east pacific

some 90s deep house favorites

PLAYLIST

1990

Dada Nada ► Deep Love (Too Deep to Get Under Instrumental)
Dream 2 Science ► Dream 2 Science
Dreamhouse ► Jump & Prance (Dream Mix)
Egotrip ► Dreamworld (Deep in Swing Mix)
G Strings ► Motivation
Key Tronics Ensemble ► Calypso of House (Paradise Version)
Bobby Konders ► The Poem
Logic ► I Got Somethin (Deep Mix)
Tropical Moon ► Love Is a Mystery
The Underground Crew ► Feel the Melody
The Utopia Project ► File #2

1991

After Hours ► Waterfalls (3 A.M. Mix)
Basil Hardhouse ► Breezin’
Eighth Ray ► Axis of Love
Equation ► I’ll Say a Prayer 4 U
Vincent Floyd ► I Dream You
House 2 House ► Boom (A Touch of Jazz)
The King Street Crew ► Gonna Be Alright (10:00 AM Reprise)
Manabu Nagayama & Soichi Terada ► Low Tension
MBG ► The Quiet
Pal Joey ► Spend the Night
Paradise Inc. ► Deep Thoughts (Black Magic Mix)
R.E. ► Rain Forest
Sound Source ► Waterfall (All Weather Mix)
St. Etienne ► Nothing Can Stop Us (Masters at Work Dub)
Zzone Inc. ► Cosmic Dub

1992

50% ► Deepness (Do Do D'Up) (The Deep Mix)
Azucar ► Feel the Love (Jazzy Cymbals Mix)
Beat 4 Life ► Dat Rhythm
Classic Man ► Love (Love Ride Mix)
Choice Vibe ► Somebody 4 Me (Up to Parr Dub)
Code 718 ► Equinox (Heavenly Club Mix)
Da Rebels ► Come to Me (Night Mix)
Deep Choice ► Fix of 4:38 AM
Dub Poets ► Black & White
Braxton Holmes ► 12 Inches of Pleasure (Ron’s Foreplay)
Innervision ► My Love for You
Lectroluv ► If We Try (Ambient Dub)
Los Santeros ► Fiesta Santera (La Mescla Dizmal)
Love Tempo ► Change for the Better (Alternate Instrumental Mix)
Matrix ► Get Out (Chill Out Mix)
Molima ► Think’in Bout U
Montego Bay ► Magic (Don Carlos Jazzy Mix)
Mood Swing ► Inspiration Point (Love Mix)
Never on Sunday ► In the Breeze
The New Sound of Soul ► The Strength (Deep in New York)
Rhythm II Rhythm ► A Touch Of Jazz (Lifestyles of the Rich Mix)
Techno Soul ► I Don’t Need U
Vil-N-X ► Give Ya Luv Show Ya Luv (Deep Luv Mix)
When Worlds Collide ► Jus Luv

1993

909 ► Got to Have It (Dream Mix)
4th Measure Men ► Given (MK Dub)
Black Rascals ► So in Love (Shelter Mix)
Blunted Dummies ► House for All (House 4 All Robots Mix)
Choo Ables ► Hard to Get (B.T.’s Massive Groove)
Family of Few ► Sunrise (Vocal Heat Mix)
Hardrive ► Maurice’s Vibe
House of Blue ► Oblique (The Blue Mix)
Myakka ► City Jungle City
RT ► Magic Woman
Scottie Deep ► Soul Searchin’ (Deep Dish Dub)
Tears of Velva ► The Way I Feel (4 Daye Mix)
Terrence Parker & Claude Young Jr. ► Untitled (A2)
Time Undefined ► Cascade (Dawn Mix)

