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’

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’

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)’

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)’

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)’

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’

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”.

  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
  11. Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
  12. Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls – You Suck
  13. Kool and the Gang – Jungle Boogie
  14. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  15. Daft Punk – Around the World
  16. Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Hot Tracks)
  17. Madonna – Frozen (Extended Club)
  18. Soft Cell – Tainted Love (Club 69 Future Mix Part 1)
  19. Aqua – Barbie Girl (Spike’s Plastic)
  20. Los Del Rio – Macarena (Mezcla Guerrillera)
  21. Apotheosis – O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus)
  22. Chumbawumba – The Good Ship Lifestyle
  23. Various Artists – I Love Rock and Roll (The Medley)
  24. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  25. X Calibur – Love American Style
  26. Alpha Team – Speed (Hardcore)
  27. Lords of Acid – The Crablouse (Coming Even Harder)
  28. Toni Basil – Mickey (Killa Klub)
  29. Harajuku – On My Own (Club)
  30. The Immortals – Mortal Kombat Theme (Encounter the Immortals)
  31. Stone Age feat. Linda Jo – (Meet) The Flintstones (Extended)
  32. Aqua – Lollipop (Candyman) (Extended)
  33. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
  34. Louis Prima – Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)

Difficult Listening Hour 05 (100BPM)

Finally! The first (and hopefully not the last) of a new series of long-form mixes! There’s no real particular theme to this mix, and likely won’t be for the next few mixes — primarily, I’m working on getting back in practice and getting used to my new equipment. As I do this, I’m recording what I’m doing, both so I can later listen to it and critique myself and so, if I think they’re good enough, I can upload them here. This was mixed “live” using djay with the Numark iDJ Pro controller and has no post-processing or editing work, so while it may not be perfect, it’s honest! 😉

Well, okay, there’s one light theme: Every song in this mix is between 95 and 105 BPM.

  1. Corvis Corax ‘Filii Neihardi’
  2. Bassnectar ‘Voodoo (Beats Antique)’
  3. Abney Park ‘Stigmata Martyr’
  4. Pigface ‘Chickasaurus’
  5. Curve ‘Fait Accompli (Extended)’
  6. How to Destroy Angels ‘BBB’
  7. The Normal ‘Warm Leatherette’
  8. Renegade Soundwave ‘Renegade Soundwave (Leftfield)’
  9. Madonna ‘Eroctica (WO 12″)’
  10. Virus 23 ‘Order of Death’
  11. Eisbrecher ‘Schwartze Witwe’
  12. Prick ‘Animal’

Give It A Crablouse

For many years, I had the idea for a mashup bouncing around in my head. In fact, it had been rattling around in my brain for so long that it wasn’t even originally thought of as a “mashup” — just a mix I wanted to try. However, I’d been missing a crucial piece, so it never got beyond the conceptual stage…until a few years ago.

Here’s the second of my contributions to mashup culture: Give It A Crablouse.

Sources: The Lords of Acid‘s “The Crablouse” (“In Its Native Environment (Album)” and “Whatever You Do, Remain Calm (Instrumental)”) mixes, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Give It Away“.

Download Give It A Crablouse (5.2 MB .mp3)

Just Can’t Get Flexible in 1999

Now that I’ve run through all the long-form mixes I had laying around, here’s the first of two mashups I’ve put together.

Depeche Mode’s ‘Flexible’ and ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ plus Prince’s ‘1999’ equals DJ Wüdi – Just Can’t Get Flexible in 1999 (7.8Mb MP3).

Download Just Can’t Get Flexible in 1999 (7.8Mb MP3)

This was my first attempt at creating a mashup rather than just listening to ’em. Probably not likely to make it to the top of the charts, but I don’t think it’s too terribly bad for a first try.