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Saturday 16 September 2023

Saturday Live

Last Sunday the northern contingent of The Flightpath Estate DJ team (me, Martin and Dan) played a near seven hour session at Blossom Street Social in Ancoats. The set up at the bar is lovely, the DJ kit, complete with a rotary mixer, and sound system are first rate. We played there in April to a select crowd of Sunday afternoon and evening drinkers. The crowd this time was, over the course of the day, more select i.e. smaller, with a few friends of the Flightpath coming down, a smattering of afternoon drinkers and a handful of enthusiastic bar staff and their friends in the evening. 

Needless to say we had a blast, six hours and forty seven minutes of records pulled out of bags and boxes and spun. Last time we took forty five minutes each and after that rotated every few records. This time we played three records each back- to- back all day, which kept everyone more involved and meant we were living on our wits a bit more, constantly responding to what the previous two selectors had put on. This made it a bit more hair-raising with the mixing and transitions, not always being entirely sure how the record you were taking over from ended, but it was great fun and who really cares what the mixing's like on a Sunday afternoon? 

The set was uploaded onto Mixcloud by Blossom Street Social on Tuesday this week and has so far been listened to 152 times. One of the Mixcloud tags was, a bit mystifyingly, Yacht Rock (along with Balearic and Electronica. I think Dub might have been more fitting but there you go). I'm not sure we played any Yacht Rock (except possibly my selection of a song from David Crosby's If I Only Could Remember My Name album and even then....). We did not set out on this adventure with any ambitions to top the Mixcloud Yacht Rock chart but at the time of writing this we were third in that chart so a few my listens might hoist us to the pinnacle. The full set can be listened to here. It's pretty laid back and chilled for the first three hours, gets a little more uptempo in the final third when Mr Weatherall makes an appearance on a few occasions. It might be best consumed in chunks unless you've got nothing at all to do today. This is what we played and who played what...

[0:00] Malcolm McLaren - Paris (The Emotional Curvatone At A Given Moment In Time And Space by Youth)
[15:00] Art of Noise - Moments In Love (Beaten)
[20:00] Coyote - Nothing Rests

[25:00] Mike Harper – Lay It On Me Baby
[28:00] Rainbow Crunch– Lookin' Back
[33:00] Rodriguez – Sugarman

[36:00] John Barry - Midnight Cowboy
[39:00] Sonlife - She Misses You
[42:00] Floyd Hunchback Group - Wet Dreams

[44:00] Rod McKuen and San Sebastian Strings - The Gypsy Camp
[45:00] David Crosby - Tamalpais High (At About 3)
[48:00] Gal Costa - Milho Verde
[52:00] Dream Lovers - For Belgian Friends

[58:00] Unloved - Strange Effect
[1:01:00] Fireflies - Freeze Me
[1:06:00] Justin Robertson & Tim Burgess - Yes It Is

[1:10:00] Bob Lund - Cool Summer
[1:16:00] William Eaton Ensemble - Kayenta Crossing
[1:19:00] Penguin Cafe - Cantorum

[1:26:00] Penguin Café Orchestra - Music For A Found Harmonium
[1:29:00] Julian Cope - Beautiful Love
[1:32:00] The Durutti Column - Otis

[1:36:00] Tommy Guerrero - Come Together
[1:39:00] Technova - Atmosphere
[1:43:00] Timothy J Fairplay - Plymouth Planetarium

[1:48:00] Four Tet - Two Thousand And Seventeen
[1:52:00] Persona La Ave - Surfer Girl
[1:58:00] Matty - Blood

[2:01:00] Alex Kassian - Lifestream
[2:07:00] Andy Bell - Our Last Night Together
[2:12:00] Coyote - Kate's Bush (Nocturnal Edit)

[2:18:00] RPM - Sortie Des Ombres
[2:23:00] Scha Dara Parr – N.I.C.E. Guy (Nice Guitar Dub)
[2:28:00] Barcode - Love Anybody

