Some old school hip hop to get you going for the weekend. From the Solid Steel:
DJ Food turns back the clock in our 25th Anniversary slot and following a request for an old school Hip Hop set for the De:Tuned party in Antwerp earlier this week, Strictly Kev put this special party mix together to rock the dancefloor. Solid Steel however gets an exclusive to kick things off in the form of excerpts from his first ever recorded mix, unheard by anyone except close friends and hidden on tape for 25 years.
Back in ’87 his DJ (and graffiti) name was D-Vice and the ‘Soundlab mix’ (named after his 2nd mixer, made by Soundlab) was made between 1987-88 on his first two belt-driven decks (only one with a pitch control) and a pause button tape deck. A Strictly Old School Special.
I’ve posted a Sampology mix before called Bruceocolypse which has been a firm favourite of mine over the last few months. Anyway i though it best to go back and check what the Australian has been up to and lo and behold he’s come out with another treat for us all to get down to. Hats off my man!!
Now i know we are passed Christmas but I’ve just got around to listening to this absolute stormer of a mix from DJ Irk and definitely worth turning up and freaking out to. From the man himself:
Had some time on my hands when I finished making the mix, so I went back and turned the scratch skits in to short videos, using the original TV and film footage. Here they are, check em out!…
Video 1: vimeo.com/54950048 – Intro
Video 2: vimeo.com/54607972 – Bad Santa Baby
Video 3: vimeo.com/55673076 – A Trailer Park Boys Christmas
Video 4: vimeo.com/54877257 – A Monty Python Mashup
A banging mix from the wiseguy himself Fake Blood which aired on the Diplo & Friends mix show on BBC 1 xtra and after yesterdays funky jazz mix i thought i’d put the 4 to the floor and really kick Tuesday in to the middle of the week. Enjoy!
Dj Moneyshot has been a firm favourite of mine ever since i found a mixtape of his on the internet a few years a go and this mix is no different. Another bobby belter from the mixtape king!! Check out more of his stuff here.
About this mix from djnodj:-
We @ Tunawax & djnodj.com have long held the belief that a basic measure of a good dj is that they are not bound to a genre or a bpm. It’s straight up garbage to listen to an hour set of one type of music that doesn’t change tempo. You ever see a “DJ” play a song and then flip the record to play the B Side from the same artist??? No? Well that’s becasue all your djs play computers now. I’m not hating, I’m just saying… It’s one of the reason’s we’ve been down with DJ Moneyshot and his well done mixtapes (Previously posted); he’s got skill and know how to keep it interesting. Another factor in the mix is track selection and obviously we’re the best at that, so I’m tickled as tiny titties that Mr. Moneyshot himself has dug through our library of posted songs and put together what might just be the best mixtape EVR, EVR. I know you’re thinking I’m bias, right? Well I’m not….erm… um… ok, I am bias. But sheeeit bish, this is perhaps the most winningest collab since poles & girls with daddy issues!!! Presenting: DJ Moneyshot – Natural Selection (From the Files of DJnoDJ.com)
I can’t share this mix here but if you head over to the link you can listen and download to your hearts content.
The Mystery’s in the Mix (10.8.96)
So, after getting hold of some of my old mixtapes I thought it best to digitise them so that such important cultural milestones can be preserved for future generations to enjoy before the tapes corrupted and became unplayable. This frothy little mix is from ’96 (so 2 years later than my previous installment) and I was glad to see there was at least a small improvement in skills.
I think my favourite thing about this is that I even have the hand crafted tape cover which I’d obviously created on a computer using clipart. But at least i’d gone to the trouble of doing a track listing. Just in case you have a burning desire to find out the name of any particularly frivolous early 90’s house songs. Enjoy!
Beauty & the Beast – DJ Claymore – From way back in 1994!
I needed to find a particular old mixtape from the early 90’s for a project i’m working on and so put the word out to a few old friends who would possibly still have a stash of such items to see if they could find what I was looking for. Not only did i turn up trumps with what I was looking for but managed to come up with a few of my old tapes from when I was but a child. I took my djing more seriously back then and was, as you’ll hear, firmly into house. I can probably scratch no better now than I could then but god loves a trier. As it was the early 90’s there is no Traktor or Serato involved so it was purely me and some vinyl on my trust 1210’s. They don’t make them like they used to. At least that’s what i’m saying and i’m sticking to it…