Monthly Archives: August 2011

Song of the Day: 2 In A Room – Wiggle It

Some New York house music for you.

2 In A Room
Wiggle It

Cutting Records / Charisma Records 0-96407
Written by G. Morel & R. Vargas
Produced by George Morel for Dance Line Productions
Additional production and mixes by David Morales for DEF MIX Productions
Edited by Roger Pauletta
Keyboard overdubs by Eric Kupper
Mix engineered by John Poppo
Female vocal: Rene Star
Rap by Dose
Originally recorded and Mix engineered by Mike Rogers at DND

Thanks Youtube

I uploaded the short ‘MicroMix’ version of Kitty Mix 2011 to Youtube.
Because of one of the songs (but it won’t say which one!), it is blocked in the following countries:

Hey Youtube, maybe after a certain number, it would be easier to tell where it’s NOT blocked.
Since they won’t tell you which song – it’s half guessing game, half sleuthing.
The only place I can view it is logged in as me – and it has an ad to buy Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie.
A quick search shows me that that song is not online anywhere on Youtube. So I guess I will edit that part of the mix out and reupload it to Youtube. Then maybe it will only be blocked in a dozen countries instead of hundreds.

Kitty Mix 2011 (V3)

Here’s something a little different from me instead of the usual dance /
house / techno mixes.
I took a bunch of my wife’s favorite songs and artists and put them
together in a mix. Since our musical tastes overlap slightly, I was
quite familiar with some artists (Postal Service, Strokes, Ours, Sparta)
and not so much with others (Morrissey (her favorite), Jets To Brazil,
Bright Eyes)
This is the first non-live mix I’ve created from scratch and I was
quite pleased with the results.

I first made this mix in a bit of a rush to give it to her on Christmas
Eve (version 1), then added some more songs later (version 2), then
tweaked it some more (version 3) and finally decided I needed to stop
tweaking it indefinately and just release it.

Stream it from Mixcloud:

Download the mp3 directly here.
Or get it as a torrent here or here.
Or stream it from House-Mixes here.

The tracklist:
DJ Shadow – Building Steam with a Grain Of Salt – 0:00
Morrissey – The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get – 0:42
The Postal Service – Such Great Heights – 3:14
Radiohead – Backdrifts – 6:20
Portishead – Sour Times – 9:23
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now – 12:42
Len – Steal My Sunshine – 17:58
The White Stripes – My Doorbell – 20:52
The Strokes – Is This It – 23:21
Tarkan – Kuzu Kuzu – 25:09
Death Cab For Cutie – Photobooth – 27:55
Blink 182 – I Miss You – 30:25
Jets To Brazil – Starry Configurations – 32:42
Anything Box – Carmen – 35:12
Bush – Glycerine – 37:33
Morrissey – Sunny – 41:19
The Strokes – What Ever Happened – 42:40
Ours – Bleed – 44:44
Sparta – Cataract – 47:46
REM – Orange Crush – 50:42
Interpol – Length Of Love – 52:46
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism – 56:48
Bright Eyes – A Perfect Sonnet – 60:47
Ours – If Flowers Turn – 63:55
The White Stripes – Hardest Button To Button – 66:00
Radiohead – Lucky – 69:02
Sparta – Echodyne Harmonic – 71:54
Jets To Brazil – Orange Rhyming Dictionary – 73:06
Pixies – Debaser – 77:26
Moby – Next Is The E – 79:01
Weezer – No One Else – 81:58
Radiohead – Idioteque – 83:52
Stuart Davis – What – 87:04
Underworld – Born Slippy – 88:16
Cursive – Bad Sects – 92:12
Run Lola Run Soundtrack – Believe – 94:43
Morrissey – Suedehead – 96:57
The Strokes – Trying Your Luck – 98:57
Morrissey – We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful – 101:19
The Strokes – 12.51 – 103:16
Sparta – Air – 105:38
She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart – 108:28
The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – 111:24
Stuart Davis – Easter – 113:40

Song of the Day: Black Riot – A Day In The Life / Warlock

Black Riot – AKA Todd Terry – and a song that has been resampled almost as much as James Brown.
But here is my question – where did Todd get the sample from?
Let’s face it – he was not known for creating his own original sounds, he was known (and sometimes hated) for sampling other people’s music. In the late 80s, Chicago house music was mostly people creating their own samples, even if it was as basic as yelling ‘JACK!’ into a microphone. Todd Terry took that New York, hip-hop approach to music and sampled other people’s music – including a lot of Chicago house music and Detroit techno. And that pissed off a lot of the people he sampled from.
So I want to know where he got that “car-horn” – as I call it – sample from. Another record? Some random pack on some sampler? Anybody know?

On another side note – there was a cool import remix of A Day In The Life (I thought it was called A Night In London, but Discogs tells me it’s A Day In London).
I bought it, and the guy I was working for at the time wanted it. He said “Give me your copy and just buy another one tomorrow.” So I did. But it was an import and they were out of it the next day. Paul Drake, I want my copy back!

Black Riot
A Day In The Life / Warlock

Fourth Floor Records FF 1089
Written by Todd Terry
Produced by Todd Terry for Kaze Productions
Executive Producer: Silvio Tancredi