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Off The Cuff 4

19 May 2024

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This is the last mix that I've got stored on my hard drive that I'll be sharing before I move on to focus on those "Year of Music" mixes that I put out weekly during 2022 as a means to try and raise some funds for the Sue Ryder charity. 

I do have a handful of other older mixes that I'd put together for other people over the years like promoters, label owners and others but I don't think I'm going to put those online because some hark back to times where, when I look back, I think I put my time and effort into things where people were taking advantage of me and I've felt foolish or disappointed in those moments.

This mix I honestly can't tell you much about. It was in my folder where I store all my own mixes but there was no title and I can't find the original date it was created on the file (it shows as more recent than most of the tracks on there), but I'd hazard a guess at being around 2017 or 2018. I'm pretty sure it's just a mix I recorded whilst having a little fun on my decks, so far that reason I've cobbled together a cover and I'm filing under another 'Off The Cuff' mix. Listening back to it, there's a lot of good tunes on it.


 

Tracklist 

01. Henry Rodrick - Daybreak (Drum Spirit) (Omena)
02. Vangelis Katsoulis - Enigma (Young Marco Remix) (Into The Light Records)
03. Sombrero Galaxy - The Edge Of Space (Second Circle)
04. Norm De Plume - Rhythm & Sound (Plumage)
05. Mark E - Horn Jam (Merc)
06. Junktion - Breakfast At Midnight (Brame & Hamo Remix) (Outplay)
07. Saine - Scrabble (Sleazy Beats Black Ops)
08. Ugly Drums & Chesney - Well Well (Fifty Fathoms Deep)
09. Montreal Sound - Music (Eros Edit) (Eros)
10. Manfredas - Uumellmanhaye (Les Disques De La Mort)
11. Golden Ivy & Prins Emanuel - Mystic Trip (Fasaan Recordings)
12. Daniel Leseman - On The Fritz (Outplay)
13. Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold - Fishpowder Dance (Love Circle)
14. WU15 - The Anthem (Eglo Records)
15. Mutual Attraction - Lost Tape (Nous)
16. Unknown
17. Moscoman - Nobody Else (ESP Institute)
18. Cottam - Breaking Through The Pain Barrier (Versatile Records)

 

 

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Monster Raving Loony Parties (2010)

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As with the last post (Banging Atoms), this is a kind of Electro House / Tech kind of mix. I think for the most part, apart from a track here or there, most of the tunes haven't aged well, they were kind of their time. Some might disagree, and that's fair enough too, but as I mentioned in the previous post, I wasn't ever truly sold on a lot of the tunes in these mixes, it was mostly just experimenting with different genres for me and having a little fun using CDJ's.


The back story to the title and cover is that when this mix was done we (in the UK) were in the midst of an election period, which was unfortunately the beginning of the Tories grip over the levers of power that eventually led us to the shit show of Brexit amongst many other things. Monster Raving Loony Party is actually a fringe party / movement in the UK, so it was a play on that, raving / parties and the cover features the main players of Labour who lost the election, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats who were in a coalition during the term of that Parliament. It was a disaster that we'll be feeling the impact of for generations to come.

 

 

Tracklist 

01. Kill Light - Always Wanted You Close (Cheaper Thrills)
02. Kyle Watson - Bouncing Purple Knickers (Unknown Label)
03. Viro & Roby Analyze - Oh My! (Marzetti Remix) (Starblocks Music)
04. Dopefish - Who Freaked Who (Electric Soulside Remix) (Dopefish Audio)
05. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Look For The Woman (Fake Blood Remix) (Sunday Best Records)
06. Loops Of Fury - Get A Grip (Loops Of Fury Remix) (Grand Hotel Records)
07. Sidney Samson ft. Lady Bee - Shut Up & Let It Go (Chuckie Remix) (CR2 Records)
08. AD Cruze - House Muzik (Everybody's Talkin' Bout) (Adalogue Remix) (Digital Vinyl Recordings)
09. Rhythm Rockerz - Badman Sound (Filthy Bitch)
10. Little Boots - Remedy (A1 Bassline Get Hype Remix) (679)
11. The Bulgarian & A Girl With A Gun - Rocket Action Hero (I Heart Dance Rock)
12. Zoo Brazil - Tear The Club Up (dig dis!)
13. Drop The Lime - Devils Eyes (Diplo Way Too Long Mad Mix) (Trouble & Bass Records)
14. Them:Youth - Bow & Arrows (Vandal Vocal Mix) (Benefit Recordings)

