Tuesday Goodies

Hi all, here are some goodies to cheer you up on this Tuesday evening.

First up, I’ve updated the XLR8R cue file frenzy post with five more cue files for five more mixes, including cue files for DJ Rolando, Roska, The Heatwave, 2562, and Kingdom. Enjoy!

Secondly, I recorded a grime mix about ten days ago. I’m still pondering it, but I reckon it’s a good ‘un, and having some positive feedback, I think I’ll post it as is. All instrumentals, all vinyl, all old skool. Nice.

Thirdly, I’ll be posting another guest mix in a few days, just need to write up a short post to accompany it.

Fourthly (!), I’ve been offered a slot in a special old skool mix marathon, so I’m going to do Rampage Turbo 9 … yet more old skool freeform goodness! If you liked Rampage Turbo 8, then you’ll love this.

Finally, here’s a little treat for you; it’s an old techno mix from Brooklyn legend Frankie Bones.

Guest Mixes

Guest Mix: DJ A.K. presents Operation Chaos

DJ A.K. presents Operation Chaos

right-click on the title and save as to download

Mixed in October 2011
(79:56, 92.3 MB, 160 KBPS MP3)

Zip pack (cut into individual tracks)
Large cover
Cue file

Style: Bouncy Techno & Early Gabba

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Cue File Frenzy – XLR8R Podcasts

London traffic
Traffic in London … totally irrelevant to XLR8R, which is in San Francisco, but such is life

Here’s a second edition of my cue file frenzy, in which I admit to my ridiculous obsession with chopping up online mixes for my own listening pleasure … and, having come clean, decide to share the fruits of my labors with you!

This time I’ve provided cue files for 20 mixes from the XLR8R Podcast series, as curated by XLR8R Magazine.


Updated November 29th, 2011

Podcast 105: The Heatwave’s Funky Bashment Mix (Cue file) – UK Funky/Dancehall
Podcast 106: Roska (Cue file) – UK Funky
Podcast 125: Martyn (Cue file) – Electro/House/Techno
Podcast 136: Ikonika (Cue file) – UK Bass/Dubstep
Podcast 137: Ben UFO (Cue file) – House/UK Bass
Podcast 143: MJ Cole (Cue file) – UK Funky/UK Bass
Podcast 147: Todd Edwards (Cue file) – Garage/House
Podcast 155: Guido (Cue file) – Dubstep
Podcast 156: Girl Unit (Cue file) – UK Bass
Podcast 160: DVA (Cue file) – UK Funky/UK Bass
Podcast 165: Bok Bok (Cue file) – UK Bass
Podcast 168: Toddla T (Cue file) – UK Bass
Podcast 170: DJ Food & DK vs Coldcut (Cue file) – All kinds of stuff
Podcast 172: Lil Silva (Cue file) – UK Funky
Podcast 175: Elijah & Skilliam (Cue file) – Grime
Podcast 178: Oneman (Cue file) – UK Bass
Podcast 179: T. Williams (Cue file) – UK Funky/House
Podcast 185: 2562 (Cue file) – Techno/House/Bass
Podcast 188: Kingdom (Cue file) – Bass
Podcast 200B: Mala (Cue file) – Dubstep
Podcast 206: Rolando (Cue file) – Techno
Podcast 207: Dark Sky (Cue file) – UK Bass
Podcast 210: xxxy (Cue file) – UK Bass/House
Podcast 216: Altered Natives (Cue file) – UK Bass/House
Podcast 218: Robert Hood (Cue file) – Techno
Podcast 227: Om Unit (Cue file) – Beats
Podcast 236: Champion (Cue file) – UK Funky
Podcast 254: Ben Sims (Cue file) – Techno
Podcast 264: DJ Stingray’s New Forms Mix (Cue file) – Electro

If you like UK Bass, make sure you check out my Taste The Rainbow mix, for my selection of the best bass tunes of 2011.

Also, if you enjoy this sort of thing, check out my guide to chopping up mixes.

Update 17/02/2013: Added links for the Om Unit, Champion, Ben Sims, and DJ Stingray mixes


Muzik Magazine

Muzik Magazine

Here’s something that’s pretty cool:

The entire archives of Muzik Magazine

For those of you who don’t know, Muzik Magazine was a British dance music magazine that ran for a number of years from the mid-90’s. It was a competitor to Mixmag, DJ, and Ministry, as well as all of the smaller, more underground dance mags that were also around back in the day (like Wax, Dream, M8, etc). I was a pretty religious reader for a while, and then it lost its way, and then it became pretty crap, and then I stopped reading at around issue 50. Still, though, it had a good run, and it’s pretty amazing that they’ve stuck the whole archive up in PDF form for people to download. Lots of dance music history to be uncovered.

Just think kids, the British club scene used to be able to sustain multiple monthly magazines with actual full time staff and everything. Crazy concept, huh?