Sounds From the Lost Abbey 01

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!

  1. Depeche Mode: Only When I Lose Myself (Subsonic Legacy)
  2. Björk: Human Behavior
  3. Die Warzau: All Good Girls (Joyous)
  4. Marilyn Manson: Mother Inferior Got Her Gunn
  5. Nine Inch Nails: All the Pigs, All Lined Up
  6. Love and Rockets: No New Tale to Tell
  7. Concerete Blonde: Roses Grow
  8. The Cure: Pictures of You (Extended Dub)
  9. Love and Rockets: Haunted When the Minutes Drag
  10. The Sisterhood: Giving Ground
  11. New Order: Temptation
  12. Depeche Mode: Just Can’t Get Enough
  13. Pet Shop Boys: It’s a Sin (Disco)

Download SFtLA01 (1hr 13m 08s, 82.7Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 11

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!

  1. Scissor Sisters: Let’s Have A Kiki
  2. Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr: Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
  3. Bimbo Jones: See You Later (DJs from Mars)
  4. Dehasse: Sick in the Octave
  5. Underworld: Always Loved A Film
  6. Faithless: Sun to Me
  7. Vampire Weekend: White Sky (Basement Jaxx Club)
  8. Lords of Acid: Little Mighty Rabbit (Christopher Lawrence)
  9. Rusko: Lick the Lizard
  10. DJ Steve Porter and DJ Eli Wilkie: Carlin Step
  11. Underworld: Rez (Bassnectar)

Download DLH11 (52m 08s, 62.6Mb .mp3)

Thor’s Day Night Dance

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.

Enjoy!

The full mix:

(See below for track listing.)

Download Thor’s Day Night (full) (4h 23m 21s, 296.6MB .mp3)

Part One:

  1. Skeewiff: Man of Constant Sorrow
  2. Cartymix: Boogie Woogie Candyman
  3. Faithless feat. Dido: Feeling Good
  4. Cut Copy: Lights and Music
  5. Yaz: Don’t Go (Tee’s Freeze)
  6. Depeche Mode: Flexible/Just Can’t Get Enough
  7. Duffy: Mercy
  8. Orgy: Blue Monday
  9. VNV Nation: Electronaut
  10. Corvus Corax: Filii Neihardi
  11. Bassnectar: Voodoo (Beats Antique)
  12. Enigma: Sadeness Pt. 1 (Hot Tracks)

Download Thor’s Day Night-Part 1 (59m 38s, 67.2MB .mp3)

Part Two:

  1. David Bowie: Magic Dance
  2. • Los Del Rio: Macarena
  3. Jet: Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  4. Run DMC feat. Aerosmith: Walk This Way
  5. • Slumdog Millionaire: Jai Ho
  6. Goldhouse: What If?
  7. Soft Cell: Tainted Love (Club 69 Mix)
  8. • Information Society: Peace and Love, Inc.
  9. Smart E’s: Sesame’s Treet
  10. Katy Perry: Teenage Dream
  11. Adele: Rumor
  12. Garbage: Stupid Girl
  13. Love and Rockets: So Alive
  14. Nitzer Ebb: Join in the Chant

Download Thor’s Day Night-Part 2 (1h 03m 34s, 69.2MB .mp3)

Part Three:

  1. • REM: It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
  2. B-52s: Rock Lobster
  3. • Bow Wow Wow: I Want Candy
  4. Cure: Love Cats
  5. Siouxsie and the Banshees: Peek A Boo
  6. Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby (Hot Tracks)
  7. • Sir Mix-A-Lot: Baby Got Back (Hot Tracks)
  8. • PSY: Gagnam Style
  9. LMFAO: Sexy And I Know It
  10. Jarod Ripley: Cotton Eye Gaga
  11. • Die Antwoord: I Fink You Freeky
  12. L.A. Style: James Brown Is Dead
  13. Charlie Murphy: Burning Times
  14. • Boney M: Rasputin
  15. • Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Time Warp
  16. Rocky Horror Picture Show: Sweet Transvestite

Download Thor’s Day Night-Part 3 (1h 03m 22s, 72.6MB.mp3)

Part Four:

  1. • pomDeter: Call Me A Hole
  2. • Rammstein: Du Hast
  3. • Bloodhound Gang: Bad Touch (KMFDM)
  4. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult: Kooler Than Jesus
  5. Apoptygma Berzerk: Kathy’s Song
  6. VNV Nation: Standing
  7. • The Firm: Star Trekkin’
  8. The Timelords: Doctorin’ the Tardis
  9. Party Ben: Galvanize the Empire
  10. Daft Punk: Tron Legacy (End Titles)
  11. Bimbo Jones: See You Later (Original Club)
  12. Faithless: Not Going Home
  13. • Marcia Griffiths: Electric Boogie
  14. Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Come On Eileen
  15. Flying White Dots: Kill Phil
  16. • Kim Wilde: Kids in America
  17. • Technotronic: Pump Up the Jam
  18. Snap: Exterminate (Hot Tracks)
  19. Robin Skouteris: Requiem for a Romance

Download Thor’s Day Night-Part 4 (1h 16m 32s, 87.8Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 10

One hour and twenty minutes of mashups! 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!

