Thursday, January 04, 2007

DJ You Don't Know Mixes 800 Songs You Do

I got some minor issues with this one -- particularly the talking every 3 seconds part -- but still worth a post. This DJ mixes 800 classic songs in 48 minutes. How do I know there are really 800? I don't. But it's a lot. See how many songs from our song list you can spot.

800 Classics in 48 Minutes (From Idolator)

And someone who either has WAAAAAYYYY too much free time or is the Rainman of hip-hop posted the tracklisting HERE.

- J. New

16 Comments:

Anonymous confessionsofwex said...

diggedy, admit it, you were the one who typed up the tracklisting. admit it.

10:22 PM  
Blogger The Suit said...

i enjoyed the compilation. kind of light on the kane and heavy on the dmx though for my taste.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

hmmm, i have a few issues with it too, particularly the abuse of digital technology.

2:37 AM  
Anonymous J said...

Elaborate, Kev. Tell 'em why you mad!

9:05 AM  
Blogger russ the bus said...

that was fun.

just realized though, i think i repressed a lot of memories from summer 2002. really, i was perfectly happy to not be reminded that "hot in here" actually happened.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

Let me tell you why I'm mad son, let me tell you why I'm mad.... I I I grew up in the age of vinyl, where you had to practice a mix over and over until you could do it on command while spinning in public. It seems to me that this whole thing was premixed then cut and pasted together. I highly doubt it could have been done live and on the spot digitally and it definitely could not have been done switching vinyl records. I'm all for technology (it even has me contemplating a return to dj-ing), but don't abuse it and make it seem like you're doing something more than you really are. Not to mention, it sounds like one big radio commercial. So yeah, call me mad, call me a hater, but unless I see it done in real time, I'm a little less than impressed.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Wex, will you be taking on Kev's challenge and doing all 800 songs for your opening set?

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Suit said...

do it with instrumentals, and i'll karaoke on that shit, bizitches.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous wex said...

i havent listened to it... but are the tracks blended? or just stopped and started? if they're blended, there's absolutely no way to do it live... with vinyl or serato... or whatever. if they're just brought in... then yea, you could do it with serato (sadly enough) or cdj's. it's the mr. cee style of deejaying. a proper blend (i.e. mix i.e. deejaying) takes some time...

4:53 PM  
Anonymous wex said...

ok, i listened... well, i started to listen to it... but i can't really handle it. that style of leaving a song after 3 songs makes me nauseous.

but yea, to answer kev, he COULD have done that live with serato... but it'd be really tiring. he prolly did a cut and paste job in pro-tools, i imagine.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous RDJ said...

It has to be Pro-Tools or something, because a hell of a lot of those songs have no business being the same tempo. You can hear that there's some time shrinkage / expansion going on on MANY tracks. "So What'cha Want" was one that stood out as way sped up. The only thing impressive about it for me was the thoroughness, and kind of listening to how beats and sounds changed over time. I was impressed that Co.Flow was in there, for instance. But it's impossible to enjoy that shiat.

See y'all in a week!

10:14 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Holy $#!t, if I knew this was gonna turn into some techno-nerd blog, I never would've posted. I'm sticking to youtube videos.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous RDJ said...

J, I hate to break it to you, but it isn't really such a journey from a Hip-Hop-nerd blog to a techno-nerd blog. Overlap is to be expected.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Then you may be the special "guest sign-up" guy when I jump ship. I keed. I keed.

11:26 AM  
Blogger russ the bus said...

Wheres the december pictues at?

4:14 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Soon, my friend. Soon. The egg nog was a little too spiked for our photographer but he's back in action.

8:21 PM  

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