Listening Along To Chrissy's YEAR OF MIXTAPES


Claudja Barry; Love For The Sake Of Love (Casablanca)
Love International; Dance On The Groove & Do The Funk (Chrissy Re-Edit) (Moby Dick)
Donna Summer; Love To Love You Baby (Casablanca)
Peter Brown; Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me (T.K. Disco)
Tamiko Jones; Let It Flow (Tom Moulton Mix) (T.K. Disco)
Jones Girls; You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Philadelphia International)
Evelyn Thomas; Heartless (M&M Mix) (Vanguard)
Giorgio Moroder; Too Hot To Touch (Instrumental) (Teldec)
Robey; Bored & Beautiful (Shep Pettibone Mix) (Silver Blue)
Misty Lane; Contrôle (Celsius)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts; I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby (ZE Records)
Dusty Springfield; Baby Blue (Horse Meat Disco Re-Edit) (Horse Meat Disco)
Sarah Dash; Low Down Dirty Rhythm (Megatone)
Fern Kinney; Groove Me (T.K. Disco)
Boney M; Dancing In The Streets (Sire)
Chris Rainbow; Body Music (Disconet)
Sylvester; I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Fantasy)
Vera; Don’t You Want My Love (Matra)
Sylvester; Give It Up (Don’t Make Me Wait) (Fantasy)
Claudja Barry; If I Do It To You (Ensign)
Sinnamon; I Need You Now (Jive)


hahahaha a sub sub sub genre of disco

“Anyway, here is a mix of stripped-down slimey slutty sunrise disco to serve as the soundtrack for you and your pals doing amyl nitrite and having sex in public”.


Many thanks for making this thread. I never heard of Chrissy before, but I will definitely be checking him out. What caught my eye here was the article about Vinyl and Hardware elitism that is plaguing dance music.

I’m reading his piece right now and I feel he read my mind.

I appreciate any body using vinyl, but claiming that you are a ‘better’ dj because you have a record collection is just silly.


No problem, for me a big part of why I created this thread is to showcase a DJ that I see as a lifer - someone who loves the music so much they study this craft for decades and speak from those studies with a depth of knowledge that bucks certain trends BECAUSE he understands HOW they ebb and flow. He can also go from high brow to low brow in such a smooth way in both his mixes/sets and his interviews. The vinyl/hardware article is a great case, but dude also speaks so well about music as a form of resistance, the importance of dance floors, studios and record stores as creative and accepting spaces for LBGTQ/POC/anyone who needed them. His encyclopedic knowledge is so inspiring to me because it’s not only the music, its a beautiful ethnographic slice of global rituals associated with sound systems and dance from the 70s to the present… plus ive heard a rumor homie has a tattoo on his wrist like a watch and instead of numbers it says “It’s time for the percolator”…thats some midwest shit…:joy:


I definitely dig that. He’s one of the first that I’ve seen who bring up the point that producers/DJ from different cultures/countries don’t necessarily have access to vinyl or gear and discriminating against that is a form of racism. I really dig that.

On DJing, I really love a dj that just loves music in general. I understand that some places people attend to hear a specific genre, though I still believe you can throw in something completely different and still maintain the theme.


Chrissy’s Year of Mixtapes Week 8, Part 1: Bobby Orlando, Musical Genius

The Flirts; Calling All Boys (Unidisc)
The Flirts; Helpless (Telefon)
Girly; Trouble (Riovista)
Roni Griffith; Spies (Vanguard)
Pet Shop Boys; One More Chance (Remix) (Bobcat)
Bobby'O; Still Hott 4 U ("O" Records)
Roni Griffith; (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up (Vanguard)
Oh Romeo; One More Shot (Memo)
Girly; Working Girl (One Way Love Affair) ("O" Records)
Malibu; Lust Or Love (Eurobeat)
Boyd Brothers; Keep It Coming (Bobcat)
Charlene Davis; Aggression (Memo)
Lilly & The Pink; Frustration (Memo)
The Flirts; Boy Crazy ("O" Records)
WOW; Magic Man (Young Man Young Man) (Memo)
Oh Romeo; Try It (I'm In Love With A Married Man) (Bobcat)
Malibu; Look At That Boy (Bobcat)
Oh Romeo; Once Is Not Enough (Oh My! Records)
WOW; Bring On The Men (Memo)
Claudja Barry; Born To Love (Personal)
The Flirts; Dancing Madly Backwards (Remix) (Telefon)
Oh Romeo; These Memories (Bobcat)
Malibu; Goin' Cruisin' (Bobcat)

Chrissy’s Year of Mixtapes Week 8, Part 2: Bobby Orlando, Rip-Off Artist

The B-52s; Rock Lobster (Sire)
Barbie & The Kens; Just A Gigolo (Vanguard)
Lime; Unexpected Lovers (Matra)
Bobby 'O' & Claudja Barry; Whisper To A Scream (Meno Vision)
New Order; Blue Monday (Factory)
Divine; Love Reaction (Bobcat)
Dead Or Alive; You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Epic)
Girly; Saving Myself ("O" Records)
Stacey Q; 2 Of Hearts (Atlantic)
Hotline; Ready Or Not ("O" Records)
Blondie; Call Me (Chrysalis)
Roni Griffith; Hot Lover (Vanguard)
Patrick Cowley; Menergy (Megatone)
Divine; Shoot Your Shot ("O" Records)


heard this mix on heavy rotation during the last weeks! incredible tunes!


