Friday the 13th Part VIII: BOYDZONE Takes Manhattan
Dropping by with a boatload of tracks both old & new from across the Spooky Music Spectrum 🎃
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Sorry for the lapse in zone — it’s been a while 😛
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Hoping to make up for it by sending over this humongous Halloween playlist I’ve got and highlight some personal favs from the spooky canon.
BOYDZONE HALLOWEEN SPOOKY SHUFFLE
Unfortunately hosted on Spotify but I used a free trial on some website to auto-convert it to YouTube (only 200 tracks) as well if you can’t stomach the Spotify.
No Name - Jason's Revenge (Jason Jacks The Dub)
This is the gold standard IMO when it comes to Halloween House. All the absurd theatrical jack horror of Bam Bam’s equally iconic spooky classic “Where’s Your Child” but a little deeper, a little more jack than acid although both present and accounted for. Fondly remember excitedly sending WTCHCRFT this track the day we met <3
CBF - The Ultimate Code
Dramatic jacky ominous spooky machine music bliss!! Found this on this great Techno Party compilation from Dance Factory in 1992 which contains the eternal House Crew rave classic “Keep the Fire Burning” and some other big spooky Masterpieces of Rave type beats like BitbyBit’s fuckin insane “Hardcore Is the Future.”
Human Blood - Blood City Funk (Short Version)
I found Human Blood a few years back when I was doing an deep dig of North Carolinian countercultural freak music type stuff. They were a horror-obsessed funk band based out of Greensboro, NC right by where I grew up. I can’t find the long version of this song or much else from the band but lord I’ve run this one OUT. Southern Funk for skeletons! There’s a breakdown where they chant “The blood is on ya! The blood is on ya!” It doesn’t get any better than this!!
Flashback Of A Genius - The Stalker (Laugh-a-pella)
I was heavily considering making a DJ mix entirely based around laughter earlier this year. Ended up semi-scrapping the idea in favor of whatever my Somersault “Locked in the Vocal Booth Dub Mix” was (note the laughter theme regardless). I did find some amazing cuts I’ve found lots of use for in the digging process — especially this incredible “laugh-a-pella” which is a third CDJ marvel.
Javen Souls - Future (Maurice Fulton Mix)
In line with the rest of the tracks on the erratic handful of Bubbletease Communications Classics volumes that Maurice Fulton has chucked out digitally over the last decade or so, I’m not particularly sure what exactly “Future (Maurice Fulton Mix)” is besides uhhh Maurice doing Maurice. Superbly organic machine funk dread fog stuff that reminds me of Drummy’s remixes for Sorry Records this year in tone in a way. This one’s really similar in vibe to another creepy biofunk weapon in the Bubbletease Classics canon — Orphies - “ Love the Flute (Maurice Fulton Remix).”
One of those “Google only shows Spotify and YouTube” tracks - I found a 1997 V/A 2x12” deal It’s A DJ Thing 4 with what appears to be the original mix (still produced by Maurice Fulton) alongside some interesting tracks I gotta check out from Phil Asher and the Def Mix crew — Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie, Eric Kupper…
Dubstep Halloween Monsters - Monster Bass Mash
This is really a staggering record all things considered. Tone is off the charts. There’s a deep modulated male vocal talking in the background that reminds me of Kool and The Gang’s “Jungle Boogie” (which is fucking perfect highly recommend listening to it frequently in your life). Algorithm american edm dubstep — the future is now and its spooky!!
Kool And The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Kool And The Gang - Jungle Boogie (The Reflex Revision)
Just came across this now looking up a link for the original — insanely fun last 2.5 minutes on this edit from supremely competent disco edit fixture Reflex.
Outkast - Dracula’s Wedding (ft. Kelis)
Honestly its a humongous shame that Outkast didn’t get a budget to make a video for every track off Speakerboxxx/The Love Below — hard to accept the fact that a concept track about Dracula (Andre 3000) and his bride (Kelis) doesn’t have a video!! I gotta run back that record soon — it’s been forever.
Gnarls Barkley - The Boogie Monster
Another spooky theatrical sound effect laden 2000s r&b/pop jam. This was the first record I ever bought because I read a positive review (Rolling Stone or Spin) without hearing any of the music. Got a CD the day it came out at Walmart in 2006. I believe I also bought a Mxpx compilation with like 75 songs on it too the same day.
Thanks for reading! You can catch me on Twitter and listen to my DJ mixes and radio shows here. Have got a Spontaneous Affinity mix coming out soon too, a recording of my set in June opening for DJ Delish and Leonce at Nowadays. Also throwing our biggest Sorry Records party ever on November 4th !! Info below - tickets still cheap —> https://ra.co/events/1596151 🥳 🐡
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