News : Kris Menace and Fred Falke Essential Mix Goes To 11

 Thursday, July 31st 2008, 5:00 pm

Radio 1 iPlayer goes to 11

Check out the latest Radio 1 Essential Mix if you want a slice of funky 80s disco house. The first hour is from Kris Menace and the second from Fred Falke, two of the hottest French producers at the moment. It’s absolutely rocking and features some of my favourite tracks of the past few months and some cheeky DJ edits too.

The other thing that really made me laugh is the volume control on the BBC iPlayer. The developers of the iPlayer are obviously big fans of Spinal Tap. Their volume control doesn’t go up to 10 like convention dictates but, in an homage to the amplifiers from the film Spinal Tap, it goes “one louder” to 11 as you can see from the picture at the top of this post. See the clip below of the scene from Spinal Tap if you’ve never seen it before.

4 comments about this post

  1. This isn’t normally the sort of house music I listen to. However, it was a real eye opener. Some brilliant tunes. It was a million times better than the Deadmau5 essential mix the previous week – mainly on the grouds they actually featured other people’s music too. 😉

  2. I love the Fred Falke stuff at the moment. Perhaps it’s because my childhood was in the 70s and 80s! I quite enjoyed the Deadmau5 mix but it did get a bit samey. Fred Falke’s still as guilty of playing all of his remixes though but then who wouldn’t if you got to do an Essential Mix! Nothing like a bit of self promotion. 😉

  3. Hey, don’t get me wrong here. There’s nothing wrong with a DJ playing some of his or her own records in a set. Far from it. It could be argued, for example, that when people go to see Laidback Luke do a DJ set, they expect to hear some of his tracks and remixes. That’s fair enough. But there is such a thing as going overboard. Deadmau5 played 20 tracks in his set – only one of which had nothing to do with him. Does the man never get any promos? Just playing your own music for two hours seems very egotistical to me.

    That said, I probably won’t be complaining when you get your own Essential Mix, and choose to play two hours of Funkfinders tracks and remixes! 😛

  4. Yeah, I know what you mean mate. I guess he was just on a big old self-promotional trip. Still played some good tunes though!

    Haha! Thanks for your support mate! When I get to do the Essential Mix I’ll definitely try and play some Funkfinders remixes and tunes. Now if only I could find some more time to get them finished. 😉