Playing tracks by
Haim, Franz Ferdinand, The Gossip, Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge, Free and more.
The working title for Shenanigans XVI was “From Little Mix to Led Zeppelin”. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anywhere to get some Led Zep in, but it’s safe to say that this mix really does run the gamut of popular music as well as covering a period of over 50 years. The oldest track is Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line” from 1961.
The point, as with all these mixes, is to show that if you limit yourself to one style of music, or just play the latest white labels, you’re really missing out on great music. There’s no reason that you can’t try blending really diverse tracks together, like here where I’ve mixed Free’s “Alright Now” into Disclosure’s “White Noise”, or “Jump In The Line” with NuYorican Soul’s “Runaway”. It’s a real challenge to mix some of these records, but if you’re a DJ, isn’t it more rewarding if you stretch yourself? And isn’t it more interesting for the crowd if you’re constantly surprising and delighting them?
Just my two penn’orth.