Last Friday marked the end of J. Rocc's Adventures in Stereo. I can't tell you how much inspiration I took from each episode of AIS. Sometimes it was the track selections. Sometimes it was J. Rocc's homemade blends. Sometimes it was the megamixes that J. Rocc was kind enough to create in 2015 and 2018. Sometimes it was the 5-10 minute mixes where you could hear a really inspired J. Rocc just showing off.
Saturday mornings are the highlight of my week. No work, me and Lil Mixes get to sleep-in without the rush and frenzy of a weekday morning; and the grind of life always seems more tolerable on a Saturday morning. For the last six years, the soundtrack of my Saturday mornings has always been listening to the replay of AIS from the night before (while the TV shows EPL or College Football). Saturday mornings will continue to be my weekly highlight. However, a very important ingredient will now be missing going forward.
I just hope that the decision to bring AIS to an end was J. Rocc's decision. It would be a real shame if anybody other than J. Rocc was behind this decision. Please join me in saying a little prayer for J. Rocc's next megamix coming sooner as opposed to later.
Side note: The above video captures J. Rocc creating an uptempo mix. I barely recognize any of the tracks because I don't normally gravitate toward uptempo music. When I first heard this mix I had now idea how much work J. Rocc was putting into the mix because it all sounded so seamless (often a curse of being such a skilled DJ). Seeing the video gave me a whole new perspective. Wow!