Monday, January 07, 2008

Hot Chip - Essential Mix 12.29.07

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Hot Chip, BBC Radio One Essential Mix December 29, 2007 (YSI link)(Sendspace link) tracklisting in comments

Ahh, I love a nice tie-in/segue. Props to Pete Tong and crew for bringing Hot Chip in at the end of 2007 to put together an Essential Mix for the BBC Radio 1 program, giving me a nice 1-2 Hot Chip punch today. This is a pretty special opportunity for the band, as I can only think of one other Essential Mix by a musical group - The Rapture. Like that Rapture mix, this one covers a ton of ground, giving you everything from Snoop's latest to a Todd Terje disco edit to Burial's futuristic dubstep. It's a great listen for anyone still trying to jump into dance music, giving it to you in its most melodic, poppiest forms and mix some more popular/vocal stuff throughout. For fans of the band, here's a great chance to hear some more stuff from the upcoming album, plus a healthy amount of white labels and unreleased stuff. Interestingly, they have broken themselves down into two DJ teams; the first team (Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard and Owen Clarke) does the first hour, while the second team (Felix Martin and Al Doyle) finishes strong in the second hour.

We've been doing these Essential Mix posts for a while now, one of the great resources for dance and electronic music fans. It's amazing to get the chance to hear such a varied assortment of DJs and producers exploring all of the various genres and subgenres every week for two hours. That's not to mention all of the other amazing programming from the likes of Mary Ann Hobbs, Annie Mac and the like. It got me to thinking how completely worthless radio has become in the United States, a wasteland and a huge change from earlier decades. In doing some research for a theme this week on a particular city, I saw just how influential radio was in helping to break and develop house and techno in this country in its earliest days in Chicago and Detroit. I don't really have a grand point here, guess it's part observation, part nostalgia. Obviously, Internet radio, blogs and podcasts have filled the void; I just worry that these vehicles aren't reaching as many people as a good radio signal once did.

3 comments:

Jack said...

29th December 2007
Hot Chip Essential Mix

One Pure Thought Hot Chip EMI
You Have to Dance Noze Unreleased
Ready for the Floor (Hot Chip Remix) Hot Chip EMI
Golden (Wookie Dub Mix) Jill Scott White Label
Drive Your Car Grovesnor Greco Roman
I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit) Chic White Label
Parage Justus Köhncke Kompakt
Sensual Seduction Snoop Dogg Geffen Records
Bring U Up Romanthony Glasgow Underground
Drop Timbaland AV8
Matt John Olga Dancekowski BAR25
Don & Sherri (Hot Chip Version) Matthew Dear Ghostly International
Mandinko Lanark Unreleased
Untitled Alex Under Trapez
Falling Stars Smith N Hack Smith N Hack
Law of the Land Undisputed Truth EMI
Ick Muss Aus Dit Millieu Heraus Paul Kalkbrenner B-Pitch Control
Space Minilogue My Best Friend
Feelin Plastik Lucio Aquilina Trapez
Pongo (Extended) Giorgio Preiozo and Libre Net's Work International
Where's My Pill? Minimow Hell Yeah Recordings
More Weed The Surgery / Sticky Social Circles
Snapdragon Red Robin & Jakob Hilden Trapez Limited
Original (Carl Craig Remix) Tiefschwarz Souvenier
I Think They Are Trying to Say Something Jeff Samuel Trapez
Archangel Burial Hyperdub

kids n pets said...

I saw Al Doyle DJ with James Murphy the day after a LCD Soundsystem show in Vancouver. James played mostly obscure disco and floor busting golden top 40 tracks from days gone by, but Al Doyle and the other bloke DJing from LCD Soundsystem blew me away with a varied set of wild shit that got me bopping. Really fun night,

Thanks for the DL link :D I don't have RealPlayer so I can't listen to that on the BBC site.

jimbojetset2 said...

t was an awesome mix but theres a tune missing from every listing i have found on the internet, in between "Wheres my Pill?" and "more weed", the garage tune with the guy singing..."there's something good about you, i just want to breath around you, and its the way you make me feel so nice..." at around 1hr 32 mins in to the mix. What the heck is it i can't find out anywhere.