From the archives: April 2001

Here’s another one from the vault. The newer mixes are getting pushed off the page so please scroll down or click on the current mixes link in the sidebar, there’s plenty of good stuff down there. This is a mix I made around the time I used to do Domingo (with Conor Griffin) at the Spirit Store in Dundalk and features the sort of stuff I used to play there. The recording quality is mostly good but there’s a bit of clipping now and then. It was ripped from a 90 minute cassette, encoded at 192 kbps and is in two parts.

Side 1 here: 01-04-23mixtape-1.mp3, file size is 63.7 mb, runtime is 46:21.

Side 2 here: 01-04-23mixtape-2.mp3, file size is 63.1 mb, runtime is 46:55.

Frank McGahon 01-04-23mixtape side 1

  • 01. Ocells Del Mes Enlla Part 3 – Jordi Sabates
  • 02. Tambu in 7/4 – Cal Tjader
  • 03. Pursuit of the Pimpmobile – Isaac Hayes
  • 04. Melting Pot – Booker T and the MGs
  • 05. Dreamin’ a Dream – Crown Heights Affair
  • 06. Standing in the Rain – Don Ray
  • 07. Don’t Go Lose it Baby – Hugh Masekela
  • 08. You Can Do It Baby (Beats) – Nuyorican Soul
  • 09. Solina – Jedi Knights
  • 10. The Child (K-Dope mix) – Alex Gopher
  • 11. Ghetto Music – House of Whacks
  • 12. Phuture Soundz – Amalgamation of Soundz
  • Frank McGahon 01-04-23mixtape side 2

  • 12. Phuture Soundz – Amalgamation of Soundz
  • 13. Alegre – Truby Trio
  • 14. Dangerous Seduction – Darkman
  • 15. Got the Bug – Bougie Soliterre
  • 16. Number One – Patrice Rushen
  • 17. Where Were You? – The Trammps
  • 18. I am – Yukuhiro Fukutomi
  • 19. Nana Nomura – Nu Era & Pavel Dego Kostiuk
  • 20. Church Candles – KV5 feat. Nicky Taylor
  • 21. Wind & Sea – AtJazz
  • 22. Sound Travels – Nathan Haines
  • From the archives: March 2000

    This is another one of my old favourite mixtapes. The tempo is mostly over 120bpm and there are a good few dancefloor tunes on it but it’s much more of a “headphones” mix rather than a party mix. It was ripped from a 90 minute cassette, encoded at 192 kbps and is in two parts.

    Side 1 here: 00-03-04mixtape-1.mp3, file size is 63.7 mb, runtime is 46:20.

    Side 2 here: 00-03-04mixtape-2.mp3, file size is 63.7 mb, runtime is 46:20.

    Frank McGahon 00-03-04mixtape-1

  • 01. Move You Run – Smith & Mighty (K7) 2000
  • 02. MAW Expensive – MAW presents a Tribute to Fela (MAW) 1999
  • 03. Gorilla With a Gun (Underwolves mix) – Bell Café Band (Dynamite Joint) 2000
  • 04. Holy Sounds (Scuba mix) – Phillip Charles (Ovum) 1999
  • 05. Love – Ron Trent (Peacefrog) 1999
  • 06. Inception – Capries (Ubiquity) 1999
  • 07. Pra Manha – Da Lata (Palm Pictures) 1999
  • 08. Picadillo (Carl Craig mix) – Johnny Blas (Ubiquity) 1999
  • Frank McGahon 00-03-04mixtape-2

  • 08. Picadillo (Carl Craig mix) – Johnny Blas (Ubiquity) 1999
  • 09. The Future ain’t the same as it used 2 B – Neon Phusion (Laws of Motion) 1999
  • 10. E Ruim – Grupo Batuque (Far Out) 1998
  • 11. Freedom Now – KV5 (Dynamite Joint) 1999
  • 12. Amazon Adventure (Jazzanova mix) – Azymuth (Far Out)1999
  • 13. So Blue it’s Black (Restless Soul mix) – Underwolves (Blue) 2000
  • 14. Burnin’ (Jazzanova mix) – Tate’s Place (Dynamite Joint) 1999
  • 15. Colors of My Mind – Nuspirit Helsinki (Guidance) 1999
  • 16. ?
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    From the archives: February 1994

    I was gratified to discover, over at Bodytonic, that somebody remembers the American Xxpress gig I used to do at the Temple of Sound back in 1994 so this spurred me to get started on something I had meant to do: rip some of my favourite old mixtapes. I have a few more in the pipeline but this first one is from that particular era: 94-02-08mixtape. It was ripped from a 90 minute cassette and is in one file with a gap in the middle (Next ones will be in two parts), encoded at 192 kbps, file size is 124.8 mb, runtime is 1:30:49.

