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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #300 on: November 09, 2019, 06:26:37 PM »


Strange Tales and Lost Paper Trails - full show + mix

John Callaghan : They’re Coming
Underworld : S*T*A*R*
Waterflower : Witchcraft
Grimes : My Name Is Dark
Poem Electronique : She’s An Image
Soular Order : Redacted
Ka Baird : Respires
Ka Fu : Where Everything’s Ours
SUSS : Blue Dunes II
Sarah Angliss : Ventriloquist
Mort Garson : Witch Trial
Delia Derbyshire : Pot Au Feu
Goblin : Suspiria
Keith Seatman : Strange Tales and Lost Paper Trails
The Devil and the Universe : A Fiend in the Furrows
The Heartwood Institute : The World Turned Upside Down
The Belbury Poly : And The Cuckoo
Carl Turney & Brian Campbell : Punkie Night
Ashtoreth : The Stars Turn Towards Their Ending by Syrenomelia (Pilgrim remix)
Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with The Belbury Poly : Breath
Kemper Norton : All Through The Night
Sopor Aeternus : Children Of The Corn
Broadcast : Unchanging Window
Clams Casino : Lyre
Amon Tobin : Brushed Aluminium Reeds
Vic Mars : Following The River

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #301 on: November 16, 2019, 08:13:06 AM »


Chatanjit Singh : Raga Megh Malhar
Megafortress & Noah Wall : India
Flanger : Inner Spacesuit
Flying Lotus : Drips (session)
Harris : III
Shigeto : River Bank Drive
Tom Ashbrook : Sines
Waterflower : Violet
Grimes : New Gods
Beck : Say Goodbye (live on TV)
Rachel’s : Mysterious Disappearance Of Louis LePrince
Kingsbury Manx : Let You Down
William Doyle : Zionshill
Sarah Angliss : Raven (Thought)
Stina Nordenstam : Little Star (Celestial mix)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen : Aqualung Motherfucker
Midlife : The Magnificent Moon
Robert Wyatt : Solar Flares
Spirit : All Along The Watchtower
Effective Force : Big Surprise

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #302 on: November 23, 2019, 09:57:49 AM »


Max Andrzejewskis Hütte : Little Red Riding Hood Hits The Road
Gregoire Hetzel : Extra Tack
Witchcraft : Love On a Battleship
Virgin Blood : Hazy
Occultation : The One Who Sleeps
Burger/Ink : Do The Strand
Koresma : Snow Globe
Harris : Prelude V
Amon Tobin : One Shy Morning
Anadol : Görünmez Hava
Skalpel : Sculpture
Effective Force : Fish
Errortonin : Errorbagofwetmice
Forest Veil : Scratch The Surface
Anadol : Adieu

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #303 on: November 30, 2019, 01:08:43 PM »


Mostly Electronica And Techno show

JPK : Blue Sun
Shadow Show : Shadow Box
Active Listening : Believe
Larch : A Mirror In Ultraviolence
Sontag : Overwhelmed
Steven Warwick : Silhouette
:: DJ Richard Cooper mix ::
Tarwater : Noon
Bison Bison : recover
Max Tundra : Song For Alan R. Splet
Waak Waak Djungi : Djambaku
Aphex Twin : Field Day 05

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #304 on: December 07, 2019, 08:10:14 AM »


Velvet Underground : I Can’t Stand It / Temptation Inside Your Heart
Sufjan Stevens : Jacksonville / Seven Swans
Kate Bush : Prelude / Delius
Elliott Smith : Rose Parade / Speed Trials
The Mining Co : Ghost Writer / Long Way To Christmas
The Beatles : Across The Universe (Hums Wild mix) / Revolution #9 (mono acetate)
No-Man : Love You To Pieces / Heartcheat Motel
PJ Harvey : The Glorious Land / Water (Peel session)
Roy Montgomery : Along The Main Divide / Escape Velocity
Be Bop Deluxe : Forbidden Lovers / Down On Terminal Street
Spirit : Stoney Night / Colossus
Kevin Ayers : Margaret / Stop This Train (Again Doing It)
Rickie Lee Jones : Falling Up / Woody & Dutch On The Slow Train To Peking
Julian Cope : Don’t Drink & Drive / Paranormal In The West Country
Sofia Bertomeu : And You, In Which Movie Are You In  (parts 2 + 3)

