Archive for the 'Mixtape' Category

16
Mar
12

we made a new mix!

So, Andrew and I were looking for inspiration the other day, when we came to the realization that we needed to make the greatest live show ever by stitching together all our favorite live tracks into one super concert.

I think it came out pretty good!

SETLIST:

Bruce Springsteen – She’s the One
The Allman Brothers – Can’t Lose What You Never Had
Waylon Jennings – T is for Texas
Van Morrison – Shakin’ All Over/ Gloria
The Who – A Quick One While He’s Away
Bob Seger – Trying to Live My Life Without You
Janis Joplin – I Need a Man to Love
Sly and the Family Stone – You Can Make it if You Try
King Curtis – Memphis Soul Stew
The Doors – When the Music’s Over
Eric Clapton – Double Trouble
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues
Tony Joe White – Boom Boom
Mountain – Long Red
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Voo Doo Chile
Ted Nugent – Stranglehold
Cheap Trick – Surrender
War – Bolero
Santana – Jingo
Bob Marley – Kinky Reggae
Kool and the Gang – Walk on By/ Chocolate Buttermilk
Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine
George Thorogood – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Ten Years After – I’m Going Home
ZZ Top – La Grange
Dirty Mac – Yer Blues
Peter Frampton – Doobie Wah
Bill Withers – Harlem Cold Baloney

 

 

08
Mar
12

mixes everyone should hear: coyote – play your dulcimer, i’ll play my guitar

AOR posted this little mix the other day from Coyote, and after finally giving it the listen it deserved, I feel I can give it the AESO seal of approval and recommend it to all.

What really caught my ear was the vibe, Coyote makes one great selection after another and they all feel similar…yet different at the same time.  There are some tracks on here you may never have heard of, and some that you might know a little( probably not,) but the overall listening experience is mellow, smooth and highly enjoyable.  Like an impromptu wine party that starts around six and ends with you waking up on the floor the next morning wondering where your pants are.  Here’s the set list:

judy tzuke….for you
michael franks….when blackbirds fly
lucio battisti….amarisi un po
gypsy kings…..trista pena
jonathan wilson….can we really party today?
boz scaggs….hercules
the souther hillman furay band….border town
mink deville….spanish stroll
johhny bristol….woman woman
supertramp….child of vision
ORS….Indian reservation
george accrue….rock your baby
jerry williams….easy on yourself
china crisis….king in a catholic stance
Personally, I went a little gaga for that Michael Fransk number in the beginning.  What a tune!
Download it over at AOR: HERE!
05
Dec
11

artists everyone should follow: psychemagik

It is no easy task to DJ for other people.  Imagine going to work at your job and every five minutes some complete stranger walks up to you to tell you how they think you should do your job.  Because, at their core, most DJ’s aren’t interested in being your personal jukebox.  They don’t want to play the new Britney Spears for you, they want to play things you’ve never heard before and make you freak out on them.

This is not an easy task because most people don’t want to hear music they don’t already recognize, let alone try and dance to it. They want to hear the same top 40 crap the radio shits out every day. I don’t think I’ll ever understand this, but thats just me.

But one group that manages to play a lot of obscure old tracks and actually make them feel accessible is Psychmagik.  I worship at the alter of these guys and every remix, re-edit or mix they put out is pure gold…as the remix they did of Fleetwood Mac above can testify to.  Also check out their “Blackout ’77 Mix” below.  This is some top notch ear food here.

There is also this little gem of a two hour mix called “Sunrise” that they dropped the other week.  Pure magic!  Download it over at Test Pressing HERE.  Below you’ll also find their amazing remix of Tony Joe White, who you may recall also rocks.

Or this little psychedelic beat heavy number:

If these tracks don’t hook you then I can’t be of any more assistance today.  Good day.

Follow them on SOUNDCLOUD HERE.

Or FACEBOOOK HERE.

10
Nov
11

mixes everyone should hear: blood bros – first blood & heaven 2 hell

If you were at all like myself back in the eighties and early nineties, you probably enjoyed some fantastic shlock action films like the Rocky series, Over the Top and The Last Dragon.  And if you admit to enjoying great cinema like that, you also have to admit to enjoying thehair band power tracks that usually accompanied said films.  Well Dirty South Joe and DJ A enjoyed these things as well…so much so that they took some of their favorite tracks and made a mix that follows the general story line of film like this: training, the fight and eventual victory.  It will make you feel pumped, excited and a little ashamed all at once and that is no rare feat.

And they are kind enough to provide a free download as well!


