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DJ Mix: On Earth – 110 Life
13th January, 2009 | 290 views
On Earth - 110 Life cassette cover

An ambient mixtape with a few more livelier tracks weaved in and throughout. A few unknown track IDs remaining; are you ambient enough?

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Fozzie Bear - Shake The Foundations Vol.2

Like alot of musical genres that you may not be that familiar with, there’s so much music out there that, whilst you know that there must be tracks that you’ll probably like, you haven’t got the time to find ‘em and buy all the other music you normally do! That’s why finding a mix like this is gold dust; an expert in the field offers up a set that cuts through all the BS and lays down something that you instantly understand. A superb selection that gets played regularly at Chukkle Towers; would love to get hold of some of these sevens especially all the Brickwall riddim ones.

The author of this mix now has it online as well, please click here.

01. Capleton – Intro (VP) 2002
02. VC – By His Deeds (Dig Dis) 2001
03. Buju Banton & Gregory Isaacs – Storm (Penthouse) 2002
04. Warrior King – Education (Penthouse) 2002
05. Storm Version (Penthouse) 2002
06. Luciano – You Can Have The World (Al Ta Fa An) 2003
07. Admiral Tibet – No Fear (Al Ta Fa An) 2003
08. Anthony B & Tafari – Rise Up (Al Ta Fa An) 2003
09. Singing Melody & Scotty – Watch This Sound (Digital B) 2002
10. Louie Culture – Reaction (Digital B) 2002
11. George Nooks – Two Roads (Digital B) 2002
12. Watch This Sound Version (Digital B) 2002
13. Bushman – Too Much Violence (Brickwall) 2002
14. Norris Man – Park Your Guns (Brickwall) 2002
15. Admiral Tibet – Peace & Love (Brickwall) 2002
16. Anthony B – God Above Everything (Brickwall) 2002
17. Morgan Heritage – What’s Going On (Brickwall) 2002
18. Beres Hammond – Hail His Name (Star Trail) 2002
19. Iyashanti – Communities Into Battlefield (Star Trail) 2002
20. Anthony B – Jah Love (Star Trail) 2002
21. Calliefields Version (Star Trail) 2002
22. Luciano – Blast Off Go Moon (Kennedy International) 2000
23. Baby Wayne – Sick Of Dem Treatment (Kennedy International) 2000
24. Admiral Tibet – Blame It On Yourself (Kennedy International) 2000
25. Half Pint – Political Friction (Feel The Beat)
26. Ward 21 – Reggae Pledge (Jammys) 2003
27. Shocking Blue – Artist War (Jammys) 2003
28. Morgan Heritage & Bounty Killer – Gunz In The Ghetto (71) 2000
29. Anthony B – Lock Your Guns (71) 2000
30. Ward 21 – Ganja Smoke (John John) 2001
31. Nelly Furtado – Turn Out The Light (Fi We) 2002
32. Spanner Banner – Life Goes On (Techniques) 1989


DJ MIX: LTJ Bukem – Mellow
17th June, 2008 | 3,640 views

One of my favourite mixes, period; it’s been part of my life for so long that it’s like a family member. Bought from a small shop that sold trendy ‘club wear’ in Chelmsford where I studied, that also sold mixtapes. We’ll forget about the baggy zebra-stripe Gio Goi shorts that I spent forty quid on which made me look like a clown; the guys who ran it were real clubheads and had good connections for some of the best mixtapes around, both nationally known djs and local ones. It’s fortuitous that I managed to rip the cassette to the computer and burn onto cd before it wore out and snapped which was an unfortunate circumstance that befell another prized deep house mix that belonged to ck. That mix (which was held in as high regard as the Bukem one) was by Dean Savonne; a victim of it’s excellence, chewed up by the car stereo.

It became an obsession to identify and then hunt down and buy all the tracks on this Bukem mix, only one left but it’s taken over ten years to get to this stage. The mixing is tight, transitions quick. No long snooze-a-thon mixes here, an average of three minutes a track and the next is being seamlessly blended in. Having listened to this mix hundreds of times, I’m biased but it’s all killer no filler; you could not get a better overview of what deep house sounded like in ’91/’92. If I had to choose, my favourite tracks would be the Masters At Work, QX-1 and M.C.J. releases; the M.C.J. one especially, I didn’t know what the track was until a few years ago when someone ID’ed it on a forum. I’ve hosted this mix online since 2003 and it’s been downloaded thousands of times, tracks from here will definitely be featured by themselves on this blog in the future.

