Having finished splitting down Volume 6 into hour-long mixes a couple of weeks ago, and them being on the whole well received (many thanks again if you were kind enough to send me a message or leave a comment letting me know you’d enjoyed them), I figured that as the first few mixes were also lengthy – and, crucially, only available for a limited time via Soundcloud, a tradition I can’t be arsed with keeping up – I thought I’d go back to the start and give those early mixes the same treatment.
So for the next few weeks, Volume 1 will be broken down into its constituent parts (5 of them), after which there will be a new mix (Volume 8) before I go back to Volume 2 and split that down too, and so on until they’re all done (although I won’t be doing Volume 3, for reasons which will be apparent if you remember it from first time around, and which I’ll explain when I get to where it should be in the sequence).
Confused? You won’t be, I promise.
I have taken this opportunity to fiddle around with the running order a bit on some of them, but unless you downloaded it from Soundcloud at the time you’ll have no idea what changes I’ve made anyway.
Also, I didn’t post the track-listing on those early ones anyway, so….maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned it. If I was vain, I’d try to blag it and claim the originals will be worth so much more, but I’m not, so I won’t.
(They will be though. Some day….)
Disclaimer time (you’ll know this off by heart soon enough): any skips and jumps in the mix are down to the mixing software; any mistimed mixes are down to me; all record choices are mine.
Here we go then, with the usual mix of an appropriate, if odd, opener, followed by some stuff you’ll know and some stuff you might not; some stuff you’ve forgotten and are pleased to be reminded of and some stuff you may wish had stayed forgotten:
And here’s the track-listing, a little more Radio 2 than usual, until we go all Black Power at the end. Let’s just say the last couple of tracks is the equivalent of me taking the knee:
- Patience & Prudence – Tonight You Belong To Me
- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – The Night
- Richard Hawley – Tonight The Streets Are Ours
- Lykke Li – Get Some
- Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
- Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
- Richie Havens – Going Back to My Roots (Groove Armada Go North Remix)
- Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
- Chic – Good Times
- The Jackson Sisters – I Believe in Miracles
- Double Trouble & Rebel MC – Street Tuff (Scar Radio Mix)
- De La Soul – Me, Myself And I
- Skee Lo – I Wish
- N.W.A. – Express Yourself
- Public Enemy – Fight the Power