songs with (usually faux) dj announcements in them!

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i love old school dj banter more than most menial things and when it's included interacting with pop songs, i find it irresistible. the cheesier the better!

i know there's going to be some serious grey area with reggae and all its permutations (and those are definitely welcome examples!), but for clarity, i mean this sort of thing-

start off with a couple real ones and another reason to post about yvette michele-
"everyday + every night (funkmaster flex mix)" (1994)
always preferred this version with ff's intro. of course he was trying to promote her at the time, so it was one of the few records he let play on his first "official" (read: released on a major label) mixtape. check it out, kinda hot.

sade - "babyfather (dennis bovell mix)" (2010)
an ilm discovery, i perhaps love it because the recording of this version is the only one i've ever heard; and it just happens to have been recorded from an actual radio broadcast. i don't think this mix ever got officially released (as the dj alludes to), so the announcement kind of adds to the mystique.

for a couple examples of the "faux" version of this that i also find quite entertaining,

de la soul. fucking goats-
"a roller skating jam named 'saturdays'" (feat q-tip + vinia mojica) (1991)

jhené aiko-
"olla" feat twenty88 (2017)

doesn't necessarily need to be roller skating focused, these are just some examples that came to mind as capturing the vibe.

otherwise, i am ever so much wishing for you to list things that you like that you think fit in!

ps- yes! i am asking with the intention of creating a playlist. no examples are too obvious!

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 18:07 (seven months ago) link

Cheap Trick: "On The Radio"

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 2 February 2023 18:13 (seven months ago) link

70s jamaica to thread

the late great, Thursday, 2 February 2023 18:20 (seven months ago) link

jess & crabbe use this trick on not one but two tracks ("f9 riot squad" and their remix of kardek's "i want you") from their debut ep

probably my #1 french house record of all time ... the first one is a sample you'll probably recognize ...

the late great, Thursday, 2 February 2023 18:24 (seven months ago) link

"We Built This City" (I assume this is widely known, but just in case):

Though the song was originally written about Los Angeles, the Starship rendition references San Francisco (the hometown of both Starship and its predecessors, Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship) with a spoken-word interlude in which a radio DJ states, "I'm looking out over that Golden Gate Bridge". However, the DJ then says, "Here's your favorite radio station in your favorite radio city, the city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps", stressing the universality of the message: while "the city by the bay" is a nickname for San Francisco, the other two phrases are not, and "The City That Never Sleeps" is a well-known nickname for New York City. Capitalizing on the ambiguity, several radio stations added descriptions of their own local areas when they broadcast the song or added their own ident in its place.

listened to "Mississippi" one take too long (morrisp), Thursday, 2 February 2023 18:32 (seven months ago) link

of course it got used a marketing tool at one point! i didn't live in a market big enough to warrant its own version, so i only ever knew the one referenced. lolsmh.

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 18:39 (seven months ago) link

Ramones- "Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio"

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Thursday, 2 February 2023 18:56 (seven months ago) link

Duck Rock album by McLaren surely ?
pretty sure, it was the first time i had heard radio segments used across an album.

mark e, Thursday, 2 February 2023 19:12 (seven months ago) link

do announcements ~for~ dj’s count?
5 min announce for dj’s to fadeout on the playhowyalike mix of doowhutchalike

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:05 (seven months ago) link

Most of the songs on Radio KAOS by Roger Waters.

lord of the rongs (anagram), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:08 (seven months ago) link

The first Daft Punk album has that radio DJ break early on, but I guess it's just an interstitial and not a "real track"...

listened to "Mississippi" one take too long (morrisp), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:10 (seven months ago) link

^^Same thing for Songs For The Deaf by QOTSA.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:14 (seven months ago) link

Several breaks in that case.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:15 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

reminder since they got on streaming: de la soul did this all the time.

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Friday, 17 March 2023 04:52 (six months ago) link

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