Last night James Murphy and 2 Many DJs delivered a one hour mix taken from their vinyl-only Despacio Soundsystem for Heidi’s BBC Radio 1 Show.
Despacio is Murphy’s and 2 Many DJs’ own vinyl-only soundsystem that was created for Manchester’s International Festival a couple of years ago, and has since been toured around the country and Europe, and will be at Lovebox this summer.
Estimated to have cost £750,000, and originally intended to use for a night in Ibiza playing records between 95 and 115 bpm, the soundsystem is thought to be the world’s most expensive and elaborate vinyl-only system. It was created alongside audio experts McIntosh; the company that supplied the amplifiers for Woodstock in 1969, and who also created Grateful Dead’s infamous Wall of Sound.
The system consists of eight enormous 11-foot speaker stacks which are positioned in a circle with a chequered dancefloor, simple lighting, and an acoustically treated disco ball.
Listen to the mix below. And then head of over to the BBC’s website to have a peep at the tracklist.