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Saturday, 17 December 2011

22 Years Later - My First Recorded Mix

Hello - my first ever recorded DJ mix has been uploaded to Soundcloud for your listening pleasure - or hell.  If you want a copy burning to CD, I will be more than happy to do so for you.

Or to download, try this Megaupload link - I haven't tried it but I assume it works.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ike - The Mojo
2. Steve Bug - Jack Is Back
3. Efdemin - There Will Be Singing (DJ Koze Remix)
4. Green Velvet - Flash (Jamie Jones Remix)
5. Double Oh Oh - The Muffin Tops
6. Dinky - Acid In My Fridge (Visionquest Remix)
7. Seth Troxler - Love Bezerker (Ryan Crosson Remix)
8. Maya Jane Coles - What They Say (Dyed Soundorom Remix)
9. Nina Kraviz - I'm Week
10. Goldfrapp - Ride A White Horse (Serge Santiago Remix)
11. Octave One - I Believe (Sandwell District Remix)
12. Black Box - Ride On Time

And why...


1. Ike - The Mojo - I feel that the track that starts off a mix sets the tone for the rest of the mix, and as I was looking to do a party mix, it had to start off with a bit of a kick.
2. Steve Bug - Jack Is Back - Steve Bug introduced me to minimal, although this track is a mile away from said genre.  It just fit together well.
3. Efdemin - There Will Be Singing (DJ Koze Remix) - I am a huge fan of Koze's work, though they are not the easiest to mix though I think I did respectably.  It takes the tempo down a notch quite nicely and gives it a bit of a dirtier feel.
4. Green Velvet - Flash (Jamie Jones Remix) - A classic track remixed well by star of the moment - Jamie Jones.  I wanted to put in something with his touch to it - HFTP would have been a tad too obvious and this just fits well with the sound of the mix so far.
5. Double Oh Oh - The Muffin Tops - No idea where I discovered this, I though perhaps it was time to take it slightly more twisted, as I knew what I wanted to play next which is a big underground hit and I wanted to play something which is unlikely anyone else would know.  Unless they listen to the tracks on my top tunes blog...erm...maybe I failed then!
6. Dinky - Acid In My Fridge (Visionquest Remix) - I loved the original minimal track so much and when I heard this for the first time, I think on a Cocoon podcast, I was just like...oh my god.
7. Seth Troxler - Love Bezerker (Ryan Crosson Remix) - Seth is a big inspiration to me, though perhaps as much for personality as music, there isn't much production to his name, and again it takes it back into more twisted territory.
8. Maya Jane Coles - What They Say (Dyed Soundorom Remix) - I have said for most of the year that Maya Jane Coles is the most over-rated of the new crop of producers, yet I find myself increasingly playing her tracks.  I might be eating some of my words.  This track set the tone well for what I next wanted to play.
9. Nina Kraviz - I'm Week - There is no doubt about it, I have a crush on Nina Kraviz.  First I heard her music, then I saw what she looked like and then I read an interview where she hated laptops.  Oh, yeah!  And this tune is amazing - so much emotion in it.
10. Goldfrapp - Ride A White Horse (Serge Santiago Remix) - A thought to my musical past now, and my electro days - I was a huge fan of Goldfrapp, they really had a sense of style and the original track had quite a sense of drama - too much for this mix but the disco-influenced Serge Santiago Remix just about works without taking it back up too far.
11. Octave One - I Believe (Sandwell District Remix) - This is the track that I really should not have included but I feel it is a nod to a future likely style of underground music - a deep version of trance.  The reason why I should not have included it is the horrid beat structure - I did my best, not sure what else I could do to get it to work!  I was going to leave it to dreamily drift out and finish but...
12. Black Box - Ride On Time - This was the track that first got me into house music way back in 1989.  I had to include it.  And it has such a good feel to it :-)