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #305 on: December 14, 2019, 08:58:51 AM »


Bring The Noise! full show

Pixies : Rock Music
999 : No Pity
Sugar : Hoover Dam
Teenage Fanclub : Satan/December
Guided By Voices : Father Sgt. Xmas Card
Volcano Suns : White Elephant
Beck : Cupcake
The Frogs : Adam & Steve
McClusky : Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
Pavement : No Life Singed Her
The Libertines : What A Waster
The Circle Jerks : When The Shit Hits The Fan
Psychedelic Furs : Flowers
The Electric Prunes : I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
Hank Mizell : Jungle Rock
The Fall : Oxymoron
The Saints : This Perfect Day
David Bowie : Here Comes The Night
Built To Spill : Broken Chairs (live)
Thin Lizzy : Are You Ready (live)
AC/DC : Let There Be Rock (live)
The Adverts : One Chord Wonders
Soft Shoulder : Wellness (High Tension)
13th Floor Elevators : Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Hawkwind : Master Of The Universe
Fiery Furnaces : South Is Only a Home
Eno : Needle In The Camels Eye
The Sonics : Psycho
The Pretenders : Bad Boys Get Spanked
Aerosmith : Jailbait
Dean Carter : Jailhouse Rock

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #306 on: December 18, 2019, 09:20:18 PM »
The bleak midwinter. A bitter, merciless cold seizes the land, its icy chill reaching inside every human heart. An evil new power has arrived, more terrible even than the last, spreading its credo of enmity and division, exploiting the marginalised and vulnerable wherever it can. Fear, selfishness, ignorance and injustice stand poised to wreak a terrible vengeance on us all. Where once the braziers of kindness and generosity blazed with a welcome heat, now the only warmth to be had is from the well-stoked furnace of human greed.

And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom.

Well tonight, thank god it’s you instead of them who can listen to Wintersolstice 2019, a collection of darkly beguiling synth-driven tracks from the last six months (plus a couple from before the summer that I missed first time round) constructed with such ineptitude that the term ‘mix’ refuses to debate the issue before running away and locking itself in a fridge. Whereas conventional mixes flow as smoothly as the transition from one fraudulent, deceitful cunt of a Tory prime minister to the next, these tracks jostle brusquely against each other with the barely-concealed contempt of a group of Change UK MPs squabbling over the bill at Nandos. And long-term Solstice Mix aficionados will be jubilant to learn that the levels, like the Labour party’s last election campaign, are absolutely all over the place.

Zingers.

Look I won’t waste your time with any more of this nonsense, let’s cut to the tunes. What options are on the polling card this time around? Well I’m pleased to announce that this collection is another 20 track epic, featuring artists like Poliça, Chromatics, Black Marble, Debby Friday, Lapalux, Yeule, Pale Honey, HVOB and Iglooghost. The exit poll shows that a massive 41 people listened to 2019’s Summersolstice Mix - let’s see if this one can at least get more than the SNP have parliamentary seats.

Wintersolstice 2019. For the few, it would appear, not the many.







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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #307 on: December 21, 2019, 10:28:58 AM »


Christmas Spectacular With Guests! full show

My Dick : Do They Know It’s My Dick?
They Came From The Stars I Saw Them : The Lovesick Snowman
Jeffrey Lewis : LP’s
Fontaines DC : Too Real
Shawn Lee : I’ll Be Fucking You This Christmas
Colossal Squid : Swungert
Squid : Houseplants
Deer Tick : Holy Shit It’s Christmas!
Low : Just Like Christmas
Penelope Isles : Chlorine
The Philistines Jr : Don’t Open That Suspicious Package
Central Office Of Information : Puzzled
Piero Umiliani : Ma Na Mah na
Pictish Trail : Turning back
Belle & Sebastian : Christmas Wrapping
Rocket 455 : Santa Ain’t Coming For Christmas
Divine Comedy : Queue Jumper
Rosie Lowe : Pharaoh
Fascinating Aida : Try Not To Be a Cunt This Chrtistmas
Pom Poko : Crazy Energy night
TC&I : Ten Feet Tall
Fleet Foxes : White Winter Hymnal

