Dope Jams alert! NYC’s beloved Slow To Speak duo glue together a breathtaking number of vintage house classics in true megamix fashion.
Francis Englehardt and Paul Nickerson are the DJing duo Slow To Speak and the team behind Dope Jams, a local record shop that closed its physical doors in early 2013. The duo are deep house devotees, cherishing the music that they both grew up on in Boston in the early 90s. Armand Van Helden’s after-hours party at the Loft was their crucible. Once they moved to New York, Englehardt and Nickerson knew they wanted to contribute to the scene in a more concrete way than simply throwing parties. The answer was Dope Jams, a store that broadcast their increasingly eclectic tastes and acerbic worldview. They’ve gotten into plenty of trouble over the years for their opinions about the state of electronic music, but that’s exactly why they’re so beloved. They are curmudgeons who have devoted their lives to doing something about the things that they believe can (and should) be better.