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 their favourite records.
For this episode we have invited DJ, Producer and edit man DownUnder Disco (AKA Steve Cooper) to put together a mix of records that have influenced him over the years!
Nice one Steve!
A lot of time was taken going through my music library to select these tracks , mostly based on artists i have grown up listening to and loving but also with special times or people that relate to the music , i love how any one track can take you back to a certain time in your life :))…. I have included some original tracks but there are also some edits in there too as i have grown very fond of the edits scene and the guys putting them together , taking older songs i love and giving them a dance floor feel and beat . So here it is my 90 minute influences mix …. Enjoy .
Tracklist as follows :-
Bob Marley …Get up Stand up ……(Reflex Edit)
Bill Withers….Ain,t no sunshine …..(Poldoore Remix )
Erykah Badu …Think Twice
Soul II Soul … Keep on Movin
TLC …. Creep
Groove Armada …. My Friend
RE jazz Feat .lisa bassenge …All i Need (MCA edit)
Tina Turner ….Whole lotta love ….(JR Dynamite edit)
Prince …Sign of the times (Evil smarty mess with your mind edit)
Talk Talk …Life’s what you make it (Fingermans Classic edit)
Electra ….Autumn Love
Anita Baker …Sweet love (Autocycle edit)
Michael Jackson … I cant help it (Bad Barbie vs Evil Smarty cant get enough Acid edit)
Michael jackson …. Wanna be where you are …( Walter looks edit)
Randy Crawford & he Crusaders …. Street Life (Master Chic edit)
Chaka Khan …Live in me
Fern Kinney … Together we are Beautiful (Downunder Disco edit)
Gladys Knight ….Taste of Bitter love (Joey Negro Remixed with love).
What was the first record you bought that made you realize that you wanted to be a DJ / Producer?
Leftfield Not Forgotten (Hard Hands mix) …. Would have been 16-17 and just left school was always around my best mates place because he had 1210’s !! Then Eventually i scored a pair of Belt driven turntables !!
What record makes you most nostaligic?
Reunited Peaches and Herb …Always takes me back to being a kid living with my Mum and Sisters ..Mum had the 7 inch record xxx Very emotional track .
What is your favourite end of night record?
Theres a lot that come to mine .. right now … At the River Groove Armada :)) Always good for winding down .
Do you have a guilty pleasure record?
Wham .. Ray of Sunshine …R.i.P George Always loved wham
What is your most treasured piece of vinyl?
Randy Crawford .. Secret Combination Album ..Always gets played at home :))