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #308 on: December 28, 2019, 09:15:24 AM »


Grow With The Flow mix

Mia Doi Todd : Digital
Blue Marvin Orchestra : Karmasutra
Ase Manual : Slutty Ass
Sudan Archives : Confessions
Lambchop : Up With People! (Zero 7 mix)
The Proper Ornaments : Black Tar
The Staves : Nothings Gonna Happen (demo)
The Mining Co : Ghostwriter
Jeremy Tuplin : Albert Einstein Song
Occasionally David : The Spinners
Owen Tromans : Electric Wessex
Dadamah : Too hot To Dry
Oh No Noh : Analysis (session)
David Sylvian : Let The Happiness In
Paul Haslinger : The Faltering Sky
The Unthanks : Magpie
Gorkys Zygotic Mynci : Heywood Lane
Louise Le May : Be My Guru
Pierre Duplan & Lee Skelly : The Arrangement
Midlife : Phase
Alice Coltrane : Turiya & Ramakrishna
Bill Wolfer : Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
Bruce Janaway : Odes

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #309 on: January 04, 2020, 09:46:04 AM »


Into 2020 mix

Califone : Your Golden Ass
Lost Crowns : Sound As Colour
Alexander Tucker : Energy Alphas
Owen Tromans : Danebury Rumination
Cat Power : He Was a Friend Of Mine (session)
Bill Callahan : So Long, Marianne
The Strawbs : Lemon Pie
Jim Noir : Tol Circle
Kanton6Teichman Quintet : One
Dean Roberts : Letter To Monday
The Field : LIGO
Barry Dransfield : The Werewolf
Weyes Blood : Andromeda

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #310 on: January 11, 2020, 08:24:54 AM »


ELP : Karn Evil 9 intro/Hoedown
Roxy Music : Out Of The Blue/Both Ends Burning
Queen : Stone Cold Crazy (alt mix)/Keep Yourself Alive (demo)
Mickey Jupp : Making Friends/Old Rock ‘N’ Roller
Paul McCartney : Too Many People/Fine Line
Andy Partridge : Humanoid Boogie/History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Ariel Pink : Put Your Number In My Phone/Tears Of Fire
Wreckless Eric : Whole Wide World/Semaphore Signals
Alan Klein : 3 Coins In The Sewer/I Wanna Be A Beatnik
David Bowie : Dirty Song/All The Young Dudes
Keith Seatman : The Hang Bird/Last One In
YĪN YĪN : Lotus/Nata Ni Thale
Syd Barrett : Masie/Golden Hair (take 5)
Neil Innes : I’m The Urban Spaceman/I Must Be In Love
Monty Python : Ja Tee Buckety/Finland
Lana Del Ray : Blue Velvet/Fuck It I Love You
Furor : Die Reina/Dem liuv Mein Hod
Deutsche Ashram : Whisper Om/Chimes
Robert Wyatt : Rangers In The Night/O Caroline

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #311 on: January 18, 2020, 08:51:52 AM »


Ladies Night XIV full show

Peaches : Fuck The Pain Away
Cyndi Lauper : She Bop
Grace Jones : Nightclubbing
Grimes : So Heavy I Fell Through The Sky (Algorithm mix)
PVA : Divine Intervention
Hand Habits : Placeholder
That Dog : Old LP/One Summer Night
Courtney Barnett : Avant Gardener
The Big Moon : Disney Runs The News (demo)
Dry Cleaning : Magic Of Meghan
The Slits : Love Und Romance (Peel session)
Waterflower : Witchcraft
Serafina Steer : Day Glo
Vashti Bunyan : Window Over the Bay
Sairie : Scarlet & Blue
School Of Seven Bells : Connjur
Kate Bush : Night Of The Swallow
Gwenno : Aremorika
Kelly Moran : Love Birds (acoustic)
Sarah Angliss : Raven (Thought)
Nancy Elizabeth : Canopy
Gavilan Rayna Russom : Centre Of Time
Ambronia : Cauldron’s Gold
Chelsea Wolfe : When Anger Turns To Honey
Charlotte Dos Santos : Harvest Time
Erika De Casier : Do My Thing
Elysia Crampton : Sombra Blanca Misteriosa
Broadcast : Minus One
Rickie Lee Jones : Skeletons