1994

Deception ► Seventh Heaven (Uptown Mix)
DJ Dove ► Illusions
DJ Duke ► Stuck in the Middle (Mo’ Deep for Sticky Stewart Mix)
East Men ► U Dig (Pacific Dub)
Elements of Life ► Innocence + Inspiration
House of Labasia ► (U Make Me) Feel Real (Working Dub)
Arnold Jarvis ► The Way You (Trego Dub 3)
Jazz-n-Groove ► House Vibe No. 1
Liquid City ► Givin’ My All (Liquid Jazz Movement)
Moodymann ► Tribute! (To the Soul We Lost)
Joey Musaphia ► I Miss You
Tokyo Gospel Renegades ► Mardi Gras Baby (Magnolia Caboose Baby Mix)
Yoshito ► Love Motion

1995

95 North ► Let Yourself Go (Capitol Dub)
Chez Damier & Stacey Pullen ► Forever Monna (Mix 1)
Kenny Dixon Jr. ► Emotional Content (TP’s Emotionally Deep Remix)
Fibre Foundation ► Free Your Mind (NJ Mix)
Glenn Underground ► Detroitism
House of Jazz ► Hold Your Head Up
Paul Johnson ► Hour Glass Figure
Jump Cutz ► Deep Introspection
Mindchime ► Discoboogie (Tokyo Dub Mix)
Papermusic ► Downtime
Terrence Parker ► The Emancipation of My Soul
Takecha ► Kind of Deep

1996

Abacus ► Sunrayz
The Afrodizzyact ► B.J 1994
Da Vibe Project ► Live from da Underground (Wonderland Deeper Dub)
Deep Sensation ► Talkin’… (Deep Soul Dub)
Dirty Jesus ► Cut a Rug (Jazz Dat Ride Mix)
Sean Grant ► Untitled
GWM ► Breezy Loop
Tim Harper ► Lake Shore Drive
Herbert ► Shuffler
Walt J ► Love Is On My Side (Smudge Mix)
Jazz Groove Syndicate ► A Touch of Jazz (Jazzee House Ride Mix)
Roman IV ► Fkk
The Wamdue Project ► Three-Toed Frog

1997

Aaron Arce ► Pressure
Buzzin’ Cuzzins feat. Romanthony ► Good Feeling (Salt City Orchestra Mix)
City People ► Let It Rain (Dub)
The Deviants ► Being Someone Else
DJ Slym Fas ► Luv Music
Double 99 ► Happy 2 Be Deep
Downton Loop ► Keep Holdin’ On
Earth Boys ► Destination Heaven
Fresh and Low ► New Life
House Dawgs ► Praise Him (Jazz'n Mix)
Theo Parrish ► Cloudy Morning
Rick Wade ► Night Track
Kevin Yost ► ‘Round 'Bout Midnight

1998

.g ► It Feels
Ancestry ► You’re the One
Callisto ► Fanta C
Kerri Chandler ► Atmosphere (Kerri’s Foundation Dub)
DJ Trax ► Deep Modern Jazz
Les gens de la grande ville ► The Men Who Are Worth More (Deep Mix)
Alton Miller ► Time & Space
Misa Negra ► Spiritual Vibes (Afro Boogie House Mix)

1999

Andrés ► Reality
Blak Beat Niks ► Celebration (Club Jazz Mix)
Roy Davis Jr. ► Michael (Love from San Francisco Vocal Mix)
DJ Rasoul ► Let Me Love You (San Francisco Vocal Vibe)
Groove Relation ► Mellow Mellow
Merle ► Fannie Likes 2 Dance
Osunlade ► Oshun’s Arrival
Ursula Rucker ► Circe (Rob Yancey Vocal Mix)
Toronto Track Company ► A Word from Mr. Prince

Casting circles for different countries

The traditional associations of casting circles are pretty simple: call the spirits of the elements at each of the cardinal directions, invoke whatever deity or deities with whom you work, “brush” or push the negative forces out from within the circle to without it, and then seal it with your own magick and Will. 

