Thanks for all the advice, after parties, Aleves, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, bootlegs, bouncers, cab rides, chasers, classical music, Coca-colas, coffees, converts, Coronas,, Derrick Carter, designated drivers, disco naps, Discogs, divas, DJs, drink tickets, family, fans, feedback, foes, friends, GEMM, glow sticks, greasy breakfasts, guest lists, hangovers, happy hours, haters, heads, Igloo, introductions, iTunes, JBL, JTM, Mackies, Maynard James Keenan, Mentos, Mile Davis, Myna, New Kids on the Block, Om Records, Ortofon, party people, Peaches, Pioneer, PLUR, plus ones, pre-parties, Primal Records, Primus, promos, promoters, random texts, Rane, ravers, RCAs, Red Bulls, requests, Restricted Access, rump shakers, samples, SF Weekly, and Ultra Music Festival.


Om Happy Hour. Monarch. San Francisco. 4.27.2012.

I am pulling a very eclectic mix of b sides, indie rock, exclusive remixes and funk/soul for this. It's going to be good.


amy 1.29.2012

I don't eat I don't sleep
I do nothing but think of you
I don't eat I don't sleep
I do nothing but think of you
You keep me under your spell


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Thom Yorke - The Eraser - Un-Restricted Access
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (Shelter Atheist Instrumental) - Restricted Access
Tori Amos - Professional Widow (MK Mix) - Atlantic
Damon Trueitt - What You Want (What You need) - G.O.D.
Jimmy Corona - Re-f-used - Ghost
Grmo - WJSO - Lazy Days
Frequent Fliers - Selfish - Jackin Tracks
Boris Dlugosch & Roisin Murphy - Never Enough - Astralwerks
Myungho Choi - Red Umbrella - A Touch of Class
Hall & Oates - Can’t Go For That (Member's Only mix) - JTM
DJ Disciple - Things We Used To Do - Milk N 2 Sugars
Club Session - Don’t Move (Jon’s Distant Vocal Remix) - Chez
Ashanti - Foolish (Escape Committee Full Vocal Mix) - Urban Soul
Crazy Penis - Give It Up - Paper Recordings
Human League - Don’t You Want Me (Unreleased Derrick Carter Mix) - Classic
Upside Down Sevens - When I Think Of You - Phantom
Vernon & Dacosta featuring Apple Rochez - As Darkness Falls (Giom Remix) - Amenti
Sex-O-Sonique - I Thought It Was You (Salt City Orchestra’s “Herbie Rides Again” Remix) - Full Frequency Range Recordings
Jill Scott - Whatever (Q’s Night Vocal) - Restricted Access
Michael Jackson & Nirvana - Jean Spirit - White Label


Blind Barber

Dear Blind Barbers,

This is what you guys sound like in my head.

Very sincerely yours,
Amy Yvonne Yu

PS: Thanks Eric, Jake, and Tai for directing my undivided attention to some of these tracks!

Lovely Bloodflow - Baths - Anticon
Summer Heart - Blackbird Blackbird
Archangel - Burial - Hyperdub
Petite Fleur (Phone Tap) - Chris Barber - Lake Records
Morning Train - The Chris Barber Soul Band - Lake Records
The Tribute - Colossus - Om Hip Hop
He Would Have Laughed - Deerhunter - 4AD
Barbershop - Ghostface Killah - Def Jam
You Could Be Mine - Glambeats Corp. - PMB
On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz - Virgin
Build. Destroy. Build. - Hanni El Khatib - Innovative Leisure
So Far Away - James Curd & Ziggy Franklin - Smash Hit Music
ecstasy - jj - Sincerely Yours
Don't Go To Strangers - Joni Mitchell - Warner Bros / Wea
I Can Change - LCD Soundsystem - DFA/Virgin
I Can't Get No Sleep (Featuring India) - Masters At Work & India - Cutting Records
Apartment Wrestling - Maximum Balloon - Interscope
Let's Get - Metro Area - Environ
A Gal In Calico - Miles Davis - OJC Records
Excuses - The Morning Benders - Rough Trade Us
Barbershop (Featuring Rapper Big Pooh) - Murs & 9th Wonder - Record Collection
Morse - Nightmares on Wax - Warp Records
Ticket To Know Where Featuring Ohmega Watts - Quantic - Ubiquity
Everything - Radio Citizen - Ubiquity
Finders Keepers - Salt Water Taffy - Cafe Apres-Midi
Homer's Barbershop - Simpsons
Bump - Spank Rock - Big Dada
Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends) - Stan Getz - Verve
Changes - Stars - Daytrotter
Make Up Your Mind - Tame Impala - 101 Distribution
Playground Games - TM Juke - Grand Central Records
No Hassle - Tosca - K7! Records
Springer (Smith & Mudd Version) - Tosca - G-Stone Recordings
All Around and Away We Go - Twin Sister - Infinite Best
Feel It All Around - Washed Out - Mexican Summer
Chinatown - Wild Nothing - Captured Tracks
Barber's Adagio For Strings - William Orbit
Islands - XX - Young Turks



