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26 Jan 06

#15 'Keeping My Mind' by James Bucknell

 
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Mixed by

James Bucknell

Location: Sydney, Australia

Always: surfing in the morning, recording in the afternoon and philosophizing in the evening

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Probably one of the best mixes ever presented on this site's guest mix section.

James Bucknell delivers a set of old and new gems with a great flow. I bumped into his sets on discogs and I was instantly hooked - be sure to check out his site for more goodies like this one, amazing stuff. Listening to this mix has put the faith back in me regarding DR callling it quits, I don't think we're going anywhere.

In his own words

Brief dj bio

  • Started dancing in 1982 at gay clubs in sydney
  • I was instantly smitten with house in 1987
  • Moved to new york in 1992
  • Djed in new york 1992-2002.
  • Moved to sydney in 2002 where i dj as part of the paradise lost crew.

The mix

Dancing has always been more important to me than djing and the tracks i play are just the ones i like to dance to. The fun and passion I had dancing to early house in the 80s has never left me and I spend my time trying to light such fires in others - by playing music from the 70s and 80s from New York, Chicago and Detroit.There's so much brilliant music from that period that is unknown to so many.

I wanted to make a house mix that included the Black Rascals 'Keeping my mind,' which i consider one of the great deep house tunes. Nothing else was planned. I just smoked a doobie and put on the first record that took my fancy.

Playlist

01. Strikers - Body music - Prelude, 1981
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02. Terry Baldwin - Groovin - Future sound, 1991
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03. Black Rascals (Blaze) - Keeping my mind - Sumo, 1993
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04. Barbara Mason - Another man - West end, 1983
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05. Toney Lee - Reach up - Stamina, 1986
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06. Mr Fingers - Stars - Alleviated, 1988
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07. Peter Panic - A black man and a black man - Bumble beats, 1992
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08. Taster's Choice (Ron Trent) - Instant coco - Prescription, 1997
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09. Colonel Abrams - Music is the answer - Streetwise, 1984
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10. Jomanda - I'll give it to you - Quark, 1987
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11. Instant Exposure - Wanna be with you - Emotive, 1992
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12. Theo Parrish - Lost Keys - Music is..., 1997
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13. Larry Heard - Guidance - Guidance, 1997
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14. The Untouchables (Kenny Gonzales) - The swing doctor - Strictly Rhythm, 1991
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15. virgo Four - Do you know who you are - trax, 1989
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