I made this (as you would expect) in preparation for Halloween 2009, as I’d never really made a Halloween themed mix before (that I could remember).
It’s a very pan-genre mix, running the gamut from rap to metal, from industrial to disco, and with a Wesley Willis track to cap it all off. All of the songs have a scary theme/title, whether it be monsters, murder, or something in between.
Very NSFW (or radio) at times, for those of you who care.
Whodini – The Haunted House of Rock (remix) Gnarls Barkley – The Boogie Monster Grand Buffet – Murderfuck Danzig – Twist of Cain Skinny Puppy – Testure Goblin – Tenebrae (main title) Addrisi Brothers – Ghost Dancer (Hey Convict! Rebirth)” Fudgie & Fufu – Surfin’ Dracula (a cappella) Hot Ice – Theme from ‘Friday the 13th Part 3’ 13 & God – Ghostwork Cesare vs. Disorder – Midday Vampire Clark – Dead Shark Eyes The Bulgarian feat. Spoek – Jack It Like a Zombie (Santiago & Bushido remix) Bloc Party – Hunting for Witches (Ruckus Roboticus remix) Metalchicks – Dead Loss Angeles Otto von Schirach – Tea Bagging the Dead 20goto10 – Halloween Buckethead – Mad Monster Party Wesley Willis – Suck a Werewolf’s Dick
With selections from General Mills cereal flexi-disc “The Monsters Go Disco”, William S. Burroughs‘ “Naked Lunch”, and a few horror films.
I made this some time during the last week of june, 2009. I was practicing, making sure the upgraded version of Serato worked fine on my machine before my gig at the Pris Prom. It wasn’t particularly tight, and it required a lot of ex post facto level adjustments, but there’s some good stuff in there, so i thought i’d post it.
Cerrone – Supernature DAF – Brothers Bobby O – She Has a Way Ottawan – You’re OK Parvati Khan (Bappi Lahiri) – Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja M.I.A. – Jimmy Magic Men – Pop Corn Sparks – Tryouts for the Human Race JPLS – Spooked Portishead – Machine Gun (Noise Floor Crew remix) Uusitalo – Nälkälaulu Die Haustiere – Danneggiato (Evan Scott remix) Sarah Goldfarb – Confusion Ellen Allien – ITS Pole – Winkelstreben The Librarian – The Enemy OI!tER – I Wanna Be Your Underwear Random Source – Face Like a Robot (original) Front 242 – Tragedy >For You< Skepta – Rolex Sweep (extended mix) NWA – Something 2 Dance 2 Apotheosis – O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus mix)
As you can see, it starts out with italo & disco, then delves into techno for a while, and ends up in a very ridiculous place.
oh, and about halfway through, i bumped the phono/line switch and you get to hear about a second of the serato record. ha! very professional.
Earlier this year, Pris released a promo double cd, Les Deux Sexy, containing mixes from each of the six of us dj’s in the group. Now that there are no longer copies of the cds, here’s my mix.
Mexican Institute of Sound – Cumbia El Remolón – Modeselektor vs Calle 13 Aman Hayer – Heer Ranjha Architecture in Helsinki – Heart It Races (Spruce Lee remix) Jahcoozi – Shake the Doom Shakti – Do the Thang Thang (Bhangra remix) Wilman de Jesus – Walk Like an Egyptian (Pytter mix) Beck – Black Tambourine (remixed by South Rakkas Crew) Ty – So U Want More (refix feat. Roots Manuva) JaConfetti – Deksloc Frikstailers – Ta Duro Kuduro Yelle – Je Veux Te Voir (Disco D remix) Buraka Som Sistema – Sound of Kuduro (feat. M.I.A.) Schlachthofbronx – We Nah Fraid
This is a space-themed dj mix I did in Ableton for Pris Mix 003, which was a mix tape (yes, *tape*) given out at the space-themed “2009: A Pris Odyssey” event in May 2009. Each song was space-related in some way, including the instrumentals, if only in a titular way.
James Saunders – Fanfare for Space Star Wars – The Ewoks Join the Fight The Jonzun Crew – Space Is the Place Mesu Kasumai – After Mars Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (a cappella) Neil Armstrong – One Small Step Atmosfear – Dancing in Outer Space (Dubbed in Space version 3 by Masters at Work) [unknown] – Roswell, NM, Radio Announcement Fred Giannelli – Telepathic Space Grass Dr. Richard Wolfson – Curved Spacetime Andreas Ammer / F.M. Einheit / Ulrike Haage – Space I Sifl & Olly – Haunted Spaceship Björk – Earth Intruders (Lexx remix) Coldcut – This Island Earth (feat. Mpho Skeef) White Zombie – Starface Byetone – Plastic Star (session) LB – Ashes to Ashes Boney M. – Nightflight to Venus The Juan Maclean – By the Time I Get to Venus John Swigert, Jr. and James Lovell – Houston, We Have a Problem James Kochalka Superstar – Bad Astronaut
I’m particularly proud of the White Zombie / Byetone mashup. 😀
Here’s a short (~22 min) mix I did this weekend. I just replaced my needles from when they were stolen in February, so I’ve been off the decks for a minute.
Chase & Status – Against All Odds (feat. Kano) (dubstep remix) Jazzsteppa – One Fault – Don’t Dread on Me DZ – What You Won’t Do for Love Cult of the 13th Hour – Wickedness DJ Hatcha – Just a Rift Headhunter & Ekelon – Timewarp Lady Sovereign – A Little Bit of Shhh! (dub)
Schwarz is RaceCarProductions‘ The Librarian and I doing co-remix duties. For the hell of it, I wanted to take this (hilarious) snippet of a track from the episode (the album wasn’t released yet) and turn it into a dancefloor gem, and Matthew was eager to help. A lot of the original electro feel is still there, but we stretched it out, added bass and acid, and chopped the hell out of the vocals.
So in case you haven’t heard it yet, Christian Bale went on a little rampage on the set of… Terminator 4 or something.
Nowadays it’s cool to remix the hell out of any old audio clip that hits the web, but all the remixes I’ve heard have been wack as hell, so when stAllio! suggested that *someone* remix it well, i figured I’d give it a whirl.
This isn’t quite done yet, but it’s sharable. At this point, I’m maybe not even going to revisit it, so… yeah.
I discovered a great mix by Wayne and Wax, an early entry in the “Blogariddims” podcast, called “Another Crunk Geneaology“. His mix “traces out another crunk genealogy, seeking the common grooves and feedback loops between crunk and clave, reggaeton and ragtime, bhangra and bounce, to name a few”. Check his lengthy explanation of the 3-3-2 beat, its influence on music, and definitely listen to his mix.
This appealed to me not only as a music nerd, but also as a dj, since I’d been mixing small sets of music with this beat for a while — I just didn’t have the proper music knowledge to identify the common element.
I spent a couple days pulling together music that uses that 3-3-2 pattern for a mix, and did a short (~18 min) test run, with a sort of random track list.
This was mostly a proof-of-concept, so there are some tracks of questionable bitrate, and lots of pitch-shift aliasing to deal with, for sure. (Then again, Ludachrist has Ableton aliasing all over his mix.)