Monday, September 04, 2006

12-inch singles from grad school

At the beginning of the summer I wrote about 7-inch records from my childhood. In college I began acquiring 12-inch singles to support a dj hobby, and my collection grew throughout grad school. I was obsessed with finding the most unusual versions of songs from my favorite artists, and I subscribed to several promotional services like Razormaid, Art of Mix and the innovative DMC.

To give you an idea of the type of music I programmed back in the day I climbed into the studio and put together a mix for you. It features the artists I always I had in high rotation (Depeche Mode, New Order, Erasure, OMD, Pet Shop Boys) as well as a few house classics (Ralph Rosario, Mike “Hitman” Wilson). And, it highlights some of DMC’s early genius with their rework of the Jackson 5, the Bee-Gees and Yazoo.

one cool mix #1
eurythmics - love is a stranger (coldcut mix)
jackson 5 - shake your body (dmc remix)
deee-lite - groove is in the heart (remix)
bee gees - tragedy (dmc remix)
yazoo - situation (dmc remix)
dead or alive - baby don't say goodbye (sir arthur remix)
omd - call my name (rollcall mix)
erasure - stop (art of mix remix)
new order - bizarre love triangle (discotech remix)
anything box - living in oblivion (light of day remix)
kon kan - liberty (hot track remix)
ralph rosario - you used to hold me
mike “hitman” wilson - another sleepless night (bassman mix)
depeche mode - behind the wheel (eighteen mix)
pet shop boys - where the streets have no name (hot tracks remix)
(67minutes, 18 seconds; 93MB)

primary download link
(downloads available for a limited time)

Since the tracks are mixed it is presented as a large, continuous mp3 file. Let me know how you like it. For my next project I can dig deeper into the vinyl collection or shift forward in time.


At 1:18 AM, Blogger paul said...

an alternate d/l link if you have trouble with the primary source

alternate download link

At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Brad said...

Where's fourth verse from the live version of OPP?

At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice high quality audio.
fine mixing ability. all the
things we've come to expect from

as for the stickboy content...
let's just say i can only transport
myself back to the era for so long.
it's like going to visit some
old friends you haven't seen in a
long time, but they're still wearing
their deck shoes, parachute pants
and pink izods, collars turned up.

q-tip on deee-lite
"couldn't satisfy a cheese-stick"

dead or alive (never dead enough)


At 8:10 AM, Blogger warrenjp said...

This is way too good! Thanks, PJ!

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous stuartb said...

You rock Doc. (In a very 80s way.) Bring on the new mixes!


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