  1. DJ Y alias JY ‘Teardrop Madness’
  2. Flying White Dots ‘Kill Phil’
  3. Fissunix ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Fun’
  4. DJ Mei-Lwun ‘Sweet Home Country Grammar’
  5. Cheekyboy ‘Switchin’ Alive’
  6. King of Pants ‘Neutard Dance’
  7. World Famous Audio Hacker ‘Do It Well (D.A.N.C.E. Mix)’
  8. DJ M.i.f. ‘Hollaback Betty Bites the Dust’
  9. DJ John ‘It Takes Two to Kiss’
  10. Bass211 ‘Funk Funk Baby’
  11. Dave Remix ‘Magic Carpet Movement’
  12. Aggro1 ‘Tom’s Immigrant Diner’
  13. lock3Down ‘Join In the War Chant’
  14. A plus D ‘Oh Yeah Yeah!’
  15. Mash Mike ‘We No Speak Pata Pata’
  16. Party Ben ‘Don’t Go (Insomnia Airlines)’
  17. KrazyBen ‘Fucking Alanis’
  18. Dave Remix ‘I Wish I Had A 303’
  19. Jarod Ripley ‘Cotton Eye Gaga’

Download DLH10 (1h 20m 15s, 90.9Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 09 (140 BPM)

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!

  1. Bjork ‘Hyper Ballad’
  2. LaTour ‘E (Saranijhi Sunset)’
  3. Underworld ‘Cowgirl (Irish Pub in Kyoto)’
  4. Icon of Coil ‘Consumer’
  5. Praga Khan ‘Injected With A Poison (DJ Taucher)’
  6. Billy Idol ‘Heroin (Overlords)’
  7. Front 242 ‘Happiness (Dance)’
  8. Pigface ‘Sweet Meat (Sweet Beat)’
  9. Skeewiff ‘Little Spot of Soul’
  10. Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey ‘History Repeating’
  11. The The ‘That Was the Day’

Download DLH09 (1h 04m 15s, 72.1Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 08 (130 BPM)

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!

  1. Drum Club ‘Sound System (Underworld)’
  2. Delerium ‘Incantation (Vox by Kristy Thirsk) (12″)’
  3. Faithless feat. Blancmange ‘Feel Me’
  4. Annie Lennox ‘Little Bird (Utah Saints)’
  5. Leftfield feat. John Lydon ‘Open Up’
  6. Covenant ‘Ritual Noise’
  7. Mark Knight & D. Ramirez vs. Underworld ‘Downpipe (Club)’
  8. Die Antwoord ‘I Fink U Freeky’
  9. Chemical Brothers ‘Believe (Belief, Elektric Cowboy)’
  10. VNV Nation ‘Rubicon’
  11. Grace Jones ‘Sex Drive (Final Master Race)’
  12. Lords of Acid ‘Lucy’s Fckng Sky (We Don’ Need No Fckng Sky Kompressor)’

Donwload DLH08 (1h 13m 11s, 84.1Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 07 (120BPM)

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!

  1. Collide ‘The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum’
  2. Depeche Mode ‘Halo (Comfortable)’
  3. Nitzer Ebb ‘Captivate’
  4. Art of Noise ‘Kiss (Art of Noise)’
  5. Eurythmics ‘Beethoven (I Love to Listen To) (Dance)’
  6. Erasure ‘Always (Hey)’
  7. Delerium ‘Flowers Become Screens (Frequency Modulation)’
  8. Echo and the Bunnymen ‘Bring On the Dancing Horses’
  9. Edelweiss ‘Bring Me Edelweiss (12″)’
  10. Young MC ‘Bust A Move’
  11. Rock Master Scott and the Dynamic Three ‘The Roof is On Fire’
  12. Blur ‘Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys)’
  13. Dee-Lite ‘Groove is In the Heart (Hot Tracks)’
  14. Lipps, Inc. ‘Funkytown ’91 (Hot Tracks)’
  15. Sarah Vaughan ‘Peter Gunn (Max Sedgley)’

Donwload DLH07 (1h 20m 11s, 90.4Mb .mp3)

Do You Know Anything About Techno?