Blame; Groove Research (Movin’ Shadow)
Cloud Nine; Blissful Ignorance (Tango Remix) (Movin’ Shadow)
D’Cruze; Heaven (Suburban Base)
Eddie; Intelligent Drummer (One Touch Recordings)
DJ Food; Fungle Junk (Ninja Tune)
Essence of Aura; Let Love Shine Through (Movin’ Shadow)
Tek 9; Slow Down (Nookie Remix) (Reinforced)
Jazz Juice; Jazz Juice (Precious Materials)
DJ Krush feat. Black Thought & Malik B; Meiso (4Hero Remix) (Mo’Wax)
Run Tings & Liftin’ Spirits; Invincible (Suburban Base)
The Noise of Art; Rollin’ Deep (Smokey Joe Remix—Chrissy Re-Edit) (Suburban Base)
Omni Trio; Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix) (Movin’ Shadow)
Red One; Alive & Kicking (Remix) (Liftin’ Spirits)
Flynn & Flora; Dream Of You (Independent Dealers)
Boogie Times Tribe; My Soul (Roni Size & Krust Remix) (Suburban Base)
SDS; Future Feelings (Echo Drop)
The Art of Noise; Island (Seiji Remix) (China)
Jason Mouse; Better World (Sm:)e)
DJ Phantasy; Atmosphere (Alex Reece Remix) (Rogue Trooper)
Tek 9; 74 Inches Above Sea Level (SSR)
ILS & G-Force; Nocturnal (Echo Drop)
Rogue Unit; Dance of the Sarooes (Labello Blanco)
Tight Control; Sax Lick 1 (Chrissy Edit) (Bear Necessities)
Mikey James; The Rhys Project (Suburban Base)
A Guy Called Gerald; Life Unfolds His Mystery (Juice Box)


so far out of all these i keep going back to the Bleep mix the most…it seems to fit doing work on the computer moods the best…


FUUUCK this Ambient Jungle mix is relentless and so chill at the same time! My favorite so far…


guessing he gets to play this stuff out a bit more these days…

Chrissy’s Year of Mixtapes Week 11, Side A: 1990s Vocal House

Colonel Abrams; I'm Caught Up (MicMac)
Jomanda; I Cried The Tears (Ralphi Rosario Extended Vocal) (Big Beat)
Björk; Crying (Elektra)
Jamie Principle; Date With The Rain (Smash Records)
Deee-Lite; Power Of Love (12" Mix) (Elektra)
Cathy Dennis; Touch Me (All Night Long) (Chrissy Re-Edit) (SBK)
Alison Limerick; Where Love Lives (Perfecto Mix) (Arista)
Photon Inc. f. Paula Brion; Generate Power (Club Mix) (Strictly Rhythm)
Funky Green Dogs From Outer Space; Reach For Me (Murk)
Annie Lennox; Little Bird (House of Gypsies Version) (Arista)
Coco Steel & Lovebomb; Set Me Free (Chrissy Re-Edit) (Warp)
Masters At Work f. India; I Can't Get No Sleep (MK Remix) (Cutting Records)
Swing 52; The Joy You Bring (Original Classic Twelve) (Cutting Records)
Madonna; Deeper & Deeper (Shep Pettibone Deep Makeover) (Maverick)

Chrissy’s Year of Mixtapes Week 11, Side B: 1990s Vocal House

Utah Saints f. Gwen Guthrie; What Can You Do For Me? (Chrissy Re-Edit) (FFRR)
Cathy Dennis & David Morales; Find The Key To Your Life (SBK)
Repercussions; Promise Me Nothing (Dusk 'Til Dawn Sampladelic RMX) (Reprise)
Bizarre Inc. f. Angie Brown; Took My Love (Knew Family Club Mix) (Vinyl Solution)
CeCe Peniston; Finally (Classic Funk Mix) (A&M)
Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes f. Maurissa Rose; Let Us Pray (Tedd & Hippie RMX) (Bold! Soul Records)
Kings of Tomorrow; Ancestors (Blackwiz Vocal Mix) (Deep Vision Records)
Opus III; When You Made The Mountain (MK Remix) (EastWest)
Abstract Truth; We Had a Thing (Matty's Body & Soul Mix) (Streetwave)
Madison Avenue; Don't Call Me Baby (The Dronez Old School Vocal Mix) (VC Recordings)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam; Let The Beat Hit 'Em (C+C Club Mix) (Epic)
Reality; Yolanda (Strictly Rhythm)
DSK; What Would We Do? (Steve "Silk" Hurley RMX) (FFRR)
Crystal Waters; Gypsy Woman (Stripped To The Bone) (Mercury)
NuYorican Soul f. Roy Ayers; Sweet Tears (One Rascal Edit) (Talkin' Loud / BBE)
Martha Wash; Come (Danny D RMX) (Logic)


