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The memekast for April 2006 is dedicated to the memory of Scott Ricks, aka DJ Tropik.

Tropik was ubiquitous throughout the DC metro scene from the mid-nineties until he took his own life in February of this year. With more or less constant appearances all over the East Coast and beyond, and several track releases (including two for the soundtrack of the acclaimed MTV film Better Luck Tomorrow), Scott's creative capacity seemed endless. And although those of us who were fortunate enough to know him personally got a glimpse of the hard work and dedication he relentlessly poured into his deejaying and production, it was such a natural part of his movement through this world that it appeared effortless.

The set for this episode is one of his last recordings. It was never released, and was played at his tribute party at Cubik in Washington DC on April 7 [photos].

A fund has been set up in his name with the National Mental Health Association (NMHA). If you can, please consider making a donation to the Scott Matthew Ricks Suicide Prevention Fund. This donation will go toward NMHA suicide prevention programs.

In a scene often characterized by cliquishness and hyper-competitiveness, Scott Tropik was about as close to universally respected as one can get. He was loved by many, many people, and will not be forgotten. We're happy to share a little bit of his light with our listeners. Enjoy.



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  • I wonder if there would be any way to get a tracklisting for this

  • super phat sick nasty noises... yeah!
    what about the tracklist, though? i've heard some of these tracks before, but don't remember the artists

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