WE LOVE DOUGHNUTS! -MP3

 
This little audio mix was created for the 2009 Doughnut Workout video. Chris Nickinson created the video that accompanied it. Unfortunately, the video is licensed to Runnerspace.com. The music was mixed by Whiteside with all due respect to Marley Marl.
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2006 CC SOUNDTRACK

 
In 2003 I started producing end-of-the-year slideshows for our annual Cross-Country banquet at Washington High. In addition to pictures and video, I mixed the music for each show. Each year, I try to push the musical envelope a little further. I have included the past 4 years here. In February of 2011, I’ll add the 2010 soundtrack edition
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2007 CC SOUNDTRACK

 

Each year also reflects the character of the team that I coached. So, musically the mix is all over the place. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This particular soundtrack even incorporates some Transcendental philosophy – which reminds me: that’d be a great T-shirt idea!

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2008 CC SOUNDTRACK

 

This mix has some great moments! One of my favorite compliments that I got about it was that the beginning scared some of my girl runners – I don’t know why, but I thought that was funny nevertheless. Common’s Finding Forever stayed in my car’s CD player for over a year before I made this mix – hence “The Game.” The Cut Chemist/Shadow influence can be heard here again. And lastly, I would be highly remiss to not mention the effect that Z-Trip’s Obama mix had on me.

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2009 CC SOUNDTRACK

 

That intro is only a tease! The original idea for this mix was to do a classic Rock set with one Motown joint thrown into the mix. I tried my best to stay true to that motif. The Beatles segment in this mix was the result of playing Beatles RockBand for many hours – however, like most adults I play on Easy and I am much better on turntables than Lennon RockBand guitars. There’s also a shout to TC McCoy in this mix. TC, one of my runners, was tragically killed at the beginning of the season. There was no way I was leaving him out of the mix.

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HANDSOME BOY

This mix is directly influenced by Prince Paul and Dan The Automator, better known as Handsome Boy Modeling School. I grabbed the main music sample from their first LP. The vocal clips are from the television sit-com “Get A Life” created by Chris Elliott. And the beat was snatched from the crates. The “Hey Coach Whiteside” sample has become a staple in my mixing repertoire. It was taken from a message that a former student left on my answering machine years ago.

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HIZZY EXCERPT #1

Moo Shu in the Hizzy was the first project (2003) I used the moniker “Moo Shu.” I took the name from the “Chinese Rapper” skit on Crank Yankers. This excerpt is the intro to this mixtape. Criminal Minded is definitely one of my favorite Rap albums of all time, so this disc is laden with beats and samples from KRS. I also had the intention of “teaching” purchasers of the mixtape a little something about Hip Hop hence the brief history lesson.

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HIZZY EXCERPT #2

The BDP “Poetry” beat again via DJ Rectangle is laced with some popular movie samples. I used bits and parts of DJ Rectangle’s Battle Tools here with some of my favorite movie samples. The Jonny Quest “sample” is classic!

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HIZZY EXCERPT #3

This was a ‘hidden’ track on Hizzy. I was putting stuff together for the mixtape and one day while just recording a complete session, I mixed this on 2 turntables (the way things should be done!). The samples from Mississippi Burning were added after the fact. The Nelly beat is a shout out to St. Louis, Biggie is one of my favorite MCs, and Public Enemy with the “Voice of Power,” Chuck D, completes the set.

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THE ONE AND ONLY

This is the intro to The One and Only mixtape that I made in 2006. The main music is lifted straight from Jurassic 5’s “Afterschool Special.” I figure I can jack it because they jacked it from Bill Cosby 🙂 And how did DJ Shadow get in here again?! The piece at the end is a Dilla production. The samples throughout this little snippet reflect the influence of Double D & Steinski. I wasn’t necessarily trying to recreate anything here, but when I listen to it years after the fact, I can tell that I listened to Steinski and his creative technique tinged my techniques.

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2010 CC SOUNDTRACK

This year’s mix features music partly picked by the seniors on the team and partly picked by Whiteside. Parts of it came together in concept throughout the Fall, but ultimately a “script” was written for it and then pieced together. In large part (and THANKS) to Aryn Bradley (one of our seniors), classical music plays a major role in it. Peter Fricke gets the credit for the Willy Wonka snippet and The Clash piece. The highlight for me as the deejay though is the blend between Jet and Aceyalone. A shout goes out to Carlos for puttin’ us on the Nicole Willis tune.

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99 PROBLEMS

Probably the best so called “Mash-Up” I ever heard (or probably ever done) is Dangermouse’s reworking of Jay Z’s The Black Album with The White Album by The Beatles. In my opinion that creation is really the quintessence of “mash-up.” What followed were 30+ (who knows how many really) follow-ups of various editions of Jay Z’s masterpiece with a plethora of music. Most of them were pretty bad, while a few really stood out. As I began to hear more and more bad ones by deejays with real software and equipment, I thought to myself, “I can do that!” The result: I ordered an a cappella version of Jay Z’s Black Album from Turntable Lab, counted bars in “99 Problems,” pieced together some common beats, and straight up mixed the vinyl with my pieced –together instrumental. Curses were removed later when I was asked at work for a copy of it. The chorus was left intact to preserve some of the integrity of the song. This particular mix was definitely a throwaway as only one person ever asked for it and I’d forgotten about it until I started gathering materials for this website. As good as Jay Z’s version is, those of you new to Rap need to research Ice T’s original.

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PRINCE MASTER MIX REWORKED

I first discovered the Prince Master Mix quite by accident in 1984. I was up late one night listening to WZEN-FM. It was around the time that Prince released the first single, “When Doves Cry” from his upcoming album Purple Rain. There was a special radio show on with these two guys who had created the “Prince Master Mix” with 4 turntables. Its purpose was to tell Prince that they loved all of the great dance music he had been giving the world. I have hung onto this mix ever since. Last Spring after going through a short phase of listening to Prince music for about two weeks straight, I decided to ‘re-create’ it. Going one step beyond, I added other songs, but kept the integrity of the original mix intact in the middle of this one. 1999 was one of the first albums I ever bought and have been a Prince fan since.

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