Join us at In Sheep’s Clothing NYC for an entire day of Music from Memory.
It’s been a few weeks now since Music from Memory co-founder Jamie Tiller’s tragic passing. One of our favorite selectors, Jamie was a huge inspiration for everything we do here at In Sheep’s Clothing through both his music selections and his approach to sharing music. We were blessed to have crossed paths with Jamie more than a few times over the years in Los Angeles: dollar bin digging in Echo Park, folding dumplings with Yu Su, dancing to his incredible sets at Moony Habits parties. As many tributes have already mentioned, beyond the music, Jamie was a true gem of a person who had a knack for connecting people and scenes. He will be deeply missed by music lovers from around the world…
Listen to John Gomez’s beautiful tribute to Jamie on NTS featuring selections and voice messages from Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash, Chee Shimizu, Tako Reyenga, Suzanne Kraft, Lauren Hanson, Tornado Wallace, Young Marco, Android Brown, and many others:
Without exaggeration, Jamie and Music from Memory opened up portals to entire worlds of lost music to new audiences. The label was a major catalyst in the recent reissue boom, and continued to dive into unexplored territories deep into their 10th year of operation. Heisei No Oto and Dream Dolphin were two recent favorites that led us into CD-era electronic zones. In recent years, Jamie also spearheaded the label’s newfound focus on contemporary artists and now sounds. The West Coast, laid-back balearic and synth-funk sounds seemed to be of particular interest to him, with artists like Garrett (an alias of Dam-Funk), Benedek, Loveshadow, and Alex Ho all releasing on the label in the last five years.
Today, we’ll be dedicating our Monday listening hours program at In Sheep’s Clothing NYC to all things Music from Memory. The following releases will be featured during 2-5pm and we’ll continue playing Music from Memory releases for the entire day.
In memory of Jamie, we’ve picked out some of our personal favorite JT mixes. Consider your listening sorted for the next weeks, months, years, and beyond. Rest in peace Jamie <3
A beautiful and eclectic selection of floating music from over a decade ago. In many ways, Jamie’s mixes during this time anticipate the coming reissue boom. This one features handful of tracks that would eventually be revived on various labels including Richard Horowitz’s Eros in Arabia (Freedom to Spend) and Benoit Widemann’s Tsunami (Sommor).
A perfect dance mix featuring obscurities from around the world along with some amazing contemporary dance music coming out at the time from Amsterdam and beyond. Max D’s edit of Vangelis Katsoulis’ “Improvisation” is an especially interesting track connecting Washington D.C. with Greece and Amsterdam (Into the Light).
Recorded live at Invisible City in Toronto, this mix was “one of Jamie Tiller’s favorite mixes he ever did.” Some seriously deep cuts here from around the world starting inna dubby zone into boogie and various balearic beats. Incredible…
Slow, chuggy psychedelic electronic music at legendary Berlin party Cocktail d’Amore. The party’s Cosmic Hole is known for its darker, tripped-out vibe with plenty of acid and echo’d out synthesizers. Jamie and Tornado Wallace fully deliver with ecstasy-filled moments including L.U.P.O’s “Hell Or Heaven” slowed way down.