When visiting my sister at university in Leeds in 2022, we went to The Cockpit and experienced an incredible DJ playing a fantastic mix of old and new songs that blended seamlessly into each other. I was stunned to realize a week later that the DJ wasn’t mixing anything at all, but was instead playing the album ‘2manyDJs’.
Released in 2002, ‘2manyDJs’ was a pioneering album that blended various genres of music into a seamless mix. It was created by Belgian duo, Soulwax, who were at the forefront of the mash-up movement, using technology to blend and mix different songs into one cohesive piece of music. The album was ahead of its time and paved the way for the remix and mash-up culture that we have today.
‘2manyDJs’ continues to evoke feelings of happiness and nostalgia for me, reminding me of my time at university and the memories I have of that period. The album is now available on streaming platforms and if you haven’t heard it, I highly recommend giving it a listen. It’s well worth it.”