    Frank McGahon 94-02-08mixtape

  • 01. Prologue/It’s Just begun – Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA) 1972
  • 02. All about Love – Analogue City 1993
  • 03. Somethin’ about the Music – Terrence Parker 1993
  • 04. Looptrick – Beat Freak (Work) 1994
  • 05. ? – ?
  • 06. Hey Baby – Lectroluv (Eightball) 1993
  • 07. Your attitude – Mentalinstrum (Smack?)1993
  • 08. Got it goin’ on – Lectroluv (Eightball) 1993
  • 09. I can’t stop – ?
  • 10. Deeper Love – Aretha Franklin
  • 11. Go San Do – The Tribe (Strictly Rhythm) 1993
  • 12. All Because of Me – Georgie Porgie (Vibe) 1993
  • 13. Love Peace and Happiness – Soul Solution 1993
  • 14 X – Junior Vasquez (Tribal) 1994
  • [End of Side one]

  • 14a. X – Junior Vasquez (Tribal) 1994
  • 14b. More Than Just A Dance (Acapella) – Phantasia (Vinyl Solution) 1992
  • 15. Muzix Xpress (Rock 2 House beats) X-press 2 (Junior Boy’s Own) 1993
  • 16a. Vicious Games (Belly Trippin’ trance mix) – Yello (Smash) 1993
  • 16b. Vicious (Acapella) – Black Mamba (Garage) 1984
  • 17a. Dream Lover (Def Dub) – Mariah Carey (Sony) 1993
  • 17b. Vicious Games – Yello 1985
  • 18a. Dream Drums – Lectroluv (Eightball)1993
  • 18b. The Miracle of Life (Bumpapella) – Reese Project (Network) 1993
  • 19. The Miracle of Life (Terrence Parker mix) – Reese Project (Network) 1993
  • 20. Violently Happy (MAW mix) – Bjork (One Little Indian) 1993
  • 21. Stations of the Groove – Reese Project (Network) 1991
  • 22. Majorca – Jason Nevins?
  • 23. When the Music Stops – DJ Disciple (Muzik Pushers) 1993
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    Deeper mix

    Deeper mix: 06-01-24deepermix.mp3. File Size is 101.3mb and was encoded at 192kpbs, Runtime is 1:13:42.

    Frank McGahon: 06-01-24deepermix

  • 01. Too High – Detroit Experiment (Planet E) 2003
  • 02. Spiyanko (Bonus Beats) – Spikiri feat. Hugh Masekela (Vega) 2005
  • 03. Big Lamp – Hidden Agenda (Metalheadz) 1997
  • 04. Move me – Mood II Swing (Music for your ears) 1995
  • 05. Capritarious #7 – Theo Parrish (Sound Signature) 2005
  • 06. Got the Bug – Bougie Soliterre (Flipside) 1999
  • 08. Destination – Neon Phusion (Laws of Motion) 1999
  • 09. Just Before the Dawn – Aphrodisiac (Nu Groove) 1991
  • 10. Morning Factory – Chez Damier & Ront Trent (Prescription)1994
  • 11. I Love to Love (Masters at Work) – Jody Watley (MAW) 2000
  • 12. Beloved – Osunlade (Soul Jazz) 2001
  • 13. Extensions of Life – Makoto (Earth) 2000
  • 14. Run (Seiji mix) – Micatone (2000 Black) 2002
  • 15. Got Me Puzzled – Kaidi Tatham & Dego (2020 Black) 2003
  • 16. Sounds Like – Bugz in the Attic (V2) 2005
  • This is one I did last night. It’s got a mix of new, new-ish, old and older stuff. Mostly house and broken but this time it’s pitched down to around 117 bpm and a bit deeper than usual.

