Back in February, I took up a challenge from one of my friends (prompted by the Gigs mix I posted) to create a mix based around songs that I’d have played at the Lost Abbey, during the mid- to late-1990s. To get a little help putting together the playlist, I put out a call for requests on Facebook, and ended up with something around 14 hours of possible songs, almost entirely pulled from requests by people who used to see me spin at the Lost Abbey.
Since 14 hours is far too long to do as a single mix, I’ve broken the requests up into multiple 80-ish-minute playlists. Here’s the first of quite a few to come!
Depeche Mode: Only When I Lose Myself (Subsonic Legacy)
Something new! No particular theme or idea behind this one, this was just me goofing around with the recently released djay 2 upgrade while prepping for tomorrow’s Rodeo City Rollergirls double header. As always, this was mixed “live” and has no post-processing or editing work, so while it may not be perfect, it’s all me!
Scissor Sisters: Let’s Have A Kiki
Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr: Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
Bimbo Jones: See You Later (DJs from Mars)
Dehasse: Sick in the Octave
Underworld: Always Loved A Film
Faithless: Sun to Me
Vampire Weekend: White Sky (Basement Jaxx Club)
Lords of Acid: Little Mighty Rabbit (Christopher Lawrence)
This past weekend, I was the DJ for the Thursday Night Dance (which we named the Thor’s Day Night Dance) at a local convention.
We call it Thursday night, but we used to know it as Thor’s Day…and you can kick off your weekend of saving the world with a celebration worthy of Asgard itself! Join DJ Wüdi for an evening of tunes new and old for gods and mortals alike. Come dressed as your godlike representation or as your mortal alter-ego. Requests are not just welcome, but encouraged!
Here’s my full DJ set from the night, recorded live as the night went on! The full track is huge (4 hours, 23 minutes, 296.6 MB), so I’ve also split the night into four sections of roughly an hour each for easier downloading. In all the tracklists, tracks marked with “•” were requests.
Continuing with my loosely BPM-themed mixes, every song in this mix is somewhere between 135 and 145 BPM. And as always, this was mixed “live” and has no post-processing or editing work, so while it may not be perfect, it’s all me!
Mix number two for this weekend!. Every song in this mix is somewhere between 125 and 135 BPM. And as always, this was mixed “live” and has no post-processing or editing work, so while it may not be perfect, it’s all me!
Drum Club ‘Sound System (Underworld)’
Delerium ‘Incantation (Vox by Kristy Thirsk) (12″)’
Faithless feat. Blancmange ‘Feel Me’
Annie Lennox ‘Little Bird (Utah Saints)’
Leftfield feat. John Lydon ‘Open Up’
Covenant ‘Ritual Noise’
Mark Knight & D. Ramirez vs. Underworld ‘Downpipe (Club)’
Die Antwoord ‘I Fink U Freeky’
Chemical Brothers ‘Believe (Belief, Elektric Cowboy)’
VNV Nation ‘Rubicon’
Grace Jones ‘Sex Drive (Final Master Race)’
Lords of Acid ‘Lucy’s Fckng Sky (We Don’ Need No Fckng Sky Kompressor)’
This weekend’s new practice mix. Every song in this mix is somewhere between 115 and 125 BPM. And as always, this was mixed “live” and has no post-processing or editing work, so while it may not be perfect, it’s all me!
Collide ‘The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum’
Depeche Mode ‘Halo (Comfortable)’
Nitzer Ebb ‘Captivate’
Art of Noise ‘Kiss (Art of Noise)’
Eurythmics ‘Beethoven (I Love to Listen To) (Dance)’
Erasure ‘Always (Hey)’
Delerium ‘Flowers Become Screens (Frequency Modulation)’
Echo and the Bunnymen ‘Bring On the Dancing Horses’
Edelweiss ‘Bring Me Edelweiss (12″)’
Young MC ‘Bust A Move’
Rock Master Scott and the Dynamic Three ‘The Roof is On Fire’
After taking last weekend off (but hey, I gave you almost four hours in two mixes last time I updated), here’s another new practice mix. Every song in this mix is somewhere between 105 and 115 BPM. And as always, this was mixed “live” and has no post-processing or editing work, so while it may not be perfect, it’s all me!
C.J. Bolland ‘Obsidion’
Aftershock ‘Slave to the Vibe’
Moby ‘Bodyrock (B and H’s Bodyrob)’
Skeewiff ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’
Utah Saints ‘Funky Music’
Fluke ‘Atombomb (Atomix 3)’
Pigface ‘Fuck it Up’
Revolting Cocks ‘Beers, Steers and Queers’
Art of Noise feat. Max Headroom ‘Paranoimia’
Meat Beat Manifesto ‘Acid Again (Dub Again)’
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult ‘The Devil Does Drugs’
So this is a little bit of silly self-indulgence…but then, wouldn’t that pretty much describe this entire website? 😉
Back when I was DJing at Gig’s Music Theater, I was also running a website for the club (and though I have no way of verifying this, I’ve always assumed that we were one of the first clubs to have a website running). As part of the website, I kept track of my requests, and kept a running “top requests” list. Since I archived the website as it was when the club shut down, I still have the last “top requests” list that I posted, back in 1998. Looking at it the other day, it struck me that it could make for an entertaining playlist….
So here we are: Two hours and forty-five minutes of the top club hits in 1998, as determined by the requests at an all-ages, non-alcoholic, alternative club in Anchorage, Alaska. In other words, this list probably wouldn’t match a similar list anywhere and anytime else.
It’s a little rough around the edges in spots, but that’s cause it’s recorded “live”, with no post-processing or editing. It’s not perfect, but I’ve rarely been perfect, and I think it ended up an honest and pretty fun throwback to what you’d have heard at Gig’s “back in the day”.
Harajuku – Phantom of the Opera (’94 Club)
Real Life – Send Me an Angel (1989 Extended Club)
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Hot Tracks)
LaTour – People Are Still Having Sex
Nine Inch Nails – Closer to God
Marilyn Manson – The Horrible People
Front 242 – Religion (Pussy Whipped)
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls – You Suck
Kool and the Gang – Jungle Boogie
The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
Daft Punk – Around the World
Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Hot Tracks)
Madonna – Frozen (Extended Club)
Soft Cell – Tainted Love (Club 69 Future Mix Part 1)
Aqua – Barbie Girl (Spike’s Plastic)
Los Del Rio – Macarena (Mezcla Guerrillera)
Apotheosis – O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus)
Chumbawumba – The Good Ship Lifestyle
Various Artists – I Love Rock and Roll (The Medley)
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
X Calibur – Love American Style
Alpha Team – Speed (Hardcore)
Lords of Acid – The Crablouse (Coming Even Harder)
Toni Basil – Mickey (Killa Klub)
Harajuku – On My Own (Club)
The Immortals – Mortal Kombat Theme (Encounter the Immortals)
Stone Age feat. Linda Jo – (Meet) The Flintstones (Extended)