The Young’uns In The Mix – Live From Folk East 2016

photo of The Young'uns In The Mix live at Folk East

Prepare to enter a world where folk music and pop music collide. Where Michael Jackson flirts with British traditional folk music, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar join forces with Daft Punk, The Watersons share the stage with Van-halen, the Prodigy embrace sea shanties, and the Unthanks experiment with death metal.

At 2016’s Folk East Festival in Suffolk, David Eagle took to the decks to DJ, uniting the two disparate worlds of folk and pop together in unholy musical matrimony. This is what happened. Get ready to hear folk music like you’ve never heard it before. This is The Young’uns In The Mix!

Download The Young’uns In The Mix – Live From Folk East 2016, here

Tracklist

  • The Watersons – sound sound your instruments of joy
  • Young Tradition – Byker Hill
  • Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
  • The Watersons – Light Dragoon
  • Cuban Boys – Cognoscenti vs Intelligentsia
  • Nero – Me And You
  • Daft Punk – Digital Love
  • Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar – George
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
  • Johnny Collins, Dave Webber, Pete Watkinson – Fire Marengo
  • The Prodigy – Spitfire
  • Missy Elliot – 4 MY PEOPLE
  • Nickel Creek – Smoothie Song
  • Kissy Sell Out – You’re on Fire
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • The Watersons “Hal-An-Tow”
  • Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
  • Add N to (X) – Monster Bobby
  • Watersons – Willy Went to Westerdale
  • Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby
  • Peter Bellamy – Bungay Roger
  • Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  • Limp Bizkit feat Method Man,Redman & Dmx – Rollin’
  • Bellowhead – Roll The Woodpile Down
  • Limp Bizkit – Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle) –
  • Frankie Lain – Rawhide
  • Michael McGoldrick – Mackerel & Tatties
  • Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
  • Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
  • The Unthanks – Lucky Gilchrist
  • Venetian Snares – Nepetalactone
  • Venetian Snares – Hajnal
  • Dream Theater – The Glass Prison
  • Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – Lull 1: Newcastle Lullaby
  • Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – Lull 2: My Lad’s a Canny Lad
  • Roaring Forties – We Made The Steel
  • Swedish House Mafia – One
  • Countdown Theme
  • Isla Cameron – As I roved out
  • Muse – Time Is Running Out
  • Mawkin:Causley – Come My Lads
  • Madonna – Holiday
  • Alela Diane & Alina Hardin – Matty Groves
  • Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
  • Treacherous Orchestra – Superfly
  • Avicii – Levels (Skrillex Remix)
  • The High Kings – Step It Out Mary
  • Nero – Me & You (Dirtyphonics Remix)
  • Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – Blackbird
  • Michael Holliday – Oh Shenandoah
  • Johnny Collins, Dave Webber, Pete Watkinson – Goodbye, Fare Thee Well
  • 4Square – Follow The Heron
  • Chumbawamba – Buy Nothing Day
  • Exmouth Shanty Men – Bye-bye, my Roseanna
  • The Young’uns – Roll Down
  • Johnny Collins, Dave Webber, Pete Watkinson – Shallow Brown
  • Johnny Collins, Dave Webber, Pete Watkinson – Leave Her Johnny
  • Ewan MacColl – Joy of Living:
  • Johnny Collins, Dave Webber, Pete Watkinson – Farewell Shanty
  • The Spinners – Pleasant and delightful
  • Sonny_J – Sonrise
  • Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger – The Engine Had Reached The Distance
  • Spoken word samples included Martin Carthy, Martin Freeman and Richard Hawley, and contributions from O’Hooley & Tidow, Gilmore & Roberts, Martin Simpson, Greg Russell and The Hut People

You can download more Young’uns Podcast episodes and subscribe for free hereand get more David Eagle DJ mixes on the David Eagle’s Pick and Mix page here

What Do You Get When You Cross The Darkness With The grandstand Television Theme? David Eagle’s Pick And Mix vol2