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    MAW tribute

    This – 05-09-11MAWproductions.mp3 – is a mix I did last year for a friend who had liked the Nu Yorican Soul album but was otherwise unfamiliar with the work of ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez. I thought I should immediately address this omission, particularly so as my two favourite Nu Yorican Soul tracks, The Nervous Track and Mind Fluid (included on this mix) didn’t appear on the most widely released version of this album. File is 71mb and was encoded at 128kbps, runtime is 1:17:32.

    05-09-11MAWproductions

  • 01. Stay Together – Barbara Tucker – 1995
  • 02. Love & Happiness – River Ocean feat. India – 1994
  • 03. What a Sensation – Kenlou III – 1995
  • 04. Brazilian Beat – Masters at Work – 2000
  • 05. MAW Expensive – MAW presents a Tribute to Fela – 1999
  • 06. MAW War – Kenlou IV – 1996
  • 07. The Nervous Track – Nu Yorican Soul – 1993
  • 08. Mind Fluid – Nuyorican Soul – 1996
  • 09. The Ghetto/El Barrio – George Benson – 2000
  • 10. Ran Kan Kan – Tito Puente – 1992
  • 11. Our Mute Horn – Masters at Work – 1991
  • November mix

    November mix: 05-11-30mix.mp3. File Size is 102.4mb and was encoded at 192kpbs, Runtime is 1:14:30.

    Frank McGahon: 05-11-30mix

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  • 01. Daylight – Xela Siatta (Visions)
  • 02. Future Rage – DKD (Bitasweet)
  • 03. Kara Walker Variation 32 (Domu remix) – Douglas Pagan (Voltage)
  • 04. Show Me the Way (Seiji remix) – Zap Mama (Giant Step)
  • 05. Golpe Duro Calinda – Afronaught (Bitasweet)
  • 06. Loose Tips – Floorplay (Floorplay)
  • 07. Bada (Domu dub) – Bakura (Especial)
  • 08. Brand New Day (Espidub) – Little Louie Vega feat. Blaze (MAW)
  • 09. Stormy Seas – Franck Roger (Real Tone)
  • 10. Africa/Brasil (Isolee remix) – Louie Vega (Vega)
  • 11. Bateria, Latin Impressions – Victor Simonelli (Flux)
  • 12. Eu Nao – Basement Jaxx (Atlantic Jaxx)
  • 13. Capoeira Vai (Spiritual South remix) – Sabrina Malheiros (Far Out)
  • 14. Cravo e Canela (IG Culture remix) – FFR2 vs. Bembe Segue (Far Out)
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    Bossa, Broken & House

    Bossa, Broken & House mix: 05-10-29mix.mp3. File Size is 104.5mb and was encoded at 192kpbs, Runtime is 1:16:05.

    Frank McGahon: 05-10-29mix

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  • 01. Latin Gold – Mark Mac (ABB Soul)
  • 02. Escape (4hero mix) – Marcos Valle (Far Out)
  • 03. Lately (Recloose mix) – Bakura (Especial)
  • 04. Let Me Love You – Anané feat. Mr V (Vega)
  • 05. Jeware – Franck Roger (Real Tone)
  • 06. Gloria’s Muse, The Yoga Song (Danny Krivit edit) – Blaze (West End)
  • 07. State of the Mental feat. Bembé Segué – Mark de Clive-Lowe (ABB Soul)
  • 08. Cafira (Seiji re-rinse) – Legends of the Underground (Kindred Spirit)
  • 09. Herbs & Spices – Likwid Biskit (Co-Op)
  • 10. Put it Out of Your Mind – Brotherly (Bitasweet)
  • 11. State of the Mental (Maddslinky dub) – Mark de Clive-Lowe (ABB Soul)
  • 12. It’s Time (Zed Bias instrumental) – JB Rose (Bitasweet)
  • 13. Zombie 2003 – Bugz in the Attic feat. Wunmi (Bitasweet)
  • 14. Let Me Be – Domu (Archive)
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    Feedback

    When I used to do Pirate Radio back in the day, unlike in a club (when you know from the crowd’s reaction), the only way you knew whether people were feeling what you’re doing, unless you actually bumped into appreciative listeners (which did happen) is if they phoned in. I guess the equivalent here is a comment to the blog post or an email. So please, please let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks.