Mixtape Monday – Shenanigans 08, Cut and Paste Volume I

Another Monday, another mixtape. And this one has a theme too. This is the first attempt of mine to cram the maximum number of tracks and samples onto one CD length mix – 83 in point of fact, and if ever there was one single transition that summed up my new-found philosophy with regards to the sacred art of the mixtape, it’s the beatmix from “The Monster Mash” to “Inbetween Days”.

I’m quite happy with the whole thing too, not least because it’s kicked off by a vocal sample by one of the Penguins of Madagascar.

What puzzles me deeply is why I would accompany a mix by this introduction on Mixcloud, one obviously cribbed from the Chewbacca defence. I myself have no defence; I simply offer it unexpurgated for you to do with as you will.

Why would I, a [professional] DJ for 18 years, mix Right Said Fred’s “Deeply Dippy” with “Passion” by Gat Decor? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: what does this have to do with the Royal Baby? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with the Royal Baby! It does not make sense! Look at me. I’m a half-decent DJ, and I’m talkin’ about the Royal Baby! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you’re in that rubbish bar that plays the same records as every other bar and looks just like every other bar and is piled high with 18 year olds buying coke to mix with the bottle of vodka in their handbag, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen with excellent musical taste, it does not make sense! If this mix does feature Right Said Fred’s “Deeply Dippy” expertly mixed with “Passion” by Gat Decor, you must hire me to DJ in your bar and make it better! The defense rests.


1 Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
2 Sign of the times by Prince
3 Planet E by KC Flightt
4 Sunshine of Your Love by Cream
5 Hypnotize by Notorious BIG
6 Smells Like Freeland by Adam Freeland
7 Lady Marmalade by Labelle
8 Deepy Dippy by Right Said Fred
9 Passion by Gat Decor
10 Shiny Disco Balls by Who Da Funk
11 Tunnel of Love by Fun Boy Three
12 Lollipop by Dada ft. Sandy Rivera and Trix
13 Close To Love by Girls Aloud
14 Body Movin’ by Beastie Boys
15 Like this Like that by Sesa
16 Same Man by Till West and DJ Delicious
17 Everybody Loves A Carnival by Fatboy Slim
18 Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool
19 Let Me Think About It by Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand
20 The Hardest Button to Button by The White Stripes
21 Hustle To The Music by The Funky Worm
22 Cuba by The Gibson Brothers
23 Plug It In by Basement Jaxx
24 Put Em High by Stonebridge
25 Ring My Bell by Anita Ward
26 Who Is He And What Is He To You by Meshell Ndegeocello
27 In The Night by Pet Shop Boys
28 House Nation by House Master Boyz And The Rude Boy Of House
29 Copacabana by Barry Manilow
30 Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry
31 Imagination by Belouis Some
32 Band Of Gold by Freda Payne
33 Red Dress by Sugababes
34 Let Me Know by Roisín Murphy
35 Something’s Jumping In My Shirt by Malcolm Mclaren And The Bootzilla Orchestra
36 When I Grow Up by Garbage
37 Que Sera Mi Vida by The Gibson Brothers
38 ai no corrida by Uniting Nations
39 3AM by Bobby Blanco and Miki Moto
40 Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
41 Drama by Erasure
42 It’s Magic by Girls Aloud
43 Call The Shots by Girls Aloud
44 Watching You by Rogue Traders
45 Our Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Gos
46 I’m Alive by Stretch & Vern
47 Klubbhopping by Klubbheads
48 It’s All About The House Music by Noir
49 No more Conversations by Freeform Five
50 My Humps by Black Eyed Peas
51 Love can’t turn around by Farley Jackmaster Funk and Darryl Pandy
52 Killer by Adamski
53 If Ya Gettin’ Down by 5ive
54 Intergalactic by Beastie Boys
55 “Jump To The Beat by Stacy Lattislaw
56 Fine Time by New Order
57 Round Round by Sugababes
58 True Faith by New Order
59 The Golden Path by The Chemical Brothers and The Flaming Lips
60 Dance by ESG
61 Monster Mash by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
62 Inbetween days by The cure
63 I Don’t Like The Vibe in the VIP by Electrovamp
64 Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder
65 We can work it out by The Beatles
66 Rip It Up by Orange Juice
67 Wheels by DJ Yoda
68 Where it’s At by Beck
69 Are You My Woman by The Chi-Lites
70 Love Come Down by Evelyn “Champagne” King
71 Break 4 Love by Raze
72 Going Back To my Roots by FPI Project
73 I Like Girls by Hound Dogs
74 Twist by Goldfrapp
75 Better The Devil You Know by Steps
76 Touch Your Toes by Armand Van Helden
77 Bang Zoom Let’s Go by The Real Roxanne
78 I Found You by Axwell
79 Pray by Syntax
80 I Feel For You by Bob Sinclar
81 Turn Me Out by Kathy Brown
82 You Got the Love by Candi Staton
83 House Sermon by Todd Terry

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