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DJ MIX: Pinky – Binary Format
1st August, 2009 | 144 views

Recommending a mix… errr, my own mix – damn right! Digital deepness as I experiment with a new format.

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DJ MIX: Monster Bobby – Space Age Pop Mix
1st June, 2009 | 349 views

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Monster Bobby - Space Age Pop Mix

A totally ‘fun’ mix to indulge in, with a tracklist chosen around the theme of space and aliens and early sound effects created by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Some less-than-serious music mostly from, I’m guessing, the 50s but an inspiring selection that’s been crafted together with care. Came across this mix after I’d signed up with a beta invite to a new streaming music site called MixCloud where you can upload your own mixes that people can then listen to streaming over the net. They’re not open to the public at time of writing but this mix by Monster Bobby was created to play in venues before his band, The Pipettes, came on.

More info:
http://monsterbobby.tumblr.com
http://www.myspace.com/monsterbobby

  1. | 0:00:00 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Dalek Space Ship Takes Off
  2. | 0:00:17 | Buchanan & Goodman – The Flying Saucer Part.1
  3. | 0:01:00 | The 5 Blobs – The Blob
  4. | 0:03:29 | Leonard Nimoy – Highly Illogical
  5. | 0:05:40 | The Randells – The Martian Hop
  6. | 0:08:04 | Dr. Strangelove And The Fall Outs – Love That Bomb
  7. | 0:08:14 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Start Of The Cyber Invasion
  8. | 0:08:28 | Sheb Wooley – The Purple People-Eater
  9. | 0:10:37 | Malcolm Clarke (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Arcadia
  10. | 0:11:44 | The Tornadoes (Joe Meek) – Robot
  11. | 0:14:08 | Hanna, Barbera & Curtain – The Jetsons Theme
  12. | 0:15:41 | BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Bubbles
  13. | 0:15:51 | Lucia Pamela – Walking On The Moon
  14. | 0:18:44 | Ella Fitzgerald – Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer
  15. | 0:21:57 | Eddie Cletro – Flying Saucer Boogie
  16. | 0:24:25 | Space Negros – Man To Man
  17. | 0:25:10 | Barry Gray – Fireball Xl-5 Theme
  18. | 0:26:25 | Paul Beaver & Bernie Krause – Sequential Voltage Sources
  19. | 0:26:29 | Linda Scott – I’ve Told Every Little Star
  20. | 0:28:31 | George Greeley – My Favourite Martian Theme Music
  21. | 0:28:52 | Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Vardan Materialises And Shimmers
  22. | 0:29:12 | The Moonmen (aka Link Wray) – Other Side Of The Moon
  23. | 0:31:14 | Hank Snow – Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship
  24. | 0:33:51 | Johnny Guitar Watson – Space Guitar
  25. | 0:36:16 | David Vorhaus – Snide Rhythms (From The Tomorrow People Soundtrack)
  26. | 0:36:32 | Bill Haley And His Comets – 13 Women (And Only One Man In Town)
  27. | 0:36:51 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Tardis Lands
  28. | 0:36:57 | Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston – Rocket ’88
  29. | 0:40:01 | Dudley Simpson – The Tomorrow People Theme
  30. | 0:41:40 | David Cain (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Tomorrow’s World
  31. | 0:41:52 | Jamie Horton – Robot Man
  32. | 0:43:30 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Pouring Crystals
  33. | 0:43:32 | Floyd Tilman – This Cold War With You
  34. | 0:43:42 | The White Noise (Brian Hodgson/Delia Derbyshire) – Firebird
  35. | 0:46:21 | Slim Gaillard Quartette – Atomic Cocktail
  36. | 0:46:38 | Jesse Lee Turner – The Little Space Girl
  37. | 0:49:17 | Bernie Krause And Paul Beaver – White Noise
  38. | 0:49:24 | Big Joe Turner – Radar Blues
  39. | 0:51:56 | Gershon Kingley & Jean Jacques Perrey – Pioneers Of The Stars
  40. | 0:54:27 | Jonny Marvin And The Marsmen – Flip
  41. | 0:56:35 | Todd Rhodes – Rocket ’69
  42. | 0:59:13 | John Williams – Lost In Space Theme
  43. | 1:00:13 | The Tornadoes (Joe Meek) – Life On Venue (German Version)
  44. | 1:02:23 | Li De La ruse (aka Delia Derbyshire) – Delia’s Theme
  45. | 1:02:35 | Disaster Area – Only The End Of The World (Again) (From The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)
  46. | 1:05:58 | Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Space Arkestra – It’s After The End Of The World
  47. | 1:06:08 | Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Electric Storm
  48. | 1:06:15 | Janet Greene – Poor Left Winger
  49. | 1:06:36 | Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Execution Sequence
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DJ MIX: DJ Dangerous Radio Mix
3rd March, 2009 | 233 views

