Monthly archives: December 2016

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Yesterday’s Shadow Before Christmas

I returned to Yesterday’s Shadow for a Christmas party refreshingly clear of the obvious cheesy hits. In an attempt to bring together the best of this event in 2016, we had a total of seven DJs playing. Here’s my contribution to the evening’s music:

Set 1 – 10:40pm

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Monkey’s On Juice
Cocteau Twins – Lorelei
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)
Erasure – Stop!
The Communards – Disenchanted
Depeche Mode – People Are People
The Human League – Blind Youth
Fad Gadget – Love Parasite
Joy Division – Isolation
The B-52s – Planet Claire
The Cramps – Drug Train
Bauhaus – Lagartija Nick

Set 2 – 1:20am

OMD – Enola Gay
Nena – 99 Luftballons
David Bowie – Sound and Vision
Killing Joke – Eighties
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
Madness – Our House
New Order – True Faith

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – December 2016

As is now the tradition, Scott and myself went to Aces and Eights to run our quarterly Open Request List event once the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale was done. All but the first few songs and the final phase were requests.

Set 1

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Johnny Cash – Man In Black
The Eagles – Hotel California
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
The Mission – Like A Hurricane
Flesh For Lulu – Baby Hurricane
Faith and the Muse – Shattered In Aspect
Gary Numan – Films
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

Set 2

The Damned – New Rose
Virgin Prunes – Pagan Lovesong
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record) (7″ Version)
And One – Military Fashion Show
A Split Second – The Colosseum Crash
Project Pitchfork – Rain
David Bowie feat NIN – I’m Afraid of Americans
The Young Gods – Skinflowers
Marilyn Manson – The Dope Show
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Set 3

David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alvie
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Boston – Smokin’
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressen Man
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Pat Benetar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Final Tag-Team

Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
The Zombies – Time Of The Season
The Doors – Strange Days
ELP – Lucky Man
Black Sabbath – Iron Man
The Yardbirds – Heart Full Of Soul
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
13th Floor Elevators – Levitation
The Black Angel – Evil Things
Legendary Pink Dots – Belladonna
Nick Cave – Jack The Ripper
Joe Fagin – Breakin’ Away
Outro: Vangelis – Tears In Rain

Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale – December 2016

The 10th Anniversary of the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale occured at the Tufnell Park Dome, and as usual, Scott and myself were on hand to provide music, along with guest DJ Dancefloor Landmine. I’ve actually been doing this slot for 8 years now, and I’m still finding something fresh to play.


We got started earlier than usual, so I took the chance to play a long instrumental, just like I did in the early days.

Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn Part 1
Spectra*Paris – Silent Night
L’Orchestre Noir – The Last Train
Ain Soph – White Guard
The Strawbs – The Hangman And The Papist
Howard Goodall – Space Walk Theme (from Red Dwarf Series 1)
Angelo Badalamenti – Laura Palmer’s Theme
Hendricus Ruseler (aka Russel B) – Mountain Dust
Richard H.Kirk – Freezone
Konzept – Hypnautic Beats
Syntec – The Blind Love The Blind
Das Präparat – Hysterie
The Weathermen – Punishment Park
Legend – Benjamite Bloodline
Vision Talk – Confession
Me The Tiger – Heartbeats
Kite – Castle Of Sand
Last July – Nothing Else But You


Back to what I know best…

Funker Vogt – Tragic Hero (Haat Klapp Mix)
Yeht Mae – Transmission
AmGod – Paranoia
Trial – Für Zwei
Dorsetshire – Herzschlag
Les Berrtas – Der Knochenschäler
Grausame Töchter – Untergang
Eisenfunk – Jinglefunk
Heimatærde – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Robotiko Rejekto – Rejekto (Retrospective Mix)
Schramm – Rattenspiel
Akalotz – Blood Pressure
A Split-Second – Mambo Witch (7″ version)
Front 242 – Rhythm Of Time
Die Krupps – Volle Kraft Voraus (Too Much History Version)

At 5pm, I played the Reverend Horton Heats version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, Scott put in the Cocteau’s “Frosty The Snowman” and let Simon Landmine handle the closedown whilst we went over the road to start the Open Request List.