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LTJ Bukem - Mellow

Tracklisting

  1. | 0:00:00 | Coldcut – Jade (Aleph mix)
  2. | 0:05:25 | Endangered Species – Endangered Species
  3. | 0:09:54 | Masters At Work – Our Mute Horn (Ken Lou mix)
  4. | 0:12:40 | Springboard – Make Some Noise (Nod Your Head mix)
  5. | 0:16:11 | Monarch – Forever Slammin’ (Forever Slammin’ mix)
  6. | 0:19:53 | Gio Canepa – ORE: Nove Nove
  7. | 0:24:32 | Beautiful People – I’ve Got The Rhythm (Club mix)
  8. | 0:26:08 | Jamie Principle – You’re All I’ve Waited 4 (E-Smoove Late Nite mix)
  9. | 0:28:53 | PWM – Are You Ready To Move (Deep Rave mix)
  10. | 0:33:08 | Z-Formation – Frenzy
  11. | 0:35:49 | L Factor – Claim To Be (Mike Dunn’s Mixx 2)
  12. | 0:39:24 | Raw Elements – Raw Basics
  13. | 0:42:54 | Raphel – Move Loosely
  14. | 0:44:18 | Rhythm II Rhythm – A Touch Of Jazz (Do It Tonight mix)
  15. | 0:46:49 | DTR – Journey Into A Dream (Sex In Paradise mix)
  16. | 0:51:40 | Simply Red – Something Got Me Started (Hurley’s Dub)
  17. | 0:54:46 | Chocolate Fudge – To Be Now
  18. | 0:57:15 | QX-1 – Love Injection (Inject Me Love Mixx)
  19. | 1:00:59 | Red Light – Who Needs Enemies
  20. | 1:04:28 | Optimystic – 4 A.M.
  21. | 1:07:19 | Mystique – Want Your Body (Coolout mix)
  22. | 1:09:48 | World Power – I’m Happy (After The Rave mix)
  23. | 1:14:13 | Korda – Move Your Body (Club mix)
  24. | 1:17:03 | Déja Vu – Move Your Waistline (Sweat mix)
  25. | 1:20:36 | Urban Rhythm – Love Will Make It Right (House To House mix)
  26. | 1:24:38 | M.C.J. – Sexitivity (Deep mix)
  27. | 1:27:14 | Keep Moving Ahead – Always Searching (Uhura mix)
  28. | 1:31:08 | Jovonn – Be Free (Instrumental mix)

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DJ MIX: Dave Lee’s Disco Mix
16th June, 2008 | 418 views

A mix of disco, funnily enough, although there are a couple of other changes of tempo and flavours lurking within of a more soulful and funky leaning. This mix opened my eyes to a whole new world of disco glitter… and wallet-stretching rare tunes to attempt to find and purchase. I mean, Dave Lee (aka Joey Negro) put together some scarce disco nuggets on this two hour mix; didn’t matter to him, ‘cos he’s already got them! I think alot of them are his own edits and he throws a few samples over the top of some tracks as well, like the spoken word bits over Gino Soccio. I broke my own ceiling on what I thought I would ever spend on a single record getting a rare disco mix of Gladys Knight And The Pips. I’ve seen original copies of the Ashford & Simpson’s One More Try go for over £300 on eBay, far in excess of what I would or could pay, so made do with a bootleg until I find the original for tuppence in a charity shop.

Luckily even though this mix is from 2004, the wonderful chaps at milkaudio.com are still hosting it. Be advised that it is a fairly low quality RealAudio streaming file, I’ve also uploaded it to TipTop.

Tracklisting from milkaudio

  1. | 0:00:00 | Gladys Knight & The Pips - It’s A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Mix)
  2. | 0:05:46 | Sonny Jenkins And The New York Pot Pourri Strings – That Friday Pay (Eagle Flying Day)
  3. | 0:10:57 | Jessie G. – That’s Hot
  4. | 0:15:26 | Aura – L.A. Sunshine
  5. | 0:20:52 | Mighty Fire – Love Fantasy
  6. | 0:27:16 | Ashford & Simpson – One More Try
  7. | 0:31:44 | Phreek – Everybody Loves A Good Thing
  8. | 0:36:22 | Dazzle – You Dazzle Me!!!
  9. | 0:42:13 | Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive (Instrumental)
  10. | 0:48:28 | The Players’ Association – Hustlin’
  11. | 0:52:32 | John Gibbs With The Jam Band – J’Ouvert
  12. | 0:57:27 | Xanadu & Sweet Lady – Rappers Delight
  13. | 1:00:20 | Risco Connection – Good Times
  14. | 1:05:31 | Gino Soccio – Try It Out
  15. | 1:11:33 | Boeing – Dance On The Beat
  16. | 1:16:18 | Touché – Just Like A Doorknob
  17. | 1:21:04 | Change – Heaven Of My Life
  18. | 1:25:39 | Kinsmen Dazz Band – Love Design
  19. | 1:29:04 | Invisible Man’s Band – Love Can’t Come / Love Has Come
  20. | 1:36:13 | Sergio Mendes – Love Music
  21. | 1:39:24 | Cerrone – Music Of Life
  22. | 1:45:32 | Webster Lewis – El Bobo
  23. | 1:48:57 | The Main Ingredient – Work To Do
  24. | 1:53:24 | Stratavarious – Nightfall
  25. | 1:56:18 | The Sunburst Band – He Is

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Dave Lee Disco Mix