6 Mix

6 Mix 2011-06-19 Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and Raf Rundell: The 2 Bears

“Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard & Raf Rundell take over the 6 Mix to showcase their project, The 2 Bears. Joe, an alma mater of London’s Eliott School, which also produced members of The xx, the Maccabees and Burial, is no stranger to 6 Music listeners, being a founder member of hugely successful electro-pop group Hot Chip as well as an acclaimed solo producer in his own right. Made up of Goddard and DJ Raf Rundell, the 2 Bears emerged in 2010 as an outlet for Goddard to experiment with a harder, dirtier sound, in contrast to Hot Chip’s lighter, poppier sonic. Formed over back-to-back club sets in sweaty DJ booths, the duo have put out two sought after EPs – ‘Follow The Bears’ and ‘Curious Nature’ and release the third – ‘Bear Hug’ – this month. In this 6 Mix, Goddard and Rundell talk about their journey in dance music and play the music that has inspired the project, from Detroit techno and Chicago house via hip hop, basement and UK garage. The duo also talk about their upcoming appearance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and their other live plans for what they’ve dubbed ‘the year of the bear.’.”

6 Mix 2011-06-19 Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and Raf Rundell: The 2 Bears [Fileserve]

6 Mix 2011-06-19 Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and Raf Rundell: The 2 Bears
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6 Mix 2011-05-29 Erol Alkan

“Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats, beasts and bass from the cutting edge of club culture. Since his last show, Erol has been busy touring Europe and Japan as well as being hard at work in the studio, remixing Metronomy working with rising star Connan Mockasin. In his latest 6 Mix, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds. In the final 30 minutes, Erol’s ‘mystery mix’ returns, with a secret selection of future club bangers destined to shake the dancefloor in 2011.”
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6 Mix 2011-05-29 Erol Alkan [Filesonic]

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6 Mix 2010-12-26 Dave Pearce meets Chuck D of Public Enemy

“On November 3 1987, BBC 6 Music and then Radio London DJ Dave Pearce introduced hip-hop group Public Enemy live on stage at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The next year, the band sampled Dave’s intro for the opening track of their 1988 album ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back’; the record which propelled the band to stardom worldwide. Since then, ‘Nation of Millions’ has been proclaimed as the greatest hip hop album of all time, feted by everyone from Rolling Stone magazine to Jay Z. Two decades on, Dave and Public Enemy front man Chuck D meet to reminisce about the birth of rap music in the US and UK and how things have changed in 2010. The pair discuss how they met, how Dave ended up becoming the first person to play them on UK radio, and the role the band played in bring rap music to the mainstream on both sides of the Atlantic. They also discuss the firebrand politics which came to characterize their lyrics and the role they played in taking rap from an underground sound which wasn’t played on daytime radio to becoming the pre-eminent sound in mainstream music. Chuck D also picks a selection of music which soundtracked the era including LL Cool J, Stetsasonic and the World Famous Supreme Team and plays the music which informed his childhood including James Brown. There’s also a chance to hear live music from the infamous 1987 Hammersmith Odeon show, last heard on radio over two decades ago.”
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6 Mix 2010-12-26 Dave Pearce meets Chuck D [Fileserve download]

Public Enemy – Public Enemy No.1
James Brown – Funky Drummer
Joe Quarterman – I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind
Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team – Do You Like Scratchin’?
J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E. – Strong Island
Kings of Pressure – You Know How To Reach Us
Stetsasonic – Go Stetsa
Public Enemy – Timebomb
Public Enemy – Miuzi Weighs A Ton
LL Cool J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
Eric B. & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
Scott La Rock & KRS One – Poetry
Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
Son of Bazerk – I Swear On A Stack Of Old Hits
Public Enemy – Say It Like It Really Is

6 Mix 2010-12-19 Arcade Fire and The National Takeover

“Two of the bands destined to top the critics’ lists of 2010’s best albums – The Arcade Fire and The National – take over the 6 Mix. Arcade Fire multi instrumentalist Richard Reed-Parry and brothers Aaron & Bryce Dessner who play guitar and bass in The National have been long-term friends since meeting on the American alt-rock circuit, regularly appearing on the same festival bills worldwide. Both acts released new albums in 2010 – Arcade Fire with ‘The Suburbs’ and The National with ‘High Violet’, the latter winning Q Magazine’s coveted ‘Album of 2010’ award last month. Their friendship was cemented when Richard from the Arcade Fire contributed to a number of songs on The National’s latest LP, most notably playing double bass and guitar on ‘Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks’, and doing the vocal harmony arrangement on ‘Conversation 16’. In this special 6 Mix, Richard, Aaron and Bryce team up to play a selection of music which has inspired and soundtracked their friendship along with some of their favourite new music from 2010.”
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6 Mix 2010-12-19 Arcade Fire and The National Takeover [Filesonic download]

