June 22, 2008
A quick note about this week's episode...
Episode 71 originally aired in January of 2004, and I've figured out a few things since then... First of all, I believe the playlist for this first all-mashups mix was composed primarily of three or four CDs from what was at the time a very small library. As I type this, I'm looking at two bookcases full of CDs and remembering the little wooden box which used to hold the entire collection. There are probably five times as many records to choose from now as there were when the show first started, and my mashups collection has also grown by leaps and bounds since Episode 71.
That said, it's not a bad mix, and I feel compelled to point out that some of the artists are identified incorrectly. The CD, "The Best Bootlegs In The World Ever" (discussed a bit in this week's SAR Q&A with DJ EZG), was a bootleg CD apparently put together by people who were not overly familiar with the artists they were featuring, so a few of the tracks are attributed to the wrong artists... When I interviewed The Freelance Hellraiser on Some Assembly Required (episode 147), he set the record straight concerning a track titled "Smells Like Booty," which he is often given credit for. The track is in fact by a group called 2 Many DJs, who are referred to as Soulwax on that compilation (and I believe I refer to them as both Soulwax and 2 Many DJs, at different points in Episode 71). From what I've gathered, 2 Many DJs is the name used by David and Stephen Dewaele (of the alternative rock/electro band, Soulwax), when they perform as DJs. Their Bastard Pop CD, As Heard On Radio Soulwax, Part. 2, is considered a classic of the genre.
So, that will explain the parentheses used in this week's playlist. Although I occasionally refer to the tracks as being by artists other than those listed in the playlist, this episode, to the best of my knowledge what you see written is the correct information. I'm sure someone will point it out, if it's wrong. I'm always looking for feedback...
I put together a more recent mashup mix in 2007, by the way. Check it out HERE.
Thanks for listening!