31 Aug

The Avalanches – Some People Mix

Yeah, i know what you are thinking, "didn't we do them already?" and while i know some may think it's a bit of a cop out selecting two mix tapes by the same group two days on the trot i think once you've listened to it you'll understand why I backed them up.

I mentioned the other day that the Gimix really changed how i viewed mixtapes/djsets could be done and put together and how it was one fo my favourite mixtapes ever. Well this is in my opinion probably a better listen and mix. If the Gimix was them finding their way to the first labum this is them firmly understanding where they are, what they want to do and how to get that accross in DJ set. In someways the fact they have no new material to push into this mix lets it flow a lot better and the switching between tracks is a lot quicker and fluid. 

Early 00's mash ups were a huge thing, take an accapella and then stick it on top of something else, but really anyone could do that to some basic degree, i think it takes a lot more skill to take two full tracks and sit them together well enough that they mutate into one natural sounding track.. and there is a lot of that in this mix… check the donna Summers and Miss Thang mash at around 14:30 – it's one of the best Moneyshot points i've ever heard in a mix, right alongside the Jackson 5's "I want you back" mashed with the Esso Trinidad Steel Band version about 5 minutes later.

They also take a lot more risks starting out with  Bon Jovi, Salt & Peppa and The Who (seriously), throwing in lot's of reggae, Ragga and 80's hair metal alongside the expected funk Soul and Hip Hop.

I also love how rough it is in places as well, Record pushes warbling the record to keep it in time, basic cuts and what not it's brilliant stuff, and most of all just out and out great fun. Track list (or something approximating one) is below but listen to the mix before you check it, it's a nice train spotting opportunity.

Tracklist:

Bon Jovi – Let It Rock 
The Who – Who Are You 
Salt ‘N’ Pepa – Beauty And The Beat 
The Meters – Handclapping Song 
The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize 
Red Rat – Put Yuh Hands Up 
Foxy Brown feat. Spragga Benz – Oh Yeah 
People’s Choice – Do It Any Way You Wanna
Dillinger – Cocaine In My Brain 
The Beatles – Blue Jay Way 
Blak Twang – Unknown 
The Congos – Congo Man
Miles Davis – Unknown 
Manitoba – Kid You’ll Move Mountains 
My Boody Valentine – Touched 
Sir Victor Uwaifo – Guitar Boy 
Cheap Trick – If You Want My Love
Malcolm McLaren – World’s Famous 
Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby 
Miss Thing – Get Your Money 
The Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles 
Clipse – When The Last Time (Acapella)
New Edition – Popcorn Love 
New Edition – Should Have Never Told Me
New Edition – Candy Girl 
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back 
Esso Trinidad Steel Band – I Want You Back 
Midnight Oil – When The Generals Talk
Kool Keith – F**k You 
Arrow – Unknown 
Earth, Wind & Fire – Unknown 
Unknown – Sexy Baby
The Sugarhill Gang – 8th Wonder 
Bobby Brown – Every Little Step 
Bobby Brown – On Our Own 
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
Wings – Silly Love Songs 
Al Green – Unknown 
Reggie Rockstone – Eye Mo De Anaa
Beck – Beercan
Mighty Sparrow – Simpson (The Funeral Agency Man) 
Ce’cile & General Degree – Na Na Na Na
Lady Sovereign – Random 
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out 
Clipse – When The Last Time 
 

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