Mixless vinyl DJ set at Rise record shop in Bristol

20141011_103637Last Saturday I was lucky enough to play a bunch of my favourite records at Rise record shop in Bristol.

Mine was the latest in a series of Rise customer DJ sets – a genius idea which sees shop regulars playing their own choice of music every Saturday afternoon.

I spent a happy few weeks working out what I was going to play – luckily my choice was restricted to vinyl, else I’d have had even more dilemmas.

#keepingitpeel – this is dedicated to John Peel who died ten years ago on 25 October. I miss him greatly but his spirit lives on and he continues to be a massive influence on the music I love and my life in general.

I ran out of time before I got to play everything in my box, but Rise have kindly said they’ll have me back, so watch this space…

Here’s a handy YouTube playlist of what I played with full tracklist below.

  1. The Mamas and The Papas – Boys And Girls Together
  2. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
  3. Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Express Yourself
  4. Eric B and Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
  5. James Brown – Get On The Good Foot
  6. Wynonie Harris – Bloodshot Eyes
  7. Curtis Mayfield – We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
  8. Buddy Holly – True Love Ways
  9. Tommy McCook – Starry Night
  10. Lee Dorsey – Messed Around
  11. Bonnie and Sheila – You Keep Me Hanging On
  12. Ray J – Right Place, Wrong Time
  13. Maceo – Soul Power 74
  14. Gang Starr – As I Read My S-A
  15. Bavon Marie Marie et L’Orchestre Nègro Succès – Bilamba! Mbongo Ya Mani
  16. Linton Kwesi Johnson – Reality Poem
  17. Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
  18. The Cure – Jumping Someone Else’s Train20141011_171600
  19. Echo and the Bunnymen – The Back Of Love
  20. The Passmore Sisters – Every Child In Heaven
  21. Redskins – It Can Be Done
  22. Pete Wylie – Sinful!
  23. Orange Juice – Rip It Up
  24. Augustus Pablo – Dread Eye
  25. Stereolab – Low Fi
  26. Hyetal – Phoenix
  27. Frank Sinatra – I Would Be In Love (Anyway)
  28. Life Without Buildings – Let’s Get Out
  29. The Fall – The Steak Place
  30. Parquet Courts – Instant Disassembly
  31. CSS – Off The Hook
  32. Bauhaus – Third Uncle
  33. The Bhundu Boys – Hupenyu Hwangu
  34. Queen Latifah – Dance For Me
  35. Neneh Cherry – Manchild
  36. Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (Lisa Loud Mix)
  37. Paris Angels – All On You (Perfume)
  38. Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  39. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
  40. The Orb feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Golden Clouds
  41. Dandy Livingstone – Rudy, A Message To You
  42. Scientist – Dematerialize
  43. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray

 

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Mixless top 50 debut albums

This last week I’ve been counting down my favourite 50 debut albums on Twitter (@mixless).

You can relive the excitement and pretend you were there by reading the #Mxlss50Debut tweets backwards, or you can cast your eye over the full list below.

This list thing wasn’t my idea – for that we must thank @StaggerLee30. I’m not the first and won’t be the last – in fact you’ll find a list of lists compiling those who have contributed so far over on @CLButler76‘s Top Fifty Albums Lists blog.

If you only have time for one other, do check the Top 50 of my oldest mate, gig buddy and fellow music explorernaire @weloveallthat.

Disclaimer: I have not heard every debut album ever released. Yet. These are the 50 I know and love the most.

Here’s a YouTube playlist containing a favourite track from each of the extraordinary debut albums listed below.

  • 50. Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000)
  • 49. McCarthy – I Am A Wallet (1987)
  • 48. Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly (1990)
  • 47. The Irresistible Force – Flying High (1992)
  • 46. Martina Topley-Bird – Quixotic (2003)
  • 45. Seefeel – Quique (1993)
  • 44. Dinosaur – Dinosaur (1985)
  • 43. The Streets – Original Pirate Material (2002)
  • 42. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever (2014)
  • 41. The Chameleons – Script Of The Bridge (1983)
  • 40. The Bhundu Boys – Shabini (1986)39. New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Pigeonhole (1990)
  • 38. A.R. Kane – 69 (1988)
  • 37. The Strokes – Is This It? (2001)
  • 36. Fresh Snow – I (2013)
  • 35. Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
  • 34. Karen Dalton – It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best (1969)
  • 33. Yargo – Bodybeat (1987)
  • 32. The Auteurs – New Wave (1993)
  • 31. Eric B And Rakim – Paid In Full (1987)
  • 30. The Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro (1980)
  • 29. Boards Of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children (1998)
  • 28. Life Without Buildings – Any Other City (2001)
  • 27. Bavon Marie Marie et L’Orchestre Nègro Succès – L’Intrépide Bavon Marie Marie (1970)
  • 26. Angel Olsen – Half Way Home (2012)
  • 25. Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)
  • 24. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)
  • 23. Massive Attack – Blue Lines (1991)
  • 22. The Specials – The Specials (1979)
  • 21. Dr Alimantado – Best Dressed Chicken In Town (1978)
  • 20. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing….. (1996)
  • 19. The Wedding Present – George Best (1987)
  • 18. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (1988)
  • 17. The House Of Love – The House Of Love (1988)
  • 16. Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses (1986)
  • 15. LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem (2005)
  • 14. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy (1985)
  • 13. Pixies – Come On Pilgrim (1987)
  • 12. De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising (1989)
  • 11. Happy Mondays – Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) (1987)
  • 10. Portishead – Dummy (1994)
  • 9. The xx – xx (2009)
  • 8. Soon E MC – Atout… Point De Vue (1993)
  • 7. The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)
  • 6. Tricky – Maxinquaye (1995)
  • 5. Cocteau Twins – Garlands (1982)
  • 4. Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies (1992)
  • 3. Curtis Mayfield – Curtis (1970)
  • 2. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
  • 1. The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)

Oh, and here’s a cheeky extra album I couldn’t ignore. Strictly speaking it’s not a debut but it was the first album they released, a compilation of their first three EPs that would otherwise be high in my top 10:

  • The Beta Band – The Three EPs (1998)

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