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Title: Hot Wax Action 16 - JAM THE BOX Artist: Jaguar Knight 0 plays

Here is Hot Wax Action #16: JAM THE BOX. The jam skate edition.

In the past year I’ve gotten right into roller skating, roller derby, jam skating and so on. Some folks in Saint John are starting up a weekly disco skate and I couldn’t be happier.

So I recorded this rink-ready vinyl DJ mix. It includes some classic roller disco, plus a bit of ’80s freestyle, along with that ever-popular music genre, ”songs normal people can sing along with.”

Try it out!!

~ download link: [59 minutes, 80MB] 


Vaughan Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll

Chic - Good Times

Gino Soccio - Try It Out

Fantasy - (Hey Who’s Gotta) Funky Song

Blondie - Heart Of Glass

Shannon - Let The Music Play

Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus

Hi-Gloss - It’s Up To You

Ronnie Jones - We Make The Music

Madonna - Causing A Commotion

Lipps Inc - Funkytown

Michael Zager Band - Let’s All Chant

Company B - Spin Me Around

Rick James - Give It To Me Baby

Jimmy Ross - Fall Into A Trance

Earth, Wind & Fire - Let’s Groove

Skyy - Jam The Box

Donna Summer- I Feel Love

Debbie Jacobs - Hot Hot (Give It All You Got)

Title: Holiday Vibes mix Artist: Jaguar Knight 0 plays

Shoppers Drug Mart commissioned me to make a mix of Christmas music in honour of November 12—the official first day of the Christmas season in Canada. I hope you’re feeling these holiday vibes. I borrowed a bunch of my mom’s records to make this mix so you know I got some serious holiday bangers in there. 

So turn the volume up nice and loud, dance around, hang up a wreath and light some motherfucking scented candles because Christmastime is here.

~ download link: [66MB mp3]


Boney M - Feliz Navidad

Quiet Jungle - Snoopy’s Christmas

Elvis Presley The King - Santa, Bring My Baby Back

Evie - Come On, Ring Those Bells

Tony Bennett - Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas

New Christy Minstrels - Here We Come A-Caroling

Diahann Carroll - Do You Hear What I Hear?

Gospelaires - Angels We Have Heard On High

Perry Como - Winter Wonderland

Elvis - Blue Christmas

Nat King Cole - Mrs. Santa Claus

Quiet Jungle - Xmas - Baby Please Come Home

Roger Whittaker - Hallelujah. It’s Christmas.

Boney M - Mary’s Boy Child

Dean Martin - White Christmas

Sandy B Children’s Choir - Joy To The World

Rovers - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

Title: Hot Wax Action 15 Artist: Jaguar Knight 0 plays

Hot Wax Action #15. Philly’s Cafe, Volume One.

Here is a DJ mix of some smooth sounds to enjoy while typing on your laptop at a coffee shop, or cleaning your house on a rainy day, or making sweet love in the middle of the afternoon.



White Label (DHN-001)
Terry Lee Brown Jr. - Lost And Found (Steve Bug remix)
Johnny Fiasco - Take 5
Joe Smooth - Alternative3
Daniel Wang  - 24 To Vector Z (Morgan Geist Commuter Mix)
Tom Churchill - Under The Spell (Sunday Mix)
Daniel Wang - To Hold You Again
Unreleased Project - Smooth Like This
The Other People Place - It’s Your Love
Theorem - Nebulus
Soha - Foulchette (Next Evidence Re-edit)
Larry Heard - Sunset
Monday Michiru - Sunday After The Rain (Masters At Work remix)

1 year ago on May 15, 2013 at 04:05am
Title: Hot Wax Action 14 Artist: Jaguar Knight 39 plays

Hot Wax Action is back… Hi! This is the first of two podcasts. The first is called “Warm It Up.” I’ll upload “Burn It Down” someday.

