Old School Pop/Rock/Hip Hop/Funk/Soul/House.
This one's all over the place in terms of styles... It's a recording of a live party mix for Matt & Mel's wedding reception guests... And it's pretty solid in terms of execution apart from having to deal with a few drunken guests attacking the DJ booth (Volvo Tom & Steve O'Neill) but these bits add to the flavour... Anyhow take a look at the tracklist: it's pretty diverse... A balancing act between playing songs people know and keeping it fun to mix and playing a bunch of genres in one set... 3 hours of party tunes including one unknown random speed garage track from Tony near the end... Here's to married life!
George Baker - Little Green Bag, Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines, Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Rick James - Super Freak, MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This, Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978), Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Ennio Moricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Theme), David Bowie - Fashion, Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Snap - The Power, Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip - Hop Heaven, Gramatik - The Swing Of Justice, En Vogue - My Lovin' [You're Never Gonna Get It], Eric B And Rakim - Paid in Full (Coldcut Mix), The O'Jays - For the Love of Money, Young MC - Know How, Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side, A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?, Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock3 - It Takes Two, Sir Mix-a-lot - I Like Big Buts, Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls, Soft Cell - Tainted Love - Where Did Our Love Go? [12' Mix], Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough, New Order - The Beach, New Order - Blue Monday, S'Express - Theme from S'Express, The Trammps - Disco Inferno, Spandau Ballet - True (Song), PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (1991), Alison Valentine - Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Mix), Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It, Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (4AM Mix), Queen - Another One Bites the Dust, Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise, Coolio - Gangsters Paradise, Tupac - I Get Around, Mase - Feel So Good, A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhyme, LL Cool J - Doin It, Elvis Presley - Baby, Let's Play House, Whitey - Leave Them All Behind (Re - Edited By The Glimmertwins), Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (The Glimmers Mix), MGMT - Electric Feel (Prince Language Remix) (Them Jeans Warmth), Jaydee - Plastic Dreams, Shadow Child & Doorly - Piano Weapon, Armand Van Helden - You Don't Even Know Me, (Unknown) - Random Speed Garage Track, The Smiths - How Soon is Now?, Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Perfecto Mix by Paul Oakenfold) , Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You (Funk Ferret Edit) , Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Deep Electronica/Disco House/Trip Hop.
This is a cheeky homage to yes, you guessed it... The Late Night Tales music compilations. What I loved about these is that they are a homage to the history of the chosen DJ or artist's musical tastes. Kinda like a musical story of where they came from and which tracks stood out along the journey. I also like that they are not really meant for the dance-floor and are quite eclectic. I loved the Air and Jamiroquai ones. You might recognize the odd track in this mix. I put together my own version that was based around a history of deep electronic music - a tour from Detroit to Chicago to Warp Records with some disco house thrown in. There are a lot of other cities represented like New York, Bristol, Paris, Sheffield, Leicester... The natural place to start was with a few Larry Heard type tracks. This was how the tracklisting evolved and I recently played this out at Resurrection Spirits in East Vancouver and recorded the live mix then put it through my sound optimization software. Hope you enjoy it!
Sebastien Tellier - Le Long De La Riviere Tendre, AFX - Laricheard, Mr Fingers - Stars, Model 500 - The Flow, Autechre - Eggshell, Sub Sub - Past, Carl Craig - A Wonderful Life, The Beloved - Sun Rising, Röyksopp - In Space, Daft Punk - Doin' it right, Massive Attack & Mos Def - I Against I, The Prodigy - You Will Be Under My Wheels, Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Perfecto Mix by Paul Oakenfold), Surface - Falling In Love (D.K. Edit Of Shep Pettibone Remix), Candido - Dancin' & Prancin', Daft Punk - Nightvision, Jon Cutler Feat. Pete Simpson - Runnin, Funkworm - Stimming, Peter Kruder - Coste, Justice vs Simian - Never Be Alone, Hot Natured - Take You There, The Black Dog - Cult Mentality, LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator, Disclosure - Tenderly, Underground Resistance - Timeline (Millenium to Millenium E.P.), Fierce Ruling Diva - You Gotta Believe, The Killers - Mr Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Remix), Layo & Bushwacka! - Ride The Train, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - How Far, Caribou - Sun, Lone - Dream Ache, Aphex Twin - Flim, Kasabian - Fire
April 4, 2017
Modern Synth Pop/Deep House/Trance/Disco House.