 

 

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Banging Atoms (2009)

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Only a couple of these older mixes to go, then I get on with re-sharing the mixes I put together a couple of years ago when I put out a weekly mix as a challenge to myself and a means to try and raise some funds for the Sue Ryder charity. More on that when the time comes, I'm still not 100% sure on how I'll go about that.


This one hasn't been online for well over 10 years now. This one (and the next post) aren't really reflecting music I'd listen to now, and I'm not sure I was sold on it completely at the time either, I think I was just trying things out and having a little fun. I'm not sure most of the tracks on this (and the next) mix have aged well, but there are one or two in each that I still do really like. Anyway, it's all about keeping up with the plan of re-sharing the things I've done over the years.


The cover was this one has been re-done, still along the same lines of the original which was a full cover of the colourful part, and I used a different DJ name at the time, so I felt I needed to change that part for continuity purposes. The title refers to the fact that around the time of this, the Large Hadron Collider science project was making big news and the image was supposed to represent atoms crashing together - the full title was Banging Atoms and a tagline of DJ **previous pseudonym** In Charge of The Large Hadron Collider.  So, there you go, that's the back story to this.


 

Tracklist

01. Brabe - Grande Jatte (Robert Boogert Remix) (Electric Sushi)
02. Unknown
03. The Subs - Mitsubishi (Lektroluv)
04. Mixhell - Boom Da (Downtown Mix) (New Judas)
05. 6u5 - Burning (Fisio Feelkhenson Remix) (High Music Recordings)
06. Miike Snow - Black & Blue (Savage Skulls Remix) (Columbia)
07. Felix Cartal - Popular Music (Dim Mak Records)
08. Benny Benassi - Come Fly Away (ReepR Remix) (Unknown Label)
09. Ladybox - Cookies Fly (Party Like Us Records)
10. Mightyfools - Amsterdam (AC Slater Remix) (Venga Digital Recordings)
11. Congorock - Runark (His Majesty Andre's Growl Remix) (Fool's Gold)
12. Classixx & Villains ft. O8o - I'm On It (AC Slater Remix) (Villains Records)
13. Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix) (Unknown Label)
14. Kidda - Under The Sun (Herve's Ain't No Sunshine Remix) (Skint)

 

 

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Progression (2010)

15 May 2024

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It's been a week or so since my last (old) upload. For a change, the weather in the North East of Scotland has been really decent, so I've not been online very much, I've been trying to catch up with some outdoor jobs. The headspace hasn't been amazing and the body hasn't been great either, but I've pushed through and I'm still determined to stick with this. On the downside, I've ditched the Facebook page, have deleted my Tik Tok (only used for viewing really), and very much almost binned my Twitter and Tumblr, though I'm not using them much either. I've never really done social media well and it's been a long time since I managed the 'social' part of it. We keep going though.

It's in my thoughts to try and pull the Traktor out at some point. It's been about 15 months now since I even looked at it! The longest break I've had from putting a mix together. There's been a lot going on and the will hasn't been there, but I am mindful of the need to do things, whether I'm feeling it or not, to try and change the direction I've been in. We'll see, airing the thought might help me commit to it. As for the social media thing, it's probably best I just stick to having this corner of the web, it's tiring when you feel like you're failing.

I've put together a tracklist as best as my brain can manage. If you ID any missing links, please let me know and I'd be grateful to fill the blanks!


