Paul Hardcastle



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The Beat Bash – 23 January 2014

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What Time Is Love? by The KLF
Killer by Seal
Gangster by Electronic
Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald
19 by Paul Hardcastle
Sympathy For The Devil by Laibach
Tension by The Force Dimension
Rhythm Of Time by Front 242
Consolidated by Consolidated
Euphoric by Delerium

“But what’s puzzling you is the nature of my game…”

I was texting with my friend Andrew as I was putting this mix together. He’s English, and likes that I throw in what he considers pop tunes. While an artist like Seal has certainly enjoyed mainstream success, I tend to think of him as being on the fringes of pop at the time Killer was re-recorded (from an earlier collaboration with Adamski) and re-released. The remix was done by William Orbit at the same time he was remixing artists like Nitzer Ebb, and it wasn’t commercial to my ears. “In fact,” I said, “there’s quite a dark undercurrent running through this entire mix. We’ve got a rave classic which is based on a musical snippet from ‘Judas’ Death’ in Jesus Christ Superstar, a killer, a gangster, voodoo, the Vietnam War, the Devil, tension, Belgians, political vegans, and a Front Line Assembly side project with lots of sci-fi and horror movie samples.”

I was very amused to realize that “Belgians” and “political vegans” were things I considered dark by default.

Paul Hardcastle


Kavity Door Prize – The 50 Pound Note Retro Mix
(Original upload date 10 February 2006)

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Jay talks about John Hughes and Shermer, IL, from Dogma
9 To 5 by Dolly Parton
Let Me Go! (12″ Version) by Heaven 17
Atomic Dog by George Clinton
Samantha finds out what happened to her panties from Sixteen Candles
19 by Paul Hardcastle
I Heard A Rumour (Horoscope Mix) by Bananarama
Sussudio (Extended Mix) by Phil Collins
Boy (Extended Version) by Book Of Love
(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Groove Collision TMC Mix) by The Human League
Big Time (Electrokingdom’s Main Mix Extended) by Peter Gabriel
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (White Label) by Hall & Oates
Love On Your Side (White Label) by The Thompson Twins
Sex (I’m A…) Dwarf (Soft Cell vs. Berlin) by Peter Black
Bigmouth Strikes Again (White Label) by The Smiths
Never Say Never (Long Version) by Romeo Void
I’m Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli

I was asked to mix one of the door prize CDs to be given away at Kavity, an 80’s-themed party in San Francisco. Some of these songs were in my final set – others weren’t. I tried to strike a balance between original mixes of classic tracks, some edgier fare, and new mixes of old favorites. I wanted it to be retro without feeling tired and boring.

Kavity was the 2nd of 3 annual parties: Kandy, Kavity, and SugarKRASH.