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #312 on: January 25, 2020, 09:08:41 AM »


Venetian Snares : Black Sabbath
Bill Laswell : Babylon Ghost
Sudan Archives : Green Eyes
Sunshine Theatre : Mountain
Golden Dawn : Starvation
Proper Ornaments : Tin Soldiers
Boy Scouts : Get Well Soon
Dave Mutant and The Genocides : Repeat 2 Fade
Sturgill Simpson : Ronin
Squarepusher : Speedcrank
Fussganger : Akku
Broadcast : The Book Lovers
Dollboy : Pauline’s Shoes
Father John Misty : The Suburbs
Brona McVittie : The Green Man
D.R. Hooker : Forge Your Own Chains
Keith Seatman : Words From The Wireless
Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler : Elektrybalt
Prince : I Would Die 4U
The Innocence Mission : Mary Margaret Mid-Air
Jackson Browne : The Road
Aldous Harding : Fixture Picture
Not Waving & Dark Mark : Persimmon Tree
Tempers : Leonard Cohen Afterworld
Amon Tobin : El Wraith
Khruangbin : Friday Morning
Dana Gillespie : Andy Warhol
Neil Innes : The Background To History

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #313 on: February 08, 2020, 09:34:40 AM »


B52’s : Party Out Of Bounds
Bobby Conn : Disaster
Skygaze : First Heartbeats After Coma
Tingle In The Netherlands : Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cunt (radio edit)
Draag Me : Steady Turn The Cog
Destroyer : Raven
The Wedding Present : Be Honest
Jan Dukes De Grey : Wonder Child
Haley Williams : Creepin’
Brona McVittie : Eileen Aroon
Isobel Campbell : Something
Keith Seatman : Speak Your Piece
Supreme Jubilees : It’ll All Be Over
Gil-Scott Heron : Lady Day & John Coltrane
Black Mike’s Waterloo : Lapini
The Lafayette Afro Rock Band : Darkest Light
Khuranagbin & Leon Bridges : Texas Sun
Vincenzo Ramaglia : La Parole 5 (U-Ziq remix)
Keeley Forsyth : Start Again
Ulla : Something I Can’t Show
The Innocence Mission : At Lake Maureen
Sir Richard Bishop : Celebrity
Wild Nothing : Sleight Of Hand
Psychedelic Furs : Don’t Believe
Bryan Ferry : Really Good Time (live)
Adwaith : Y Diweddaraf
Even As We Speak : Bizarre Love Triangle
Proper Ornaments : Broken Insect
Das Mortal : The Void
Eat Lights Become Lights : Konst

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #314 on: February 15, 2020, 11:18:35 AM »


Keith Seatman mix + full show

Bobby Conn : Recovery
Salsa Fingers : Coco Fantasma (Minimal mix)
Luger : Pass Agent
Rome In Reverse : Oracolo
Jeff Afden : Sunshine Superman
Vlavianos : A Travers Montemarte
Unknown : Vernons Hippies (French shoe advert)
Julian Cope : Immortal
The John Barry Seven : Cutty Sark
Mr. Brooks : The Family
William D. Drake : Distant Buzzing
Pulselovers : Cotswold Stone
Vic Marrs : The Time Menders
Pat Lewis : Warning
Spinal Tap : StoneHenge
Kevin Ayers : Rheinhardt & Geraldine
DALHAM : Genesis
Tangerine Dream : In Search of Hades
Anthony Newley : That Noise
Paul Weller : Rejoice
Rick Jones : Splodges
Bruce Baxter TOTP Vol 45 : Autobahn
Revbjelde : Verdant Green
The Settlers : Lightning Tree
Wire : French Film Blurred
Kate Bush : Cloudbusting (12” mix)
Soulful Strings : Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy
Francesco Di Masi : Tema Di Londra
Stereolab : The Free Design
The Free Design : Kites Are Fun
Gap Mangione : The Graduate Medley