This is the third mix of a synth pop DJ video mix series recorded for a charity event in North Vancouver, called Big Love. This one was expertly put together by PipeDreams, a North Van based artist who also goes by his real name, Rob Nickel. This set is an awesome mix of synth, deep house with some trancey bits. Check the tracklisting below and if you see anything needs changing, tweet me @MrVanDigital
1 Paris (Aeroplane Mix - Friendly Fires 2. Hearts on Fire (Eleven: Eleven mix) - Cut Copy 3. Sulk - Trust 4. Twilight Galaxy (Death to the Throne Mix) - Metric 5. Asking Questions - Conner Cawthra 6. Set Me Free (R.P. & G. Electro Vox Dub) - B-Crew feat. Barbara Tucker 7. To the Clouds (Remix) - Subsky 8. Senden Baska - Turkish Delight 9. Pass You By - The Aston Shuffle 10. Light the Skies - Cerf & Mitiska & Jaren 11. Dedicated - Matteo Marini 12. Honey (Mahalo Remix) - Mahalo & TRACE 13. Water of Life - Stan Kolev 14. Genghis Khan (Cid Remix) - Miike Snow 15. All This Love (The Young Punx Club Mix) - The Similou 16. Be the One (Bimbo Jones Remix) - The Ting Tings 17. Dance 2 Disco (Raul Rincon & Jochen Pash Remix) - Hugh Heffner 18. We Got Love - Soul Flava
Hip Hop/Old School/Electronica/Chilled.
Yeah, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told meI'd never amount to nothin', to all the people that lived above the buildings that I was hustlin' in front of that called the police on me when I was just tryin' to make some money to feed my daughter,and all the people in the struggle, you know what I'm sayin'? Uh-ha, it's all good baby bay-bee, uh... Dreams of Biggie & Tupac...
Tupac - I Get Around (LP Version), Mase - Feel So Good, Ol' Dirty Bastard - Got Your Money feat. Kelis, A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhyme, LL Cool J - Doin It, Eluvium - Radial Summer Signal Evening, Bjork - Unravel, Et Aliae - Only U, Tycho - Dictaphone's Lament, Lil' Kim - Crush On You (feat The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil' Cease), The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa, The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize, Outkast - ATLiens, Tupac/2 Pac - All About U (Clean), Joe - Don't Wanna Be A Player (Remix) (Ft. Big Pun), The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy, Outkast - Ain't No Thang, Ginuwine - Pony (Album Version), Jay-Z - Can I Get A..., Caribou - Lalibela
Hip Hop/Reggae/Funk/Dub/House/Old School.
Whoaa! Take some old school hip hop, add some funk, some b-boy effects and shake it all up with some Monty Python. Finally add a twist of old school house and new school deep and whadyya get... A crazy ol' mixtape!
Hip Hop section includes: Soul II Soul - Back To Life ( However Do You Want Me ) (Instrumental ), Naughty By Nature Everything's Gonna Be Alright, Coolio - I Remember (feat. Billy Boy, J-Ro), Jurassic 5 Quality Control (Maars Reggae Re-Work), AZ- The Come Up (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), Jay Z - Regrets
House section includes: Last Rhythm (Original Re-Mastered), Akabu - Another world (Andre Lodemann mix), Bassheads - Is There Anybody Out There, 16 Bit Lolitas Deep Space Girls (Original Mix), Lonely Boy - When I Think About (Giom Remix), Jozif - Lady B's Lullaby (Original Mix)
Big shout out to Melbourne's DJ Maars for his wicked mash-ups of old school hip hop and reggae funk dub.
