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Sounds From the Lost Abbey 07

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 seventh of quite a few to come!

  1. Ministry: You Know What You Are
  2. Depeche Mode: It’s No Good (Hardfloor)
  3. Siouxsie and the Banshees: Kiss Them For Me
  4. Peter Murphy: Cuts You Up
  5. Violent Femmes: Add It Up
  6. Ministry: N.W.O.
  7. The Sisters of Mercy: Temple of Love (1992: Touched by the Hand of Ofra Haza)
  8. Nine Inch Nails: Ringfinger
  9. Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence
  10. Pet Shop Boys: What Have I Done to Deserve This?
  11. Madonna: Vogue (12″)
  12. Garbage: Only Happy When it Rains
  13. Tori Amos: In the Springtime of his Voodoo (Hasbrouck Heights Single)
  14. Depeche Mode: Master and Servant (Slavery Whip)
  15. Lords of Acid: I Must Increase My Bust (MNO)

Download SFtLA07 (1hr 20m 06s, 87.3Mb .mp3)

Sounds From the Lost Abbey 04

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 fourth of quite a few to come!

  1. Portishead: Sour Times (Lot More)
  2. Iggy Pop: Nightclubbing (Baby Doc)
  3. Garbage: Queer
  4. Soft Cell: Seedy Films
  5. Madonna: Justify My Love (Orbit 12″)
  6. Madonna: Erotica (WO 12″)
  7. The Beastie Boys: Hey Ladies
  8. Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls: You Suck
  9. La Tour: Blue
  10. Love and Rockets: So Alive
  11. The Sisters of Mercy: Dominion/Mother Russia
  12. Concrete Blonde: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended)
  13. Ministry: Jesus Built My Hotrod (Redline/Whiteline)
  14. Nine Inch Nails: Get Down, Make Love

Download SFtLA04 (1hr 13m 20s, 80Mb .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)

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’

Donwload DLH05 (53m 15s, 60.3Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 02v2

The second of my old collection of mix sessions that I’m posting. A little longer than the last one, and a little more pop-y. There actually was a ‘v1’ of this mix, but it had a few slight flaws that I wanted to fix, and I ended up choosing a slightly different set of tracks to use (though, I may have simply introduced new flaws…so it goes). Hence, ‘v2’.

  1. Faithless ‘Salva Mea’
  2. Transister ‘Head (Hot Tracks)’
  3. Dee-Lite ‘Groove is in the Heart (Van Helden ’99)’
  4. Madonna ‘Music (Deep Dish Dot Com)’
  5. Sarah McLachlan ‘Possession (Rabbit in the Moon)’
  6. DJ Icey ‘This is How My Drummer Drums’
  7. The Crystal Method ‘Busy Child’
  8. Wink ‘Higher State of Consciousness (Itty Bitty Boozy Woozy/vs. Public Enemy)’
  9. Underworld ‘Rez’

Download DLH02v2 (1h 04m 41s, 59.5Mb .mp3)

This mix was mixed ‘live’ — running a Pioneer dual CD mixer directly into my computer and recording straight to .mp3 — and has had no post-mix editing done in the computer. As such, it’s not flawless, but it’s not bad, either, if I do say so myself.