 

Tracklist 

01. Saints & Sinners - Pushin' Too Hard (Nic Fanciullu Remix) (Bedrock Records)
02. Unknown
03. Di-rect - Times Are Changing ( Franky Rizardo Remix) (Sneakerz Music)
04. Alkalino - Pull You Through (Audaz)
05. Weekend Heroes - Sidewinder (Ticon Remix) (Iboga Records)
06. Chris Lake & Michael Woods - Domino's (Rising Music)
07. Unknown
08. KhoMha - Canicas (Enormous Tunes)
09. Unknown
10. Unknown
11. Faithless - Music Matters 2009 (Mark Knight Remix) (Toolroom)
12. Tim Royko - db (Royko Recordings)
13. Re-Ward & Dr Willis - Whatever (Reset Records)
14. Konstantin Yoodza - Xs (Tech It Recordings)
15. Unknown

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Tech That 2: The Return Of Robot Williams

4 May 2024

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The follow up to my previous post. I can't remember exactly (funnily enough Take That aren't on my raider when listening to music) but I think there were news headlines about Robbie Williams rejoining the group around the time. I just liked the play on words with my Tech That mix and this one seemed like an opportunity too good to miss.

This mix is from around 2010, and as with the other old mixes I'm posting, are only being shared via Hearthis. I've put the tracklist as best as I can from a combination of memory and Shazam, if there's any errors do let me know and I'll rectify it.

 

Tracklist 

01. John Monkman - Technomancer (Ultradelux Records)
02. Don Ruijgrok - Decimated (Minus Mals Records)
03. Patrick Chardronnet - Boggler (Connoisseur Records)
04. Angy Kore - Erase (Self Released)
05. Daniel Half - It's Fucking Hollywood, What Can I Say? (Hamburg Aufnahmen)
06. Warmside - Pueblo (Coconut Palm)
07. Nick Tohme - Weirdo (Mystika Records)
08. Artem Vok - Intoxication (Silvana Records)
09. Butch - Apophis (Ramon Tapia Remix) (Sci + Tec)
10. Megatonic Boys - America (Veerus & Maxine Devine Remix) (Electrotunes)
11. Diagram Of The Heart - Dead Famous (Michael Woods Remix) (DJ Center Records)
12. Zebra Beatz - Zebra Acid (Acid Mix) (Steal My Oil)
13. Unknown
14. TV Rock - I Am Techno (Neon Records)

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Tech That

2 May 2024

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Still going with the sharing of older mixes, this time back to 2009. At this time I was dabbling with a programme called Paint Shop Pro, a budget version of Photoshop I suppose, but I got on pretty well with it. Whenever this mix was done, Take That had been in the news, probably breaking up, or getting back or something or other. So, I played on that with some well known robots for the cover image and title... part 2 is even better in that regard. Anyway, here it is, having been offline for probably 10 years.


 

Tracklist 

01. Rodriguez Jr. - Lila (Boxer Recordings)
02. Christian Smith & John Selway - Transit Time (Dubfire Remix) (Sino)
03. Andrea Doria vs LXR - Beauty Of Silence (Andrea Doria Mix) (Cinnamon Flava)
04. Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (Holden Remix) (Border Community)
05. Deadmau5 - Orca (Play Records)
06. Mark Mendes - Straight Away (Starter Records)
07. Gui Boratto - Like You (Supermayer Mix) (Kompakt)
08. Cirez D - Teaser (Deadmau5 Remix) (Mouseville)
09. System 7 - Space Bird (Dubfire Deep Space Remix) (A Wave)
10. Deetron - The Afterlife (Music Man Records)
11. Dmitry Fyodorov - Coconut Office (Adrian Recordings)
12. Maxime Dangles - Plane (Scandium Records)
13. Sharam - Get Wild (Steve Angello Remix) (Yoshitoshi Recordings)

 

 

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Electrocution

1 May 2024

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This one (according to the file data) is from 2007. I'm not sure if it's quite as old as that, but I suppose it could well be. There's some great tracks on here though and I think a lot of the tracks on this have aged pretty well in comparison to many others of the same time period, and from some of my other older mixes too. 