A mid-90s-techno-and-rave mix inspired by a YouTube clip of a bad (well, presumably, I haven’t actually watched it…yet…) mid-90s movie called Vibrations.

  1. 2 Unlimited ‘Get Ready for This (Orchestral)’
  2. Bizarre Inc. ‘I’m Gonna Get You (Hot Tracks)’
  3. Eon ‘Spice (Original with Notes)’
  4. Human Resource ‘Dominator’
  5. Powerpill ‘Pac-Man’
  6. Moby ‘Next is the E (Long Arms)’
  7. Messiah ‘I Feel Love (Hot Tracks)’
  8. The Movement ‘Jump (Mutha)’
  9. SL2 ‘On A Ragga Tip’
  10. Smart E’s ‘Sesame’s Treet (Hot Tracks)’
  11. Channel X ‘A Million Colors (Hot Tracks)’
  12. Messiah ‘Temple of Dreams (Rave)’
  13. Code Red ‘Dreamer, Dream’
  14. L.A. Style ‘Platform One’
  15. Lords of Acid ‘Let’s Get High’
  16. DHS ‘House of God (DHS)’
  17. Goodmen ‘Give it Up’
  18. Radioactive Goldfish ‘L.S.D. Is the Bomb’
  19. Lords of Acid ‘I Sit on Acid (Remix)’

Download DYKAAT (1h 25m 13s, 90.8Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 06 (110BPM)

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!

  1. C.J. Bolland ‘Obsidion’
  2. Aftershock ‘Slave to the Vibe’
  3. Faithless ‘Happy’
  4. Moby ‘Bodyrock (B and H’s Bodyrob)’
  5. Skeewiff ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’
  6. Utah Saints ‘Funky Music’
  7. Fluke ‘Atombomb (Atomix 3)’
  8. Pigface ‘Fuck it Up’
  9. Revolting Cocks ‘Beers, Steers and Queers’
  10. Art of Noise feat. Max Headroom ‘Paranoimia’
  11. Meat Beat Manifesto ‘Acid Again (Dub Again)’
  12. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult ‘The Devil Does Drugs’
  13. Consolidated ‘Crackhouse (Conference)’
  14. Eurythmics ‘Doubleplusgood’

Donwload DLH06 (1h 02m 02s, 67.5Mb .mp3)

Gigs Music Theater 1998

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”.

As the full set is almost three hours long, I’ve posted both the full mix, and separated into three pieces.

The full mix:

(See below for track listing.)

Download Gigs 1998-Full (2h 45m 12s, 180.6Mb .mp3)

Part One:

  1. Harajuku – Phantom of the Opera (’94 Club)
  2. Real Life – Send Me an Angel (1989 Extended Club)
  3. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Hot Tracks)
  4. LaTour – People Are Still Having Sex
  5. Nine Inch Nails – Closer to God
  6. Marilyn Manson – The Horrible People
  7. Front 242 – Religion (Pussy Whipped)
  8. Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended)
  9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
  10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite

Download Gigs 1998-Part 1 (47m 05s, 53.3Mb .mp3)

Part Two:

  1. Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
  2. Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls – You Suck
  3. Kool and the Gang – Jungle Boogie
  4. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  5. Daft Punk – Around the World
  6. Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Hot Tracks)
  7. Madonna – Frozen (Extended Club)
  8. Soft Cell – Tainted Love (Club 69 Future Mix Part 1)
  9. Aqua – Barbie Girl (Spike’s Plastic)
  10. Los Del Rio – Macarena (Mezcla Guerrillera)
  11. Apotheosis – O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus)

Download Gigs 1998-Part 2 (54m 47s, 58.7Mb .mp3)

Part Three:

  1. Chumbawumba – The Good Ship Lifestyle
  2. Various Artists – I Love Rock and Roll (The Medley)
  3. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  4. X Calibur – Love American Style
  5. Alpha Team – Speed (Hardcore)
  6. Lords of Acid – The Crablouse (Coming Even Harder)
  7. Toni Basil – Mickey (Killa Klub)
  8. Harajuku – On My Own (Club)
  9. The Immortals – Mortal Kombat Theme (Encounter the Immortals)
  10. Stone Age feat. Linda Jo – (Meet) The Flintstones (Extended)
  11. Aqua – Lollipop (Candyman) (Extended)
  12. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
  13. Louis Prima – Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)

Download Gigs 1998-Part 3 (1h 03m 25s, 68.8Mb .mp3)