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The Beat Bash – 27 February 2014

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Hot Doggie by Colourbox
Go! by Tones On Tail
Moan Bloody Moan by Son Of Sam
Your Love Takes Me Higher by The Beloved
Wise Up! Sucker by Pop Will Eat Itself
More & Faster by KMFDM
Kool-Aid by Big Audio Dynamite II
This Corrosion by The Sisters Of Mercy
Higher Than The Sun by Primal Scream
Blissed by Jesus Jones

“My brightest star’s my inner light, let it guide me…”

I learned how to mix records in the production booth at WRFL by using two copies of the same 12″ single, getting them synched up, and crossfading between them. I thought I was pretty good, and tried doing it live on the air starting with my very first show, but man, I sucked.

However, I’d already been doing general format shows for a couple of years, and they were not mixed. I did non-mixed sets on The Beat Bash too, and that’s what we have here. Beatmixing only works when songs are about the same speed, or beats per minute. Sometimes I wanted to put songs together that varied wildly in speed, but told a story…maybe not in the literal sense, but certainly in tone and mood.

Hot Doggie was the first song in the very first promo for the show, back when Brian and Michelle were the hosts. Higher Than The Sun was frequently my first song when I would pick up early morning shifts (6am-8am) at the station during summer and/or winter breaks. Kool-Aid is a big shout-out to Brian F., and This Corrosion is for Ned and Kate (oh no, The Beat Bash has been Raggetted!).

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The Beat Bash – 9 January 2014

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Hello by The Beloved
American Science by Duran Duran
Here To Go by Cabaret Voltaire
Primal Understanding by The Final Cut
White Rabbit by David Diebold
W.F.L. by Happy Mondays
You Me And Everything (Else) by The Shamen
Down In It by Nine Inch Nails
I Touch Roses by Book Of Love
Ace Love Deuce by Finitribe

“Each and every one of you, make it internal!”

It was not uncommon on The Beat Bash for a pop band like Duran Duran to rub shoulders with a much harder act like The Final Cut (with vocals provided by Chris Connelly, of Revolting Cocks/Ministry/Wax Trax fame – and formerly of Finitribe).