Monday, 16 February 2009

Begin the begin

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An experiment. A need to share. Self promotion. Ego.

There are a few reasons why i've chosen to do this. Post music that i think people may enjoy hearing. In 1996 when myself and John Mac started DJ'ing under the name of our band Magic Alex the idea was to embrace rampant eclecticism and in doing so create a place where people could come and dance with no expectations. Of course now this kind of musical free-for-all is the norm, but back then the idea of playing the likes of Lonnie Donegan, Lil Louis, The Upsetters, Sabres Of Paradise and AC/DC, The Impressions and Tom Tom Club back to back just DID NOT HAPPEN.

Some hipsters used to sneer that we were no more than Wedding DJ's because with absolutely no sense of irony we'd happily spin Shaggy's Oh Carolina or John Paul Young's Love Is In The Air whilst some joy seekers were confused by our love of all that was being released on Morr Music or our absolute need to play Neu!'s Hallogallo EVERY time we played. But, by the time we got a residency at Hospital Radio in North London circa 2000 most had cottoned on that the idea was to have FUN.

Ok, so let's post some Mp3's and see if this thing works.

First up a bloody fantastic, silly little sci-fi number by The Alan Parsons Project which i used to groove to as a 14 year old when everybody else i knew was digging into either The Style Council, Duran Duran or Howard Jones.

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Second up is a song to get any party started, Vicious Rap by Tanya "Sweet Tee" Winley

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and finally, the greatest piece of recorded music i've ever heard, The Flamingo's I Only Have Eyes For You.

flamingos.mp3


See you next time

5 comments:

sammy said...

not heard aby of these ones before, but they all rock.

Anonymous said...

That totally hit the spot after just waking up from a nap! thx! ;-D

Looking forward to more.

But in the meantime you've got me jonesing for some Shaggy's 'Oh Carolina'...off to go sort through my CDs for it now.

Twilight said...

So excited to be part of the Magic Alex blog :) You guys are great and I look forward to checking out all the stuff you feel like sharing :)

nicola said...

those were the good old days!!i also recall DJ Diamond spinning the wheels of steel and went down a storm!!!

steelwater said...

I'm happy you decided to open this blog! (: