Lots of tracks in here that I’ve never used in a mix before; and also, a few shiny new bootlegs from those lovely people over at http://bootiemashup.com/blog/. The one that crosses The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” with “Machine Gun” by The Commodores is particularly bodacious.
In a break from the normal routine, this is just a series of classic house and dance-pop records mixed one into another. You get the whole record, no fancy cutting and chopping, no overdubs, no effects, faders or filters, just one record mixed into another. Old school.
Another Monday, another mixtape…
And another themed mixtape. This one was suggested by a friend and I could think of no more eighties way to start an eighties-themed mixtape than with the Grange Hill theme tune. Except maybe with the sound of workers going on strike…
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”.
Song of the Week #2 has distinct gospel and disco influences, and it’s bloody good. Continue reading Song of the Week #2: Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"
The working title for Shenanigans XVI was “From Little Mix to Led Zeppelin”. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anywhere to get some Led Zep in, but it’s safe to say that this mix really does run the gamut of popular music as well as covering a period of over 50 years. The oldest track is Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line” recorded on 1961 (but written in 1946) and which you’ll know from the movie ‘Beetlejuice’. Other tracks from the sixties include Marva Whitney’s “Unwind Yourself” – if it sounds familiar, it’s because you recognise the introduction as the sample from DJ Mark’s “The 900 Number”.
This is the set list from the Depeche Mode gig played in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on June 3rd 2017. I have many questions, not least of which is what does Queen Elizabeth have to do with the Olympics? I feel like the organisers could have named it after Queen Elizabeth II. Continue reading Set list: Depeche Mode at the London Stadium, June 3rd 2017