Two years ago this very day, I released my first ever David Eagle's Pick and Mix. And now, finally, thanks to begging letters, death threats, blackmail and sexual favours (OK, I made the last one up; but you probably knew that) I am releasing the 2nd David Eagle's Pick and Mix. David Eagle's Pick and Mix is a DJ set with no rules, no restrictions. Anything goes! Music of
Any style, and from any decade. It's a DJ set designed for the music fan, for the discerning listener; not a continuous barrage of dubstep or drum and bass. My aim is to take completely different types of music and mould them together to create unlikely and interesting results. It's kind of like the musical equivalent of cross-breeding. I know there will be some of you who feel that this is a sinful act, that I shouldn't be playing God and tampering with music like this. "Flanders and Swann crossed with the Chemical brothers; it isn't natural!" I have been branded a musical deviant, and people have picketed outside my home. Nonetheless, I return, with David Eagle's Pick and Mix: Volume 2!So, what do you get when you cross the Darkness with the Grand Stand Television theme? Find out by downloading the 2nd David Eagle’s Pick and Mix here.

Below is the complete tracklist of the music featured in the mix. There’s also a Spotify playlist containing those tracks of the mix that Spotify has. You can open the Spotify playlist here.

Enjoy the Mix.

Tracklist

  • Oasis – Liam’s Track
  • Rod Stewart – Maggie May
  • The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  • Abba – Mamma Mia
  • The Lone Ranger – Quantum Jump
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Redlight featuring Ms Dynamite – What you talking about!
  • Sonny J – Enfant Terrible
  • Coldplay – Clocks
  • Magnetic Man ft Angela Hunte- I Need Air.
  • Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
  • Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
  • The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
  • Young Heart Attack – Starlite
  • Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
  • Sweet – Fox On The Run
  • Clor – Good Stuff
  • SL2 – On A Ragga Tip
  • Major Lazer – Pon De Floor
  • Communards Featuring Sarah Jane Morris – Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Love Sculpture – In The Land of The Few
  • Guns n’ Roses – November Rain
  • Oasis – D’You Know what I Mean?
  • 50 Cent – In Da Club
  • Mint Royale – The Effect On Me
  • Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares To You
  • Aphex Twin – Girl/Boy Song
  • Mint Royale – The Effect On me (Max Tundra Remix
  • BasementJaxx – Where’s Your Head At
  • The Darkness – I Believe In a Thing Called Love
  • Grandstand Television theme
  • Martin Solveig – Hello
  • M.I.A – Paper Planes
  • Art of Noise – Close To The Edit
  • AFX – Flow Coma
  • M.I.A – Sunshowers
  • Lisa Left Eye Lopes – Blockparty
  • Utah Saints – What Can You Do For Me
  • The KLF – 3 a.m. eternal

David Eagle’s Pick and Mix is available as a podcast. Visit

the Pick and Mix page for subscription options and to listen/download the first Pick and Mix.

What do you get when you cross the Chemical Brothers with Flanders and Swann? David Eagle’s Pick and Mix: episode 1.

So here it is, the first ever David Eagle’s Pick and Mix, just in time for the new Chinese year – the year of the rabbit, which should be manner from heaven for the promotions team at Ann Summers.

56 songs in a 40 minute mix. A DJ set that is designed to celebrate the universality of music: no genre dictations or restriction about the time period of the music. This is not a DJ
Set for the club; this is a DJ set for your ears, for your soul. I’m not trying to impassion you to char char slide to my beats, or wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care, or “oo oo” to the rhythm. I’ve just realised that I’m probably coming across as a pretentious snob, but the point I’m trying to make is that this is a mix designed for the music fan: someone who doesn’t bass their music preferences purely on a cultural identity – because a certain group of people say that a certain song or artist is “cool” or “the latest thing”.
My last blog post
was a fairly extensive explanation of why I wanted to release this project, so I think the best thing to do now is to just give you the links to listen and download and hopefully enjoy what I’ve put together.

I’ve provided a full tracklist of the music featured in the mix. There is also a link to a free Spotify playlist that contains most of the tracks in the mix. Not all the tracks are hosted on Spotify but I thought it would be good to provide a playlist with those songs that Spotify does have because a lot of the tracks are only featured in the mix for short periods of time and are generally mixed with other songs. Plus if you don’t enjoy my mixing, you can hopefully at least hear some quality music that you might have not heard before.