This one hasn't been online for well over 10 years now, so I've updated the cover as the original was a bit naff. It's shared via Hearthis only, as is the case with a lot of these older mixes I've been posting... and still have quite a few to go. Though a few are a bit cringe-worthy, I'm not sure I can bring myself to share them, even considering so few will pay any attention. We'll see how it goes.


 

Tracklist

01. Heartthrob - Golum (Minus)
02. Booka Shade - Darko (Tiefschwarz Remix) (Get Physical Music)
03. Loco Dice - Flight LB 7475 (Ovum Recordings)
04. Nick Saffron - Kindly Invented (Unknown Remix) (Unknown Label)
05. Marc Houle - Bay Of Figs (Minus)
06. Claude VonStroke - Chimps (Dirtybird)
07. Style Of Eye - Gioco (Classic)
08. Oliver Huntemann - 37° (International DeeJay)
09. Unknown
10. Peaches - Downtown (SMD Remix) (XL Recordings)
11. Mason - Exceeder (DJ Fex Remix) (Royal Flush Records)
12. Unknown
13. Cicada - The Things You Say (Dirty South Remix) (Critical Mass Records)
14. Dexter - Acid Lullaby (Unknown Label)



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Housejacker

30 April 2024

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Another old mix being reposted that has been offline for quite a few years now. This one was recorded around 2010 and is a mix of House / Tech / Electro. Not really what I play or listen to these days but it's fun to listen back to from time to time..


These older mixes are only going to be posted to my Hearthis, at least for now. Traffic on Soundcloud isn't great, it has been non-existent at the Facebook page I opened a few months ago, though I have to admit, I've not put any effort into attracting people to it. Truth be told, my heart isn't in it with Social Media, or the 'social' aspect to be more accurate, so whether it lasts remains to be seen. Gut feeling is that I'll keep my blog and stick with Hearthis because it's more cost effective and given where things are at, it's not worth paying for the other hosting platforms. It seems I'm back to going round in circles but at least I'm still posting for now.

 

 

Tracklist 

01. Shadow Dancer - Biscayne (Boiznoize Records)
02. Peter Brown - I'll House U (Hatiras Remix) (Suka)
03. Bobby Burns & Afrojack - Ghettoblaster (Tiger Records)
04. DJ Bam Bam - Watch The Club Go (Fly House)
05. Larry Tee - Let's Make Nasty (3 Beat)
06. Unknown
07. Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene (Chuckie & Silvio Ecomo Remix) (Recovery House)
08. Wolfgang Gartner - Yin (Toolroom)
09. Tom Staar - Two Tone Simms (Moda Music)
10. Hijack - Nuts (Jack Union Records)
11. Avicii & Sebastien Drums - My Feelings For You (Angger Dimas Bambu Remix) (Vendetta)
12. Njoi - Anthem (Unknown Remix)
13. Cold Blank - Doin' It Right (The Squatters Remix) (Burn The Fire)
14. Sandro Silva - Told Ya (Apster Remix) (Dim Mak Records)
15. Spencer & Hill - 303 (Bazooka Records)
16. Distomen - Hernetic Flux (Noise Planet)

 

 

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Disco Candy 1 & 2

27 April 2024

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Going back to the first few months of when I set this blog up, so late 2009 and early 2010, these 2 mixes of Disco & French influenced House have not been shared for probably 10 years or so. I think the second mix is the better of the two, the first especially suffering from some clipping / distortion, which I think is probably why I removed them. But, to hell with it, hardly anyone will notice, so why not have them up?


I've given the cover images a wee update, still pretty true to the originals though, unfortunately the tracklists are incomplete as I've lost them (and some of the tracks) through the years, but I've listed what I can. If anyone picks up any mistakes in the tracklists, or can fill in the blanks, please let me know so I can make the fixes!