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #315 on: February 29, 2020, 09:26:34 AM »


It's In The Trees show

Klart : For Shavers Only (AW)
Shock Corridor : Grinder2
Grinderman : Heathen Child (AW)
Jungle Fire : Smash & Grab
Andrew Weatherall : Unknown Plunderer
Neulander : Bluebird Party
Built To Spill : Bad Light
Madder Rose : Swim
Tame Impala : One More Year
Avalanches : We Will Always Love You
Pale Blue : Breathe
Deadlife : Strands Unravel
Funkadelic : What Is Soul
Black Channels : Space Dome Ritual
Jungle Book OST : Trust In Me
Gil Scott Heron : Work For Peace
Arto Lindsay : Whirlwind
Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson : Find a Way
Wooden Shjips : Crossing (AW)
Francesco De Masi & Alessandro Alessandroni : Tema Di Londra
Rose Murphy : Busy Line
Kikagaku Moyo : Gypsy Davey
Soulless Party : Scarred For Life

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #316 on: March 07, 2020, 03:01:15 PM »


JoJo Remojo mix + Show mix

Cornershop : I'm a Wooden Soldier
Islet : Good Grief
Warmduscher : Midnight Dipper (Soulwax remix)
Trrmà : Shishapangma
Thundercat : Lost in Space/Innerstellar Love
Kokoroko : Carry Me
Dougal Reed : The Chain
Lama's Dream : Rain Catcher
Kevin Krauter : Intermission
The Creatures : Simoom
Alchera : Blind
Kukapaw : Body & Soul
Ultravox : Just For A Moment
Christian Prommer : Trans Europe Express
Penya : Acelere (Jose Marquez mix)
Byfyn : Trying
Nubiyan Twist : Hypnotised (Chief Rockers Remix)
This Mortal Coil : The Lace Maker II
Laura Marling : Soothing
Yaniv Fridel : Aquatic Adventure
Spore : Green Eyes Sparkling
Shimmerglisten : Encephalitis
Mary Emma Louise & Matthew Halsall : Outro (excerpt)
Susumu Yokota : Kawano Hororino Kinoshitade
Asa Tone : To Tell a Picture
Wilmoth : Houdini
African Headcharge : Dub Some More
Daniel Avery : Glitter (Jon Hopkins mix)
Delphini : It's Time

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #317 on: March 14, 2020, 08:48:06 AM »


Eye From The Sky ~ full show

Elastica : Smile
Cate LeBon : Sisters
Horse Lords : Fanfare For Effective Freedom
Capt. Mustache & Chicks On Speed : Mentally Naked
Alan Parker & The Orb : Grey Fluffy Clouds
Deadlife : Downpour
J-Walk : Bossa For Shorty D
Islet : Moon
African Headcharge : Disciplined & Dignified
Herbe Rouge : Strange Days In Maubeuge
Joni Mitchell : Jericho
Isan : Betty's Lament
Gnac : The Broken Fall
Amanda Applewood : I Love Boys
The Howard Hughes Suite : Into The Light
Jackie Lynn : Lenexa
Four Tet : Harpsichord
Leya : Mary
Gap Mangione : Diana In The Autumn Wind
Broads & Milly Hurst : Happisburgh
Slow Reels : Shona
Damian Jurado : Birds Tricked Into The Trees
OBu : Coastal Bar
Nadia Reid : Get The Devil Out
Sairie : Rich For All My Sorrow
Magnet : Corn Riggs

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #318 on: March 28, 2020, 06:50:57 AM »


Be Bop Deluxe : Panic In The World / Blimps
Robert Fripp : Red Two Scorer / Midnight Blue
Sorcerers : Treasured Sacrament / Summoning The Monkey God
Jason Faulkner : Jet Silver & The Dolls Of Venus / Revelation
Eric Matthews : Sincere Sensation / Fanfare (reprise)
Sufjan Stevens : What It Takes / The Runaround
Kraftwerk : The Robots / The Model
Baxter Dury : Night Chancers / Miami
Morrissey : Knockabout World / The Secret Of Music
Smokers Blend 3000 : Space Consultant / Pink Penny
L.A. Takedown : There Is a Drone In Griffith Park / The Last Thing
African Headcharge : Peace & Happiness / Jungle Law
Four Tet : Romantics / Love Salad
The Beatles : Wild Honey Pie / Her Majesty