Dear James Curd,

Thanks for the 2 unreleased tracks for this playlist. Please watch out for those kangaroos down under. They will kick you in the nads when you are least expecting.

Very sincerely yours,
Amy Yvonne Yu

Take On Me - a-Ha - Warner Bros / Wea
Zulu Nation Throwdown - Afrika Bambaataa Zulu Nation Cosmic Force - Hero
Dream - Alice Smith - BBE
Opposite Day - Andrew Bird - Righteous Babe
Mardy Bum (Demo) - Arctic Monkeys - Warner
Is There a Ghost - Band of Horses - Sub Pop Records
She's Crafty - Beastie Boys - Def Jam
I Am The Walrus - The Beatles - Apple Records
We Are The Sleepyheads - Belle & Sebastian - Matador Records
Lovely Day - Bill Withers - Sony
Tout Doucement - Blossom Dearie - Verve
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan - Sony Legacy
De Camino a La Vereda - Buena Vista Social Club - Nonesuch
Melody Day - Caribou - Domino Recording Co.
Thripney Bits - Colossus - Om Hip Hop
Just Like Heaven (Live Unplugged Version) - The Cure - Elektra / Wea
The Goonies 'R' Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper - Epic
Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Columbia/Legacy
China Girl - David Bowie - Rykodisc
American Boy (feat. Kanye West) - Estelle - Atlantic
The Birth and Death of the Day - Explosions In The Sky - Temporary Residence
The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra - Warner Bros / Wea
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand - Sony
Welcome To The Jungle - Freedom Dub - PMB
Mirabelle Pockets - General Elektriks - Quannum Projects
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz - Virgin Records
Tríptico (Peter Kruder Trip De Luxe) - Gotan Project - XL / Beggars
Diferente - Gotan Project - XL / Beggars
Everyday Problem - Greyboy - Ubiquity Records
Lollipops And Roses - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Shout Factory
Survival Of The Fittest - Herbie Hancock - Blue Note
Candy - Iggy Pop - EMI Europe Generic
Not Even Jail - Interpol - Matador
Need You Tonight - INXS - Atlantic / Wea
I Never Knew - James Curd Presents Ziggy Franklin - Smash Hit Music
Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) - Jay-Z - Roc Nation
Bad Reputation - Joan Jett - Blackheart Records
Garden Of Love - Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band - Z [Zedd] Records UK
Locomotion - John Coltrane - Blue Note
Heartbeats - The Knife - V2
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin - Atlantic / Wea
Knock 'Em Out - Lily Allen - Capitol Records
Today London, Tomorrow The World - London Funk Allstars - Ninja Tune
Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas - Universal/Umtv
Don and Sherri (Original Mix) - Matthew Dear - Ghostly International
Move - Miles Davis - Blue Note
Wake Up And Go Beserk - Mogwai - Wall of Sound
Get a Move On - Mr. Scruff - Grand Central Records
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra - Sundazed Music Inc.
Here Comes The Sun - Nina Simone - Sony Legacy
Dancing With Myself - Nouvelle Vague (Billy Idol) - Justin Time
Just Can't Get Enough - Nouvelle Vague feat. Eloisia - Justin Time
Casting Day - Page France - Suicide Squeeze Records
Mah Na Mah Na (Karmexperience Mix) - Piero Umiliani - Easy Tempo
La La Love You - The Pixies - 4AD
Sleeping In - The Postal Service - Sub Pop Records
Tippi Toes - Primus - Interscope
Tommy the Cat - Primus - Interscope
Wake Up - Pure Essence - Stones Throw Records
Tell It Like You Mean It - Quantic - Ubiquity Records
Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones - Atlantic Records/ATG
Walk This Way - Run DMC - Arista/BMG Heritage
Lingering Still - She & Him - Merge Records
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds - Virgin
Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie & the Banshees - Geffen
If You Want Me To Stay - Sly & The Family Stone - Motown
Today - Smashing Pumpkins - Virgin
How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths - Rough Trade
For You - Solvent - Ghostly International
I Turn My Camera On - Spoon - Merge Records
Balanco No Samba (Street Dance) - Stan Getz - Polygram Records
Your Love - Stars - Paper Bag Records
Shut Up and Let Me Go (127 BPM edit by James Curd) - The Ting Tings - 5 Minute Mad Skillz
Honey - Tosca - G-stone Recordings
Can I Kick It? - A Tribe Called Quest - Jive
Mysterious Ways - U2 - Island
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison - Sony
Linus And Lucy With The Band - Vince Guaraldi - RCA
Wake Up - The Walkmen - Vagrant Startime
The Promise - When in Rome - Virgin
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett - Universal/Umtv
Life's Angles - Yesterday's New Quintet - Stones Throw