 

Tracklist 

01. Mix Chopin - Welcome To The Disco (Unknown Label)
02. Fake Blood - I Think I Like It (Self Released)
03. Peter Brown - Dance With Me (Unknown Edit) (Unknown Label)
04. Jackson 5 - Get It Together (Unknown Remix) (Unknown Label)
05. Duck Sauce - aNYway (Data Records)
06. Rhyze - Just How Sweet Is Your Love (Unknown Remix) (Unknown Label)
07. Le Principle - You Can't Fake It (Unknown Label)
08. Funke & Lange - I Believe (Chic Music)
09. C-Code - Burning Up (Rubix Remix) (Wildlife)
10. Chick 2000 - Love Tonight (Knee Deep Mix) (Kneedeep USA)
11. Crazy P - Stop Space Return (Hot Toddy(??) Remix) (20:20 Vision)
12. Sean Biddle - Disco Nights (Nocturnal Recordings)
13. Ronald Christoph - Boogie In The Hips (Hula Hoop)

 


   

Tracklist 

01. Black Magic - Freedom (Intro) (Strictly Rhythm)
02. Unknown
03. Lightyear - Motor Booty (Unknown Label)
04. Fuzzyheads - Everybody (Netswork Records)
05. Butch - Life (Butch Backstock)
06. Rogerseventytwo - You Take Me Higher (BMKLTSCH Records)
07. Unknown
08. S.T - House Music (Unknown Label)
09. Cassius - 99 (Tim Green Remix) (Cassius Records)
10. Sonny Fedora - Disco Biscuits (Guesthouse Music)
11. Le Babar - No Sleep (Beatism)
12. Alessandro Sarsano - Move On (Midi Mood)
13. Discouraged Ones & Tonga - Troublemaker (Funkfield Recordings)
14. Grum - Can't Shake This Feeling (Unknown Label)

 

 

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Bump & Grind

25 April 2024

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Another mix from the vaults, another that I've never posted before and one that's pretty far out my comfort zone for mixing. This is from probably 10+ years ago, but exactly when I'm really not sure. There are a few mixes that I'm not pleased with which is probably why I never posted it, but I've been trying to move past being bogged down in my inner critic whilst I repopulate this blog with all the mixes I have stored on my hard drive.

This mix is a blend of Hip Hop on the chilled out side of things, with some R'n'B and chilled disco beats in for some variety, some of which are tracks sampled by Hip Hop artists through the years.

I didn't have a tracklist written down for this but I've filled it out as best I can. If anyone can help me if I've got anything wrong or missing, please give me shout because I really like having these things all correct and linked up.

This is a 'Hearthis' only mix for now, so no Soundcloud I'm afraid.


 

Tracklist

01. 23 Skidoo - Where You At? (Virgin)
02. Blackalicious - As The World Turns (Mo Wax)
03. Chanté Moore - Love's Taken Over (MCA)
04. Erykah Badu - Bag Lady (Motown)
05. Mims - This Is Why I'm Hot (Capitol)
06. Outkast - Git Up, Git Out (LaFace)
07. Bill Summers - Come Into My Life (Onur Engin Edit) (OE Edits)
08. David Matthews - Sandworm (Arsenii Edit) (Not On Label)
09. Tweet - Oops (Oh My) (Duff Disco 'Over To The Left' Remix) (Not On Label)
10. Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair (RCA Victor)
11. Isaac Hayes - Walk On By (Matthew Kyle Edit) (Not On Label)
12. Jon Phonics - The One (III Smith Productions)
13. Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Late Nite Tuff Guy Edit) (Lightspeed Recordings)
14. Loose Ends - Hold Tight (Bydesign Edit) (Not On Label)
15. Soulpersona - So Natural (ft Kia Bennett) (Digisoul)
16. Roy Ayers feat. MC Sakoni - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Rapster)
17. Poor Righteous Teachers - Word Iz Life (Profile Records)

 

 

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