16 July 2008

"Got any Guru Josh?"

It's the opening night of my new All 90s, All Night at the club in Stockport tonight. Any requests?

11 comments:

Clair said...

The 90's somehow largely passedme by. I have no idea why. But some Daft Punk (it's all good), Razzmatazz by Pulp, Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub, Your Woman by White Town, The One and Only (of course!) and Tubthumping. Oh god, I just remembered I interviewed Chumbawumba for that. No wonder I want to forget...

Callum said...

The rubbish 90s-era mag, Sky, used to have a DJing feature called "Got Any Candy Flip?"

Everything Clair says except Chesney and Chumbawamba, though. Oh, and what about "Smile" by the Supernaturals?

Clair said...

Yeah, Supernaturals!! I flipping loved them. Cut to embarrassing evening in Brighton with me as a failed groupie...

Steve said...

Anything by a "shoegazer" band would be great!

Five-Centres said...

Betty Boo of course, and I'm Free by the Soup Dragons. Wear Your Love Like Heaven by Definition of Sound. Girls and Boys by Blur. Strumpet by My Life Story.

That's it really.

A Kitten in a Brandy Glass said...

"Sit Down" by James, "Loaded" by Primal Scream, "After the Watershed" by Carter USM. And free entry to anyone in a long-sleeved t-shirt with a big daisy on it.

Matthew Rudd said...

A quiet opening night, not unexpected as the event hasn't been 'flyered' yet - of your requests, I played Chesney, James, Chumbawamba, Primal Scream, White Town...

Callum is as proud a pedant as I, which is why I'm happy to say it was Loaded mag that did the "Got any ...?" feature. It began as "Got any Spandau Ballet?", and then progressed to "Got any Guru Josh?" (hence the post title - no I didn't play him). They always used to ask the DJs whether they owned any flashing traffic lights which worked to the beat. Clair may have written for them...

Clair, you should talk to Callum about your experiences in Brighton. The stories you could swap...

I did a fantastic mix from Space Cowboy (full 7 minute classic club) into Hey Boy Hey Girl and then Professional Widow. I've never tried mixing before.

Planet Mondo said...

FC has pipped me to the goodies, but how about The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It, EMF - Unbelievable, Pulp - Common People

Pet Shop Boys remix of Boys and Girls is stormer and what about Big Beat bits Fatboy Slim etc..


this and thisare two walloping 90s comps the Lamacq one 'Weekenders' is mixed and the mix from Boys and Girls to Common People is genius.

As for mixing you could also do it in Ableton and burn pre-mixes to CD (it goes on you know, I've seen it happen)

Bright Ambassador said...

Utah Saints - Something Good 12"

B*Witched - C'est La Vie

Mark X said...

I'm seconding the PSB remix of Girls and Boys, and also:

Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe by Whale
Out Of The Void by Grass Show
pretty much anything by The Wannadies
Treat Infamy by Rest Assured
Smack My Dick Up by Brock Sanders
(the above two being remix/covers of Bittersweet Symphony and Song Two, of course)
International Velvet by Catatonia

I really should raid the boxes containing hundreds of CD singles in my spare room to get some more suitable tracks, but it's a bit late at night to do that.

Mark X said...

Also (as I've just thought of making a 'smart playlist' in iTunes for 90s tracks):

Stretch & Vern present "Maddog" - I'm Alive
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
The Supernaturals - The Day Before Yesterday's Man
Moby - Every Time You Touch Me
Lush - Ladykillers
Lionrock - Rude Boy Rock
Laibach - The Final Countdown
Kenickie - Stay In The Sun

I'll stop now.