2001: a mix odyssey

2001 was a very strange year for me. a lot happened, both good and bad, to change me as a person and i know that i only realised a lot of this much later. it wasn’t always easy, and thinking back on those 12 months i recall more painful memories than happy ones. all through this however, i was lucky to have a rich abundance of absolutely fantastic music to keep me going. in many ways i think it was possibly the richest period for me as far as “dance” music is concerned. this mix was created with a tremendous sense of longing – for what i’m not quite sure, but putting it all together has been extremely cathartic.

unfortunately there were only so many tracks I could include in this mix, so some just didn’t make it. it pained me not to include either the deep dish or john creamer & stephane k remix of iio’s rapture, or creamer & k’s own i wish you were here. most people seemed to favour that duo’s remix of kosheen’s hide u, but that track never impressed me as much as these two, or indeed their love in traffic remix, which did make the cut. x-press 2 hit the pop charts a year later with lazy, but muzikizum and smoke machine were huge tracks in 01. alas neither would fit here – but at least I could include their take on sister bliss’ deliver me, which featured the late john martyn, as well as ashley beedle’s emotive remix of bent’s always.

apart from discovery, basement jaxx‘s rooty was definitely the biggest dance album of that year, and I feel a little embarrassed that I couldn’t make room for either romeo or where’s your head at. I’ll pay for it some day. finally, pete heller first came to my attention with the funky house of big love in 99, but it was 2001’s epic sputnik under his stylus trouble alias that really blew me away. that breakdown. what a headf*ck. there’s no other way to describe it. for the sake of anyone listening maybe it’s just as well I couldn’t include that one….

anyway. enjoy…


haido – 2001: a mix odyssey

Dubtribe Sound System – Do It Now (Extended Disco Mix)
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Felix Da Housecat – Silver Screen Shower Scene
Bent – Always (Ashley Beedle Mahavishnu Remix)
Silicone Soul – Right On! (Original Instrumental)
Modjo – Chillin (Buffalo Bunch Remix)
Weekend Players – 21st Century
Groove Armada – Superstylin’
Chocolate Puma – Wanna Be U
Smokin Jo – Yanu Beats
Kings of Tomorrow – Finally (Kevin Yost Remix)
Jakatta – American Dream
Satoshi Tomiie – Love In Traffic (John Creamer & Stephane ‘K’ Remix)
Tijuana – Groove Is In The Air (Simon’s Future Dreams Mix)
Zero 7 – Destiny (Photek Remix)
Fatboy Slim – Song For Shelter (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
Science Dept – Breathe (Lexicon Avenue Vocal Remix)
Sister Bliss – Deliver Me (X-Press 2 Remix)
Delerium – Innocente (Deep Dish Gladiator Remix)
Santos – Camels
Depeche Mode – I Feel Loved (Danny Tenaglia’s Labor of Love Edit)
Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – Suck My Clock
The Chemical Brothers – Electronic Battle Weapon 5 (It Began In Afrika)


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