Soul II Soul - Back To Life ( However Do You Want Me ) ( Instrumental ), Naughty By Nature - Everything's Gonna Be Alright, Coolio - I Remember (feat. Billy Boy, J-Ro), DJ Maars - Sensi Says ft. Mr Vegas, Alozade & Hollow Point, Primal Scream - Trainspotting, Jurassic 5 - Quality Control (Maars Reggae Re-Work), AZ- The Come Up (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), Jay Z - Regrets, C.L Smooth- T.R.O.Y (Maars Re-Groove), DJ Maars - Head Nod Riddim, Mad Skillz- The Nod Factor (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), Common- I Used To Love H.E.R (Maars Reggae Re-Rub), Beenie Man- Girls Dem Sugar (Maars Re-Work), Mantronix - King Of The Beats, Ultramagnetic Mc's - Poppa large (remix), Monthy Python's Flying Circus - Theme from,, Last Rhythm - Last Rhythm (Original Re-Mastered), Akabu - Another world (Andre Lodemann mix), Bassheads - Is There Anybody Out There, The Martians - Tobacco Ties, 16 Bit Lolitas - Deep Space Girls (Original Mix), Lonely Boy - When I Think About (Giom Remix), Jozif - Lady B's Lullaby (Original Mix), Liu Bei - Atlas World (Solomun Day Remix), Solomun - Something We All Adore (Solomun Love Song Mix) [Unreleased], Daft Punk - Phoenix, Solomun - Just Dance, Khan Feat. Julee Cruise - Say Goodbye (Losoul Shes Homeless Mix), Michael Jackson - Rock With You (Audio Jacker Remix), U.S.U.R.A. - Open Your Mind, 808 State - Only Rhyme That Bites, Young MC- Bust A Move (Maars Whoomp Re-Fix)
January 19, 2016
I wonder what Bowie thought of Daft Punk? Or the Plump DJs? Manuel De Lorenzi?? Well not too sure he would have heard of the latter two but anyhow here is a dedication to the inimitable Ziggy Stardust. An oddly fitting tribute perhaps?
David Bowie - Starman, David Bowie - The Jean Genie, David Bowie - Changes, David Bowie - Rebel Rebel, The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary, David Bowie feat. Queen - Under Pressure, Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby, Run DMC - It's Like That, The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt, Sugar Bear - Don't Scandalize Mine, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Lose It (In The End) Featuring Ghostface Killah & Alex Greenwald, David Bowie - Let's Dance, Gramatik - Bring It Fast, David Bowie - Fame (Funk Ferret Edit), High Contrast - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Phibes Remix), Duran Duran Vs. Gramatik - Wild Boys 2010, Prince - Funk'n'Roll (Sammy Senior Remix), Daft Punk - Voyager, David Bowie - Loving The Alien (Scumfrog mix), Daft Punk - Short Circuit, Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda, Manuel De Lorenzi - What I Have Done (dub mix), Manuel De Lorenzi & Tone-on - The Laughing (Original Mix), Fur Coat - Balance, 10 CC - I'm Not in Love, House Of Usher - Shades, The Plump DJs - The Funk Hits the Fan, Elektronauts - Bumper (Plump's Remix), Mr Reds Vs Dj Skribble - Everybody come on, Daft Punk - Superheroes
January 6, 2016
Some old classics from the 90s from the Manchester/North West scene, including the Smiths, the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Electronic, James with a dash of other funky and deep tracks in there for atmosphere. Nice for Canadians to take a trip to Madchester circa 1990.
