Regular visitors to my Friday night slot (stop it….!) will probably have noticed a few things that I like to do with the mixes I put together and post here (I’m talking the self-contained, meant-to-be-listened-to-as-a-whole mixes, not one of the ones I’ve recently split down into hour-long mixes).
Firstly, I like the first tune to be a definite opener; not necessarily one which sets the tone and style for the rest of the mix, but one which can easily be recognised as a curtain-raiser. See Tonight You Belong To Me by Patience and Prudence from Vol 1; I Dig Rock’n’Roll Music by Peter, Paul & Mary from Vol 2; Rudy, A Message To You by The Specials from Vol 3; Serious Drugs by BMX Bandits from Vol 4; R.E.M.’s Daysleeper from Vol 5…you get the idea.
Secondly, I love placing songs next to each other which shouldn’t really be there, songs which you would never have thought to play alongside each other but which somehow work (I think/hope).
Thirdly, I do love to slip in a tune which makes the listener think: ‘Blimey, I’ve not heard this for ages’ or ‘Cor, I’d forgotten all about this!’ (Not that anyone really says ‘Cor’ or ‘Blimey’ outside of a Carry On film anymore.)
Fourthly, end on something magnificent, just like you would want any gig or DJ set you went to in real life to do. Go out on a high, always leave ’em wanting more etc etc.
You’ll find examples of all four of these character traits on tonight’s brand new shiny mix, so let’s get the admin out of the way and crack right on, shall we?
Admin Part 1: any skips or jumps are down to the mixing software (I counted two when I listened back to this one); any mis-timed mixes are down to me (there’s one that’s a bit clunky here, I’m afraid; all record selections are mine (you’d better believe it, baby).
Admin Part 2: two of the tunes featuring this week contain some effin’ and jeffin’. One of those two contains a lot. Therefore this warning is most definitely required this week:
And here’s your track listing. Look away now if you like it to be a surprise:
- Death In Vegas – Dirge
- Marilyn – Calling Your Name
- Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
- The Pogues – The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn
- Pixies – Nimrod’s Son
- Super Furry Animals – Golden Retriever
- New Order – Regret
- Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris – Gossip Folks [Fatboy Slim remix]
- Miike Snow – Animal [Crookers Remix]
- Fatboy Slim – Everybody Needs a 303
- The Beloved – Your Love Takes Me Higher [7″ mix]
- Bentley Rhythm Ace – Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out
- The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- Belle & Sebastian – Seeing Other People
- Beck – Deadweight
- The Primitives – Spacehead
- Ride – Twisterella
More soon. I may even post something else before next Friday, you never know.