It’s been a long time since my last post about Radio mixes.
Time has come to push another dope Radio session, you have waited long enough!
Previously we had:
Which are all still available (just click on each mix)!
This time the legendary Red Alert is in control with a nice blend of reggae and of course Hip Hop! The selection is smooth and easy going, definitely another classic mix for your collection.
Here an extract from an interview he did for the Red Bull Music Academy (he is a tutor, what else do you expect from a legend?)
DJ Red Alert: »No, this is how this happened. I was going to the jams and I was being inspired, then when I started working I’d go to the store called Discomat, real big at the time, and spend all my money on records. Even though I didn’t have no set yet, I was just collecting the records. Later on I saved up and bought a set, Technics 1800’s with a Clubman 1-1 mixer. I had it set up with my mattress on the floor, put my crates right in front of it and my set right on top of it. Have my crates of records right around in front of the bed, put my set in front of me and start DJing. I learnt how to DJ by watching how people were catching certain parts of the record. I’d watch them and go home, before I even got my set, I’d have my little Gerard turntable and I used to put my ear to it and listen for the breaks. After I learnt that my cousin was coming around, he’d say: “Yo man, what’s this you’re doing.” I’d say: “I’m learning how to DJ.” So I’d show him the basics. At the time he was staying in Manhattan, then he moved to the Bronx River projects, he was getting more and more into DJing and for his first set he’d use Technics SL-23’s and a little Clubman mixer. Now as he started DJ-ing, someone put the word to a guy called, rest in peace, Disco King Mario who came from another section of the Bronx. “Yo, this guy called Jazzy, you better check him out.” Disco Mario was known to have a great soundsystem, but he didn’t have turntables or records, very few records, but he was very competitive to the next man I’ll talk about later on. Here it is. He got to hear about my cousin Jazzy, “You want to get down with me? I’ll put you on.” Put him on, had him working, but he was jerking him because he wasn’t paying him. He would get him exposure. Then the next guy I’m talking about said: “Who’s this little youth that’s working with Mario?” “Yo, that’s that kid that just moved into the projects.” “What’s he doing over there? He’s supposed to be down with us.” That guy was A. At the time he had two AfriKa Bambaataa DJ’s before Jazzy, one named Zombo and one named Sinbad. One of them had fallen out, he wasn’t down with Bam no more and that’s when he approached my cousin. “You don’t need to be down with them, you’re from the Bronx River projects.” Jazzy kept talking to him about me, “Put my cousin down.” “Who’s your cousin?” “My cousin from over in Manhattan.” So then, when the next DJ fell out he brought me in, and there you have Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay and Red Alert.«
Check the whole interview HERE!
and of course taste the mix: DJ Red Alert Kiss FM – 08/12/1989
Just in case, here an alternative link: DJ Red Alert Kiss FM – 08/12/1989
I got several more, keep following us!