Friday, January 5, 2007

DJ Shakes_2007-01-05 (eclectic)
theme: eclectic

Okay I debating doing a 2006 retrospective or something but quickly grew tired of the idea, so instead you get a themeless mix. Don't worry, you'll live.

The mix has more than a slew of foreign languages. There's English, French, Hindi, and Thom Yorke....he's a language of his own. I don't think one human has been able to decipher his lyrics at first listen on any of his songs since Pablo Honey...

T R A C K L I S T I N G (approx 66min)

[0:00] Intro - Me
[0:53] Amadou & Mariam - Beaux Dimanches
[3:43] Dorfmeister vs. MDLA - Boogie No More
[9:28] Depeche Mode - Useless (K&D Session remix)
[11:47] Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit
[14:22] Justin Timberlake (feat. TI) - My Love
[18:46] Jay-Z - Lost Ones
[22:17] James Brown - Funky Drummer
[25:29] Mr. Vegas - Heads High
[26:37] Elephant Man , Pitbull, & Yin Yang Twins - Shake (remix)
[28:44] Wu-Tang Clan - Milli Bros
[32:34] Girl Talk - Bounce That
[35:56] Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
[40:00] Pilot Speed - Barely Listening
[43:56] Radiohead - Go To Sleep/Little Man Being Erased
[47:05] Indian soundtrack: Guru - Tere Bina
[51:50] Brazilian Girls - Last Call
[55:51] Jamiroquai - Alright
[59:21] John Legend - Slow Dance
[61:59] Depeche Mode - Dreaming of Me

I think the first song is incredibly catchy and the Carla Bruni song (11:47) is extremely pretty. One of the most amazing pieces is Girl Talk (32:34) which takes the concept of a mash-up to an exteme. In some ways it's akin the sorta stuff the Avalanches do except they don't just use instrumental snibbits, but rather non-obscure vocals and acapellas as well. Finally you may remember the reference to James Brown's "Funky Drummer" from a previous post.
Finally the last song is one of Depeche's first singles. It's sorta funny how they went from a synth-pop type group to a pre-industrial/goth-type vibe. Phew. I do so much work for you all. Sheesh. Anyhoo I hope you enjoy it.

DIRECTIONS: Right mouse click on the tracklisting above to save the entire mix (mp3) directly or Podcast Me! Simply drag the orange podcast icon on the top left of this page into your iTunes. Or:

1. goto iTunes
2. click on Advanced
3. click on Subscribe to Podcast:
4. paste this URL

(If the link doesn't work, just message me and I'll upload the file again)


Anonymous said...

yay good songs!!

Shakes said...

awww how sweet :) thank you!

Asha said...

hey shekhar, this is asha (katy's friend). i just listened to this one today - it's my favorite so far! :)

Shakes said...

is this asha the ultimate frisbee ringer?!?! thanks for listening to it and it makes me happy that you liked it. that totally makes my day