Friday, 22 August 2008

Dunfyboy's Sugar Hill Mix

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It's been a strange month. I've only upped a few mixes and, as a result, the downloads weren't even in treble figures till a few days ago when my DJ Shadow Mix was posted on the Solesides website. I really need to start spreading the word about my site. If only I wasn't so bloody lazy!!!

This will probably be the last mix of the month. It's a tribute to one of the oldest of old school hip hop labels - Sugar Hill Records.

It's first release, Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", came out in 1979. It sampled the bass line from Chic's "Good Times" which led to the label being sued. It wasn't the only lawsuit filled against the label in it's all too brief existence. Even Grandmaster Flash sued. This, along with contract disputes, caused many of the artists to leave and the label folded in 1986.

A short but sweet experience then. 20 plus years on, some of the rhymes may sound a little dated (I guess the star sign thing worked with the ladies at the time) and I never could work out why having butter on your toast was bragging or being boastful, but the label gave us some true classics and I think it's fair to say the world of hip hop would have turned out differently without it.

The first Sugar Hill track I heard was as a 10 year old back in 1984. My dad had a C90 he used to play in the car with Kreftwerk's "Autobahn" on one side and various other songs, including "White Lines", on the other. So you can thank my old man for this mix.


01 - It's Nasty (Genius of Love) - Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five
02 - The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
03 - Step Off - The Furious Five
04 - The Down Beat - Sugarhill Gang
05 - Yes We Can-Can - Treacherous Three
06 - Vice - Grandmaster Melle Mel
07 - Sing A Simple Song - West Street Mob
08 - All Night Long (Waterbed) - Kevie Kev (Waterbed Kev)
09 - Hey Fellas - Trouble Funk
10 - We Are Known As Emcees (We Turn Party's Out) - Crash Crew
11 - Making Cash Money - Busy Bee
12 - Funk You Up - The Sequence
13 - XMas Rap - Treacherous Three
14 - Outta Control - Miracle Mike & The Ladies Of The 80's
15 - 8th Wonder - The Sugarhill Gang
16 - That's The Joint - Funky 4 + 1
17 - The Birthday Party - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
18 - Freedom - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
19 - Rapper's Delight (Long Version) - Sugarhill Gang
20 - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel - Grandmaster Flash
21 - The Word Is Out - Sugarhill Gang
22 - People Get On Up - Positive Force
23 - Break Dance-Electric Boogie - West Street Mob
24 - Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam) - Sugarhill Gang
25 - Ooh Baby (Short Version) - West Street Mob
26 - Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move) - West Street Mob
27 - Apache - Sugar Hill Gang
28 - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) - Grandmaster & Melle Mel
29 - Scorpio - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
30 - Message II (Survival) - Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
31 - We Don't Work For Free - Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Dunfyboy's Old School Electro & Hip Hop Mix

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AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! More router problems: no wireless connection, dropped lines halfway through an upload. It's doing my head in. If BT ever offer you a Home Hub, tell them to stick it up their arse!!! This mix should have been upped right after my DJ Shadow Mix. Anyway ...

On my travels round the net I stumbled on an old school electro mix by a guy called Bamboo. Check it out at Def Momentum's blog.

It made me want to do my own electro mix, which I kinda haven't done as I wouldn't really class all these tracks as electro (hence the mix name) and "Walking On Sunshine" wouldn't have sounded out of place on my Classic House Mix, but they're all from the early 80s and it all comes together in another awesome Dunfyboy mix. (Nothing wrong with a bit of shameless self-promotion, right?)

There's about a dozen or so songs that feature on both Bamboo's and my own mixes, but I'd still recommend downloading both mixes (mine first, obviously :-)

Anyway, here it is. Enjoy.

01 - Boogie Down (Bronx) - Man Parrish
02 - I'm The Packman (Eat Everything I Can) - The Packman
03 - One For The Treble - Davy DMX
04 - Freaks Come Out At Night - Whodini
05 - Haunted House Of Rock - Whodini
06 - More Bounce To The Ounce - Zapp
07 - Friends - Whodini
08 - Magic's Wand - Whodini
09 - Rockit - Herbie Hancock
10 - Play That Beat Mr DJ - G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid
11 - Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
12 - Jam On It - Newcleus
13 - Walking On Sunshine - Rockers Revenge ft Donnie Calvin
14 - He's Got The Beat - Whiz Kid
15 - Let The Music Play - Shannon
16 - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew - Rock Steady Crew
17 - White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster & Melle Mel
18 - Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
19 - My Hands Are Quicker Than The Eye - Byron Davis & The Fresh Krew
20 - Breaker's Revenge - Arthur Baker
21 - Looking For The Perfect Beat - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
22 - Sticky Situation - Tyrone Brunson
23 - The Smurf - Tyrone Brunson
24 - Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop) - Man Parrish
25 - Electricity - Midnight Star
26 - Lookout Weekend - Debbie Deb
27 - Space Is The Place - Newcleus
28 - We Rock The House - Royal Velour & Double O
29 - Don't Stop The Rock - Freestyle
30 - Clear - Cybotron
31 - It's Automatic - Freestyle
32 - Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
33 - Play At Your Own Risk - Planet Patrol

PS - Don't worry if you think there should've been more from the Sugar Hill label. That's next.

***EDIT*** Blogger have killed Def Momentum's blog. Guess someone reported him for sharing out of print 12"s. Twats. Anyway, if you want to get the page with Bamboo's mix on it, it's still in Google's cache so click here
***EDIT 2*** Even the cached page is gone now, but here's a link I found for it

Dunfyboy's DJ Shadow Mix

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Well, it's been a while, hasn't it?

When I posted my Nightshift Mix I mentioned it was intended to be a DJ Shadow mix. It started of well but after just 3 tracks DJ Vadim crept in, then Hexstatic, then Depth Charge. You get the idea. So, here, at last, is my DJ Shadow mix.

This mix has a bit of everything - early Mo' Wax head-nodders from "Entroducing" and "Preemtive Strike", more rap (& guitar?!?) orientated stuff from "The Private Press" and "The Outsider" and, of course, a tune or three from his collabaration with James Lavelle on UNKLE's "Psyence Fiction " . There's the dance-floor freindly remix of "Six Days" from Soulwax and Shadow's own remix of Eric B & Rakim's "Let The Rhythm Hit Em". Even Shadow's live version of "Organ Donor" from "Live! In Tune And On Time".

Enjoy. I know you will.

01 - Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
02 - Midnight in a Perfect World
03 - Midnight in A Perfect World (Gab Mix)
04 - Six Days
05 - Mashin' On The Motorway
06 - Walkie Talkie (Extended Radio Edit)
07 - Six Days (Remix)
08 - Lonely Soul
09 - Guns Blazing - Drums Of Death Part 1
10 - Entropy B - Count and Estimate
11 - This Time
12 - Entropy A - The Third Decade, Our Move
13 - 3 Freaks
14 - Six Days (Soulwax Mix)
15 - Enuff
16 - The Number Song (Cut Chemist Party Mix)
17 - ...Meets His Maker
18 - Stem (Cops 'n' Robbers Mix)
19 - Organ Donor
20 - Let The Rhythm Hit Em (DJ Shadow Rmx)
21 - Organ Donor (Live)
22 - Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
23 - Blood on the Motorway
24 - GDMFSOB (U.N.K.L.E. Uncensored)
25 - High Noon
26 - Main Title Theme
27 - Backstage Girl
28 - Broken Levee Blues
29 - You Made It

Keep spreading the word!

PS - Good to see lots of traffic from - be sure to check out my other mixes. Over 50 mixes, all different styles so there's bound to be something for you.