Journeys by DJ

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Journeys by DJ originated as a UK dance music record label, which started as a series of DJ mix albums or mixtapes on the Music Unites label in 1992, and moved from London to New York City in 2000. Journeys by DJ was the first record label to focus exclusively on the art and format of the DJ mix, as opposed to singles, 12" singles, artist albums and compilations. As acclaimed in the authoritative Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The Story of the Disc Jockey,[1] Journeys by DJ (JDJ) was the first label to release full-length mixes of live DJ sets on CD. Other labels since the 70s released recordings of DJs spinning live, along with DJ-friendly vinyl "megamixes", and the 80s saw innumerable illegal mix tapes flood the market, but Journeys by DJ was the first label to set its stall out on the proposition that dance music is best heard in the mix, with high production values, and that the DJ can transcend the role of human jukebox to become a narrative artist and guide into the unknown.

Journeys By DJ Releases[edit]

Title DJ Label Year # of CDs
Journeys by DJ 01: In the Mix Billy Nasty JDJ 1993 1
Journeys by DJ 02: In the Mix Judge Jules JDJ 1993 1
Journeys by DJ 03: Party Mix Danny Rampling JDJ 1993 1
Journeys by DJ 04: Silky Mix John Digweed JDJ 1994 1
Journeys by DJ 05: Journey Through the Spectrum Paul Oakenfold JDJ 1994 1
Journeys by DJ 06: Ultimate House Party Jay Chappell & Tim Fielding JDJ 1994 1
Journeys by DJ 07 Rocky & Diesel JDJ 1995 1
Journeys by DJ 08: 70 Minutes of Madness Coldcut JDJ 1995 1
Journeys by DJ 09: Ultimate Beach Party Jay Chappell & Tim Fielding JDJ 1995 1
Journeys by DJ 10: Dance Wars Judge Jules
John Kelly
JDJ 1996 2
Journeys by DJ 11: CD Scape Justin Robertson JDJ 1996 2
Journeys by DJ 12: MusicMorphosis Terry Farley
Peter Heller
JDJ 1996 2
Journeys by DJ 14: Triptonite Jason Moore
Andrew Galea
Tomislav
JDJ 1997 3
Journeys by DJ 15: Desert Island Mix Norman Jay
Gilles Peterson
JDJ 1997 2
Journeys by DJ 16: Latitude 40 Degree Nicolas Matar JDJ 2001 1
Journeys by DJ 17: Ley Lines 1 Tim Fielding JDJ 2001 1
Journeys by DJ 18: Lightwave John Selway JDJ 2002 1
Journeys by DJ 19: Ultraviolet Touche JDJ 2002 1
Journeys by DJ 20: Sun Dance Matar
Nicolas
JDJ 2002 2
Journeys by DJ 21: Ley Lines 2 Journeyman (Tim Fielding) JDJ 2007 MP3

Journeys by DJ Special Releases[edit]

Title DJ Label Year # of CDs
Journeys by DJ: After Hours 1 Jay Chappell Tim Fielding Tim Reeves JDJ 1995 1
Journeys by DJ: After Hours 2 Jay Chappell Tim Fielding Tim Reeves JDJ 1996 1
Journeys into Jungle DJ Trace JDJ 1995 2
Journeys Through the Land of Drum and Bass DJ Rap JDJ 1995 1
Journeys by DJ: Alive At Pride '96 Jay Chappell
Martin Confusion
JDJ 1996 1
Journeys by DJ: Marathon Coldcut
Paul Oakenfold
John Digweed
DJ Rap
JDJ 1996 2
Sounds Under New York Rus Deep
David Sambor
JDJ 2003 1

Journeys By DJ International Releases[edit]

Title DJ Label Year # of CDs
Journeys by DJ International 01 Keoki JDJ 1994 1
Journeys by DJ International 02 DJ Duke JDJ 1994 1
Journeys by DJ International 03: The Spiritual Mix Dimitri JDJ 1995 1
Journeys by DJ International 04: Ich Bin Ein Bass-Liner, The Purism Mix WestBam JDJ 1996 1

