I found Jeffrey’s writing today. I had not read it since 2000. The album that I was mixing must have been this one based on some things that he references and my recollections.
When I read it back then, I shoved it in an envelope where it got lost until today when I was looking for something. My initial reaction was:
With time having passed, I’m really flattered. No longer rolling my eyes up in the back of my head like I’m blind – sorry, Jeffrey (sorry, Whitney!)
I’ve lost track of Jeffrey Gratton, but he’s a genius. It was a privilege to be the first DJ to play his and Shunji’s tracks at Save the Robots: “Nueva York (Kennedy)”, “Fear Is My God”, “Chelsea Press 2”, and “Icy Lake“.
“Icy Lake” went on to first become famous as a runway track at Junior Vasquez’ Arena at Peter (and Alessandra) Gatien’s Palladium nightclub and in 2014 was re-released on Night Slugs (record label).
It’s wonderful that anyone would put me on a pedestal like this…in writing no less…or I would never know it or believe it. [I didn’t have the “perfect life”, never did then, haven’t managed to yet.] Thank you, Jeffrey?
Actually what caused him amazement was the product of hard work and..a lot of small things brought together, as Van Gogh would say.