WTF are all these DJ mixes?
I’ve done a LOT of DJ mixes over the years covering a load of genres and I plan to do many more.
My foundation is reggae / dancehall and its relationship with UK garage in all its forms (2step, 4×4, dubstep, grime, 130…). This flows from a personal history in industrial, post-punk and 80s dance music that naturally evolved into techno, house and jungle. I have a LOT of mixes I still want to do!
So I’ve carved these up by genre, starting with the reggae and garage stuff and then spinning off from there.
I have selected a few that I think still sound particularly good and put them up front.
How to get the mixes
- Most of these are straight mp3s. Just right click and download to your hard drive (or control-click on a Mac). If you click / tap on a link they will probably play in your browser.
- Some of these are zipped files to stop people playing them in their browser. Just download and decompress them. Again, you should be able to right-click / control-click the link and save them.
- Most mixes have track listings and track times in the Lyrics tab (in iTunes at least).
- Most of these mixes have blog posts for them
- I am putting some of these mixes on Mixcloud so you can stream them
The best mixes I’ve done, in order
Here’s the ones I like the most so far, at the moment.
- Grime in the Dancehall – 2013 remaster | Grime in the dancehall mix for blogariddims: (tracklisting) Done with John Eden. This has to be the main one you want to check
- Lyric Maker | Done with John Eden. The biggest dancehall mix we’ve done… UK Fast Chat
- Mala and garage | A load of Mala classics mixed with some intense 2step
- Social Circles Bizzle | All Social Circles / Sticky gear from 2002 era!
- Volume Two: Jungle Got Soul.
- Tons of Boxes | A pure dub mix I did for Blogariddims
- The First Taste of Hope Is Fear: Ambient Industrial 1980-1987
REGGAE: Dancehall / Ragga / Dub
Reggae mixes with John Eden
Lyric Maker | The biggest dancehall mix we’ve done… UK Fast Chat in excelsis
BoomBoomBashment. | The follow-up mix to Lyric Maker, showcasing under-appreciated nineties dancehall
Dancehall Mix for On the Wire. | A mix commissioned by the famous Radio Lancashire reggae and experimental music show, run by Wire dub reviewer and ex-On U Sound engineer Steve Barker.
Fast Chat for Stelfox mix. | A mix of UK fast chat, following on from the Lyric Maker mix, which reggae journalist Dave Stelfox commissioned when he had a residency on London’s Resonance FM radio station
Dancehall Mix for Blogariddims | One of our contributions to the excellent Blogariddims series of eclectic podcasts.
My solo Reggae mixes
Tons of Boxes | A pure dub mix I did for Blogariddims, adapting a mix I did a few years ago on privately circulated CD. Pure decks and FX on this one!
Twilight Circus Solo Mix | Promo mix of dub-pon-dub for the wonderful modern reggae act… check the vocal talent!
Pepper Seed riddim | My mix of this fantastic riddim, which the producer emailed me about to say how much he liked it!
John Eden solo Reggae mixes
Social Circles Bizzle | All Social Circles / Sticky gear from 2002 era!
4×4 Hell (all Narrows style hard 4×4 from 2002!)
Garage Tape 2000 (all 99 / 2000 era tunes – mixed in 2000)
Future Garage mix for Fundamental: ( http://fundamentalgarage.com/mixology/four/ ):
I assume you already know about the mix CD on my first album, “Belief is the Enemy”? Still sounds pretty nice. It’s “disc 2” on Spotify.
The Dubstep Sufferah Series
Blackdown D*bstep Mixes
(I assume you already know about the Margins Music Redux album I did for Blackdown and Dusk, yeah? It’s good!)
Other Dubstep Mixes
Tribute to LHF mix
Mix for Radio One’s Mary Anne Hobbs (tracklisting)
With John Eden
Solo grime mixes
Etch In Dub mix: Tribute to the brilliant Etch, all my favourite early productions. Did this years ago
‘94 era Jungle mixes:
FUNKY MANIFESTO Rips of all my favourite UK Funky radio moments assembled into one glorious mix
HOUSE & TECHNO
Summer Breakbeat mix. | (A more interesting than average breaks mix – has some nice re-edits in it.)
Spoken word and interviews
Phil‘s an old mate of mine with some very interesting ideas. I sound like a complete knob in these interviews but he’s on good form and so is Eden so up they go.