It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style. They affect us just as vulgarity affects us. They give us an impression of sheer brute force, and we revolt against that. Sometimes, however, a tragedy that possesses artistic elements of beauty crosses our lives. If these elements of beauty are real, the whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. Suddenly we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators of the play. Or rather we are both. We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder of the spectacle enthralls us.

-Lord Henry Wotton

This playlist is dedicated to Janice Stalcup and Lee Jennings. From my insomnia to all of you.

Stressed Out - A Tribe Called Quest - ?
Sleep Waltz - Acme Rocket Quartet - Lather Records
Night Sight - Air - Virgin/Astralwerks/Source
Secrets - Alice Smith - BBE
Moonlight Sonata - Alicia Keys - BMG Japan
UR (Yam Who Mix) - Alison Crockett - Yam Who
Avril 14th - Aphex Twin - Warp Records
Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy) - The APM Orchestra - Chop Shop/Atlantic
Historia De Amor - Astrud Gilberto - Cti
Life on Mars - The Bad Plus - Heads Up
Dry Your Eyes (ft. Neil Diamond) - The Band - Warner Brothers
The Funeral - Band of Horses - Sub Pop
I'm Only Sleeping - The Beatles - Parlophone
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan - Sony
Cursed Sleep - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Drag City Records
Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club - World Circuit/Nonesuch
When You Sleep - Cake - Capricorn
Sleep In Splendor - Calla - Beggars Banquet
When I Sleep - The Changes - Drama Club Records
Spain - Chick Corea - Polydor
The Roller Skating In San Francisco Machine - Christopher Willits - 12k
Adriadne Sleeping - The Clientele - Acuarela
Restless - Clifford Gilberto - Ninja Tune
Trouble Sleeping - Corinne Bailey Rae - Capitol Records
Give It Up (Reset) - Crazy Penis - Paper
Sleep All Summer - Crooked Fingers - Merge
Purple (A Tribe Called Quest Edit) - Crustation - Jive
Lullaby - The Cure - Fiction Records
All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper - Epic Records
Sleep Don't Weep - Damien Rice - Warner Brothers Records
#41 - Dave Matthews Band - RCA
She Only Sleeps - David Byrne - Nonesuch/Warner Brothers
While The World Is Sleeping - David Mead - RCA
Everything But Sleep - Denison Witmer - The Militia Group
Easy Tiger - Depeche Mode - WEA / Warner Brothers
April In Paris (w. Louis Armstrong) - Ella Fitzgerald - Verve
Mine - Everything But The Girl - Atlantic / Wea
Mirrorball - Everything But The Girl - Atlantic Records
I'm Not The Man I Used To Be - Fine Young Cannibals - MCA
Sleeping on the Roof - The Flaming Lips - Warner Brothers
Cottons of Inertia - General Elektriks - Quannum Projects
Empire Ants (Featuring Little Dragon) - Gorillaz - Virgin Records
Celos - Gotan Project - XL/Beggars
'Round Midnight - Herbie Hancock - Columbia / Legacy
I Need Love (Morgan Geist's Love Dub) - Hot Toddy - Eskimo
Good Sleep - I Am Robot and Proud - Darla Records
A Day - Inara George - Everloving Records
NYC - Interpol - Matador
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine - Sub Pop Records
Jane Says (Kettle Whistle Live) - Jane's Addiction - Warner Brothers
He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat) - Jill Scott - Hidden Beach
The Ghost Who Walks (Live Acoustic) - Karen Elson - XL Recordings / Third Man
Sleeping Beauty - Karma - Compost Records
Going To California (Live) - Led Zeppelin - Atlantic / Wea
When It's Sleepy Time Down South - Louis Armstrong - Sony Records
Lavish (Deadbeats Remix) - Mark Rae - Grand Central Records
Halah - Mazzy Star - Capitol Records
The Wood Will Be A Wake Tonight - McCarthy Trenching - Team Love
Caught Up - Metro Area - Environ Recordings
Corcovado - Miles Davis & Gil Evans - Sony Records
Bye Bye Blackbird - Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Sony Records
Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton - Thrive
Sleepwalking - Modest Mouse - Up.
Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep - Mogwai - Matador Records
Umi Says - Mos Def - Rawkus Records
Do You Fear Sleep? - The Moscow Coup Attempt
Time To Go To Sleep - New Buffalo - Arts & Crafts
Les Nuits [Album Version] - Nightmares on Wax - Warp Records
I Melt with You - Nouvelle Vague feat. Silja - PIAS Recordings
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - The Postal Service - Sub Pop
The Mind's Eye - Remy Shand - Motown
Never Think - Rob Pattinson - Chop Shop/Atlantic
By Your Side (Neptunes remix) - Sade - Sony Records
Take It Back - She & Him - Merge Records
I Go To Sleep - Sia - Monkey Puzzle Records
Mayonaise - Smashing Pumpkins - Virgin
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths - Rough Trade
Sleep On Needles - Sondre Lerche - Astralwerks
The Vanishing - Stars - Arts & Crafts
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots - Atlantic
Sleeper Car - Thievery Corporation - Eighteenth Street Lounge
The Eraser - Thom Yorke - XL
Hearing Damage - Thom Yorke - Chop Shop/Atlantic
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins - Arista Records
Roman Nights - Tom Harrell - Highnote Records
Suzuki - Tosca - G-stone Recordings
Sleep Talking In A Pale Blue Sky - Tsui - Unsigned
With Or Without You - U2 - Island
Sola Sistim - Underworld - V2 Records
Don't Look Back - Van Morrison - Polydor / Umgd
I Can't Sleep - Willy Mason - Astralwerks
Comtine D'un Autre Ete: L'apres Midi - Yann Tiersen - Virgin Records
Only You - Yazoo - Mute