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DJ Dangerous - Radio Mix

DJ Dangerous takes no prisoners with this high energy mix, cutting up tracks with crossfader nimbleness whilst slipping in snippets from others. However in doing so, he pushes up the pitch control on some tracks to squeeze the mix in, which may make the purists baulk at such rough treatment of ‘their’ classics. Personally, for me, it drives this mix forward and makes it great fun to listen to.

Props to _Hawk_ on the discogs forums for sending me a copy as part of a mix exchange many years ago.

  1. | 0:00:00 | McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
  2. | 0:06:12 | Phyllis Hyman – Under Your Spell
  3. | 0:07:32 | Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me
  4. | 0:11:15 | Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me
  5. | 0:11:48 | Evelyn King – I’m In Love
  6. | 0:15:43 | Howard Johnson – So Fine
  7. | 0:18:37 | Johnny Kemp – Just Got Paid
  8. | 0:20:43 | S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right)
  9. | 0:21:45 | Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)
  10. | 0:26:01 | G.Q. – Disco Nights (Rock Freak)
  11. | 0:29:01 | Rick James – Dance Wit’ Me
  12. | 0:31:29 | K.C. And The Sunshine Band – Do You Wanna Go Party
  13. | 0:32:57 | Heatwave – The Groove Line
  14. | 0:34:36 | Skyy – Call Me
  15. | 0:35:55 | Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music
  16. | 0:38:28 | Sexual Harassment – I Need A Freak
  17. | 0:39:55 | Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
  18. | 0:42:02 | Quartz – Beyond The Clouds
  19. | 0:43:39 | Soul II Soul – Back To Life (Acapella)
  20. | 0:45:09 | Cheryl Lynn – Encore
  21. | 0:46:36 | Prince – D.M.S.R.
  22. | 0:49:23 | Barry White – It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
  23. | 0:51:24 | Alicia Myers – You Get The Best From Me (Say Say Say)
  24. | 0:55:26 | Slave – Watching You
  25. | 0:57:55 | Nitro Deluxe – Let’s Get Brutal
  26. | 0:58:15 | Roy Ayres – Runaway
  27. | 1:00:03 | Lathun – Freak It
  28. | 1:02:31 | Kano – I’m Ready
  29. | 1:04:06 | DJ Magic Mike And The Royal Posse – Drop The Bass
  30. | 1:06:23 | Evelyn King – Shame
  31. | 1:09:58 | Inner City – Good Life
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DJ Mix: Aybee – The Blakout Podcast #2
14th September, 2008 | 632 views

I’ve always followed Aybee’s output ever since purchasing his ‘Revolution Of 1 EP‘ on his own Deepblak label and his mixes were no exception to my roving ears, hungry for deepness. Since his collaboration with Ron Trent produced the sublime ‘Across The Universe‘ under the guise of Indigenous Space People, his contact with other producers mean his mixes always contain one or two exclusive tracks from CDr that seem to remain unreleased. Download or stream from the mixes section on his website or from his MySpace blog post (Update: he appears to have cancelled his MySpace account).

