Seven 45s: Stock, Aitken & Waterman

There is something about the brevity of playing Seven 45rpm (7 inch) records.
It is enough to convey a message, create a feeling, tell a story, and much, much more, but doesn’t consume too much listener time.
Further to this, in terms of starting out in DJing, it is easy and cheap to start collecting 7 inch records. A quick trip to the charity shop will get you a record player and a clutch of 45s.
During a 1 or 2 hour radio show or podcast you may dip into and out of the music over the course of a listen thru.
Seven 45s is less daunting and can hopefully inspire other people into looking at music differently & to do the same & create there own Seven 45s set(s).
“Seven 45s” maybe a concise format, but that doesn’t mean inferior.
Just like 45s themselves have to distill down the (usually longer) full version of the track, Seven 45s sets distill down DJ mixing to the quinticential Seven 45rpm 7 inch records.
Seven 45s allows DJs to be less concerned with beat matching as “mixing” in the traditional sense doesn’t have to apply. Letting tracks play out to the noisy end is fine in Seven 45s, as long as the next track is played promptly after with no large pauses.
The flow of a Seven 45s recording doesn’t have to be synced or beat matched.
Think of Seven 45s like the vinyl based musical equivalent of Haiku’s, easy to start doing yourself, but can take a lifetime to master.

The rules:

Seven tracks from seven different 7 inch 45rpm records “Seven 45s”

That’s it.

Seven 45s

This is my first one.

For this Seven 45s I’ve decided to focus on the 80s production powerhouse Stock, Aitken & Waterman. If you don’t know that name I am certain you will recognise the music. From Kylie to Bananarama to Dead Or Alive “S.A.W” were the production team behind more than 100 UK top 40 hits!
Here is my “Seven 45s” from there back catalog.

Tracklist:

Bananarama – Venus
Mel & Kim – Showing Out
Pat & Mick – I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet
Kylie Minogue – Hand On Your Heart
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts
Dead Or Alive – Your Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

For more on my Seven 45s go here: http://www.whistla.com/2015/10/01/seven-45s/

Wake & Bake Breakfast on Sub.FM 30th September 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 30th September 2015

This is the second of 3 “Wake & Bake Breakfast” Shows I am doing this week on Sub.FM

Big thanks to everyone that locked in live!

Be sure to lock into the next installments on Friday 2nd October 2015 8-10am UK Time! Full info can be found on Whistla.com

Tune into my regular show every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:

Skream – Dutch Flowers
John Thomas – In Depth
Ken Booth – Drum Song
Spanner – White Label
Submerse – Dreamin
Nu-Birth – Anytime (Dem 2 Nice ‘n’ Sleazy Mix)
KLF – What Time Is Love
Prince Malachi – 1966 (Emmanuel I Mix)
Mixman Dub Section – 1966 (Kings House Dub)
Mixman Dub Section – 1966 (Holy Reverance Dub)
Mixman Dub Section – 1966 (Kings House Dub II)
Martyn – Broken
Mickey Finn And Aphrodite ‎– Bad Ass !
Carpainter – Brok Y
Luka Tacon – Hard Times
Midmood – Depth A
Kercha & Papa Drap – So Much
PrinceL – Lost In Amnesia
Mokeon – Mkn04
Reezak – Beyond My Mind
The Source featuring Candi Staton ‎– You Got The Love
The Voices of Life – The Word Is Love
Inner City – Big Fun
Uncle Sam – Round The World Girls (Tes La Rok Remix)
UK Apachi With Shy FX – Original Nuttah
Natty King – Trodding

Sub.FM 29th September 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 29th September 2015

Tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:

Andrea Atzeni – Mont Ceniss
Effenem – Dagon
Jelly For The Babies – Erased Memories
Luka Tacon – Hard Times
Midmood – Depth A
Kercha & Papa Drap – So Much
PrinceL – Lost In Amnesia
Aschella – Attraction
Suddenly Strange – I Say (Glasshouse Remix)
Dub Community – Human
Urban Masters – Jay Walk
8TILL – TMH
AOTOA – CIO
GWM – Reach For The Clouds
Oskar Guerrero – Just Now
Nomine – Menacer
Whistla – Nuit Noire
Daitek – Remember Me
Qadafee – Lunar Dew
Saltar – Astary
Farao & George Kagais – Underground Path
Mokeon – Mkn04
Albuquerque – Navio Pirata (Barem Remix)
Effenem – Urly
Vessels – Elliptic (Barker & Baumecker Remix)
Urban Masters – Dreaming

Wake & Bake Breakfast on Sub.FM 28th September 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 28th September 2015

This is the first of 3 “Wake & Bake Breakfast” Shows I am doing this week on Sub.FM

Big thanks to everyone that locked in live!