Now fast forward a few months and our DJ duo are back with part 2 (Also free download! There is also an apparent part three on the way BTW)

This one follows the same formula as the first, but with tracks from Scarface, Top Gun and Gleaming the Cube to name a few.  Personally, I enjoy any mix with Kenny Loggin’s “Danger Zone” in it.  To be honest, I picked these up a few months ago and finally got around to listening to them the other day.  I didn’t want to drop em on you before I gave them a good listen to ensure you got the highest quality available.

They are associated with Hypetrak magazine, which can be found HERE, and on Soundcloud HERE.  Check em out, there is a lot of good stuff up in there!  Keep an eye out for part three coming soon!

03
Oct
11

another monday…another mixtape

If you heard and enjoyed the last mixtape my friend Andrew and I did, here’s one of the previous volumes…and one of our favorites.

And its FREE!!!!

27
Sep
11

music sites everyone should visit: resident advisor

I am constantly amazed at what can be found on the internet for free.  Free maps, free information, free pictures…free porn.  But my all time favorite is the amount of free music you can find with a simple click of the mouse, and one of my favorite places to do this is over at Resident Advisor.

Founded in 2001 as a site to cover the Australian dance music scene, it quickly outgrew it’s regional focus within a year and began a more global focus on electronic music from all over.  The site is full of all kinds of articles, reviews,  information, DJ charts, upcoming event listings, tickets and most notably podcasts.

(Note: try googling podcasts sometime.  You’ll find all kinds of stuff)

It’s the podcasts that really set RA apart from other music sites because they get some of the best and brightest musicians, DJs and producers to make mixes for them every week.  and if you sign up with them, you get em all for free.  I know what you’re thinking.  Another site that wants my info…blah blah blah.  They’ll send me emails, and spam and everything will suck.

True…maybe.  But that’s why you open a separate email account just for these purposes, because the music is worth it.

Previous podcast mixes of note came from such luminaries as Greg Wilson, DJ Harvey, Trus’me, The Orb, Todd Terje and Richie Hawtin.  But aside from the guys you know and love, you’ll discover a slew of names and styles you may never have heard of.  There’s also a Soundcloud page where it appears they are posting mixes of their monthly picks.

Here is one of my favorite mixes from 2008 from Aeroplane, which still gets played in my car from time to time. Download em, check em out…and then head over to RA for more.

RA 114 – Aeroplane

Because there’s always more.

21
Sep
11

mixes everyone should hear: dj same – rock edits for aor disco

Yeah…I know I kind of bow at the alter of AOR Disco these days, but they do kind of deserve it and you should visit their site, book mark it and check that shit regularly.  And I still believe that Adult Oriented Rock is the new Heavy Metal.

DJ Same really kills it here with smooth transitions and blends that are on point as well as in key.  That, and his selection is top notch.  Check the set list.

01. Whistle Test
02. Two Tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood(Annihilation)(Wu Tang Edit)
03. The Isley Brothers Don’t Live Here Anymore – Heavenly Mash
<<The Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark (Vins Edit)
<<Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (LNTG Rework)
04. The Eagles – Tell Me Why (Tony Jacolone Edit)
05. Thunderclap Newman – Something in the Air (DeepSoundDesignRemix)
06. Saint Etienne – Sun in my Morning (The Starkiller’s I Love The Smell Of Balearic Piano Disco In The Morning Remix)
07. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (A Jimmy Michaels Mix)
08. James Taylor – Something In The Way She Moves (BP’s ‘Feelin’ Fine In The Countryside’ Dub)
09. Amy Holland – Strengthen my Love (Northern Rascal Stronger Edit 2011)
10. Dr. Hook – Sexy Eyes (BP’s Edit)
11. Carole King – It’s Too Late (Tony Jacalone Edit)
12. Jaye P Morgan – Let’s Get Together (Ole Smokey’s Looking For Love Edit)
13. Rayko_Em_Vee_-_All_Around_The_Watchtower
14. Young Edits – Smiling At You (Young Edits Going Home Version)
15. Chicken Lips – Sweet Cow (mikeBurns Twisted Disco Version)
16. Talking Heads – Take Me To The River (AC’s Live Jam Re-Edit)
17. ZZ Top – Gimme all your Lovin’ (Scratchandsniff’s Beardy Rerub)
18. Christopher Cross – Ride like the Wind (Henry’s Lost Disco Mix)
19. Ace – How Long (Tony Jacolone Edit)
20. Fleetwood Mac – Hypnotized (Zambon Edit)

This mix is free to download (just click on the arrow on the right side of the play window for the download link) and will make you happier than any commercial garbage out there.  Better yet, if you find a specific remix on here that you like…chances are you can also download it from Soundcloud.

Don’t sleep, this one is pretty special.

 




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