It was six years ago, to this very day, that I set out to change the world. With my brand spanking new Blogger account I was going to take a stand against all the wrongdoings across the globe and fight for what I knew in my heart was right. Starving children would be fed, polar ice caps would stop shrinking, our Earth would be led those noble and true and Web 2.0 savvy. Such was the power of The Banger. With every speaker in every club in every country pumping in unison at 130bpm, singing the siren song of murdered fax machines and chainsaws molesting modems, together with our fluorescent orange torch we could make a difference.
So more than half a decade later, what have we learned? Have the sweet pingers of promise left a bitter taste in our mouths?
As Connecticut nobodies MGMT once proclaimed in a mighty Soulwax remix, "a family of trees wanted to be haunted." I don't think anybody ever gave a shit what that wimpy rubbish meant because 15 seconds later the real poetry began in the form of a bassline so perilously serrated it could saw through the eardrums of thousands of 19 year old ravers in an instant - or the equivalent of about 8 or 9 minutes for those in a K-hole. Today, admittedly, I prefer my audio a little less gory. Rather than asking "Does It Offend You, Yeah?" instead I find myself pondering "Was Dog A Doughnut?" When I overhear the mention of Justice, I quickly jump on Google to find out if we're any closer to catching that scumbag Kony. When I watch Electroma, I no longer play Human After All and tell myself it definitely syncs up. But I'll always have a soft spot for the bangers, blog house, Busy P and the Baltimore days.
By pure coincidence, today I stumbled across a mix I recorded in 2009 (titled Sillie Summer Assortment) which I haven't heard in yonks, probably because it was filed under DJ Doorknob which isn't a regular iTunes search for me, and I thought I'd post it up as the next Delishcast to celebrate this li'l occasion. It's completely and utterly stupid - I remember just hitting the record button and laughing like a mad scientist as I sifted through all sorts of dumb shit to play - but, in my ears, heaps of fun. Leo Zero's sublime Prefab Sprout edit, a sensationally cheesy Hotbath record, the piss-take awesomeness of Soft Tigers, some naughty Harry Nilsson and plenty more classic, weird or inappropriate cuts. I love DJing like this. So I hope you enjoy this expired turd of a birthday cake as much as I did.
Delishcast 013 / Subscribe in iTunes / RSS Feed
1. Osibisa - Survival
2. The Clash - Should I Say Or Should I Go? (Leo Zero Re-work)
3. Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot (John Daly Edit)
4. The Who - Eminence Front (The Love Supreme Edit)
5. Ruf Dug - Dirty (Unabombers Remix)
6. Black Cock - Luna Party
7. Leo Zero - Bon Bon
8. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
9. Hotbath - Midoff
10. Little Carlos - Shake Your Body Down (Reggae Version)
11. Soft Tigers - Mr. Ice Cream
12. Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
13. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Benediction Moon
14. Blue Velvet - Summertime
15. Geoff Love and His Orchestra - Also Sprach Zarathustra
16. Harry Nilsson - You're Breaking My Heart
17. A Mountain of One - Bones (Thomas' Way of the Ancients Remix)
18. America - Horse With No Shame (Todd Terje Edit)
19. Enoch Light & The Light Brigade - Ob-la-di
20. Isaac Hayes - Groove-A-Thon (Part 1)
21. Harry Nilsson - Coconut
22. Pink Floyd - Any Colour You Like
23. Pipilloti Rist - I'm A Victim of This Song (Wicked Game)
24. Nobukazu Takemura - Untitled
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Six years is ages! That's like 400 millennia in blog time. Still crawling along, thanks for looking :)