Not sure exactly when I recorded this, but I suspect it was some time between ’97-’99. It was all mixed from CD to minidisc, although there isn’t a great deal of mixing on this installment. I did three Sold mixes, each of which was a collection of tracks from CDs that I didn’t feel I could justify hanging on to when there was only one or two tracks on them that interested me. This was at a time when almost all of my income was devoted to paying off my music-binge-buying folly circa ’94-’96. Point being that if I could buy a few new bits from the proceeds of these, then parting with this stuff would be justifiable. The other thing behind this was that I never used my CD players for mixing anymore, so as a DJ the format was fairly useless to me even if I loved the tracks. In principle I would be buying this stuff again on wax in future but was Jonesing for some new bits right away.
The first installment was house and techno, but the mixing was mostly of the intro-over-outro style and many of the tracks look like obvious classics to my audience today, so I’ve opted not to bother with that one. This one is mostly down-tempo, and while it doesn’t actually include many distinct artists, I think it holds together as a mix tape reasonably well. I like the mood of it.
2020 note: all mixes taken down for now to re-post at higher bitrate on Mixcloud in due course. If you’re at all keen for me to do this, please let me know and I will try and get anything specific you want to hear moved over ASAP.
Two Lone Swordsmen – Azzolini And The Branch Brothers Meet Being [Emissions Audio Output]
Future 3 – Silver M [April Records]
Front 242 – Gripper By Fear (Bunker Mix) [Red Rhino Europe]
Front 242 – Mixed By Fear [Red Rhino Europe]
Orbital – Science Friction [FFRR]
Orbital – Adnan’s [FFRR]
Orbital – I Wish I Had Duck Feet [FFRR]
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix Of Two Halves) [Heavenly]
Coldcut – Autumn Leaves (Irresistible Force Mix Trip 2) [Waveform]
Woob – Pond Life [em:t]
Woob – Woobed [em:t]
Two Lone Swordsmen – In The Nursery Visit Glenn Street [Emissions Audio Output]