Journeys By DJ Promotional Releases[edit]

Title DJ Label Year # of CDs
Journeys by DJ: Smokin Mix Jay Chappell JDJ 1996 1
Journeys by DJ: Rhythm Method Nicolas Matar
Willie Graff
JDJ 2003 1
Journeys by DJ: Cinnamon Supreme Beings of Leisure JDJ 2003 1

Journeys by DJ Artwork[edit]

Journeys By DJ Album Covers

Notable releases[edit]

Journeys By DJ: Coldcut - 70 Minutes of Madness[edit]

Journeys By DJ: Coldcut - 70 Minutes of Madness
Compilation album (mixtape)
Released1995
GenreDub, techno, jungle, cut-up/DJ, downtempo, hip hop
LabelMusic Unites JDJ CD 8
CompilerColdcut
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
DJ Magazine(10/10)[3]
Mixmag(10/10)[4]
Muzik5/5 stars[5]
PopMatters(very favourable)[6]
Resident Advisor5/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine(favourable)[8]

Originally released in 1995, Journeys by DJ: Coldcut - 70 Minutes of Madness was a release on the Music Unites/Sony record label.

Track listing[edit]

1a. Philorene - "Bola"
1b. Depth Charge - "Depth Charge"
2. Truper, The - "Street Beats Vol. 2"
3. Junior Reid - "One Blood"
4. Newcleus - "Jam On Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song)"
5. 2 Player - "Extreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ Remix)"
6. Funki Porcini - "King Ashabanapal (Dillinja Mix)"
7. Jedi Knights - "Noddy Holder"
8. Plastikman - "Fuk"
9. Coldcut - "More Beats"
10. Bedouin Ascent - "Manganese in Deep Violet"
11. Bob Holroyd - "African Drug"
12. Air Liquide - "Stratus Static"
13. Coldcut - "Beats and Pieces"
14. Coldcut - "That Greedy Beat"
15. Matt Black & The Coldcut Crew - "The Music Maker"
16. Coldcut - "Find a Way (Acapella)"
17. Mantronix - "King of the Beats"
18. Gescom - "Mag"
19. Masters At Work - "Justa 'Lil' Dope"
20. Raphael Corderdos - "Parp 1 / Rock Creak Parp"
21. Luke Slater's 7th Plain - "Grace"
22. Joanna Law - "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Acapella)"
23. Harold Budd - "Balthus Bemused by Color"
24. Photek - "Into the 90's"
25. BDP - "The Bridge Is Over"
26. DJ Food - "Dark Blood (MLO Nu Blud Mix)"
27. Jhelisa - "Friendly Pressure (Acapella)"
28. Hookian Mindz - "Freshmess (Bandulu Mix)"
29. Jello Biafra - "Message from Our Sponsor"
30. Pressure Drop - "Unify"
31. Love Lee - "Again Son"
32. Red Snapper - "Hot Flush (Sabres Of Paradise Remix)"
33. Ron Grainer - "Theme from Dr Who"
34. Moody Boys - "Free"
35. DJ Food - "The Dusk"

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Brewster/Broughton)
  2. ^ "Journeys by DJ: 70 Minutes of Madness".
  3. ^ Journeys By DJ: Coldcut - 70 Minutes of Madness 2002 special edition sleeve notes
  4. ^ Journeys By DJ: Coldcut - 70 Minutes of Madness 2002 special edition sleeve notes
  5. ^ Journeys By DJ: Coldcut - 70 Minutes of Madness 2002 special edition sleeve notes
  6. ^ Cibula, Matt (July 15, 2002). "Coldcut: 70 Minutes of Madness". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Coldcut 70 Minutes Of Madness - Journeys By DJ".
  8. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (September 1, 2003). "On Second Thought: Coldcut - Journeys by DJ: 70 Minutes of Madness". Retrieved August 13, 2016.