Monday, October 3, 2011

Mixes: Mike Gleeson, "80's DJ Mixes"

Over the past few years, quite a few people have asked me what my all-time favorite DJ mix was. The answer was simple, and surprisingly, not a "dance music" mix, at least not in the EDM sense. A few years ago, a Canadian DJ named Mike Gleeson put together a continuous DJ mix composed entirely of rock/pop tracks from the 1980's and early 1990's. Trust me, if you like 80's tracks, you will absolutely love that mix.

I feel like he got a lot of pressure to create a follow-up mix. I certainly wanted him to, since his first mix was the kind of music that I knew inside-out, and love. Anyway, a few weeks ago, he released a follow-up to his original mix.




The download links to both mixes are below. Please note that these two mixes are being hosted on his own server (through Tucows), not through either of my own servers.


Mix Name: "1980's DJ Mix, Volume 1"
Details: 71 minutes playing time.
Link: http://www.djmikegleeson.com/audio/sets/80sMIX_VOLUME1-MIKEGLEESON.mp3

Track Listings:
01. Janet Jackson, "Alright" (Acappella) [1989].
02. Hall & Oates, "I Can't Go For That" [1981].
03. Michael Jackson, "Billy Jean" [1982].
04. Pointer Sisters, "Automatic" (Special Remix) [1983].
05. Salt 'n' Pepa, "Push It" (Acappella) [1987].
06. Prince, "1999" (Long Version) [1982].
07. INXS, "New Sensation" [1987].
08. David Bowie, "Let's Dance" [1983].
09. Run DMC & Aerosmith, "Walk This Way" [1986].
10. Janet Jackson, "Alright" (Acappella) [1989].
11. Tone Loc, "Wild Thing" (Acappella) [1988].
12. Tone Loc, "Wild Thing" [1988].
13. Salt 'n' Pepa, "Push It" [1987].
14. Eddy Grant, "Electric Avenue" [1983].
15. Kool & The Gang, "Celebration" [1980].
16. Rick Astley, "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Acappella) [1987].
17. Rick Astley, "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Original & Cake Mixes) [1987].
18. New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle" (12-Inch Mix) [1986].
19. Dead Or Alive, "You Spin Me Round" (Acappella) [1984].
20. Yello, "Oh Yeah" [1985].
21. Michael Jackson, "Billy Jean" (Acappella) [1982].
22. Tone Loc, "Wild Thing" (Acappella) [1988].
23. Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams" [1983].
24. Salt 'n' Pepa, "Push It" (Acappella) [1987].
25. Steve Miller Band, "Abracadabra" [1982].
26. Men At Work, "Who Can It Be Now?" [1981].
27. Wang Chung, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" [1986].
28. Oingo Boingo, "Weird Science" [1985].
29. Salt 'n' Pepa, "Push It" (Acappella) [1987].
30. Dead Or Alive, "You Spin Me Round" (Murder Mix) [1984].
31. Michael Jackson, "Billy Jean" (Acappella) [1982].
32. Janet Jackson, "Alright" (Acappella) [1989].



Mix Name: "1980's DJ Mix, Volume 2"
Details: 63 minutes playing time.
Link: http://www.djmikegleeson.com/audio/sets/MIKE_GLEESON-80S_MIX_VOLUME2.mp3

Track Listings:
01. Tone Loc, "1980's Intro."
02. Taco, "Puttin' On The Ritz" (Extended Version) [1982].
03. Queen, "Another One Bites The Dust" [1980].
04. Ray Parker Jr., "Ghostbusters" (Acappella) [1984].
05. Bobby Brown, "My Prerogative" (Extended Remix) [1988].
06. Janet Jackson, "What Have You Done For Me Lately" (Extended Mix) [1986].
07. Paula Abdul, "Cold Hearted" (12-Inch Mix) [1988].
08. Madonna, "Vogue" (Acappella) [1989].
09. Ray Parker Jr., "Ghostbusters" (12-Inch Mix) [1984].
10. Chilliwack, "Whatcha Gonna Do" (Extended Dance Mix) [1982].
11. Van Halen, "Jump" (Acappella) [1983].
12. Van Halen, "Jump" [1983].
13. Phil Collins, "Sussudio" (Original & Extended Mixes) [1985].
14. New Order, "Blue Monday" (12-Inch Mix) [1983].
15. Blondie, "Call Me" (Acappella) [1980].
16. Madonna, "Vogue" (Acappella) [1989].
17. Corey Hart, "Sunglasses At Night" (Extended Version) [1983].
18. Michael Jackson, "Beat It" (Acapella) [1982].
19. Pointer Sisters, "Jump" (Special Extended Remix) [1983].
20. The B-52's, "Love Shack" (12-Inch Mix) [1989].
21. Escape Club, "Wild Wild West" (Dance Mix) [1988].
22. Huey Lewis & The News, "Hip To Be Square" (Dance Remix) [1986].
23. Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (Acappella) [1982].
24. Billy Idol, "White Wedding" (Shotgun Mix) [1982].
25. Bruce Springsteen, "Dancing In The Dark" (Extended Remix) [1984].
26. Billy Idol, "White Wedding" (Acappella) [1982].