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Live on Simple & Slide's August Bank Holiday Boat Party

A DJ set recorded live in August 2009 on a boat floating down the Thames in Oxford.

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So this is it, the end of Summer?  At least that's what we call this August Bank Holiday boat party.  The weather didn't disappoint either.  I mean, in true British form, it was a bit grey, dull and not Summer-like.  So yeah, the end of Summer!  Moaning aside (and to be honest, I love the quirky character of the British weather), the music and the people make these boat parties what they are, and you don't need much more than that—except for maybe the odd beverage or two ;)

I was given a middling to peak-time slot and started playing after Dan Holmes who played some spacey disco vibes, so Baltic Pine seemed like the perfect starting point.  Mixing is my usual rough & ready style with some knob-twiddling filter-fiddling and that trademark kick scratch.  There's also actual crowd ambience mixed in too. More photos on the Simple website.

This DJ mix was recorded live on 30th August 2009 on the Simple & Slide Bank Holiday Boat Party and features new & recent stuff from: Riton & Primary 1; Yousef; Noob; Bill Eff; Black Noise; Santiago & Bushido; HiJack; Chris James; Boy 8-Bit... Scroll down for tracklist and downloads.

Artwork in the player is a photograph by Andy Howarth.  Also, check out a video mini documentary of the boat created by Will Gilgrass for BBC Introducing: BBC Oxford - 'Simply Sliding' along the Thames


  • 000:00 Boy 8-Bit - Baltic Pine (This is Music)
  • 004:33 Jesse Rose - Touch My Horn [Crookers remix] (Dubsided)
  • 008:58 Klingenberg - T! [Dave Darell instrumental remix] (Zooland)
  • 012:38 Chris James - Got it Goin' On (Dandy Kid)
  • 015:40 House of Stank - Get Up, Yeah! [HiJack remix] (Dust Traxx)
  • 020:13 Santiago & Bushido feat. Colette - Tell Me Why (Potty Mouth)
  • 024:45 Laidback Luke & Diplo - Hey! [Black Noise remix] (Southern Fried)
  • 028:32 Daniel Haaksman feat. MC Jennifer - Who's Afraid of Rio? (Man)
  • 032:41 Bill Eff - Trouserflap (Simma)
  • 036:26 Chaka Khan - Feel For You [Calvertron remix] () download
  • 041:11 Jahcoozi - Watching You [Oliver $ remix] (Sugarcane)
  • 043:12 DIM & Tai - Lyposuct [Noob remix] (Boysnoize)
  • 046:57 Riton & Primary 1 - Who's There? [Style of Eye vocal remix] (Phantasy)
  • 052:13 Yousef feat. Derrick Carter - Legacy [vocal mix] (Renaissance)
  • 059:44 Paul Woolford pres. Bobby Peru - Erotic Discourse (2020 Vision)

Disclaimer: free dj mix downloads on this site are strictly for educational use in order to audition James’s technical ability, style and selection as a specialist underground House Music Disc Jockey.  The files on offer are not meant as a distribution of copyrighted works and are presented in such a way that individual tracks cannot be extracted.  Track lists here serve to credit and promote the featured artists’ work, and encourage the legal purchase of individual tracks.