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We Make It Good Vol. 2 – Chris Devlin

May 31 2008

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Chris Devlin is one of the dj’s in Spank Rock and when he’s not busy touring the world and causing mischief, he puts together funky and soulful mixes like this one for Shilos “We Make It Good” mix series. Another excellent effort that is perfect in this summer weather which makes Sweden feel like the best country in the world…

Shilo presents We Make It Good Mix 02 – Chris Devlin (direct link)

TRACKLIST:

1) Make it Good radio intro – Devlin
samples put together for a simulated “indecisive radio listener”

2) Get out my life woman – Solomon Burke
classic break.great lyrics.

3) Mixintro – Devlin
The above track chopped up and edited into a new drum pattern, with a little synth bass line and the begining of the A side of the 7” Wonder Woman, the return of Brunhilde ( who happens to be some kind of crazy German trying to install the 4th riech)…of of of.

4) The Boules Experiment – Alan Parsons
This little fucked up track is amazing. There is a game in France where you bang these balls together and apparently Eric Wolfson of The APP liked the sound of this. They ended up putting this weird outtake on the Album…

5) I wouldn’t want to be like you – Alan Parsons Project
Single off “I Robot” which was a favorite of mine last summer. I think this song is pretty funky and the gentle “fuck you” chorus is nice. Alan Parsons engineered Dark Side of The Moon, The making of that album is out on DVD and for a novice in production like me, it is amazing. I robotaint bad either!… There is a sprinkle of Draculas Wedding by Andre 3000 at the guitar break of the above song. The love Below (2003) was so cool. Andre just airing himself out and it was so good. This track was awesome and when alexxx Change heard it for the first time this year he said, “oh he was doin that bloghouse bass back then”

6) Shake it to the Ground (chinco sonido psych cumbia beat) – blackstar&RyeRye
So The guy who did the first installment of this mix jacked this song from me, and the sonny Pitchbull too. After this betrayal, I promised I would sprinkle these songs throughout, with out actually playing them.

…Alan Parsons and David Gilmour dialouge from The Making of Dark Side of the moon

7) Pass the Calabash – Margaret Singana
Phil had this to say…“Her surname’s spelt Mcingana by the way, although everyone says Singana. She did the title track for the Shaka Zulu movie (‘we are rising’ or something – stirring shit seeing Zulus kill tons of Brits with that song playing), and back in our bad old racially segregated apartheid days she was the first black person to feature on Radio 5’s top 10 (supposed to be whites only station pre-1994). She’s a legend” ….Thanks Phil!…I edited the arrangement of the track and added a bunch of sound bytes that are about work. I watched the Dave Chapel where he was on Donahue while I was doing this too.

8) Blind (Devlin Remix) – Hercules and Love affair
So is it an edit or a remix?..I don’t know. This is along the same lines as the intro with the reconfiguration of a drum pattern and the addition of a bass line. I like this little sloppy mix and, I thought it fit the idea of building / construction/ making. The lyrics are far out too.

— a piece of audio called click- Ipi ‘N Tombi is layed over the begining as well its on the compalation, Zulu Indestructable beats.

9) Shake it – Fully Fitted
This track was is on the upcoming Fully Fitted EP due out really soon. Production Credits go to XXXcHangE, Darko, and myself. It samples Rye Rye’s vocals, It’s pretty cool I think. I sent it over to the Bladerunners, Razor chopped it up, and they did a sick little edit. I put that in here as well… Sorry dudes! time was tight and i couldnt find MY razor!!!

10) Shake it (Bladerunners edit) – Fully Fitted
11) I want your Love (Todd Terje edit) – Chic
Groovy ass song. Either you want to play all 6 mins of it or you want to play it with the Moody Man. Zack, Neight100… What time is it?

12) 300,000,000 Synths (Devlin roktapause edit) – Chaz Jankel
Went to the record store with some guys that know records recently. I grabbed this 12” and was like wow, great title. Beyondah then told me that it was good too. So i bought it, its awesome. I did this litlte scratch/rocktapause edit and threw in some drums as well.

13) Breakfast – Le Le
hola,hola,hola…..

14) Roll The Joint (Joey Negro edit) – Master Dance and Boogie
This is what we should be dancing to

15) Pass The Joint – Rick James
When I first let Pase and Naeem hear this song they were as hooked as i was. Funky as hell, it sounds like Dave Chapelle on the vocals. Rick James was apparently funny and amazing.

16) Brothers on the Slide (ruffy tuffy mix) – Cymande
I am a sucker for this song and always blend it with the next one..

17) 100 million – XXXchange
We had been working on a lot of stuff for this Ep and when we all went home Alexxx Change made this..What a jerk.

18) New Day – Fully Fitted
also on the forthcoming Fully Fitted EP, featuring Tyler Pope on Guitar.

19) Beautiful Nightmare (Devlin’s brunhilde Edit) – Beyonce
Tired of mixing uptempo crazy records in my living room i decided it was time for a return to the psychedelic. the ambient recordings are from a mic i hooked up and sat on my kitchen window. 3 floors up.

20) Plane Ride – Devlin
I made most of this track and then listened to the new Animal collective EP. I changed the track a bit , and then used Seal Eyeing and Cobwebs for sample material..I lso used This record from the 70s about Virgos…In the end when it sounds like two people having sex, its really two pieces by the Language Removal Services. One is Marcel Duchamp (language removal), and the other is Marilyn Monroe (language removal),

21) A Day in The Life -The Beatles
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22) Buenos Matrimonios Ahi Afuera -El Guincho
This guy is awesome. Google and buy.