The release of David Bowie‘s Blackstar on his 69th birthday followed only a few days later by the artist’s death will no doubt remain at the top of the most memorable moments of 2016 (and likely the decade).
The realization that his new album was, all along, his musical farewell is one of the greatest works of art of our time. He has paved a creative road for a plethora of successful Zone artists and will always be remembered as an entertainer who stayed true to his creativity.
With that all said, I felt it very necessary to pay tribute to this man through one of my favourite art forms to practice. Part of my inspiration for this mix came from this awesome beat-juggling video that super-talented, well-known Toronto DJ, Skratch Bastid, created on the night of Bowie’s death:
Because I can’t really pull off anything this cool, I just took some of my all-time favourite Bowie remixes and put them together in one Mixtape! And you can now take this mix with you!
The Zone’s Mixtape is the art that I get to create on a weekly basis and I feel genuinely lucky that I’m given a creative outlet in the form of this radio station. Creativity is a scary thing sometimes and I can only hope that this mix is a fitting-enough tribute to a man who was never afraid to show that side of himself. Enjoy! —Boitano
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust (Vinil Remix)
David Bowie – Modern Love (DJ Cremoso Remix)
David Bowie – The Heart’s Filthy Lesson (Trent Reznor Remix)
David Bowie – Fame
David Bowie – Love Is Lost (James Murphy Remix)
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
David Bowie – DJ (Benny Benassi Remix)
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (SoulWax Remix)
David Bowie – Space Oddity (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)