So then, here it is: David Eagle’s Pick and Mix: Episode 1.
Click here to listen
Click here to download.

And now on to the tracklist:

Eastenders theme
Sergei Prokofiev – Montagues and Capulets
Xzibit – X
J-Kwon – Tipsy
nina simone – feeling good
Bentley rhythm ace – bentley’s gonna sort you out
James Brown – I Feel Good
Chemical Brothers – Music Response
Flanders and Swann – The Wompom
Pendulum – Slam
Queen – We will Rock You
C. C. S – Whole Lotta Love (Top of the Pops theme)
Faith No More – Epic
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child
Negativland – Moments to Remember Raining Hard etc
Dream Theater – Home
The Flashbulb – Kirlian Shores
System of a Down – Arto
The Offspring – Pay the Man
Bjork – It’s Oh So Quiet
Venetian Snares – Boarded Up Swan Entrance
The Flashbulb – My Life of Loving Ghosts
House of Pain – Jump Around
Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly
Kid Carpet – Jump
OPM – Heaven is a Halfpipe
CKY – Quite Bitter Beings
Papa Roach – Last Resort
Daft Punk – Oh Yeah
Soulwax – Too Many Djs
Aquabats – I fell Asleep on my Arm
Korn – Freak on a Leash
dizzee rascal – Fix up, Look Sharp
RUN-DMC – Walk This Way
Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
Focus – Sylvia
Max Tundra – Labial
The Beatles – A Day in the Life
Dusty Springfield – Son of a preacher man
Buffalo Springfield – For What Its Worth
Skee-lo- I Wish
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Kelis – Milkshake
High Rankin – Dont Carry On Like A Rude Boy when Daddy’s got a Yacht
Pendulum – Set me on Fire
BT – Every Other Way
Crosby Stills and Nash – Carry On”
Gorillaz – 5/4
Canned Heat – On the Road Again
Booker T & The MGS – Green Onions
The Mojo Men – She’s My Baby
Kansas – Carry on Wayward son
Muse – Knights of Cydonia
Wolfmother – Woman

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You can hear a free Spotify playlist
Featuring many of the tracks in the mix
Here.

That’s all for now. I already have the next mix entirely planned out in my head, but I think the next project might be the first
Youngun’s Podcast
of 2011. I’ll be back with a blog post (probably written from a bus) very soon.

David Eagle’s Pick and Mix

When I was around six years old, my nana worked in a news agents. My brothers and I would often go there when she was working. She probably harboured the grossly inaccurate illusion that we went there to see her, whereas the reality was that we went for the free sweets. Working in the news agents, she got a sweet allowance – these were decadent times. My brothers would always have a systematic approach to sweet picking; they had specific preferences, but I would always go for the Pick and Mix option and select sweets at random. Being blind, I was able to put my hand into a jar and put a sweet into the bag without having much of an idea as to what it was. I loved the surprise element: putting my hand into my random bag of sweets, unaware of what I was about to receive. Would it be
chocolate, candy, something liquoricey, fruity or an explosion of fizz? I loved the variety, the contrasts of taste, texture, shape and size.

Nowadays I don’t really eat sweets, but I do listen to a lot of music. Music today is what sweets were to me when I was six.
Often my approach to listening to music is the same as my approach was for making a Pick and Mix. I have a large music library: thousands of tracks in every genre from any period of time. By pressing the shuffle button on the player, I get a randomized selection from my library. I also use Napster which sometimes adds tracks to the playlist that it thinks I might like, based on the kind of music I have in my library. As I have every type of music in my library, Napster usually gets very confused and starts playing any old rubbish, assuming that just because I happen to like one specific NSYNC track for its production, that I will inevitably like to listen to a Westlife hit. Now and again however it does present me with an undiscovered gem. The experience is the same one that I used to get from pick and mixes when I was younger, only now it’s with music.

