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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)
"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 (three 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.
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 (three 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 (three months ago) link
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