First I’m gonna get the party started with a bunch of classic funk jams. This is how I might go from 100bpm to around 125 over the course of an hour and get people all warmed up and ready to party. Enjoy!

download link, right-click and ‘save as’ ~


Grandmaster Flash - The Message (Instrumental)
Voyage - One Step Higher
The Bottom Line - Disco Dobro
Peter Brown - Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me?
Olivia Newton-John - Magic
B.T. Express - Once You Get It
Parliament - Give Up The Funk
Hot Chocolate - Every1’s A Winner
Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
Commodores - Brick House
Vaughan Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
Mighty Fire - Sixth Street (Turn It Up)
Carl Carlton - Sexy Lady
Gloria Spring - Baby Come On
Lakeside - Strung Out
Motown Sounds - Bad Mouthin’

#podcast  #funk  #disco  #vinyl  #DJ mix  
Title: Hot Wax Action 13 Artist: Jaguar Knight 89 plays


Here’s the new podcast. It’s ’80s music, but probably not the usual ’80s jams we all love to sing along with at retro night or on the 80s channel of Sirius Satellite Radio. It’s a bunch of ’80s hipster music. What they used to call “college rock.”

In the ’80s people had to listen to college radio when they wanted to be exposed to cool music. Also late-night CBC. “Brave New Waves.” They called it “college rock” because for a long time it was actually illegal for high school students to listen to cool shit. I myself did six months in juvie for getting caught with a Gang Of Four record.

Back then, there were no music blogs. But you didn’t need them. You could buy vinyl records at any shopping mall in Canada. Imagine!

Anyone who listened to college rock in the 80s was likely to get called an “art fag.” I remember the government passed a bill making it illegal to be an “art fag.” There was much persecution in the land. It was a bleak time for young music fans. Nowadays it seems like the term “art fag” has all but fallen out of common usage. That’s a relief.

So this is a mix of college rock boy-bands, to balance out the “ladies of the 80s” mix I did a couple months back. College rock happened way before the Riot Grrl revolution and the Brian Mulroney government had made it illegal for women and children to play good music in Canada in the 1980s. Except for Carole Pope because no jail could hold her. Anyway if you prefer the sound of female vocals please enjoy this previous podcast.

Many of the musical freedoms that we take for granted today were fought for and won during the college rock era. So let’s celebrate by getting drunk, reading some Derrida and turning this mix up loud. Have a great weekend.

~ download link: {58 minute mp3 ~ 84MB}


Echo & the Bunnymen - Never Stop
Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling
Human Sexual Response - Pound
The Fall - Couldn’t Get Ahead
Wolfgang Press - Fire Eater
The Nils - I Am The Wolf
Mission Of Burma - Forget
Psychedelic Furs - Into You Like A Train
Rank And File - Coyote
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
Hüsker Dü - Don’t Wanna Know If You Are Lonely
Doughboys - I Won’t Write You A Letter
O.M.D. - Electricity
Replacements - Left Of The Dial
The The - Uncertain Smile

Title: Hot Wax Action 12 Artist: Jaguar Knight 59 plays

On the weekend I went on a roadtrip with some friends. We went to Oak Lawn Farms, a zoo in Nova Scotia, and followed it up with a triple-feature at a drive-in movie theatre. You’d think it would be tough to sit through three movies but it was pretty fun. We would just get out of our cars and roam around and stuff. Drive-in movies are the way to go.

On the drive and during the screening of Madagascar 3, I interviewed all my friends and got them all to request a song for the podcast. I asked everyone five questions:
1) What’s your name?
2) What’s been taking up your time lately?
3) What was your favourite thing this summer?
4) Do you have any suggestions on how to have a good time?
5) What song should I play next on my podcast?

And this is how it all turned out. Enjoy!
~ download link: [66 minutes, 90MB mp3]

Cast of characters~~

Pinky: Inflation Kills - “Bad Wolf”
Leanne Sarah Laracey: Björk - “It’s Oh So Quiet”
Vanessa Graves: Talking Heads - “Sugar On My Tongue”
Stephan Macleod: Buzzcocks - “Why Can’t I Touch It?”
Rich Aucoin: Dan Deacon - “True Thrush”
Mark Little: New Pornographers - “Mass Romantic”
Jeff Coll: Skrillex - “Bangarang”
Katherine: Magnetic Fields - “Strange Powers”
Matt Pollard: Girlschool feat. Motorhead - “Please Don’t Touch”
Patti: Culture Beat - “Mr. Vain”

Title: Hot Wax Action 11 Artist: Jaguar Knight 39 plays

Here is a DJ mix for the blue moon. A bit of disco, some moody tech-house, some tropical percussion, and a couple of classic club jams.