When I was about ten, my dad discovered this local record shop that sold old second hand vinyl and cassettes. He would sometimes go in their and brows to see what they had. This was in my opinion the perfect opportunity for me to spend my pocket money. I had no idea what I was looking for. I taped all the songs I wanted which were in the charts from the radio, (along with a few of my favourite time checks of course). There was a section of the shop that sold records and tapes for
£1 or less. I would immediately head to this part of the store and select a handful of records. I had no idea what was on the records, I would just choose randomly. I would then take them straight to the counter, without letting dad see, and buy them. The reason I didn’t want dad to see was because I didn’t want him to know what I’d got before I did. It had to be a total surprise.
I wouldn’t know what the record was until it was playing.

I loved the whole experience: sitting cross legged on my bedroom floor with a pile of records, taking the record out of the sleeve, putting it on the player and then dropping down the arm to reveal …

Rolf Harris, singing about Jake the Peg with his extra leg. I’d never heard that song or of Rolf Harris before that moment. I remember hearing it and instantly falling in love with it. It felt as if I’d had a kind of epiphany. One minute earlier, I was a stupid, naive ten year old boy. Then this happened. I was now truly a man. I loved that record: Rolf Harris’s greatest hits. I thought Rolf Harris was a genius. The first track was Jake the Peg, and as Rolf Diddleiddlummed, I laughed loud and heartily all the way through the song. The second track was Two Little Boys. I remember being very moved by this song; I might have even cried. I was astounded by the brilliance of this man, whose name I didn’t even know yet because I hadn’t found out what was written on the record sleeve. One moment I had been laughing raucously to Jake the Peg, and then, a couple of minutes later, I was wiping the tears away as the sounds of Two Little Boys entered my ears for the first time and moved my soul. I’m sure you all remember where you were when you first heard Rolf Harris. I certainly do. It was a magical moment, one of many magical moments that my random record purchasing gave me. I wouldn’t say I’m a massive Rolf Harris fan now, but at that moment, sitting on my bedroom floor at the record player, I was spellbound.

I mentioned in a
previous blog post
that I used to love listening to the radio at nights for the same kind of reason. I used to switch over to the shortwave band and start moving the dial to see what I would find. Shortwave is nothing like
FM; you don’t know what you’re going to get. There’s about ten stations on FM and hundreds on shortwave. YOU rotate the dial on the FM band and you get the same old recognised stations, but rotating the dial when you’re tuned to shortwave is a very different experience, a magical experience. The sound that the radio makes as its tuning is a sequence of beeps and crackles, as opposed to the fairly prosaic hiss of FM. You only have to touch the dial when you’re on the shortwave band and that slight touch can tune you into a completely different station and into a completely different world. One moment you’re listening to an enraged American evangelist damning you to hell unless you send him money, then you touch the dial ever so slightly and you’re listening to a French radio drama with Lesbian sex scenes; then the sound of a Mongolian throat singer, belting out the popular Mongolian hits of the day. Again, it’s the randomness of it all, the surprise element that I loved. I got that same feeling with my random record selections,
Although disappointingly I never managed to procure a record with a Lesbian sex drama on it.

I love the concept of DJing for the same reason: mixing different tracks into each other to create a musical collage. But I often get board of a lot of DJs because they generally play only a certain type of music: They’re either a drum and bass DJ or a dance DJ or a Hip Hop DJ etc. Their DJ sets are usually designed for clubs, for people to dance to. This dictates the style of the DJ set. The tracks are often 4/4 and have a similar tempo. I want a DJ to create mixes that take on all genres and provide constant surprises for the listener. Notice I wrote listener, not clubber; I want a DJ set to be like hitting the shuffle button on a massive, diverse music library and playing the randomized selection as a continuing, structured mix. This brings me to the point of this blog post – we got their in the end.

David Eagle’s Pick and Mix is a DJ set that features all types of music, embracing anything from any period of time. I’m putting the finishing touches to my first mix and I’ll release it in just a few days. I’m slightly wary of this project because it’s unlike anything I’ve released before, but it’s an experiment I’m excited to try and I hope that we’ll go on this musical adventure together. I’m not a professional DJ, but I wanted to really try and mix the songs together, rather than just segway from one song to another. This isn’t just me playing my favourite records. I am not just picking and playing songs. O no. I am mixing them into a crazy, multifascited, all encompassing thirty minute mix. That’s my plan anyway. Wish me luck! Standby!