Monday, June 11, 2007

Guest Mixtape - 1993 house from Kevin McKay - Breastfed/Prestel records


We do guest mixtapes!! I plan on making this more of a regular feature and will try to get mixtapes made back in the day by musical luminaries. Kevin McKay contacted me to offer this house mix he did in 1993. Kevin is one of the founders of Breastfed records with Mylo, who put out all of the fantastic Mylo records. Kevin was also the man behind the Linus Loves project.

Now Kevin has started Prestel records and is putting out the Cobra Dukes and also involved with Dada Life.

On his own account he started off djing in glasgow at clubs like the sub club. "Glasgow was pretty much a rave/italian house centre filled with super-excited belgian beats and high-powered scottish rave. I was just looking for something more musical, funky & different and found it in the dj (ne jocks) magazine charts. and a dj called yogi based at raw records in glasgow." To be honest, super-excited belgian beats and high-powered scottish rave sounds pretty good to me ;) But I'm also from New York and have had plenty of the type of house on Kevin's tape in my life.

The tracks which are stand out to me are the Injection - Damn that Dj and Devastating - Wanna Be With You.

Kevin McKay - April '93 House Mix

(Speedyshare link (faster))


And here is the Cobra Dukes. It is quite a good catchy synth-rock sound. Still needs a good remix I think (I'm not crazy about the ones I've heard).

Cobra Dukes - Leave the Light On

6 comments:

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Paulina said...

Fantastic mix! Don't stop! Keep posting more classic piano house! owwhh!!

Anonymous said...

This mix is f*king sick! 4 on the floor - insane track. I need to find it now....

Anonymous said...

Wicked stuff!

Ameda Ultra said...

Cool stuff, thank you for sharing, i really appreciate it.

Purely Yours said...

Wow, it's so funny to look back at what was popular when you were younger.