Seriously? Another DJ mix from Who Shot JR? Wasn’t the last one posted only a week ago? Yup! Coachella is coming up in just a few days (Friday, April 17, to be exact) so I was under a tight deadline. The mix contains artists and DJs who are going to be performing at Coachella this year. But before the mix, some words:
I tried a couple new things in this mix:
- At 26:32 I start the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ song “Heads Will Roll.” Then at 28:22 I put the song in again. So basically I’m mixing the song with itself all over again. A type of recurssion, if you will. I did this because the remix I was using (by John Roman — still the only mix out there of the song and a great remix, I might add) didn’t have quite the build up/as much of the “heads will roll” singing that I wanted going on at the same time. So I just combined them! In the end, I think this only sort of worked. It was a little sloppy, but I do like the idea.
- At 31:56 I stop using the Bloody Beetroots remix of “Bounce” by MSTRKRFT and splice in the Tommie Sunshine remix. I did this because the Bloody Beetroots mix just kept on going “All I do is Master Craft” and I thought that was a little repetitive and I liked the original lyrics: “All I do is party.” I’ve tried this out a bunch of times but this was the first time I think I got it right. Chances are you won’t really be able to tell that I used two different songs, so I consider that a success.
To be honest, I’m really happy with this mix — especially considering the fact I basically completed it in a little over a week. There are some parts that don’t go great, but there are also parts that might be my best mixing/transition work yet (I’m particularly fond of “Kilometer” -> “If I Know You” -> “Like You” -> “The Deep End”). And I’ve wanted to close a mix with “Under the Sun” by the Junior Boys for a long time, and this was the perfect opportunity.
There are a few artists that I didn’t manage to get in that I wish I would’ve: Leonard Cohen (yah, good luck!), Crystal Castles (I feel like I’ve used them enough anyway), Thievery Corporation (but they are too damn downtempo), Peter Bjorn and John (their best song still is “Young Folks” and that song is so 2006!), the Orb (I removed most of their songs from my iTunes and didn’t want to dig around my CDs), Friendly Fires (ugh again!! I swear the Aeroplane remix of “Paris” is gonna make it in a mix soon!). On the other hand, I’m super proud of myself for getting The Cure and My Bloody Valentine in there. And I’m also proud of myself for doing a bunch of songs where the artist and the remixer are going to be there.
Bolded arist or DJ means that as of April 11, 2009 they are planning to be at Coachella. When the arist and the remixer are both going to be there I bolded the entire line.
00:00 – Dallas Theme Song
00:07 – Chemical Brothers – Get Yourself High (Felix da Housecat’s Chemical Meltdown remix)
01:20 – Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary (Radio Slave re-edit)
04:31 – The Ting Tings – Great DJ (Calvin Harris remix)
07:42 – Étienne de Crécy – Am I Wrong
08:58 – Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (Pocketknife’s Loosefoot remix)
11:16 – The Killers – Human (Thin White Duke club mix)
14:53 – Sébastien Tellier – Kilometer (A-trak remix)
16:40 – The Presets – If I Know You (Heartbreak remix)
19:23 – Gui Borrato – Like You (SuperMayer remix)
23:12 – Curses! – The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Day School dub) Curses! is aka Drop The Lime
26:32 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (John Roman remix)
29:57 – MSTRKRFT – Bounce (The Bloody Beetroots remix)
31:55 – MSTRKRFT – Bounce (Tommie Sunshine’s Class of ’89 mix)
34:07 – M.I.A.N.A.S.A. – Whatchadoin’ (Villains remix)
38:03 – Groove Armada – Go
40:27 – Drop the Lime – Hear Me (Buraka Som Sistema remix)
43:11 – Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses (Keith & Supabeatz remix)
46:09 – Surkin – Next of Kin (Todd Edwards Re-Kindled remix)
49:39 – Ghostland Observatory – Sad Sad City
51:36 – Late of the Pier – Space and Woods (Switch remix)
56:04 – The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood remix)
58:03 – Cazals – Somebody, Somewhere (The Bloody Beetroots remix)
60:38 – My Bloody Valentine – When You Sleep (Le Monde’s Blur Highly Illegal Bootleg edit)
62:29 – M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade – O Superman (Felix da Housecat remix)
65:41 – The Cure – Fascination Street (extended remix)
71:45 – Junior Boys – Under the Sun
As always I love hearing feedback! Enjoy!! Also, while I’m at Coachella next week (Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19) check out my Twitter — I’m going to try to update it with what I’m doing there, who I’m seeing, etc.