01. | 00:00 | Carl Craig – It’s A Wonderful Life
02. | 07:36 | Deadbeat – Miso (Akiko Kiyama’s Miso Butter Remix)
03. | 10:28 | Ananda Project – Moment Before Dreaming (Idjut Boys Rmx I)
04. | 17:29 | Jeff Samuel – Month 2 Month
05. | 23:14 | Dos Almas – The Message (feat. Louie Balo) (Original Mix) (digital only)
06. | 27:46 | Trinidadian Deep – Ebo (unreleased)
07. | 32:20 | beats
08. | 34:54 | Osunlade? – ?
09. | 38:54 | Carl Craig – Sandstorms
10. | 42:53 | Aybee – Solaris
11. | 49:09 | Simbad – D’Angelo Dubplate B
12. | 52:09 | Karl Moestl Ft. Da Fonz – Al Pajaro (Move Your Legs Mix)

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DJ Mix: James Bucknell – NYC Italo Disco Mix
8th September, 2008 | 2,497 views

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James Bucknell - NYC Italo Disco Mix

I first came across mixes by James Bucknell on discogs a few years ago and was seduced by his silky smooth mixing skills of tracks that didn’t use drum machines and his long pedigree as a don of dance music that stretches back into the eighties. His breadth of taste and styles shouts loud and clear across all the mixes that I’ve hoovered up from the web to listen to, sometimes even within the mixes themselves. Illustrating a deft touch of choice that epitomizes the maxim that there’s only two types of music, good and bad; he most definitely knows the former. This mix is one of many that had me scrambling for my notebook as I was given a lesson in disco and many a penny was then spent tracking down some of these audio nuggets. He now resides in Sydney and regularly plays out, check out his website for mixes and blog for his latest forays in clubland.

www.jbucknell.com (now appears offline as at 13/6/13)
jamesbucknell.blogspot.com

  1. | 00:00 | Race – Show Me The Way
  2. | 05:32 | Material – Secret Life
  3. | 09:31 | Sylvi Foster – Hookey
  4. | 13:23 | Gino Soccio – Dancer
  5. | 19:52 | Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
  6. | 22:45 | Frankie Smith – Double Dutch (Disco Remix)
  7. | 27:41 | La Bionda – Wanna Be Your Lover
  8. | 31:02 | Night Moves – Transdance
  9. | 33:49 | Gayle Adams – Your Love Is A Lifesaver
  10. | 38:04 | Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
  11. | 43:44 | L.I.F.E. – All Played Out
  12. | 47:15 | Bettye LaVette – Doin’ The Best That I Can (Walter Gibbons Mix)

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Vince Watson - Live At Kozzmozz

If you’re not familiar with the work of Vince Watson then this is an excellent place to start. A live set that collated most of his then recent productions and remixes and as such an ideal introduction to his crisp techno ‘flava’. Just short of an hour long, it avoids getting too relentless with the beats and has plenty of lush sounds to keep you interested; hell, it would make a good workout mix if you’re that way inclined!

01. | 00:00 | Vince Watson – Sunrise
02. | 09:05 | Vince Watson – Meaning Of Life
03. | 11:20 | Vince Watson – Pure Innersense
04. | 16:07 | Vince Watson – Echoes From The Future
05. | 20:55 | Vince Watson – Intuitions (Original ‘Transmat’ Mix)
06. | 26:36 | Vince Watson – Sunset
07. | 30:17 | Vince Watson – Aurelon (Remastered Original)
08. | 35:01 | Oded Peled & Juho Kahilainen – Out Of Home (Vince Watson Remix)
09. | 40:31 | Vince Watson – Timeless (Live)
10. | 47:34 | Nico Awtsventin – Fracturhythm
11. | 52:09 | Vince Watson – Vanishing Point

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DJ MIX: Kirk Degiorgio – London Xpress
10th July, 2008 | 1,429 views

Disco re-edits all the way crafted by the hands of Kirk Degiorgio.

