This is a new version of a remix I did way back in 1998 or 99... The original version of this was done on ACID Pro and took me ages to get right (and still sounds hideous to my ears) compared to this version that I did from scratch in Ableton and took me a couple of hours. I've replaced the drum track with something that I've liberally borrowed (i.e. stolen completely) to make this something more in line with what I play these days as the original remix was meant to be a house remix.
I shared the original with other DJ's back in 1999 and It was leaked to the internet without my knowledge or my name attached (which may have been a blessing really). It is still strange to hear the original remix being played in weird places like at the Olympic games or in videos on Youtube especially when I know that it came from my crappy pc in the loungeroom of my old flat that could barely cope with running ACID Pro....ah well...enjoy.
Massive tribute in the intro and break to DJ Sneak. The first DJ Sneak track I ever heard and bought sampled this lovely Gamble & Huff Jacksons tune (although at the time I was very naive and had no idea where the sample came from).
With this mix I've tried to use the full song and also pay a bit of a tribute to the DJ Sneak version which I encourage everyone to go and buy:
I only recently found where Sneak had sampled the percussion from and grabbed a larger sample for the final minutes of this mix (it sounded wrong without it)...discover it for yourselves!
Continuing a theme I had with my mash ups with only mashing tracks that were a stark contrast from each other we find two groups that would never have shared the same stage and although these two tracks were only 2 years apart they may as well have been centuries apart as far as their themes are concerned.
I've always found it far more interesting throwing a definitely feminine sound behind something more masculine or vice versa or even something more comedic behind something more serious... Does the mash obscure The Message? Or has time moved on where the actual message of 'The Message' is much more of a jingle and about as relevant today as the Nolan's are... regardless...it's fun to dance to.
One of the best disco's in town (Melbourne town that is), Honcho Disko is the home to avante garde Drag and performance artistes and a thumpin' disco soundtrack every Thursday night no less!
This mix is a nod to the past year at Honcho as we head into the rest of Australia and the rest of the world!
What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play!
Featuring tracks from:
Shaka Loves You
Butch le Butch
He Cries Diamonds
Michael Zager Band
People who know me will not be surprised to hear that this has been sitting on my list of tracks to do for about 5 years.
I finally got my act together to give it a go earlier this year previewing it at Mardi Gras in March.
I ended up using elements from the Extended version, the Instrumental and the original single mix.....ah, but only if there was an acapella out there as well....just a dream....