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #319 on: April 04, 2020, 09:47:17 AM »


7&7 is mixed

Edgar Winter Group : Frankenstein
The Rezillos : Destination Venus
Spizz Energi : Where’s Captain Kirk?
Sonic Youth : Superstar
Dead Kennedys : Too Drunk To Fuck
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates : Please Don’t Touch
David Essex : Rock On
Chas & Dave : Ain’t No Pleasing You
The Banana Splits : We’re The Banana Splits
Adrian Munsey, His Sheep, Wind & Orchestra : The Lost Sheep
Mott The Hoople : All The Way From Memphis
Godiego : Monkey Magic
Nick Nicely : DCT Dreams
Magazine : Shot By Both Sides
Eddie Stanton : Tales From The Raj
Chris Farlowe : Out Of Time
Split Enz : History Never Repeats
Johnnie Allan : Promised Land
Allardyce : Put In a Potterton
New Bad Things : I Suck
Timmy Thomas : Why Can’t We Live Together
Klaus Nomi : Ding Dong
Ten Benson : The Claw
Monsoon : Ever So Lonely
Otway & Barrett : Down The Road
Ronnie Hilton : A Windmill In Old Amsterdam
Captain Beefheart : Upon The My-O My
Roy “C” : Shotgun Wedding
Guided By Voices : Official Ironmen Rally Song
Average White Band : Pick Up The Pieces
Mike Scene : For The Love Of Mike
The Mood Mosaic : A Touch Of Velvet – A Sting Of Brass
John Shakespeare Orchestra : Number One Theme
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers : Morning Of Our Lives

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #320 on: April 08, 2020, 05:01:50 PM »


I've been working my through a number of these mixes and have loved a lot of what I've heard so far.

A couple of questions, though.

What do you use to put the mixes together?

and....

How much thought and preparation do you generally put into them? Is it a case of "Those two songs would probably mix well" or is it a bit more in-depth than  that? 

Back in the days when we were still able to go out to the pub, I had a couple of regular vinyl only DJ spots in my town and I plan half my set a few nights in advance by using a colossal Excel spread sheet (I've logged every record and song I own by title, artist, year, length and BPM) by starting with a slow BPM and then building over a couple of hours. This has lead to me blending songs together that I would never have previously thought of (ie: Black Betty by Ram Jam mixes incredibly well with Doin' The Do by Betty Boo).

However, any planning ahead I do can often be de-reailed by drunken requests.


Cheers all, and keep up the good mixes.


 

Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #321 on: April 09, 2020, 12:37:42 PM »

I've been working my through a number of these mixes and have loved a lot of what I've heard so far.

A couple of questions, though.

What do you use to put the mixes together?

and....

How much thought and preparation do you generally put into them? Is it a case of "Those two songs would probably mix well" or is it a bit more in-depth than  that? 

Back in the days when we were still able to go out to the pub, I had a couple of regular vinyl only DJ spots in my town and I plan half my set a few nights in advance by using a colossal Excel spread sheet (I've logged every record and song I own by title, artist, year, length and BPM) by starting with a slow BPM and then building over a couple of hours. This has lead to me blending songs together that I would never have previously thought of (ie: Black Betty by Ram Jam mixes incredibly well with Doin' The Do by Betty Boo).

However, any planning ahead I do can often be de-reailed by drunken requests.


Cheers all, and keep up the good mixes.

This is a great question! I always wonder this. I'm sure there's a level of improvisation that can be achieved, but when I used to do it I would have done some prep before hand and always played stuff in exactly the order I planned. Not to the extent of the excel though that's great. My mixing is rather bad though, I always want to mix too many genres/bpms and it doesn't sound too fluid.