amy 6.3.2007

Amy does boompty. Thanks to East Coast Boogie Ken for the bootleg. While I am at it, thanks to AIM so we can send each other unreleased tracks all day long along with random weirdness.

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Freil - Makes Me Feel - BBE Music
The Avalanches - A Different Feeling - XL Recordings
A Tribe Called Quest vs. Sir Piers & Si Ashton - Bonita Applebaum - Promo
Gavin Boyce - So Obvious - Alphabet Music
Dorfmeister vs Madrid de los Austrias - Boogie No more - Net's Work & Songs
Outkask - The Way (Instrumental) - JTM
Kastdoubt - Behold A Lady - JTM
White Lotus Society - Space Cadillac (JT Donaldson Remix) - Muzique Boutique
The Sound Republic - Pimp - Guesthouse
Unknown - Ken ECB - CDR
Laid Back - White Horse - Rire Records
Rob Mello - Fantasize - Classic
No Assembly Firm - All Jacked Up - .dotbleep
Kenny Hawkes & Louise Carver - Play The Game Joshua's Vocal Mix - Music For Freaks
Tracey Thorn - it's All True (DSE Dub) - Virgin Records

amy 1.26.2006

This is the mix that won me the title of Best DJ in SF at the SF Weekly. This was a bittersweet time for me actually. I was going through part 2 of the horrible break up where I finally moved out. I remember getting that phone call where the music editor called me to let me know that I've won the title and that they will be flying me out to DJ at Ultra Music Festival, the closing party at the Winter Music Conference. After the first rush of excitement, it was this immediate feeling of melancholy. This mix starts off very melancholy, again, shadowing what I was going through in my life at that time.

