Monday, July 27, 2009

Mix Monday 20

Diplo and Switch are currently two of the world's best DJ's and aren’t new to the game either. Combined they are Major Lazer, a collaboration bringing together production skills and ‘DJ’ing ability to push a new music movement in the dance world. Clearly using some past influences along with some new ones the duo went to Jamaica to record their studio album “Guns don’t kill people, Lazers do”, which was released this month and is causing a stir.

The pair did a Mini Mix for Annie Mac a few weeks back and last weekend were invited by Pete Tong to do the infamous BBC Radio Essential Mix. The way they decided to go about it was to split the two hours and do an hour set each with one flowing onto the other. So over this week and next I’ll present the two parts separately.

This week’s half comes from Diplo and the style of music is consistent with the music Major Lazer has produced. A lot of the sound is influenced from the Jamaican reggae style with a little more punch for the dancefloor. A lot of acapellas are thrown over the reggae beats and there’s the inclusion of a few other tracks ranging from hip hop and baltimore to baile funk and pop.
So here’s this week’s half from Diplo.

Essential Mix (Diplo Half) - Major Lazer


Diplo Mix
1. Shut Up And Dance ‘Ravin I’m Ravin’
2. Barrington Levy ‘Reggae Music Dub’
3. Barrington Levy ‘Send A Moses’
4. Alton Ellis ‘Africa Descendants’
5. Burning Spear ‘Live It Out’
6. Artibella ‘Unknown’
7. Toyan ‘African Thing’
8. John Holt ‘100 Weight Of Collie Weed’
9. Barrington Levy ‘Murderer’
10. John Holt ‘Police In Helicopter’
11. Clint Eastwood & General Saint ‘Another One Bites The Dust’
12. Yello Man ‘Mr Chin!’
13. Unknown ‘Sweet Dreams’
14. Don Carlos ‘Ababa John I (Father Majesty)’
15. Johnny Osbourne ‘No Ice Cream Sound’
16. Admiral Bailey ‘Big Belly Man’
17. Wayne Smith ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’
18. Bruk Up ft. Shaggy ‘Sunglasses At Night’
19. Ricky Blaze ‘How Mi Look’
20. Martyn ‘Seventy Four’
21. Black Eyed Peas ‘Boom Boom Pow’
22. Seductive ‘Underground Sound’
23. Major Lazer ‘Jump Up’
24. Party Quad ‘Pull Up’
25. Digital Manges ‘Manges (Sharkslayer Club)’
26. Major Lazer ‘Pon Di Floor Beatacue Mix’
27. Major Lazer ‘Pon Di Floor’
28. Nirvana ‘Lithium’
29. Wamdue Project ‘King Of My Castle’
30. LBG ‘Don’t Stop The Music’
31. Solid Groove ‘This Is Sick’
32. Mavado ‘Weh Dem A Do’
33. Dandy Livingstone ‘Rudy, A Message To You’
34. Unknown 'Unknown'
35. Unknown 'Unknown'

You'll notice this isn't the full tracklist however it was the one posted on the BBC Radio website. If anyone has a full one please send it thru...