13th Floor Elevators — May The Circle Remain Unbroken
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner & Richard Reed Parry — Silent Night
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner & Richard Reed Parry — Barcarola
David Parry and Friends of Fiddlers Green — Joy Health Love and Peace
The Friends of Fiddler’s Green — Malpass Wassail
The Watersons — Apple Tree Wassail
Paul Hillier & Theatre of Voices
Arvo Pärt: De Profundis — Seven Magnificent Antiphons: VII. O – Immanuel
The Watersons — Emmanuel
Lal & Mike Waterson — Song For Thirza
Sharon Van Etten — Love More
Little Scream — The Heron And The Fox
Antony with Bryce Dessner — I Was Young When I Left Home
Blind Willie Johnson — Dark Was The Night
Kronos Quartet — Dark Was The Night
Karen Dalton — Katie Cruel
Tim Hecker — Whitecaps Of White Noise
John Luther Adams — The Light Within
Colin Stetson — The Stars in His Head (Dark Lights Remix)
Nico Sirota — Fire Down Below
The Luyas — What Mercy Is
Little Scream — Boatman
Clues — Remember Severed Head
Frankie Sparo — Caméra
Doveman — The Burgundy Stain
Owen Pallett — Midnight Directives
Buke and Gass — Medulla Oblongata
Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner — Big Red Machine
The Band — Will The Circle Be Unbroken

6 Mix 2010-12-12 The Art of the Remix

“Journalist Jo Youle explores the art of remixing records with the help of a stellar cast of producers and DJs . Since their emergence from the disco scene in the 1970s, remixes have dominated the world of dance music, often helping break records which wouldn’t otherwise have been hits. Over the last few years remixes of old tracks by Elton John and Simian have become chart toppers, whilst Skream’s remix of La Roux’s ‘In For The Kill’ is widely recognised as the tune which broke dubstep into the mainstream. In this programme, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem, Armand Van Helden, 2ManyDJs, Fatboy Slim and more spill the beans about why they think remixes play such an important part in dance music, what the secret to a good remix is and how they go about remixing records for other artists. There’s also a chance to hear some of the DJs favourite remixes from the past two decades including Fatboy Slim’s take on Cornershop, Tiga’s take on LCD Soundsystem and Leftfield versus John Lydon.”
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6 Mix 2010-12-12 The Art of the Remix [Filesonic download]

Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Baby Can’t Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Prince Language Remix)
M.I.A. – Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations (Tiga Remix)
Le Tigre – Deceptacon (DFA Remix)
Bombay Bicycle Club – Always Like This (Thee Loving Hand Remix By Tim Goldsworthy)
LCD Soundsystem – You Wanted a Hit (Soulwax Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero (Erol Alken Remix)
The Gossip – Standing in The Way of Control (Soulwax Remix)
Jamie Lidell – Telephone (Tiga Remix)
Tomas Andersson – Washing Up (Tiga Remix)
The xx – Shelter (Tiga Remix)
Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix)
CJ Bolland – Sugar is Sweeter (Armand Van heldens Drum n’ Bass Mix)
The MFA – The Difference it Makes (Superpitcher Remix)
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Friendly Fires – Jump in the Pool (Wild Geese Remix)
Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen (Leftfield Remix)
David Bowie – Jump They Say (Leftfield Remix)
Florence and The Machine – You Got the Love (The XX Remix)
Wildchild – Renegade Master (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Tomaz vs. Filterheadz – Sunshine (Carl Cox Remix)
Mirwais – Miss You (The Thin White Duke Remix)

6 Mix 2010-12-05 with Heads Down Radio

“New Zealand born DJ Christopher Tubbs takes over the 6 Mix to bring you ‘Heads Down Radio’; two hours of dance music from all over the globe. One half of the remix team Atlantic Conveyor, Christopher was a DJ in his native Wellington before relocating to London to persue his love of music. Christopher did his first 6 Mix earlier this year and since then has been DJing at fashion parties in Ibiza, New York and Berlin as well as producing tracks under the moniker ‘Gangs of Rome’. For his latest 6 Mix, Christopher takes a seemless ride across the techno disco Afro Balearic spectrum mixing upfront new music with forgotten classics.”
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6 Mix 2010-12-05 with Heads Down Radio [Hotfile download]

