JJ Lopez + Prince Klassen: The Davenport Disco Demo
Recommended Listening / DJ Mixtape
In the early 00’s San Antonio had a very special thing going on right in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown area. The Davenport was definitely a highlight in my memory that is still always called on. These were the days before Serato, but still in a weird transitional phase for a lot of DJs at the time. I am not trying to sound like an old head that hates everything new… though most new things are pretty wack. The fact is, the internet had not quite put it’s grasp around San Antonio’s neck. You could still have a quality night of quality music with no interruptions from your local knuckle head/becky.
JJ Lopez really molded The Davenport into a unique experience in San Antonio. From it’s early beginnings of one JBL speaker and NOTHING but Northern Soul & Hard Funk 45s to Disco/House/Hip Hop/Soul nights that all held their own. I am glad to have been apart of it, but wish I was there more often than I was. I did live 3 blocks away from there after all.
This mix was made on a Friday night in 2005. All Boogie/Disco, all vinyl, all live. I was already living in Austin at the time, but it was a special night and glad JJ came across the mix recently while making a move.
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Writing about San Antonio is a hard thing to do without sounding condescending. I hope none of this gets taken so. There is a little write up I would like to do sooner than later about what it means to be from what I would call a “shadow” city, so hopefully that happens.
De corazón; desde una BOSTERA hacia cualquier Gallina que ande por acá, les deseo lo MEJOR el sábado.
Siemplemente por que aunque ustedes no lo acepten, y la mayoría de los Bosteros tampoco, ambos no seríamos lo que somos sin rivales como nosotros.
somos el fútbol grande del país, y eso no se olvida. No se merecen esto que estan pasando, y aunque (solo un poquito) lo disfruté al principio, se fue todo de las manos. Suerte, y espero verlos el campeonato que viene los domingos & no los sábados. Si?
No soy una panqueque, pero es algo que quería decir, ayer me dormí re preocupada por lo que pueda pasar con River Plate, y bueno… hasta soñe con JJ llorando. Que horror, pero que se yo, LO MEJOR PARA USTEDES GALLINAS PUTAS!