Also kudos on the mixes, have been enjoying them

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #322 on: April 09, 2020, 11:40:52 PM »
I tend to listen to stuff in the car/cellar and if it's new I think of something old that may mix along with the end or start of a track,
sometimes it's something new to new but I listen to a lot of stuff and have a lot to dig into and that helps as there's always something
that sounds a bit like something else, if that makes sense? I take around 20 to 30 albums/CDs/downloads into the studio with a rough idea
what goes with what (I make notes) and then go with the flow of what sounds right (to me) in my headphones.

Since our studio closed after the bug I have been reduced to mucking about on Audacity at home. I don't have a mic sorted but can link stuff
up on Audacity easy, it seemed like a good idea last week to cover the 2 hour mix with old jingles/adverts from the 60's & 70's and then wash
a transistor radio noise over the top but although it sounded OK for a laugh was probably too much for 2 hours but that's the joy of messing with records.

I have VDJ at home but it's not as sexy as the one at the studio so have not been layering stuff as much as I'd like, the edit facility on Audacity is great fun
at least for the time being, and I'm enjoying pulling out my old singles and sticking them together in some kind of order, I shall just play it straight tomorrow night
as there will be Wombles and NEU! in the mix and thanks to anyone who's enjoyed any of my previous ones.

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #323 on: April 11, 2020, 09:14:08 AM »


7&7 is mixed 2

The Clash : Complete Control
Beck : Loser
Billy Swan : I Can Help
Stretch : Why Did You Do It
The Special A.K.A. : Gangsters
The Fall : Totally Wired
The Moldy Peaches : NYC’s Like a Graveyard
The Wombles : The Wombling Song
The Goodies : Goodies Theme
Johnny Japes & His Jesticles : Bags Of Fun With Buster
Bowie : Knock On Wood
The Human League : Being Boiled
NEU! : Super
Gorkys Zygotic Mynci : The Game Of Eyes
Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy : Journey Of The Sorcerer
Tony Christie : I Did What I Did For Maria
Tommy Cooper : Don’t Jump Off The Roof Dad
1.99 Ghost : Animal Fat
Eno : The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Traffic : Hole In My Shoe
John Martyn : Johnny Too Bad
Charlie Drake & Peter Gabriel : You Never Know
Manuel : Shaddup You Face
Sonovac : Human Fly
Vroom : Stock Car Racing Is Magic
Cassette Boy : Di & Dodi Do Die
Yardbirds : Evil Hearted You
Area Code 615 : Stone Fox Chase
The Tubes : Special Message/Prime Time
Johnny G : The Hippys Graveyard
Bullet : The Hanged Man
Fleetwood Mac : Man Of The World
Tony Meehan : Hooker St.
The Static Waves : CRMK Jamboree

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #324 on: April 18, 2020, 10:08:22 AM »


7&7 Is Mixed 3

Quiller : Quiller
Nick Nicely : Hilly Fields (1892)
The Cimex Invasion : Top Secret
The Chris Barber Band : Cortina Run
Scritti Politti : The Sweetest Girl
Stoned Aid : Are You Going To Stonehenge?
Terry Edwards & The Scapegoats : Show Me A Sane Man
Stiff Little Fingers : Gotta Gettaway
Mike Sammes Singers : Brighten 72
Muff & The Bankhouse Liecinton Assembly Hall Band : Funky Cop-Out
Joni Mitchell : Raised On Robbery
Sirconical : Moondance
Laurel & Hardy : The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
Yoko Ono : Walking On Thin Ice
John’s Biggest Fan : (We Need) Gun Control
Serious Thrush : Give Three Cheers!
Adam & The Ants : Ant Music
Bill Nelson : Do You Dream In Colour?
Ian Dury & The Blockheads : I Want Be Straight
Mighty ‘Em : Jekyll & Hyde
Linda Jardim : (60 Miles by Road or Rail) Northampton
Mel Brooks : High Anxiety
Blackfoot Sue : Standing In The Road
The Hennessys : Great Little Trains Of Wales
Lindisfarne : Meet Me On The Corner
A.L. Lloyd : All For Me Grog
Fink : All Cried Out
Electrelane : Film Music
Roy Jay : Vehicle
Highly Likely : Whatever Happened To You
Pulse : High Tech City
John Dowie : British Tourist
Phoebe Snow : Every Night

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dr beat

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #325 on: April 19, 2020, 01:46:17 PM »
I've dipped my toe into mixcloud.  While calling it 'mixing' might be something of a stretch, I'm into doing some funky hip-hop/soul/afrobeat type shows.