Joe Worricker — Bobby Blue (Lissvik Remix) – Rough Trade
Chairmen of the Board — Life & Death – Metro
Cube — Somebody Told Me – Polydor
Bilgeri — Video Life – Hansa
Xr7 — Xr7 – Quality
R.S Hot — Slow Blow – Chrysalis
Double — Woman – Instrumental
Jamie Woon — Night Air – Candent Songs
Floating Points — Truly – Eglo
Emmanuel Jal — Kuar (Olof Dreijer Remix) – Innervisions
African Disco Power — Disco Music (Atlantic Conveyor Remix) – Sofrito Specials
Mim Suleiman — Mingi (Instrumental) – Running Back
Seun Kuti — Many Things – Disorient
Shina Williams — Agboju Logun – Earthworks
Oby Onyioha — Enjoy Your Life (Time) – Nigeria
Sophie Zelmani — If I Could (Rune Lindbæk Version) – Fascinating Rhythms
Jonathan Jeremiah — Happiness (Morgan Geist Remix) – Island
BEGIN — Velocity – White
Fever Ray — When I Grow Up (D Lissvik Remix) – Rabid Records
Backwoods — Pass It On – Ene Records
G.C. Cameron — If I Love You – Motown
Four Hands — Hizou – Claremont 56

BBC 6 Mix 2010-09-26 – Coldcut celebrating 20 years of Ninja Tune

“DJ and production duo Coldcut host a special 6 Mix celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Ninja Tune record label. Founded by the duo – Jonathan Moore and Matt Black – in 1990, Ninja Tune has become one the most important homes for electronic and experimental dance music in the UK. As well as releasing records by Coldcut themselves, Ninja have gone on to start the careers of artists including Luke Vibert, The Herbaliser, DJ Food, Kid Koala and many, many more. The label also pioneered the art of using live visuals in dance music, and its distinctive Ninja logo has become synonymous with the cream of experimental music in Britain. To mark twenty years at its helm, Coldcut present their very own ‘history of Ninja’ 6 Mix, playing and talking about some of the key artists in the label’s history, and looking forward to where it will head in the next few years. The 6 Mix then pits a host of Ninja DJs past and present against each other in an exclusive soundclash, with mini mixes from Mr Scruff, Strictly Kev from DJ Food, Eskmo and Toddla T’s tribute to label stalwart, Roots Manuva.”
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BBC 6 Mix 2010-09-26 – Coldcut celebrating 20 years of Ninja Tune [Filesonic download]

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BBC 6 Mix 2009-09-12 – The Orb in the mix

“Brand new 6 Mix from The Orb, with Dr Alex Paterson taking control of the decks for two hours, playing exclusive Orb tracks alongside his personal favourites.”
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BBC 6 Mix 2009-04-25 – 808 State Camden Crawl Takeover

Here is a mix 808 State made for the BBC 6 Mix radio show. Tons of old school and acid house tracks.
Mix one consists of tracks that has influenced 808 State, mix two is current faves and mix 3 is an old school mix.
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BBC 6 Mix 2009-04-25 – 808 State Camden Crawl Takeover [Hotfile download]

Mix One -Influences and Inspirations
Phuture -Acid Trax
Fast Eddie-Acid Thunder
808 State-Flowcoma
Gherkin Jerks-Din Sync RR
Rhythm Is Rhythm – The Dance
808 State-Ride
Model 500 -Off To Battle
808State-Pacific State
Santana – Aspirations
Martin Denny -Quite Village

Mix Two – Current Favourites
Sneaky – Mental
Origami H313-Flaash
Sisters of Transistors-The Don
Mr Ishy-Crab Crab Crab Houdinis Tank
The Whip-Black Out Chrome
Hoof -Pronoid

Mix Three – Back To The Old Skool
Bobby Kondors – Nervous Acid
Coley – Let There Be House
Altern 8 – Infiltrate 202
Paul Sirrell- Give A little
DJ Skinner – Finally
Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend
Aphro Head – While They Watch
The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
Azuli – Azuli
Victor Romeo – Acid Rain
Disco Party – UW YER
Rupture & RU – Player One
Freak Like Me – Spork
DeeJay Punc Roc – My Beatbox
Trainer Trash – Kill That Noise
Lol Hammond – Disco Dust
Demon Heart – You Are High
David James – Always Permanent
Davey Boy – All I Do
Altern 8 – Inastate
Da Juice – Heal The Angels