago) link

holy shit (semi-NSFW art):

gr8080, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:28 (three years ago) link

gr8080, Saturday, 15 April 2017 23:27 (three years ago) link


flopson, Saturday, 15 April 2017 23:52 (three years ago) link


Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 16 April 2017 08:16 (three years ago) link

various old releases now available for download :

mark e, Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:52 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

A Message from MEN'S ROOM:

If you bought a presale ticket for tonight's Men's Room with DJ Harvey you may enter the party via the front entrance on Clark Street or the back alley entrance until midnight. We are closing the back alley entrance at midnight to manage capacity.

After midnight, entry & re-entry will take place upstairs at the front entrance on Clark Street.

Dress to sweat. If you can avoid using the clothes check we recommend doing it. Wear a shirt you don't mind losing.

Doors open at 9pm.

Presale tickets have sold out. $30 tickets available at the door.

Lineup for the party:

Boiler Room (Downstairs) :
9 - 12 Harry Cross
12 - 4 DJ Harvey

Game Room (Upstairs)
9 - 12 Jeremiah Meece
12 - 2 Jacob Meehan
2 - 4 Mister Wallace & aCe

As always : spread love, respect and jizz. Enjoy your evening.

gr8080, Friday, 26 May 2017 17:52 (three years ago) link

lol nasty (the spread jizz part)

flopson, Friday, 26 May 2017 18:09 (three years ago) link

getting around to listening to listening to the old testament mix and god fucking damn. my notion of what it is djs do does not typically encompass going into an old pink floyd audience tape for five minutes. totally crazy!

Cyborg Kickboxer (rushomancy), Friday, 26 May 2017 18:10 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

gr8080, Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:15 (one year ago) link

man’s smile is a (natural) contact high. talk about living well!

Paul, Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:02 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

This DJ HARVEY Interview has been languishing on a hard drive since 2012... until now via @YouTube

— Christopher Tubbs (@CMJCT) June 11, 2019

groovypanda, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 10:35 (one year ago) link

the vibeman cometh

Papa Triste (Thee Macallan 18 Year), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 23:29 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

new harvey live mix:

also the RA review mentions this thread:

davey, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 11:09 (two months ago) link

That Live At Rumors mix sounded lovely sitting in the sunshine with a gin at the weekend, it's maybe a bit more conventionally "dance music" than I would expect from him though

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 11:13 (two months ago) link

i think it is conceptually interesting selling mixes on Bandcamp and I kind of hope it becomes more of a thing. I gave up scrolling after a while but it looks like a few thousand poeple went for this.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:54 (two months ago) link

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