Thems The Breaks #1 https://www.mixcloud.com/DJStacked/thems-the-breaks-1/

Mooncakes – Intro
JStar – Tooting Gangsta
Dangerdoom – Vocal Version
Jimmy Bo Horne – Hey There Jim
Jeanette Jones – I’m Glad I Got Over You
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Che Che Cole
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Chop & Quench
Manny Corchado – Chicken and Booze
Discoconductor – Same Old Feeling
The Reverend Coleman – Share It
Thelma Jones – Mr Fix It
Bar-Kays – Holy Ghost
True Beatz – The Workout
Bombs – Dowhatwelike
The Winstons – Amen Brother
Spanky Wilson - You

I've got a couple of older things up there by way of testing things out, including an old CaB radio show.

spaghetamine

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #326 on: April 19, 2020, 09:04:16 PM »


TOTAL WAR MIX
https://www.mixcloud.com/suddenspectrum33/total-war-mix/

Boards of Canada - Transmisiones Ferox
Atari Teenage Riot - Start the Riot!
Throbbing Gristle - Six Six Sixties
Black Dice - Ten Inches
The Fall - The Quartet of Doc Shanley
Oneohtrix Point Never - Sticky Drama
Gatekeeper - Mirage
John Maus - Cop Killer
Skinny Puppy - Far Too Frail
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bloody (Bagonia's!)
The Velvet Underground - I Heard Her Call My Name
Death Grips - Anne Bonny
Laurel Halo - Nerve
Butthole Surfers - My Brother's Wife
Gary War - Pleading For Annihilation
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III and VII)
Outer Limits Recordings - Backstage Pass
DJ Shadow - Transmission 3

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #327 on: April 24, 2020, 08:10:55 AM »


early heads up for this weekends episode from Free Radio Skybird - I contribute a short flexi-disc mix to each show now

https://weedsuptomeknees.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/essential-lockdown-shortwave-listening/

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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #328 on: April 24, 2020, 01:15:01 PM »


I found this exclusive mix for my show by the late Robert Miles featuring previously unreleased tracks with Robert Fripp, it came about when I was approached
his promotions company, I spent the day in his studio (beautiful and so smart, lots of gold discs too) He was charming and friendly and when I asked if he could
do something exclusive for the show this was what he sent me, sadly missed he was a true gent. download




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Re: So I make these mixes...
« Reply #329 on: April 25, 2020, 09:42:58 AM »


7&7 Is Mixed 4

The Long Decline : Buckle Up & Join In Lad
The Fools : Psycho Chicken
Notsensibles : I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher
Barbara Markay : It’s All Rite...
Les Baby Sisters : Hey! Baby!
Mother Trucker : Explosion In My Soul
Siouxsie & The Banshees : Love In a Void
Dr. John : Right Place Wrong Time
Roger Moore : Faberge For The Love Of Life
Donna Summer : Love To Love You Baby
Julie & Gordon : Gordon’s Not a Moron (?)
Dave Prowse : Remember, Remember The Green Cross Code
The Settlers : The Lightning Tree
Mandy Miller : Nellie The Elephant
Mel Blanc : I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat
Procul Harum : Pandora’s Box
African Headcharge : Run Come See Me
Aretha Franklin : I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
Hawkshaw : Grange Hill
Brian Fahey : Open House
Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman : Kinky Boots
Bonzo Dog Band : The Intro and The Outro
Link Wray : Good Rockin’ Tonight
Supersuckers : 400 Bucks
Talking Heads : Take Me To The River
The Yummy Fur : Always Crashing In The Same Car
Mum & Dad : Dawn Rider
Patrick Allen : The Year Of The 104
Neil Innes : Re-Cycled Blues
Robert Wyatt : Arauco
XTC : Grass
Gordon Langford : Where In The World – The Uganda Sound
Squeeze : Another Nail In My Heart
Alexei Sayle : Didn’t You Kill My Brother?
David Bowie : DJ
Hawkwind : Kerb Crawler
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore : Goodbyeee

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