Bobbito Garcia, the New York DJ and streetball legend, doesn't like the playlist on
his East Village Radio show to be predictable.
"I kind of pride myself on the fact that you can never guess what I'm going to play," he says during a recent phone interview.
So how then does Garcia account for the fact that for three consecutive weeks on his show in February and March, he set things off with the same exact record, a jazz cut from an album called Technicolor Hi-Fi by the drummer, bandleader and producer Pat Van Dyke?
There's certainly no personal connection.
"I don't know Pat from a can of paint," Garcia says. "But what I perceive the PVD record to be is a jazz record that's probably produced by someone young enough to be raised on hip-hop."
"There's records that scream at you to play them," he adds. "The PVD record just kind of yells, 'Yo, play me.'"
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