Monday, August 6, 2007

Chip chip, pbbbbbpbbb, ahhh, and all that mess

I used to listen to the Wake Up Show pretty religiously back around 95-99 and I taped a lot of the shows. Unfortunately I didn't label the tapes with any info, so I don't really remember exact dates. Here are 4 dj spots that I always liked. The first one is DJ Aladdin spinning some classic breaks live (without using heapdhones). This used to, and still does, blow me away. When he gets to "Billie Jean" he kills it. I think this was around '95 or '96.

DJ Aladdin Live On The Wake Up Show

The second clip is a mix that DJ Babu played one night. I don't know if he made it specifically for the Wake Up Show, but as far as I can remember this one was pre-recorded and not performed live. I can't remember eaxactly, but the intro makes me think it's pre-recorded. He runs through some classics and even throws in a few lesser known groups like The Chosen Ones and Asher D & Daddy Freddy.

DJ Babu Live On The Wake Up Show

The third clip is the "Memory Lane" mega mix by DJ Revolution. Similar to the Babu mix, Revolution runs through some classics, but includes some tracks you don't hear too often, like The Brothers "I Got Rhythm."

DJ Revolution "Memory Lane" megamix

The fourth clip is one Kut Masta Kurt's "Classics to the New School" segments. Kurt would periodically stop by the show and do these sets. The basic premise is playing original breaks/samples back to back with the songs that sampled them. The actual djing isn't mind blowing or anything, but I don't think that was the point. The "Another Wake Up Show Classic" voice gets to be a little annoying, but it's still a fun little segment.

Kut Masta Kurt "Classics to the New School"