Orbital; Chime (FFRR / Internal)
Baby D; Day Dreaming (Can You Handle It Mix) (Production House)
The Shamen; Move Any Mountain (Devil Mix) (One Little Indian / Epic)
The KLF; Last Train To Trancentral (KLF)
The Art of Noise; Shades of Paranoimia (Carl Cox Remix) (China)
Rhythm On The Loose; Break Of Dawn (The One After D)
Orbital; Choice (FFRR / Internal)
808 State; Cubik (Ex:El Version) (ZTT)
Soundsource; Take Me Up (Chrissy Re-Edit) (FFRR)
MIDI Rain; Eyes (Bizarre Inc. Remix) (Vinyl Solution)
Opus III; It’s A Fine Day (EastWest)
Dream Frequency; Feel So Real (CityBeat)
Smart Systems; The Tingler (Remix) (Jumpin’ & Pumpin’)
Eon; Fear: The Mindkiller (Vinyl Solution)
Zero Zero; Zeroxed (Kickin’)
Nexus 21; Sychologic P.S.P. (Network)
Isotonik; Different Strokes (Ffrreedom)
Altern 8; Infiltrate 202 (Altern 8 vs. Astrix & Space Re-Remix) (Network)
The Prodigy; Charly (Alley Cat Mix) (XL)
Phuture Assassins; Shot Like Dis (Suburban Base)
Shut Up & Dance; Green Man (Rum & Black Mix) (Shut Up & Dance)
SL2; DJs Take Control (XL)
Bizarre Inc.; Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) (Vinyl Solution)
Alternative Dance Indulgence; Testify (white)
2 Bad Mice; Bombscare (Movin’ Shadow)
SL2; The Noise (Remix) (XL)
Altern 8; Activ-8 (Network)
The Prodigy; Your Love (XL)


Late to the game, but I’ll jump right on it!

Nelly; Hot In Herre (Universal)
Busta Rhymes; Fire It Up (Remix) (Elektra)
South Rakkas Crew feat. Kid Foreigner & Bigga Boss; Hotter Than Them (Mad Decent)
Heatwave; Too Hot To Handle (Epic)
Tasha Thomas; Hot Buttered Boogie (Atlantic)
Vicki Sue Robinson; Hot Summer Night (Dub) (Prelude Records)
The Sugarhill Gang; Hot Hot Summer Day (Sugar Hill Records)
Shirley Lites; Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (West End Records)
Risqué; Burn It Up Mr. DJ (Chrissy Re-Edit) (Polydor)
Klinte Jones; In The Heat Of The Night (Oh My! Records)
Martha & The Vandellas; Heatwave (Motown)
Tony Curtis; Rollin' (Flabba Music)
Natural Black; Beautiful Morning (Flabba Music)
Lady G; Good Man Short (Main St.)
Beenie Man; Who Am I? (Greensleeves)
Dutty Cup Crew; Stick-Up (Greensleeves)
Mr. Vegas; Nike Air (Greensleeves)
Sean Paul; Infiltrate (Greensleeves)
Spragga Benz; Strong Performer (Greensleeves)
New Young Pony Club feat. Rubi Dan; Ice Cream (The Heatwave Remix) (unreleased)
Sammy Bananas; Summer Bounce (Fools Gold)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince; Summertime (Jive)
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell; Beautiful (Priority)
The Art of Noise feat. Rakim; Metaforce (Rhythm Masters Remix) (ZTT)
Basement Jaxx; Red Alert (Jaxx Club Mix) (XL)
MK; Burning (Mr. Roy's Sezoo Vocal Mix) (Activ)
Frankie Knuckles; The Whistle Song (Sound Factory 12") (Virgin)
Erykah Badu / Dandruff Truckers; Way Back (Bar-B-Q)
The Underdog Project; Summer Jam (Loop Dance Constructions)
Soft Tigers / Waxmaster Maurice / DJ Pillsbury; Ice Cream (Chrissy Blend) (unreleased)


This one usually flows really good as well, and all in all has a few really good transitions when considering the wild genre jumps, but I’m not too hot for the selection in this one. Seems sometimes the theme of the song was more important than the content. Would probably work better live at a party, but when listened to through headphones the flaws become more apparent. Probably the one I liked the least up until now, but can’t wait for more next week!


yea, honestly on this mix i could see it having much more of a memory triggering effect for Americans as opposed to European listeners. Lots of these tracks took me back to a time and place that quite well could be a culturally defined and exclusive experience.