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Cookie-Dough Guest Mix 8 with Ziggy Phunk
Welcome to the Cookie-Dough Guest mix where we invite some of favourite DJ / Producers to answer a few questions and dig deep into their collections and put together a mix of records that have influenced them over the years.
For this episode we welcome Copenhagen based DJ and record collector Ziggy Phunk.
Nice one Ziggy!
Ste & Terser
A few words from Ziggy…
I was happy to be asked by the guys from CookieDoughMusic, Terser & Ste, to do a mix for them with music that has influenced and moved me over the years- and that music from any genre could be included & used. This gave me the opportunity to create a really diverse and all-around mix with songs I love and adore.
So much music have influenced me in all kind of genres throughout the years, so it was difficult to choose which songs & what genres to include in the mix and still keep it to around 90 minutes, I wanted to include some of my favorite house tunes (I am a house head as well) and some more disco, but I had to omit them because of the time limit! But these songs & gems are some that has really influenced and moved me over the years and in my childhood and teen years.
In this 90 min long mix you will hear everything from Rock to Pop to Italo to Funk & Disco to Slow-burners, Synth-Pop and monster classics. Scroll down to see tracklist.
It was a pleasure doin’ it and I hope you’ll all like it as much as I did creating & recording it…
1] INXS – Suicide Blonde..: Starting out with this major ass-kicking hit song by Australian rockers INXS. My parents played INXS a lot when I was a child, my mom had all their albums and this is one of my absolute favorite songs by this group, RAW energy!!! This is my own personal extended DJ edit.
2] Yello – The Race..: Yello has as well been played a lot by my parents all the way through my childhood, especially by my father. I decided to include “The Race” from 1988. This track is nothing but FIRE, from the amazing synths, the deep drums to his evil dark voice!!! Again is this my own DJ edit.
3] Prince – Let’s Go Crazy..: One of my favorites by Prince, he opened Orange Stage with this song when I saw his concert at Roskilde festival in 2010. He is one of the most diverse artists ever, countless albums and countless genres. Personal extended edit.
4] Michael Jackson – I Want You Back..: This song just makes me feel good. My personal favorite from The Jackson 5 before Michael went solo in 71.
5] The Commodores – Nightshift..: My parents used to play this a lot while I grew up so the song has a special place in my heart. I’ve always loved the original song released in 85, but to have it remade in Michael Jackson’s memory in this 2010 version, it is truly amazing..!
6] UB40 – Red Red Wine..: Have been chillin’ and relaxing a lot to this great summer tune on my holidays…
7] Starship – Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now..: “Lookin’ in your eyes, I see a paradise”… Amazing 80s love song with some sweet synths! My own dj cut. Removed the part where she screams out the chorus.
8] Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days..: What to say! Great Great Great…
9] Des’Ree – Life..: I was a child in the 90s and remember watching the music video of this on MTV all the time: And the lyrics “Life indeed can be fun, If you really want to, Sometimes living out your dreams, Ain’t as easy as it seems”! This song is just about enjoying the simple things in life….
10] The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else..: Legendary ladies… The guitar & bassline in this is just ABSOLUTE! Drops this one often in my DJ sets!
11] Laura Branigan – Self Control..: Laura’s cover version of the original by RAF from 84, I love both versions in different ways. My own extended dj cut!
12] Scotch – Delirio Mind..: It should not be any surprise for you who know- or follow me that I have a love for Italo Disco, and this track was one of the first Italo songs I got introduced to. A true masterpiece… This is the 12” version!
13] Diana Ross – Im Coming Out..: A really happy disco tune, with a catchy horn line and a superb rhythm electric guitar, chose this because my mom used to play the 12”. Diana thought that “I’m Coming Out” was a song about her leaving Motown Records but Nile Rodgers says he had to lie to the singer. Nile Rodgers got the idea for “I’m Coming Out” after noticing three different drag queens dressed as Diana Ross at a New York nightclub called the GG Barnum Room.
14] Sophie Ellis Bextor – Murder on the Dancefloor..: This song could’ve been written in any of the past 3 decades, and that’s part of its charm in my opinion. A really great disco infected pop song, and I love this chilled out balearic mix!
15] Modern Talking – You’re My Heart, You’re My soul..: A cheesy love- but yet outstanding classic synthpop tune… My own extended DJ edit (find it on my soundcloud for a free download)…
16] Koto – Visitors..: I got introduced to this Italo monster tune by my Italo friend & record collector Jeff. This song is just Badass. This is the typically Italo disco sound for the Italo that was released between 1981-1984! Some of those special synths sounds were never made again…
17] Tom Jones – Sex Bomb..: This is just a pumping, hollering groove and I love this remix!
18] Janet Jackson – Together Again..: I have some really good memories attached to this song I was 8 years when this came out. “Together again” still has the power to put a smile on my face, and I don’t think that will ever change…
19] Earth, Wind & Fire – September..: This was one of the very first Disco songs I ever heard.
20] Yazoo – Don’t Go..: Another quality 80s jam with an incredible huge powerful voice and synths pads. Had a difficult time deciding to include this or “Situation”, both classics, but chose this one as it was the first one I heard from Yazoo. The 80s was with no doubt the best musical decade ever.
21] New Order – Blue Monday..: Just a stunning explosion of drum machines & wibbly synths. This is the 1988′ mix…
What was the first record you bought that made you realise that you wanted to be a DJ?
Actually it was not a purchasement of a record that made me realise I wanted to be a DJ or do edits. I was almost, thanks to my parents, born with a pair of headphones in my ears & always had a huge passion & addiction for music, and this encouraged me to be a DJ.
What record makes you most nostalgic?
It must be “Sort Sol – Glamourpuss”. On that album there’s a song called “Let your fingers do the walking”, it gives me the chills every time I listen that song, so many childhood memories attached to this. – this song is as well the soundtrack for a great Danish horror/thriller movie from 94 called “Nattevagten”…
What is your favourite end of night record?
That depends on the night and event…
Do you have a guilty pleasure record?
I really don’t have any guilty pleasures. I stand by all the bands, songs & artists that I listen to, even if it’s a weird, funny italo tune, or a great Country song by Brad Paisley.
If you like the song, you like the song, don’t care what everyone else thinks…
What is your most treasured piece of vinyl?
Despite all my rare funk, disco & Italo records it still must be “Michael Jackson – Thriller”. I am a die-hard Michael Jackson fan and this was as well one of the very first records I bought!