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.

Eclecticism

The eight and last of my old mixes to go up. Hopefully I’ll eventually start putting new mixes up!

This is probably my favorite of the mixes I have available right now. There’s no real set style through the piece, I just slapped together a bunch of tracks that I happened to like a lot. Luckily, it all seems to work pretty well…possibly better than it should?

  1. Dario G ‘Carnival de Paris’
  2. Goodmen ‘Give it Up (Batacuda Refrescante/Hot Tracks)’
  3. Chemical Brothers ‘It Doesn’t Matter’
  4. Fatboy Slim ‘Song for Shelter’
  5. Lionrock ‘Are You Ready to Testify?’
  6. A3 ‘Woke Up This Morning (Drillaz in the Church)’
  7. Psykosonik ‘Unlearn (Hot Tracks)’
  8. Everything But the Girl ‘Wrong (Deep Dish)’
  9. Annie Lennox ‘Little Bird (Utah Saints)’
  10. Clivilles & Cole ‘A Deeper Love (Underground Club)’
  11. Sagat ‘Fuk Dat (Raw)’
  12. Lemon Interrupt ‘Big Mouth’
  13. Technoclassix ‘In the Hall of the Techno King’

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.

Where Time Becomes A Loop

Number seven from my old collection of mixes that I’m re-posting. We’re moving back into longer sessions again, with this one coming in at just under an hour. Of all the mixes I’ve had sitting around, this is one of my top three favorites, with my third favorite being yesterday’s ‘ToriMix’, and my top favorite coming tomorrow.

  1. Orbital ‘Time Becomes’
  2. DJ Geek ‘Travelling (Long)’
  3. Erasure ‘Run to the Sun (Amber Solaire)’
  4. BT ‘Remember (Paul Van Dyk’s Recollected)’
  5. Blue Amazon ‘The Javelin’
  6. ReleveleR ‘Sourpuss (UBE)’
  7. Sarah MacLachlan ‘I Love You (BT)’
  8. ATB ‘Don’t Stop (SQ-1)’
  9. Aqua ‘Dr. Jones (Antiloop Club)’
  10. Orbital ‘Time Becomes’

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.

ToriMix v2

Number six in my old collection of mix sessions that I’m putting up for download and podcast. Another “theme” mix, this is a forty-five minute mix of Tori Amos dance remixes. As a fan of Tori and bouncing around on the dance floor, this one was probably bound to come out sooner or later during my DJ days.

  1. Tori Amos ‘God (Rainforest Resort)’
  2. Tori Amos ‘In the Springtime of his Voodoo (Hasbrouck Heights Club)’
  3. Tori Amos ‘Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’)’
  4. Tori Amos ‘Jackie’s Strength (Wedding Cake Meltdown)’
  5. Tori Amos ‘Talula (BT’s Synethaesia)’
  6. BT feat. Tori Amos ‘Blue Skies (Hot Tracks)’

Download ToriMix v2 (46m 37s, 53.36Mb .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.

A Fine Day’s Mix

The fifth of my old collection of mix sessions that I’m posting. This one is another “theme” idea I had, and depending on how much you like the base song, could be either enjoyable or excruciating, as it strings together four versions of the same theme into one 22-minute track. I actually like it…kind of dreamy background music.

  1. Opus III “It’s A Fine Day”
  2. Orbital “Halcyon & On & On”
  3. Orbital “Halcyon (Hot Tracks)”
  4. Miss Jane “It’s a Fine Day (Exit)”

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.

Mission Accomplished

The fourth of my old collection of mix sessions that I’m posting. This one starts a few that move away from the “Difficult Listening Hour” series to explore some other ideas I had running through my head. It’s shorter, not quite half an hour long, and has something of a ‘spy music’ theme.

  1. Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen ‘Mission Impossible (Junior’s Hard/Intro)’
  2. Propellerheads ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’
  3. Moby ‘James Bond Theme (Hot Tracks)’
  4. Propellerheads ‘Spy Break’
  5. Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen ‘Mission Impossible (Junior’s Hard)’

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.

Difficult Listening Hour 04

The third of my old collection of mix sessions that I’m posting. The keen-eyed might notice that we’ve jumped straight from DLH02 to DLH04. There is a DLH03, but…well, it wasn’t good. Very train wreck-y, and better not publicized.

  1. God Within ‘Raincry (Submerged)’
  2. Jaydee ‘Plastic Dreams’
  3. Snitzer & McCoy vs. Humate ‘Oh My Darling I Love You (Heavy)’
  4. Basco ‘The Beat Goes On’
  5. Lo Fidelity All Stars ‘Lazer Dip Sheep Funk’
  6. Freestylers ‘Drop the Boom’
  7. Freestylers ‘Don’t Stop’
  8. Len ‘Man of the Year’
  9. Toxic Twins feat. The Dust Brothers ‘I’ll House You (Toxik Acid Vybe and Phunky Bass)’
  10. Cirrus ‘Back on a Mission (DJ Dan)’
  11. DJ Supreme ‘The Wildstyle (Klubbheads)’
  12. Kornholio ‘Friction (Hot Tracks)’

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.