DEAD AIR BASS 021 (THE 90s) ((March 2015))

I’m taking it back to the ollllskoooolll with a full hour of some of my most beloved 90s jams. This show is gonna be highly unconventional for DI, and it won’t be for everyone, but if you love The 90s, like I do, you’re gonna go bonkers when you hear it.

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– INTERACTIVE TRACK LIST – (Click linked song title for FREE DOWNLOAD page)

00:34 Zombie – The Cranberries

03:03 The Roof Is On Fire – Bloodhound Gang

05:09 Surefireway – Tripp

06:09 Sure Shot – Beastie Boys

07:13 Soul Shot – Lenlow *

07:53 Back To Life (Club Mix) – Soul II Soul feat Caron Wheeler

10:00 Steady Are You Ready (Hot Chocolate x Soul2Soul x Wu-Tang Clan) – EARLYBIRD

10:43 Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’ – Wu-Tang Clan

15:13 Regulate – Nate Dogg & Warren G

16:55 Rainulators (Blind Melon x Warren G & Nate Dogg) – DJ Gizmo

19:24 She Wants Animals – Tripp

21:09 All That She Wants – Ace Of Bass

21:59 Sweat (A La La La La Long) – Inner Circle

24:30 Informer – Snow

26:28 Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

28:49 Peaches – The Presidents Of The USA

30:59 Hang On Here We Go! (Theme from Electric Circus) – Jet Fuel  **

33:17 Groove Is In The Heart – Dee-Lite

34:41 Groove is in the Black Hole Sun – The Bootleague

37:01 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) – The KLF  ***

39:46 Ninja Rap – Vanilla Ice

40:32 Feels Good – Tony Toni Tone

42:41 Love Rollercoaster – Red Hot Chili Peppers

44:14 Laid – James

46:15 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

47:56 Song like 2 Spirits – ToTom

48:57 Song 2 – Blur  ****

50:13 Wrong Way (Danny Diggz DJ Friendly Cold Out Edit) – Sublime

52:13 Enid – Barenaked Ladies

53:10 Livin La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

54:33 Mambo No. 5 (radio edit) – Lou Bega — FEATURED ARTISTS 

56:09 Simon Says (DJ Die & Roni Size rmx) – Pharoahe Monch


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LOU BEGA is an interesting character. While he’s largely known as a one hit wonder (and a bit of a cheesy one at that), he deserves credit for combining sounds from the 40s & 50s with modern electronic percussion a good decade before CARO EMERALD, and SWING music really became a scene. By the time he was a teenager, he had already lived in Italy, Germany, and Miami, USA. As an adult, he has traveled the world extensively and still continues to do so. Though there is only 1 real chart success under his name, Bega has released 5 albums, made loads of television appearances and found success in licensing his music and image for video games and cartoons. A truly unique artist with a natural flare for multiculturalism and a real zest for life.

That notable hit I refer to is MAMBO NO. 5, ofcourse. Back in 1999, I was interning at MUCH MUSIC. Whenever the video for this song would come on (which was often), all the ladies in my department would get up and start dancing. It’s a fond memory that I have every time I hear this tune. Grab yourself a digital copy ripped from my very own 12″ VINYL PROMO.

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OR you can BUY THIS RECORD, which has rocked many a 90s Night dancefloor. Cheesy or not, people go APE when I drop it.

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* CLICK THE PIC to check out the details from last year’s BEASTIE BOYS TRIBUTE MIX.


** EVERYONE in Toronto watched ELECTRIC CIRCUS in the 90s. Apparently, it also had a loyal American following, being the only place to see and hear dance music videos during its hay day. So, how many of you remember the THEME SONG?

*** If somebody gets me ONE OF THESE, I’ll totally wear it everywhere.


**** CLICK THE PIC to check out this article on why JONAH RAY’S INTENSE, BURNING HATRED FOR SUBLIME.




Can’t wait to do it again! The next episode of DEAD AIR BASS will air Weds, April 1st, 3-4pm EST, on