It’s kind of moody because I don’t want summer to end. I hate September. I hate May and I hate September. I like February and July. Make it hot, make it cold, I don’t care. I just hate change.

I started making a vinyl mix and then I blew up my stereo by playing 45s at the wrong speed. So this mix was created in Ableton Live. Amazing what computers can do these days!

~ download link: [One hour; 82MB mp3]


Don Ray - Got To Have Loving
Holy Ghost! - Slow Motion (acapella)
Joe Goddard - Gabriel (Aston Shuffle remix)
IMS - Es Toy (Andre VII remix)
Ken Doh - Nakasaki (I Need A Lover Tonight)
Gabriel Ananda - Hey Blop (Sebastien Leger Tropical Dub Mix)
Don Diablo - Like A Pro
RCMP - The Bird AKA Ignition
Volta Bureau - Alley Cat
Tiger Stripes - Survivor
Derek Marin - While She Sleeps (Adam Collins Mix)
Alex Kenji - Pressure
Paul Johnson - Get Get Down 

Have a good weekend ~~

Title: Hot Wax Action 10 Artist: Jaguar Knight 109 plays

Here is a very special edition of Hot Wax Action. This week’s podcast is a mix of East Coast electronic music. I asked people to send me some jams and it turned out great.

There’s quite a range of stuff here—new-wave and synth-pop, gnarly distortion, smooth funky jams and some god damn house music, all lovingly mixed together in a big East Coast mishmash. I always think about electronic music as the music of the future, but this is the sound of right now… 2012 in the Atlantic provinces of Canada. I hope you enjoy it!

~ download link: [52 minutes, 72MB mp3]

Here’s a tracklist with links so you can go check ‘em all out. 

Whale Skin - Hit The Road (VAMPED)
Jenocide - Falling Hearts
Catholic Gaydar - catherine (keep it close)
Coree Jamez - Spider
A. A. Wallace - Feels TOO Real
nexus6ix - spooky beat
Gary Flanagan - Oncoming Light
dubious - spacing
PINEO & Jenocide - Mystery
Worker - NoParty
Nagwoode - Rhode’s Delight
Jaguar Knight - Prom Hair
Girls Would Kill - In Litres
The Trick - Never Late

If you weren’t on this mix and you feel like you should’ve been, you probably need to pay closer attention to my twitter feed:

Title: Hot Wax Action 9 Artist: Jaguar Knight 20 plays


Jaguar Knight podcast #009. Another hour of 45s played at 33. I party on weekends and retreat to the forest throughout the week. I steal wireless in the parking lot of the funeral home. Fabricville is the best store on earth. Have a good weekend.

~ download link: [One hour, 84MB mp3]


Musique - In The Bush
Devo - Whip It
Timex Social Club - Rumors
Laura Brannigan - Self-Control
Sly Fox - Let’s Go All The Way
Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around 
Gino Vanelli - Black Cars
Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Hot Chocolate - Every1’s A Winner
J. Geils Band - Flamethrower
Rod Stewart - Young Turks 


Title: Hot Wax Action 8 Artist: Jaguar Knight 39 plays

This week, I’ve been kind of obsessed with listening to 45rpm singles at 33rpm, so here’s a whole hour of it.

A few things happen when you do this to a record. The bass frequencies become even lower. High-pitched voices can become surprisingly rich. And even some Top-40 artist like Samantha Fox can take on a whole new dopeness.

After a while your ear tunes itself to this style and then when you hear normal music it all sounds like a bunch of sped-up Mickey Mouse bullshit.

I tried to pick tracks that would be appropriate for this mix. It was tempting to do a spindown every time a singer uttered a phrase like “slow down,” but I’m pleased to say I gave in to this temptation every time.

~ download:


Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
A-Ha - Take On Me
Samantha Fox - I Wanna Have Some Fun
Hall & Oates - Maneater
Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Pointer Sisters - I’m So Excited
Peter Brown - Crank It Up (Funk Town)
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
Men At Work - Down Under
Michael Sembello - Maniac
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight 

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Title: Hot Wax Action 7 Artist: Jaguar Knight 40 plays

It’s Hot Wax Action #7! I took a break from disco for a minute and made a straight-up old school punk rock mix. I didn’t talk at all on this because punk songs are short and I had to hurry up and cue the next record. It’s just as well because with no edits at all this mix came out to exactly one hour long and I’m proud of that, for some reason.

