Archive for May, 2015

Week 38: South Soul Party Mix

“South Soul Party Mix (Chrissy Edit)”DOWNLOAD LINK

There’s a funny story behind this record: basically a famous disco producer/arranger had a falling out with the legendary label he helped build (a falling out which happened to coincide with house music blowing up in Europe), so he made some housey soundalike re-recordings of some of his famous backing tracks from said disco label. Anyway, I took the best part from all the different mixes and dubbed it out into something a little more tracky that can work in today’s DJ sets…

Week 37: Contort Yourself

“Contort Yourself (Chrissy Edit)”DOWNLOAD LINK

This is one of my fave records, but I don’t play it as much as I should because it’s a fucking nightmare to mix (the tempo drifts all over the place, none of the drum breaks are a sensible number of bars, etc.). So I made an edit that is a little more DJ-friendly, beefed up the drums, and dubbed out some bits. If you’re not familiar with this track, it’s a big post-punk / no-wave tune that got reworked by a legendary NYC disco producer. Been playing it a LOT the last couple of weeks and it’s gone over really well…hope it works for you too!