I first came across Tarik Thornton during one of my many mixes I have contributed to Larry Grogan’s Funky 16 Corners. Fellow digger and AP 45 session alum Larry has a yearly pledge drive, where different selectors contribute a mix of their choice. Tarik Thornton has been contributing for a while, and his mixes, song selection, and crate digging are top billin’. Representing New Orleans, but holding it down in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this week’s Big Ups gives some shine to a fellow digger, damn fine DJ, and all around good guy that most of you aren’t aware of. it’s with great pleasure that we bring Tarik Thornton to the pages of Big Ups. Feel free to check him out and the rest of the Minneapolis cats doing it lovely in the Twin Cities the right way. If you don’t know, now ya know!