(1:00:40 / 111 MB / 2007)
The intention was to play this late into the Santorini night as a conclusion to our wedding and an introduction to the long afterparty ahead. Too bad we blew out the speakers after the second song. Credit the power of the tracks — some of my favorite all time dance tracks. The mix touches on too many styles to list, but a quick browse of the track listing should put you in the right direction.
PLAYLIST: Dublee “Body Talk” :: Stardust “Music Sounds Better With You” :: Mr. Scruff “Get a Move On” :: Alan Braxe & Fred Falke “Runnin'”:: MSTRKRFT “Work on You” :: Alan Braxe & Fred Falke “Love Lost” :: Joakim “I Wish You Were Gone ” :: Freeform 5 “No More Conversations” (Mylo Remix) :: Diddy “Last Night” :: Pharrell “Angel” (Axwell Remix) :: Ne-Yo “Because of You” :: ?????? :: Clashing Egos “Aminjig Nebere (I trust you)” (Joakim’s Afrobot mix) :: ????? :: The Rapture “I Need Your Love” (Playgroup Dub) :: Boards of Canada “Open the Light”
(52:28 / 72 MB / 2005)
Abstract Hip-Hop, Downtempo, Instrumental Breaks, Funk
I put this short little mix together the night before I departed for a small, 2-night Bastard Jazz tour in the UK. It was an epic, memorable trip and I will blame a couple of poor transitions on my anticipation and nerves from the night before. Starts slowly, and picks up speed toward the end. A nostalgic snapshot of the stuff that i was feeling about 4 years ago.
PLAYLIST: Mat Young “Look At Me”:: Chimp Beams “Calm Tribe Mix” :: Presto “Track 3” :: DJ Zeph “Go Back” :: Smalltown DJs “Same Old Situation” :: The Baker Brothers “Little Suns” :: The Pleb “Snake in the Bush”:: La Funk Mob “Ravers Suck Our Sound” (Nightmares on Wax Mix) :: A Polished Solid “Radart” :: Major Force “The Return of the Original Art Form” :: Fingathing “Slug it Out” :: Afrodisiac SoundSystem “Track 2” :: Mawglee “Out of Luck” :: Quantic “Mishaps Happening” (Quantic Beat Mix)
(1:00:34 / 52 MB / 1999)
Jazzy House, Breaks, Deep House, Nu-Jazz
This mix was done in 1999 under the moniker RLM, but most of the credit goes to Dave Langolf (Superset) for the smooth transitions and production connecting the music Jamie and I picked for the mix. It’s indicative of a time when we went out a lot, and dance music was much more in the foreground. The funny thing is that although I readily admit being more disconnected to the dance scene these days, this mix holds up as well as it did nearly a decade ago. I can’t believe that much time has passed.
PLAYLIST: Sorry, this one was a while back, and I can’t locate the playlist:(