[2:35:00] Andy Davis - Over And Over
[2:40:00] JIM - Still River Flow
[2:45:00] Gaudi Meets the Rebel Dread - E=MC2

[2:50:00] Sinead O’Connor With MC Lyte - I Want Your (Hands On Me) (Dance Mix)
[2:55:00] Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo (Big Spender Mix)
[3:01:00] Talk Talk: Life’s What You Make It

[3:09:00] Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
[3:13:00] LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker
[3:18:00] Fad Gadget - Back To Nature

[3:23:00] Liquid Liquid - Cavern
[3:28:00] Woolfy - Looking Glass (Extended Mix)
[3:33:00] The Aloof - On a Mission (Stanley Mix)

[3:40:00] Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart - Visions Of You (The Secret Love Child Of Hank And Johnny Mix)
[3:50:00] Transglobal Underground - Temple Head (Pacific Mix)
[3:55:00] Saint Etienne - Speedwell (The Aloof Mix)

[4:01:00] Colourbox - Looks Like We're Shy One Horse
[4:06:00] Ashley Beedle vs Warbox - Da Soun A Ear (Dubplate Mix)
[4:09:00] Blue - Circle Line (Rootsman Remix)

[4:17:00] Pama International Meets Wrongtom - Tomorrow's Dub Today
[4:20:00] Dub Syndicate - 2001 Love
[4:24:00] Wrongtom Meets Rockers - Dub In The Supermarket

[4:28:00] SOP - Ysaebud
[4:32:00] African Head Charge - I'm A Winner
[4:35:00] The Clash - Ghetto Defendant

[4:40:00] Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries
[4:45:00] R3mote - Freefall
[4:48:00] Pink Elln - Human Perc

[4:52:00] Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Kool Boy Narcosis
[4:54:00] Rude Audio - The Grinning
[4:59:00] Twice Of Love - 24 Hours From Culture

[5:04:00] Psychederek - Screamadereka (Hardway Bros Meet Monkton Downtown Disco Dub)
[5:12:00] Jeremy Deller - Voodoo Ray (JD Twitch Optimo Mix)
[5:19:00] A Certain Ratio - Good Together

[5:24:00] Waxworth Industries - Take The Book (D.M.X)
[5:30:00] Venetians - Son Sur Son (A.W. Edition Uno)
[5:35:00] Confidence Man - Bubblegum (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

[5:42:00] Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Dell Mix)
[5:52:00] Chris & Cosey - Exotika
[5:58:00] Last Rhythm - Last Rhythm (Ambient Mix)

[6:02:00] Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death (Soulwax Remix)
[6:07:00] Confidence Man - Out The Window (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
[6:14:00] Sly & Lovechild - The World According To Sly & Lovechild (Soul Of Europe Mix)

[6:23:00] Trentemoller - Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!! (Andrew Weatherall Prinz Mix)
[6:29:00] La Ruta - Kibbo Kift
[6:37:00] Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
[6:45:00] Two Lone Swordsmen - Work At Night


Ernie Goggins said...

Intrigued to see Rod McKuen in your set. Is he "in" now?

Anonymous said...

Dunno if he's in Ernie. I found the album a while ago, the song I played is the source of the sample on A Man Called Adam's Barefoot in the Head, so it was a nod of the head to that song. My first fluffed mix of the day too, I meant to fade it out before the strings came in.

blureu said...

I enjoyed this mix a lot!

C said...

How marvellous.
I love that you included 'Tamalpais High (At About 3)' in your set.

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks C and Blureu.

Sunday night, 172 plays and 2nd in the Yacth Rock chart!

Khayem said...

I mean, wow, just wow. Another one of those "wish I was there" moments.

The set gets off a strong start and six and three quarter hours later, just as solid as the beginning, with no dip in quality in between. Great job, all of you.

Adam, your selections were impeccable but special thanks for finding room for Beautiful Love by Julian Cope, never out of place!