Be sure to lock into the next 2 installments on Wednesday 30th Sept 2015 & 2nd October 2015 8-10am UK Time! Full info can be found on Whistla.com

Tune into my regular show every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:

Touch – The Rain
DVS1 – Black Russian
Rupie Edwards – Ire Feelings (Skanga)
Larry Heard – Distant Planet
Warrior One – Only You
Zed Bias – Life Is What You Make It
Rozalla – Are You Ready To Fly (Rainbow Mix)
Luciano – Load Up The Kutchie
Guinney Pepper – Lick The Chalice
Macka B – Medical Marijuana Card
Marlon Asher – Ganja Farmer
Mala – Changes
Fugees – Ready Or Not (DJ Zinc Remix)
Carpainter – Brok Y
Tincture – Trepanning
Pale – Those Ships
Gropina – Only You (Whistla Remix)
Clueless – Secret Love (Whistla Remix)
Enigma Dubz – Spend The Day Without You
Qadafee – Delight
Mute:NL – Mutated
Somah – Workhorse (Hajimari Remix)
Nomine – Menacer
MJ Cole – Be Sincere
Raze – Break For Love
Robbie Craig – We Can Make It Happen
Skream – Bahl Fwd
Fallen Feathers – You
Mykal Rose-Too Blessed to Be Stressed

Live at Braindrop 28th February 2008

Recorded live at Braindrop, Jacks Nightclub, London, 28th February 2008.

This was before I launched L2S & is the birthplace of the term “Psychedelic Garage” when one of the promoters was trying to explain what he thought the set sounded like!

The mix is chock full of dubplates from myself (one of which I have no idea what it is called!) M2J (who will have to help me populate the tracklist), and more! As I find out track titles I’ll alter the entry.

I hope you enjoy the blast from the past!

Tracklist:

Whistla – Needle
Whistla – N35
Whistla – Larry
? – ?
Whistla – Riot Squad
M2J – Voltage
Whistla – Chessington
? – ?
Whistla – ?
Mr Pud? – ?
Skream – 2D (Whistla Remix)
M2J – Odd Socks
Whistla – Rain Hits The Sun
M2J – Kop This
Whistla – Heaven
Whistla – Bob
Whistla – ?
Whistla – Weed College

Sub.FM 22nd September 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 22nd September 2015

Tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:

Ochtone – Residue
Daitek – Remember Me
Whistla – Nuit Noire
Monkixx – Orient Ale
Nomine – Stickman
Debonair – Get Active (DJ Fen Remix)
Aems vs Hozier – Take Me To Garage
Qadafee – Lunar Dew
Dwai & Urvin June feat Doug Sure – Beter Get There
Cristiano De Luca – Jam
Mokeon – Mkn04
Lino & Manu – Night Owls
SPD – MBA
Soul Central feat Abigail Bailey – Time After Time (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Spookz – What Is This (Joedan Remix)
Tim Deluxe – Feelings (Club Mix)
Reezak – Beyond My Mind
Mokeon – Mkn03
Cristiano De Luca – Slow
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (Grant Nelson Remix)
Lino & Manu – Early Bird
L’Amour Fou – Da’an
Kollektiv SGP – Behind You
Prangman – Red Star
Drzneday – Absence Of Colours (Raden Remix)
Gate Four – Second Thoughts
Nomine – Menacer
Carpainter – Hookah

Sub.FM 15th September 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 15th September 2015

Tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:

