Here is 5 Mag wrier Kev Obrien‘s adieu mix to his beloved home of New York City.

“It’s all about gratitude at this stage,” he says. “I’m still standing and still making a living somehow doing what I love. That’s what this mix is about. Gratitude. All the amazing years I had in New York, all the amazing friends I made, everything I learned and all the while somehow managing to survive the duration of that time doing things on my terms. As crazy and blind-siding as my exit may have been… it was a true New York experience and wouldn’t have been without that final reminder.”

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Tracklist

01. Intro Interlude (N-Train Mind-melt Ride.)
02. No Regular Play – Be Together (NRP Alternate Mix feat. John Camp) [Crew Love, 2017]
03. Lisa Shaw – Let It Ride (Jimpster Main Vocal Mix) [Naked Music, 2004]
04. Floppy Sounds feat. Devon Dunaway & Sylvia Gordon – City For Sale (Roberto Rodriguez Remix) [Wave Music, 2010]
05. Munro – Miss Your Love [XVI Records, 2017]
06. Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (Jay Tripwire Main Remix) [Vibe Me to The Moon LTD, 2018]
07. Genetic Funk – The Believe feat. Mr. V (Original Mix) [Grounded Records, 2017]
08. J Russel – Piano Keys [Freakin 909, 2017]
09. Phonique Feat. Erlend Øye ‎– For The Time Being [Dessous, 2005]
10. Preset Feat Martin Carr – Gabriel (vocal cover) (Preset sunrise Remix) [Freakin 909, 2017]
11. Franck Roger & DJ Roy – Delight (Kev Obrien’s Roland Clark Get Deep Edit) [Straight Up Recordings. 2001]
12. Candy Dealers -Street Delight (Vernon & Dacosta Remix)[EIGHT-TRACK, 2009]
13. Johnny Dangerous – King of Clubs [King Street, 2004]
14. Terrence Pearce – Needy (Robin S. Show Me Love bootie) [Stranjjur, 2012]
15. Metro Area – Read My Mind [Environ, 2007]
16. No Regular Play – Nothing Less [HAKT, 2013]
17. Mood II Swing ‎– Do It Your Way [Groove On, 1996]
18. Larry Heard Press Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare (Long Version) [Alleviated Records, 2006]
19. Trackheadz – Feel (Mr. V Dub Mix) [NRK Sound Division, 2007]
20. Mood II Swing – The Summer Swing [Nite Grooves, 1996]
21. Joeski 5 mag Interview audio w/ Kev Obrien – “Junior Vasquez, Sound Factory, 36 hours straight! Sound Factory back then – that shit was like CHURCH”
22. Abe Duque feat Blake Blaxter – WHAT HAPPENED? – Part 2 [Process Recordings, 2010]
23. James Silk – Be There (‘Extended Edit’(of The Spinners ’I’ll Be Around, 1973])) [Freakin 909, 2017]
24. Portia Monique – Ecstasy (The Layabouts Vocal Mix) [Reel People Music, 2016]
25. Erefaan Pearce – Ripples Feat Anthony Oseyemi [Eyedyllic Music, 2018]
26. Demarkus Lewis – Ain’t Nobody Else (Original Mix) [Inner City Records, 2017]
27. Jerome C – Flipping feat. Einat (Wolf+Lamb Remix) [Wolf+Lamb Rec, 2016]
28. Music P & Marque Aurel – F.E.E.L. (Angelo Ferreri Remix) [Monoside, 2017]
29. Robosonic – Worst Love (Kev Obrien’s “Brooklyn, I love you” Edit) [OFF Recordings, 2012]
30. Zepherin Saint + Mr. V ‎– Dance Release (Manuel Tur Remix) [Tribe Records, 2015]
31. D-Lux (feat Saucy Lady) – Is It You (Original Mix) [Soul Clap Records, 2015]
32. 40 THIEVES – Don’t Turn It Off (Original Version) [Chinatown Records, 2009]
33. Sonny Fodera feat Alex Mills – Always Gonna Be (Mat.Joe’s Funked Up Mix) [Defected, 2017]
34. Andhim – Hausch (Original Mix) [Get Physical Music, 2013]
35. Kalabrese ‎– Independent Dancer (Original Mix) [Compost Records, 2013]
36. Moodymann – Shades of Jae (Part 1) [KDJ Records, 1999]
37. Daniel Steinberg – Salamander [Arms & Legs, 2013]
38. The Postal Service- Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix) [Sub Pop, 2003]
39. David Marston & Brigitte Zozula – Feel Your Soul (ft Frank) [Wolf+Lamb, 2017]
40. Stee Downes – Asunder (Gabe ‘Remix’) [OFF Recordings, 2013]
41. Rampa & Hollis P Monroe* feat. Overnite – Look Out [Keinemusik, 2013]
42. Stavroz – The Finishing (Original Mix) [Délicieuse Records, 2013]
43. Tone of Arc – Soundsail [No.19 Music, 2013]

Kev is a house music addict who somehow manages to balance between nights spent DJing and producing house music, with his days spent managing his and his clients’ house music labels. The rest of Kev Obrien’s time is spent writing about house music, traveling for house music, and (occasionally) sleeping.