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DLH 2020.03.05

Week six, and this is one of the few times I’ve put together a set list ahead of time instead of going by the seat of my pants. Consider this the COVID-19 edition of DLH–the tracklist titles should make both inspiration and selection clear. 🙂 This does mean that this set is less about trying for a smooth mix all the way through and more about just having fun with the idea.

As a way of getting back into practice and doing something regularly, I’ve started doing regular Twitch broadcasts on Thursday nights. These are the results.

  1. Language is a Virus from Outer Space, Laurie Anderson
  2. Virus (Dub), KMFDM
  3. Words > Image = Virus, Katharsis
  4. Virus of Seduction, XOR
  5. Rise of the Virals, World Famous Audio Hacker
  6. Infection, Diffuzion
  7. Infecto Groovalistic, Infectious Grooves
  8. Down With the Sickness (Letic’s), Disturbed
  9. Down With the Sickness, Richard Cheese
  10. Sick, Shel Silverstein
  11. Sick, Bigod 20
  12. Sick in the Octave (Original), Dëhasse
  13. Sick, Utah Saints
  14. Sick and Peverted (Converted), Alabama 3
  15. Sick Asp Fuck (Full Gimball/No. 1 Club), Pigface
  16. Sick Mouth, The Kleptones
  17. Too Sick to Pray (Lacarno and Burns), Alabama 3
  18. Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi
  19. Medicine, The Prodigy
  20. Medicine, Empusa
  21. The Cure Is Found, LaTour
  22. Found A Cure (Club 69 Insane Club), Ultra Naté
  23. Death Cures All Pain (Kant Kino Edit), Suicide Commando

DLH 2020.01.30

Week two of my unplanned, unrehearsed, seat-of-the-pants goofing around. As a way of getting back into practice and doing something regularly, I’ve started doing regular Twitch broadcasts on Thursday nights. These are the results. Anything goes.

  1. Soviet Snow (Popstand 12)”, Shona Laing
  2. Cold, LaTour
  3. Frozen (Stereo MC’s), Madonna
  4. Shiver (Aesthetische Cold), Star Industry
  5. Lost in Eternity (Extended), Merge
  6. Get Your Shirt, Underworld & Iggy Pop
  7. Ego, Louisahhh!!!
  8. Batshit, Sofi Tukker
  9. Happy, Faithless
  10. Stayin’ Alive (Teddybears), Bee Gees
  11. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Re-Mixed and Re-Edited by Soulwax), The Rolling Stones
  12. Spreadin’ Rhythm Around (Lady Bug vs. Lady Day RR), Billie Holiday
  13. Jump ‘n’ Jivin’, Dessy Di Lauro
  14. Swing Break, The McMash Clan feat. Kate Mullins
  15. Kiss My Ass, Alice Francis
  16. Never Let Me Down Again, Tina Root (of Switchblade Symphony)
  17. When Is The Future, VNV Nation
  18. BBB, How to Destroy Angels
  19. Vogala, Schwarzblut
  20. Filii Neidhardi, Corvus Corax

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

Sounds From the Lost Abbey 02

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 second of quite a few to come!

  1. LaTour: People Are Still Having Sex
  2. Right Said Fred: I’m Too Sexy (Extended Club)
  3. Tori Amos: Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’)
  4. Club 69: Drama (Club 69’s Full Drama)
  5. Nine Inch Nails: Sin (Long)
  6. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult: The Days of Swine and Roses
  7. KMFDM: Naïve
  8. Siouxie and the Banshees: Fear of the Unknown
  9. Garbage: Stupid Girl
  10. Blur: Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12″)
  11. New Order: True Faith
  12. Ministry: Everyday (Is Halloween)

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’

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)