Huum Kin – Genesis
Tim Deluxe – Feelings (Club Mix)
Lino & Manu – Night Owls
SPD – MBA
Soul Central feat Abigail Bailey – Time After Time (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Yuuki Hori – Inception 1.0.2
Alejandro Alfaro – Fly Down
Lojt – Empath
Digital Pilgrims – Back In Love (Ochtone Remix)
Whistla – Nuit Noire
Lakotah – Speakers Bumpin
U$ Alliance & Betty Blue – Waiting In The Sun (Dub Mix)
Enigma Dubz – Airglow
Gropina – Only You (Whistla Remix)
J One – E751
Changin Fazes – Now You Know (UK Garage Dub)
Stonedove – I’m Torn (9Bar Mix)
Tim Deluxe – Feelings (Ice Cream Dub)
Bodwan – Ivory
Reezak – Beyond My Mind (5AM Remix)
Reezak – Beyond My Mind (Original Mix)
Mokeon – Mkn03
Valentino Guerriero – Tattoos of Cupid (Mess Me Remix)
Lino & Manu – Early Bird (Remix)
Lino & Manu – Early Bird (Original Mix)
Felipe Bravo – Grey Rubber
Sasquatch – August
Erik Luebs – Farewells

Sub.FM 8th September 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 8th September 2015

Tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:

Gropina – Just One Thing
Mute:NL – Mutated
J One – E751
Whistla – Nuit Noire
Nixon – Watch Dis
U$ Alliance & Betty Blue – Waiting In The Sun (Dub Mix)
Enigma Dubz – Airglow
Clueless – Secret Love (Whistla Remix)
Midmood – Depth A
Kercha & Papa Drap – So Much
Alex Zed – Palmen
Soul Central feat Abigail Bailey – Time After Time (Yoruba Soul Mix)
SQZ Me – Save Me
Lapien – Ballad Of Man
Discrete Warmth – Frozen
Retrospekt & Platkovsky – Hammerhead (Brodanse Dutch Dub)
Haldyn – Encounters
Glasshouse – The Last Thing I Remember
Cimi – Freedom
Mokujin – Dare (Techno Garage Verion)
Left/Right & Trespass – Sunspot
Lojt – Listen Up
Otis feat Ayo Beatz – Hard Work (Light Work Garage Dub)
Notes of a Drunk Man – Playboy (Jason Laidback Remix)
Somah – Workhorse (Hajimari Remix)
Mankrikk – Love
Enigma Dubz – Between Me & You
Carpainter – Ohayashi

Sub.FM 1st September 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 1st September 2015

Tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:

Pasquale Vessa – London
Whistla – Nuit Noire
Somah – Workhorse (Hajimari Remix)
U$ Alliance & Betty Blue – Waiting In The Sun (Dub Mix)
Mankrikk – Fate
Gropina – Only You (Whistla Remix)
Enigma Dubz – Airglow
Whistla – You’re Honest
Smoosh & Delaki – Vanu Blue
Retrospekt & Platkovsky – Hammerhead (Brodanse Dutch Dub)
Kercha, Papa Drap – So Much
PrinceL – Lost In Amnesia
Aschella – Attraction
Izzet – Sky & Water
Discrete Warmth – Frozen
Boris – Sunday
Jedsa – Jack Is High
Kill3r K & Honk – Ordinary Things
Bob Citrus – Go Hmm
Mokujin – Dare (Techno Garage Version)
Notes of a Drunk Man – Playboy (Jason Laidback Remix)
Left/Right & Trespass – Sunspot
Mankrikk – Love
Mute:NL – Mutated
Midmood – Depth A
Mokujin – A Lickle Sumtin’
Nixon – Watch Dis
Carpainter – Brok Y

Sub.FM 25th August 2015

Recorded live on Sub.FM on 25th August 2015

Tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm UK Time (3-5pm NYC Time / 12-2pm LA Time / Weds 7-9am Melbourne Time)

Tracklist:
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Shltr – Chained In Centuries
Kercha, Papa Drap – So Much
Aschella – Attraction
Ryan James Ford – Arco Pitcairn
Feyser – Chime
Midmood – Depth A
Izzet – Oriental Man
Somah – Workhorse (Hajimari Remix)
Whistla – Nuit Noire
Enigma Dubz – Airglow
Whistla – You’re Honest
Smoosh & Delaki – Vanu Blue
Retrospekt & Platkovsky – Hammerhead (Brodanse Dutch Dub)
Boris – Sunday
Discrete Warmth – Frozen
Emile – 1524403342 B1
PrinceL – Lost In Amnesia
Tony Venn – Feel It
Animalist – Timber
Izzet – Sky & Water
Reewind – To The Strange Land
Life Tone – Molo
Mokujin – Dare (Techno Garage Version)
Bob Citrus – Go Hmm
Jedsa – Jack Is High
Mokujin – A Lickle Sumtin’