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This is a great ride of deep house and techno, expertly blended and highlighting some of the lesser known releases that were likely overlooked at the time. Producers such as Ray Castoldi, Jamie Read and Chris Brann jostle in rhythmic time with others that I wasn’t even aware of until I heard this, some sought after and hard to get as well. Forget my pithy introduction though and click on the links below for a fuller description from the horse’s mouth…

Tracklisting from discogs

00:00 V-Phorms “Fragments”
05:00 Nuron “Eau Rouge”
10:10 Z-Formation “Hollow Cloud” (Part II – The Black Sky Remix)
13:15 Raymond Castoldi “Cycles of Life”
17:48 The New Sound of Soul “Deep in New York”
21:45 Hypnotone “Sub”
24:50 DMO “Movement”
28:30 L.H.A.S. Inc. “4-D”
33:30 Virgo “Ride”
36:10 Emojonal “Make E Move”
40:50 Bizarre Inc. “Let it Go”
43:58 Fruits of God “Spirits”
47:07 Ismistik “Bulb”
51:00 Wamdue Kids “Time We Will Never Share”
55:00 A.D.N.Y. presents Leiva “Sane”
58:40 Translucent “Light of Dawn”
62:10 Pollon “Lost Souls”
67:50 I:Cube “Deep End”

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Not a new mix, originally posted in 2003 on deephousepage but one I came across only recently myself. Disco mixed together as smooth as butter, if you’re familiar with the Jump Cutz Volume 1 release on the deep house label, Luxury Service, you’ll hear where they got most of their track Why U Wanna Play On Me from; damn I need a copy of the source now too!

Tracklisting from deephousepage

1. Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me – Quincy Jones (with horn hits from France Joli’s “Gonna Get Over You”)
2. Do It Any Way You Wanna – People’s Choice
3. There Are Many Stops Along The Way – Joe Sample
4. Clouds – Chaka Khan
5. Number One – Patrice Rushen
6. Love Is the Message – MFSB (with the Peach Boys “Don’t Make Me Wait”. Yeah, I know this blend has been done a zillion times, but I hear Hippie was the first.)
7. Whistle Bump – Deodato
8. You Can’t Hide From Yourself – Teddy Pendergrass
9. Doctor Love – First Choice
10. Inside America – Juggy Murray Jones
11. Supernature – Cerrone
12. Standing In the Rain – Don Ray
13. Time Warp – Eddie Grant (with Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics)
14. I Feel Love – Donna Summer

Thread/Download link on DJHistory

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DJ MIX: Zyron – Mellow Dream State
9th April, 2008 | 111 views

This was a winning mix in the Discogs Mix Tournament and deservedly so. Although I didn’t like all the tracks on this mix and not convinced the mix title accurately reflects what the mix is about, it’s out-and-out eclecticism and the transitions between the disparate styles are just amazing, e.g. Kraftwerk into U2 plus Alan Vega into the B-52’s Queen Of Las Vegas which prompted me to buy the album it’s from.

Tracklisting from DJHistory

Rupert Hine – Samsara
Peter Gabriel – We Do What We’re Told (milgram’s 37)
Talking Heads – Listening Wind
Porter – Champagne and Valium
Jean-Michel Jarre – Diva
Landscape – Computer Person
Aural Exciters – Emile (Night Rate)
The Beatniks – Ark Diamant
B.E.F. – Groove Thang
Fujiya & Miyagi – Cassettesingle
Kraftwerk – Antenna
U2 – Bullet the Blue Sky
Ultravox – Monument
Front 242 – Art and Strategy
Sheila Chandra – Missing the Voice
Alan Vega – American Dreamer
B-52’s – Queen of Las Vegas
David Bowie – African Night Flight
The Human League – The Black Hit of Space

Thread/Download on Discogs
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