Download link: [1 hour, 82MB mp3]


Black Flag - Depression
Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
X-Ray Spex - Identity
D.R.I. - Couch Slouch
Naked Raygun - Rat Patrol
G.B.H. - Give Me Fire
Government Issue - Even When You’re Here
Wire - Three Girl Rhumba / Ex-Lion Tamer
Big Boys - Which Way To Go
Bad Religion - Fuck Armageddon (This Is Hell)
No Means No - Sex Mad
Anti-Nowhere League - Animal
D.O.A. - I’m Right You’re Wrong
Doughboys - The Forecast
Buzzcocks - Girl From The Chainstore
Egg Hunt - We All Fall Down
UK Subs - Time And Matter
The Effigies - Hand Signals
C.O.C. - Kiss Of Death
Descendents - Coolidge
SNFU - Scarecrow
Ramones - Danny Says

Title: Hot Wax Action 6 Artist: Jaguar Knight 20 plays

Here’s Hot Wax Action #6, a one-hour podcast in which I tear around the yard on a ride-on mower, play some records at the wrong speed, try to interview a kitten, and record an outdoor jam with the microphone set up in the woods half a kilometer away.

There’s a contest in this week’s podcast. Find the question in there somewhere, and if you know the answer off the top of your head, go type it in at  

Donwload link ~~

Track list:

Devo - That’s Good
Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love
Peaches & Herb - Roller Skate Mate
Spinners - Rubberband Man
Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes - Get Dancin’
John Williams - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Hall & Oates - Can’t Go For That (33rpm)
Madonna - Lucky Star (33 rpm)
Shalamar - Second Time Around
The Brothers Johnson - Stomp!
Jaguar Knight - outdoor jam 2012

Title: Hot Wax Action 5 Artist: Jaguar Knight 59 plays

Hot Wax Action #5. This week’s podcast is devoted entirely to acid house music. I got a x0xb0x, which is a clone of the Roland TB-303, a rare and classic bassline synthesizer. Here’s an hour of acid house classics along with a couple jams of my own. Plus a tutorial on how to make acid basslines using the x0xbox.

I’m playing at Evolve Festival if you’re in the Maritimes this weekend… Saturday July 21, 3:30am-4:30am in the Palace Yurt! Party woooo!

~ download link:  [One hour, 85MB]


Jaguar Knight live acid jam!

Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine [1986]

Phuture - Acid Tracks [1986]

DJ Fast Eddie - I Can Dance [1988]

Armando - Confusion’s Revenge [1988] 

Kevin Saunderson - The Groove That Won’t Stop [1988]

Hardfloor - Acperience [1993]

Jaguar Knight live acid house tutorial~

Dance Cookies - Behind You [1996]

Underground Resistance - Assault [1991]

Plastikman - Konception [1994]

Hardfloor - Dub Dope [1996]

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It’s Hot Wax Action… Jaguar Knight podcast #04. In which I cook an old family recipe called Chicken And Broccoli Pukemaster, wash my car, explore the influence of James Brown on minimal dub techno, and drop some Nigel Astley… RIck’s younger brother.

Download link: [one hour, 82MB mp3]

Tracklist if you need it:

George Benson - Give Me The Night

Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

Billy Ocean - Loverboy

Rose Royce - Car Wash

Evelyn “Champagne” King - Shame

Chic - Le Freak

Sister SLedge - We Are Family

Paul Lekakis - Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) 

The Jets - Crush On You

Skyy - Call Me

Nigel Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

James Brown - Mother Popcorn (Part 1)

Bar-Kays - Shake Your Rump To The Funk

Claus Schulze - Stardancer

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Here’s some more hot wax action with Jaguar Knight podcast #003, in which I sit on the porch and listen to disco and yell at crows. I didn’t talk too much on this one because I’ve been alone in the woods and haven’t had a conversation with another human all week and I have mostly forgotten how to speak.

Download link: [One hour mp3, 86MB]

Track list:

Supermax - Love Machine

Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

Stone - Time

Mitsou - Bye Bye Mon Cowboy

AC/DC - Problem Child

Government Issue - Strange Wine

Shirley Lites - Heat You Up, Melt You Down

Don Ray - Got To Have Lovin’

Gino Soccio - The Visitors

Moss Icon - Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly