Week 41: Life Saver

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This is a classic New York garage tune with an amazing chorus and breakdown, but the verses always ruined it for me personally. So I went ahead and made an edit that draws out the instrumental bits & the chorus, strips out the bad parts, and focuses on what I liked about the original.

Week 38: South Soul Party Mix

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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

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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!

Week 36: Love Machine

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You know what I fucking hate? When somebody covers a love song but switches all the pronouns to match their gender, and then the song doesn’t even rhyme anymore, all because they were worried somebody would think they were gay. This record is one of those, and I always avoided it even though its last half spins out into this awesome hi-NRG workout. I decided to finally make a version I could feel happy playing, and gutted almost everything from the song she was covering.