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Everything But The Girl - Temperamental (Wamdue Project Remix) - Virgin Records
Rise Ashen - Second Wind E.P. - Defected Records
Ying Yang Twins - Wait Till I Show You This - Floor Play Records/White Label
Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted (Instrumental) - Virgin Records
Colette - Didn't Mean To Turn You On (Justin Martin's Vocal Mix) - Om Records
Starbuck Jones - The Poison On My Mind - White Label
Snoop and JT - Signs (Harris Main Mix) - Shhhh!
Lawnchair General featuring Angela Carlson - Tell You Something - Westbound Music
Wescott Devine - La La La - White Label
Major Boys - Panamerica - Vendetta Records
Crispin J. Glover and D'Musik - Peacemaker Blues - One Little Indian/Westbury Music
The Brand New Heavies - Sometimes (MAW Smooth Mix) - London Music/Sony ATV Music

amy 12.29.2004

Short and sweet and kinda nutty. Like myself. I got Missy singing back up to Missy and Paula getting knocked out. You know it's funny.

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Rasoul - Visions in Motion - Panhandle Records
JTM - Southern Girl - White Label
Sir Cosmic - She's A Bitch - Igloo Music
Kokee "The Nose" Anu & Korin Ladke - Ms. E Loves Jass - Igloo Music
Paid & Live - All My Time (Matty/Mousse-T's Dub Mix) - One World Entertainment Ltd.
Paula Abdul - Knocked Out - Virgin Records
Rasoul featuring Shanan - Let Me Love You (San Francisco Vocal Vibe) - Large Records
Paula Ralph - Ain't No Runnin' (Frankie Feliciano Mix) - Estereo

amy 9.6.2004

I was going through part 1 of a horrible break up when I did this mix. Hence the train wreck between Bring the Pain and Happiness. I was not having any happiness. I like the process of making things, so I thought I'd keep that in there as a personal reminder. All these mixes are very personal for me, as playing music has always been very cathartic for me. I give quite a bit of thought into the track selections, lyrics, and flow of each of them. Hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I enjoyed mixing them together. Part 2 of horrible break up here.

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Rithma - Flying Over The City - Om Records
Bobby Matos - Guiro Electro - Ubiquity Records Inc
Moloko - Sing It Back (Chez Maurice Mix) - The Echo Label Ltd.
Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight) Original Mix - Barclay
Unknown - See You Later - Promo
CeCe Peniston - He Loves Me 2 (Silk's Tribal Reprise) - Silk Entertainment
AK - Say That You Love Me (FK-EK Japanese Vocal Mix) - BPM King Street Sounds
Harlem Zip Code - I Feel Music - Paper Recordings
Wackside - I'll Get Over You (Ian Pooley Mix) - Polydor
Club Session - Don't Move (Jon Cutler Remix) - Chez Music
Dirty Harry Presents The Next Dimension EP - Give Into Me (Harry Mix) - Henry Street Music
Karen Ramirez - Troubled Girl (DMC Only Remix) - DMC
Ame Strong - Tout Est Bleu (Francois Kevorkian Mix) - Airtight Recordings
Final Notice - Beautiful - White Label
Missy Elliot - Bring The Pain (Chris Lum Remix) - White Label
Rob Mello - Happiness - Classic Recordings Ltd.
The Demetrios Project - Feel Alive (Jon Cutler's Distant Mix) - Milk & 2 Sugars
Sylk 130 - The Reason (Sleaze Mix) - Ovum Recordings
Trent Moller - Le Champagne - Naked

amy 1.1.2004

Nothing like starting off a new year waking up with fresh ears and doing a new mix. I probably saw Derrick Carter for NYE and woke up and did this mix straight away. That man always makes me want to work a lot harder. I've never seen anybody else that can do what he does on the mixer and turntables. It's quite sobering.

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Breakdown - First Of All – Peace Feast Industries
Prince Dread Feat. Bunny Sigler - Are You A Freak (Like Me)? – Black Vinyl
Pepe Link - Guitar Vibe – Stereo Cool!
Jazzanova - That Night (Wahoo Mix) – Jazzanova Compost
Tony Senghore - Hey Chica (D's B.H.Q. Edition) – Moody
Groove Theory - Tell Me (Cleve's 122 Classic House Mix) – Epic
Ian Pooley – 900 Degrees – V2
Cibo Matto – Moonchild (D’s Funky Space Reincarnation) – F-111
Donnie – Cloud 9 - Giant Step Records
Mel B – I Want You Back (MAW Remix) – BBE
Lawnchair Generals – Sweet Nothing – Viva!
Punk Chic – DJ Spinnin’ (Scanty Sandwich’s Rose Garden Mix) – Southern Fried Records
C & M Productions featuring Malena - Para Ti – Neat Music Recordings
DJ Gregory – Elle – Defected
Jill Scott – He Loves Me (PATN Breaks mix) - Made In Taiwan Vol 1/White Label