1987 Stranded Mix Live [repost]

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What they don't teach you at DJ school!

Do you know the bar staffs are also stakeholders of the dancefloor?!

In the simplest form: when the bar tender gets high, the DJ gets high and when the DJ gets High, the dance floor gets high...

The Story :
One night in 1987, the bar tender have a song request, this time he requested Alan Tam's song 愛情陷阱 (Love Trap) I just turned the mood into fast song and then chopped it in and I mixed it out in a good way (nowadays they call harmonic mixing). The energy of the dance floor boosted up! He loved it and when I ordered my favorite Whisky-coke, he gave me his special treat, that was 80% Whisky and 20% coke! :)

The bar tender's name was Henry (he has kind of Malaysian accent), if I remember correctly, he was the guy who helped people (I was student in high school at that time) to record tapes in a booth inside a department store near 陳光記 (Chan Kong Kei roast duck) and 佳佳餐廳 (Kei Kei Restaurant) in the early 1980's.

Moreover, one night before business hour, Henry passed by and say hi, I was changing the stylus of the turntables, he came to the DJ booth to ask if anything he can help, I said I'm ok and I need to calibrate the tonearm a bit.
He came in the DJ booth and explained what need to be checked besides calibrating the tonearm. While he explain he turned many knobs and he took the whole tonearm out of the turntable which scared me. He continued to explain calmly while putting the tonearm back and calibrated the turntable for me.
I was scared but everything went fine that night. He knew what he was doing!

I met Henry a few times in the 2000's, he was working as waiter in Portas do Sol (restaurant in Hotel Lisboa).

Thank you!

This is the real mixtape of that night!

1987 Stranded Mix Live - DJ Richard Prado (Artimix)

Tracklist :
Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There (12")
譚詠麟 - 愛情陷阱 (12")
Elaine Charles - Stranded (12")
Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When The Rain Begins To Fall

Time : 16:43
Year : 1987

Description : 1987 Live Mix in disco, I love mix position at 10:03.
1987 Live Mix in disco using a very basic mixer without cross fader. I love the mix position at 10:03. It's like doing 2000's "harmonic mixing" in the 1980's.


Artimix 3 (Radio Edit) - dj Richard Prado (Artimix)

Tracklist :
Pet Shop Boys - Was That What It Was
Brando - Rainy Day (Maxi)
Gary Low - I Want You (12")
Brando - Rainy Day (Remix Mega-mix)
Madonna - Into The Groove (DMC)
Ken Lazslo - Tonight (Remix)
Ken Lazslo - Tonight / Hey Hey Guy (Mas Mix)
Hazell Dean - Evergreen (12" Long Version)
Ken Lazslo - Hey Hey Guy
Norma Lewis - Life Is The Reason (12")
R. Bias - Dial My Number (12")
Larry Day - Fashion Girl (12")
M Like Moon - Don't Come Back (12")
Ric Fellini - Welcome To Remini (12")
Digital Mind - Count Down (12")
(Forgotten Artist) - (Forgotten Song Name)
Mark Adams - I Know Your Mind (12")
Jock Hattle Band - To Be Or Not To Be (12")

Date : 1986
Length : 21:56

Description :
Artimix 3 medley mixed using Tascam 246 Four-tracker cassette recorder in 1986.

Four-tracker uses ordinary cassette tape (Metal) to record 4 tracks on one side of tape and double speed to have better quality sound.

The machine actually belonged to my Mom before Karaokey LD era of the 90's.

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Artimix 5 - dj Richard Prado (Artimix)

1987 mix using Tascam 2-4-6 four-track tape recorder and Teac Digital delay with 1 second sampler.

1987 Mixed with 4-Tracker tape recorder.
Brian Ice - Toyko (12")
E.G. Daily - Say It Say It
Pet Shop Boys - Was That What It Was
Mad Matrix - Man Alone
Pet Shop Boys - Love Come Quickly (Remix)
劉美君 - 最後一夜
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girl
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girl (Remix)
WHAM! - Everything She Wants
Joy - Touch By Touch {1 Beat only}
Roger Meno - I Find The Way (12")
Roger Meno - I Find The Way (A=P Mix)
Bobby O - I'm So Hot For You (Studio 54 Mix)
Yello - Pinball Cha Cha {Cut and back cue}
Alison Moyet - Is This Love {12" looped by edit}
Mad Matrix - Man Alone (Special Club Mix)
Vanilla - Paradise Mi Amor (12")
Roger Meno - What My Heart Wanna Say (12")
Silver Pozzoli - From You To Me {Melody only}
Mas Mix {Jingle only}
Max Mix {Bits & pieaces as outro}
Ken Laszlo - Don't Cry {Delay effect as outro}

Mix Year : 1987
Length : 19:05

Download Link (for a limited time only) :
Artimix 5 (1987) - dj Richard Prado (Artimix)_vol.mp3

1986 年我開始學人玩 Four-track tape recorder, 學識很多新野, 又在錯誤中學習
這部 Tascam 2-4-6 好多野學 :
- 當年 Disco mixer 多用 5-band graphic EQ, 呢部有21世紀流行的 3-band knob EQ, 中音EQ knob 多了一個環, 用來選擇 中音的 frequency.
- 另外可以用 Assign Effect 按鈕, 從 Artimix 第4輯時 家中多了部 Digital Delay with 1 second sampler.

Equipment used : Tascam 246 Porta-Studio 4-tracker, Teac Digital Delay, Disco Robo, 2 belt-drive turntables, all borrowed.
Tascam 246 and Teac Digital Delay belonged to my mom (she was using these before karaoke LD existed.)
Two belt drive turntables belonged to cousin and classmate, no stop button and pitch control is turing knob of half cm in diameter.
Disco Robo and San Shui amp belonged to my elder sister.
Mixer and vinyl records belong to me.

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Artimix 3