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Only Love has been a labor of love. The project had no corporate funding and we’re giving it away for free. We created it because we felt it should exist and you should have it.
Our ability to create and fund projects like this depends entirely on your support. We hope it inspires you the way Coldcut’s Journeys by DJ, DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and the movie Scratch inspired us. If you appreciate it, help us support the future of DJing.
On behalf of The DJ Hookup & SLEEPER, thanks and enjoy!
About Only Love
2016 has been tough.
We lost Phife, Bowie & Prince.
And tensions are high.
We asked one of our favorite people, award winning DJ, SLEEPER, to create something beautiful that would bring people together. The result was Only Love.
In 2009, SLEEPER released a video of him mixing 18 songs in 10 minutes. This became the first DJ video to get 1,000,000+ views on YouTube. The project took him to MTV, ESPN, URB, the prestigious TED Conference and across the world.
When we began this Only Love, we expected a straight-forward follow up to this previous hit.
But SLEEPER had higher aspirations.
In the 7 years since the first video, sophisticated video mixing technology has emerged. SLEEPER wanted to elevate this project by seamlessly incorporating film.
The result is the birth of a new genre – The Mixfilm.
Only Love isn’t a mixtape, a performance video, a music video or a filmed routine. It’s the unique outcome of bluring the lines between these formats. It’s a new type of journey that we hope will inspire the imagination the way Coldcut’s Journeys by DJ, DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing, and the movie Scratch inspired ours. We hope it gives birth to many more mixfilms. We hope it’ll make DJs proud to call themselves DJs and inspire people to consider what’s possible with this art.
We hope you enjoy.
I’ve always tried to create things that are timeless. When people think about DJing, they think about crazy parties and festivals. With this project, I wanted to make an impact that would last beyond 1 night.
Musically, it’s a blend of genres, but visually, it’s a blend of people, because we’re all one family. I hope it gives you a moment to reflect and be grateful, regardless of what’s going on around us.
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About The DJ Hookup
The DJ Hookup, founded in 2010, is the highest rated DJ retailer online. The company is built on a simple philosophy, “we sell DJ equipment to our friends.”
The team brings an obsession with customer experience and decades of building category-leading products to online DJ retail. The DJ Hookup is building “the Zappos of DJ equipment” led by the insight that people can buy DJ equipment anywhere, but they’d rather buy from their friends.
Only Love is a production of The DJ Hookup, produced by TDJH co-founder, Alex Pyatetsky.
SLEEPER is one of the modern pioneers of multimedia DJing. He was the first DJ to get over 1,000,000 views on YouTube in 2009 and the first VJ to grace the TED conference stage.
His music has been featured on ESPN, MTV, URB Magazine and has topped Hype Machine. He’s toured the world performing alongside Ludacris, Common, Mix Master Mike, Wyclef Jean and BT. He’s performed for clients like Red Bull, Adidas, David Beckham, Ryan Sheckler, Travis Pastrana, Live Nation and Spitkicker.
Credits & Special Thanks
– Edited by Calvin Main
– Graphic Design by Eric Gupana
Lennon + Maisy – Boom Clap (Acapella, Charli XCX Cover)
Jack U + Kiesza – Take U There (Instrumental) [SLEEPER Edit]
Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Acapella)
Jay-Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (Acapella)
T.I. – Top Back Remix (Acapella)
TNGHT – Higher Ground
Robin S – Show Me Love (Acapella)
RL Grime – Scylla (King Henry Remix)
K.P. + Envyi – Swing My Way (Acapella)
ZAYN – Pillowtalk (Acapella)
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (Lido Remix)
Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have A Dream
Pusher – Switch (Geek Boy Remix) [SLEEPER Edit]
Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn
Adele – When We Were Young (Saturday Night Live Acapella)
Hermitude – The Buzz [SLEEPER Edit]
Calvin Harris ft. John Newman – Blame (R3hab Trap Remix)
SteLouse – Sunday Chords
Skrillex – Cinema Slasherr (Benzi X Elephante 2k16 Edit)
Nirvana – In Bloom (Acapella)
Yellow Claw, Naaz, + Flux Pavilion – Catch Me
Porter Robinson – Hear The Bells (Electric Mantis Remix) [SLEEPER Edit]
The Gospel Singers – Amazing Grace (Acapella)