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 label owner, DJ and producer Peter Oakden to spin some of the records that have influenced him over the years.
As well as co-owning of one of our favourite labels Fifty Fathoms Deep with (Craig Smith) he has been pumping out some quality tracks on the likes of Local Talk and Japanese label Sound of Speed to name a few.
Nice one brother P!
Ste & Terser
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Waiting In Vain
Jimmi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary (Live)
Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave – Medley (Pt.1)
D’Angelo – Brown Sugar
The Beatles – Come Together
TLC – Waterfalls
Jay Dee – African Rhythms
Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)
V – Born Again (ft. Jill Scott)
A Tribe Called Quest – The Jam
Suite For Ma Dukes Orchestra – Untitled/Fantastic (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)
Warren G – Do You See
A few words from Peter:
The music I’ve selected for this mix has many memories from my family, friends. From my earliest days all the way through to today. I asked my mum, brother and sister to pick a song each that reminded them of memories shared between me and them. I chose The Beatles for my late farther.. He loved them and we shared a lot of time together listening to them when i was a kid. Also in there is the first record i ever bought, my influences, memorable concert moments… things like that. Every single song has some-kind of meaning to me in some way or another. No doubt ill get picked up by a few family and friends about missing some out but hey, you could maybe do one of these mixes 100 times over right!
Q&A: What was the first record you bought that made you realise that you wanted to be a DJ / Producer?
I was influenced more to be a DJ first than a producer, being a producer came much later down the line for me. There was a few records influencing me at the time but one that really hit me was Session 9 – Welcome To The Magic Sessions (Choo-Choo’s Deep In Jersey Remix Pt.2). I heard it first as a spotty teeneger when Pete Bromley played it one night at the legendary Golden in 1999. He was working in our local record store Global Groove at the time and i went to buy it off him the very next day. The records sat right here next to me.
What record makes you most nostalgic?
Anything by The Beatles, Rolling Stones or Jimmy Hendrix really. I just have really strong memories of being with my late farther when i hear anything by these artists.
What is your favourite end of night record?
Maybe something like Wood, Brass & Steel – Funkanova.
Do you have a guilty pleasure record?
I never have guilty pleasures with music… I either dig it or not. Good music is good music to me, no matter what genre.
What is your most treasured piece of vinyl?
I don’t really collect that many records to be honest. As much as i love a record for nostalgic reasons I guess it’s because I’ve been brought up through the digital era. I think the most treasured I’ve bough over the past 12 months though is The Pyramids – Otherworldly. It was their first studio album in over 35 years, amazing cosmic jazz.