Link Wray & His Wraymen - Rumble, The Rolling Stones - The Last Time, The Smiths - This Charming Man (New York Vocal), James - Come Home, The Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing, The La's - There She Goes, The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums, Charlatans - the only one i know, Northside - Shall We Take A Trip, Happy Mondays- Step On, Electronic - Get The Message, The Stone Roses - Fools Gold, Fort Knox Five - The Brazilian Hipster, Fort Knox Five - Blowing Up The Spot, Thievery Corporation - Shadows Of Ourselves, The Jedi Knights - One for m.a.w., Electronic - Reality, Everything But The Girl - Missing (Todd Terry Remix), Moon Boots - Red Sky (Original Mix)
December 17, 2015
Chilled/Old School/Rap/Synth Pop/Funk/Electronica.
Wacky mix tape! Superman Vs Batman with a whole lot of different stuff in between!
Bill Withers - Lovely Day, The Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack, Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley, Theme From Superman, King Bee - Back By Dope Demand, C & C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat, Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real, The Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets, Madonna - Justify My Love, Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes, Visage - Fade To Grey, The Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby, Prince - Raspberry Beret, 808 State - Pacific State, Awesome 3 - Don't Go, N-Joi - Anthem, Salt'n'Pepa - Push It, Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Inner Life / Jocelyn Brown - Ain't No Mountain High Enough [Larry Levan's Garage Mix], Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives, Kixnare - Gucci Dough, Batman Theme, Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces, Pleasure - Joyous, De La Soul - Breakadawn (Rhythm Scholar Early Morning Radio Remix), Stealers Wheel-Stuck in the Middle With You (Funk Ferret Edit), Movie Samples - holdit, Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives, Kym Sims - Too Blind to See It [Hurley's House Mix], The Smiths - This Charming Man (Luis Leon (Official) Bootleg), Mirror People - Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Sunset Remix), Space Ranger - Push Button Bang (Jori Hulkkonen Remix), LFO - LFO, Daft Punk - Nightvision, Thievery Corporation - Claridad (feat. Natalia Clavier), Little Milton - We're Gona Make It
August 24, 2015
This is a mix of nostalgic ambient electronica and downtempo tracks that have a very emotive appeal for me. This mix helped me achieve a long-lasting DJ ambition of mine to play out tracks by Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Squarepusher in one set. Radical.
Death in Vegas - Girls, High Highs - Flowers Bloom, Akasha - Brown Sugar (PFM's Cosmic Journey Mix), Morcheeba (feat. Judy Tzuke) - Blue Chair (Silence Groove remix), Goldie - Kemistry (edit), Darktown Strutters - Manhattan Skyline, Washed Out - Echoes, Tracey Thorn - It's All True, Squarepusher - Tommito, Bent - K.i.s.s.e.s, Alison Valentine - Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix), Boards of Canada - Tears From The Compound Eye, Aphex Twin - Pulsewidth, Aphex Twin - Ptolemy, Boards of Canada - You Could Feel The Sky, Fortune Howl - Vision Quest, Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing Remix), James Blake - Life Round Here (MANIK Ghost Pines Rework) FSOL - Papua New Guinea, Boards of Canada - 1969, The Orb - Towers of Dub
July 29, 2015
Some great hot Friday tracks here to start the weekend off for the Black Kettle crowd. A mix of reggae, electronica, pop hits, hip hop, breaks and movie enthused madness.
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning, Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm, Garnet Silk - Love is the answer, Bob Marley - One Love (original version), Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground, Thievery Corporation - Doors Of Perception (featuring Gunjan), St. Germain - Dub Experience, Metro Area - Things Fall, Röyksopp - Eple, Air - Modular Mix, Bon Iver - Skinny Love (Das Kapital Rerub), Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You, Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978), Michael Jackson vs. Q-Tip - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough vs. Breathe And Stop [White Label Mix], 50 Cent - In Da Club (Instrumental), 50 Cent - In Da Club (Beyonce Remix), The Streets - 50 Pence in Da Pub, FPU Project - Crockett's Theme - FPU Original, New Order - Confusion Instrumental, John Williams - The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme), DJ Tools - Chewie05, The Jedi Knights - Dances of the naughty knights, The Prodigy - Climatize, The Jedi Knights - Air Drums from Outer Bongolia, Chicago - Street Player