Mid-Day Mixup Monday

by Ricardo Gutierrez

Here is a little experiment that TNC suggested. I'm doing half-hour DJ mixes, live-to-tape with no edits, though I am doing a little post-production to sweeten them up a little. 

When I DJ, I like playing many different genres and eras and having them all blend into each other. I'm a firm believer in the fluidity of music and I love exploring it's continuum. Plus I don't know any music-lover who only likes one style of music.

It's actually really challenging trying to get a complete thought out in 30 minutes. There isn't the opportunity for the usual ebb and flow that would exist in a longer set. It's especially difficult when I'm trying to do this genre-bending stuff. But I'm happy to get a chance to do this because it allows me to try out some new ideas on y'all. I threw in a few TNC favs to start things off on the good foot.

Warning: There will be occasional curse words.

Here's todays menu:

Mass Appeal - Gang Starr
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Shakiyla - Poor Righteous Teachers
The Guns of Brixton - The Clash
They Reminisce Over You - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
Rosa Parks - Outkast
This is Something for the Radio - Biz Markie
Wicky Wacky - Fatback Band
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) - Talking Heads


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