The problem is, though, that this was created by people living in the United Kingdom, and as such it was created with the UK’s cardinal directions in mind. These are not always appropriate for where you live, though! Traditionally, you would invoke

Earth in the East
Fire in the South
Water in the West
Air in the North

But here in Australia that makes no sense. In Britain, the further south (towards the equator) you move, the hotter it gets… but in Australia you move NORTH to approach the equator. Fire spirits would be found more towards the North of Australia where the heat is greater and the days are more equal.

In Britain, with the Arctic to the North, Air is placed in the far North as Air spirits love the cold and winds of tundra plains. However, being a Southern hemisphere country, Australia’s cold region is the Antarctic to the South, and so it makes more sense to listen to the Air spirits there, where you’ll actually find them. 

Here on the East Coast of Australia the beautiful Great Dividing Range - a vast mountain range that stretches for thousands of miles and divides our beautiful nation in twain - and the bulk of the Australian continent stretch out towards the West. Meanwhile, to our East, the south Pacific ocean flows with vast Ocean spirits that bring cyclones and thunderstorms to our fair continent. So it makes sense to not place Earth in the East like in the UK (where Europe is all eastwards) but instead in the West, and likewise place Water in the East where the largest ocean on Earth sits, placidly, waiting to devour us all.

But, of course, this is not the same for all! Japan might choose to have the Air of Hokkaido and the Arctic in the North, equatorial Fire in the South, Pacific Water in the East, and Asian Earth in the West; Kenya might have Fire in the East to represent the great Sahara Desert, Water in the West, Earth in the North and Air in the South. The world s full of diversity, and adhering rigidly to the rules of a bunch of 1920s British Wiccans who’d barely even left England in their entire lives and had never seen a non-white person probably isn’t the best idea in our modern world of inexpensive plane tickets and cultural diversity. 


Live on, my bright Wiccans and Witches of the wider world, and let the Spirits of your own lands guide you!


– Juniper Wildwalk, Wiccan of the World

Washington Gothic

There is a coffee shop where there was not a coffee shop yesterday. Tomorrow there will be another, somewhere else. You will try to return and it will be gone. You think it is following you. There is only ever one coffee shop.

You are driving and there are trees. They are all the same. You drive past miles and miles and miles of trees. You are driving west, you know that this is the only way out of the trees. There are only trees. There are always the same trees.

In every city you visit, they ask you where you’re from. You say from the other side of the mountains. They are confused, they do not trust you. Everyone knows there is nothing on the other side of the mountains.

The road curves and curves, always in the same direction. The road is infinite, looping back to its own start. You do not know where you are and you do not know how you got here. You follow the road.

In the cities, you hear seagulls. You hear the rush of the ocean but you cannot see it. The smell of salt air stays with you always, in your clothes and in your lungs. It clings until you can no longer detect it. The cold ocean is never far. It waits.

It is raining constantly. Clouds and fog obscure the sun and you cannot remember feeling its light, only striped layers of shadows through the trees and buildings. In the next town over, the rain has vanished. There, they do not know shade. Drive to another town on the endless road. The weather will be different there.

You have seen the same man walk by you in the same direction countless times each day. He is always wearing the same clothes. He is always holding the same drink. Nothing ever changes. The people all look the same, and they never look at you. You are afraid, but it would be worse if they were different.

To the north, there is nothing. To the east, there is endless empty space. To the south are only mysteries and whispers. The water is to the west. The water is the end.

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Garden eels, members of the conger eel family, live in the Indo-Pacific, but species are also found in warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean and East Pacific. These small eels live in burrows on the sea floor and get their name from their practice of poking their heads from their burrows while most of their bodies remain hidden. Since they tend to live in groups, the many eel heads “growing” from the sea floor resemble the plants in a garden.

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Hand-drawn and textured pages from a rare Japanese treatise on smallpox called The Essentials of Smallpox written in the late 17th or early 18th century by the Japanese doctor Kanda Gensen. 

Photograph: Wellcome Library, London