Winnipeg Mixtape Archive
We previously featured Roll Call Volume 1 on this site, now we present Roll Call Volume 3, featuring Rudebwoy MC from Toronto.
(And yes, before you ask, we are actively looking for Volume 2. If anyone has a copy, please get in touch!)
(Also previously featured – DJ Terra – Renegade Airwaves (2000))
Fired up an old computer this past weekend (still runs Windows 98 and needs a non-USB mouse that has a physical ball in it) and found surprisingly few old gems. But it did contain this amazing (and rather timely) mix from Jeff Galaxy.
It holds up very well over the years and is perfect for curing the Connect hangover. Enjoy!
This upcoming weekend is the 21st annual Connect Festival!
To mark the occasion, here is the unforgettable old jump-up jungle mix from DJ Trek-E, live at Connect 2001.
We’re back up and running here at Winnipeg Mixtape Archive. Sorry for the outage – old server got malware, so we moved to a new (better!) one. It looks like everything migrated properly, but if you find anything broken let us know.
Hope to have some new mixes up in the coming weeks, and we’re going to start a flyers section as well. If you have anything to contribute, let us know!
Back in 1999 I managed to score a high quality CD copy of this mix. It was a favourite in my car for years until I lost it.
I have kept my eyes open for it ever since, hoping it would turn up somewhere. It never did.
Then, as I was going through stacks of old cassette tapes a few weeks ago, I popped this one in and the familiar mix started playing. “No way,” I thought. “I can’t believe I taped that CD!”
Turns out I didn’t actually tape the CD – this is recorded directly off the radio!
I left the opening monologue on there for an extra blast of nostalgia. The host – “Rocksteady J” – runs through some event listings, including for Cafe Zanzy’s, The Horseshoe, and Horizon!
We’ve already featured DJ Terra, Winnipeg’s former premiere jungle DJ, once on this site.
We lost her to Toronto sometime in the late 90s. The guys over at JungleTapes.com dug up this gem, a recording of a radio show she did in TO in April 2000.
This one brings back some serious memories – contains a bunch of tracks I haven’t heard in over a decade! Head over to their site and check it out now!
Gabe Reality (aka DJ Vaporub) was a staple techno DJ at some of Winnipeg’s earliest raves.
He was also a promoter, throwing some of Winnipeg’s most legendary parties as By The People, For The People, as well as the 129 Dagmar parties in the early-mid 2000s.
Here is a mix he put out in 2001-ish: