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May 5, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® Live in the BASSMint – May the 4th Be With You – May 4, 2018

The Friday Night Throwdown sessions continue here with Benny Blanco here @blancodisco in the BASSMint in Dobbs Ferry. A bit of acid, house and electro from friday night throwdown on this May the 4th be with you…. and Not necessarily in that order. The archived audio-video here is top notch. 1st time broadcasting to and I’ve embedded their player with the archive this time.


Runtime: 2 hr 04 min



  1. John Williams (4) – The Dune Sea Of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
  2. Daniel Paul – Outta Space (Twice Extension)
  3. e-N – The Horn Ride (Deep Dish One Some Crack)
  4. Lee Coombs – A1 Jam the Mace
  5. Solid Groove – Flookin (Solid Groove Remix)
  6. JT Donaldson & CPEN – Jt Donaldson & Cpen_(A) Take U Back (Original)
  7. Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez Presents Bucketheads, The – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
  8. Salz – Expanded
  9. Ricardo Villalobos – Easy Lee (Random Factor Remix)
  10. South Street Player – (A1) Who Keeps Changin’ Yer Mind (Fresh Fruit Dub).Wav
  11. Joey Beltram – Sub-Bass Experience
  12. The Other People Place – Sunrays
  13. Arp Aubert – Actress (Lawrence Remix)
  14. Each – Street Wise (Jussi-Pekka Laidback Remix)
  15. Pollon – Lonely Planet
  16. Casino Classix – Ringer
  17. Automat (2) – Prelude I
  18. Claro Intelecto – Patience
  19. The Emperor Machine – Yes No Egg
  20. Agnès, Chaton – + 91 Ahead 2,5 (Agnès Kingston-Geneva Rework)
  21. Solid Gold Playaz – Alone (My Life Underground)
  22. Meat Katie – Can’t Hear Ya (Chicken Lips Remix)
  23. Dimensions6 – Living In The Sunshine (Âme Ohio Dub)
  24. Seelenluft – Manila (Headman Mix)
  25. Kevin Whitley – Channeling
  26. Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (hardfloor mix)
  27. Squarepusher – Schism Track #2 Mix

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April 29, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® Live in the BASSMint – High 90’s Low 100 BPM JAMS – April 27, 2018

The Friday Night Throwdown sessions continue here with Benny Blanco here @blancodisco in the BASSMint. A lovely set of slower BPM tracks smoothly blended together for over 3 hours time. Tunes from Meat Beat Manifesto, Depeche, De La Soul, Charlatans UK, The Orb, Sneaker Pimps, Gus Gus, Sting, LFO, Autechre and The The… to name a fewsies. Chill and Enjoy.


Runtime: 3 hr 30 min


  1. Meat Beat Manifesto – Want Ads One
  2. Beaumont Hannant – Sym-phon5
  3. Moodswings – Spiritual High (Moodfood Megamix)
  4. Toby Tobias – Dave’s Sex Bits (Quiet Village Remix)
  5. Meat Beat Manifesto – Re-Animator (Part 1)
  6. Depeche Mode – Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session ™)
  7. De La Soul – Plug Tunin’ (Original 12″ Version)
  8. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
  9. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe (SMD Space Dub)
  10. Pop Will Eat Itself – Inject Me
  11. DJ Food – Cosmic Jam
  12. Charlatans, The – Opportunity (Extended Remix)
  13. Juryman – Scratch The Concious
  14. Big Audio Dynamite – BAD (U.S. 12-inch Remix)
  15. The Orb – Star 6 & 7 8 9
  16. Sneaker Pimps – Sick (Dom T Main Mix)
  17. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me (Kathak #2 Mix)
  18. Leftfield – Original Jam
  19. Magenta – The Beginning……The End
  20. Jazzie Joint – (B1) Pump, Pump (Let It Flow Mix)
  21. Lorde – Team
  22. Front 242 – Gripped By Fear
  23. Mono – Slimcea Girl (Aloof Dub Reprise)
  24. The KLF – No More Tears
  25. Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix Of Two Halves)
  26. Depeche Mode – Shine
  27. The Farm – Very Emotional (Remix)
  28. Fluid – Melting Moon
  29. Gus Gus – Polydelay
  30. Sting – Englishman In New York
  31. Meat Beat Manifesto – Want Ads Two
  32. Jagwar Ma – The Throw – Levitational
  33. Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Fingerman’s Old Skool Edit) Final (1)
  34. Talking Heads – Burning Down The Vcid House (Lvte Nite Tuff Guy)
  35. Nicholas – Get You
  36. Nicholas – Got To Have
  37. Autechre – Goz Quarter
  38. Fluke – Tosh (Nosh)
  39. LFO – Advance
  40. Peter Visti – Dolly [Dolly Parton ‘Jolene’]
  41. Stratus – Footprints
  42. The The – Giant (Pilooski Edit)

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April 14, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® Live in the BASSMint – Madness but No Madness, 80’s New Wave and Goth – April 13, 2018

Friday Night throwdown sessions continue here in the BASSMint. Decent set of 80’s New Wave and Goth hits from the past. Have some familiar and probably not so obvious familiar cuts presented here.


Runtime: 3 hr 22 min


  1. Bauhaus – Swing The Heartache
  2. Sisters Of Mercy, The – Dominion / Mother Russia
  3. Tones On Tail – You, The Night And The Music
  4. Red Flag – Broken Heart (Remix)
  5. Ministry – I Wanted To Tell Her
  6. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Sleepwalking (On The High Wire)
  7. The Fixx – Red Skies
  8. Electronic – Gangster (FBI Mix)
  9. Psychedelic Furs, The – Heartbreak Beat (Extended Mix)
  10. Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday (Extended Version)
  11. Camouflage – The Great Commandment (Justin Strauss Remix)
  12. Kraftwerk – Das Model
  13. Sexual Harrassment – I Need A Freak
  14. Lightning Seeds – Pure
  15. The Cure – Caterpillar
  16. The Human League – The Lebanon
  17. Depeche Mode – Flexible
  18. Q. Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses (Extended Version)
  19. Eberhard Schoener – Why Don’t You Answer
  20. Peter Godwin – Images Of Heaven
  21. Talk Talk – It’s My Life (Extended Version)
  22. The Comsat Angels – A World Away (Dub Mix)
  23. The Human League – Seconds
  24. Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself (Dub Version)
  25. Sisters Of Mercy, The – Lucretia My Reflection
  26. Sinéad O’Connor – Mandinka (Instrumental Dub Mix)
  27. Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey – Together In Electric Dreams
  28. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Carnage)
  29. New Order – The Perfect Kiss
  30. Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (12″ Mix)
  31. Berlin – No More Words (Dance Remix)
  32. Trans-X – Living On Video (Vocal / Remix Version)
  33. Thompson Twins – (Bigger & Better) Lies
  34. B-52’s, The – Quiche Lorraine
  35. Depeche Mode – In Your Memory (Slick Mix)
  36. Figures On A Beach – No Stars (Unreleased Club Mix)
  37. Soft Cell – It’s A Mug’s Game (12″ Version)
  38. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Tesla Girls (Razormaid Mix)
  39. Ultravox – One Small Day (Final Mix)
  40. Boys Don’t Cry – I Wanna Be A Cowboy (12″ Saddle Mix)
  41. Propaganda – Duel (Bitter Sweet)

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April 7, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® Live in the BASSMint – A Slower 80’s, Early 90’s Vibe – March 23rd, 2018

Almost forgot about this Friday Mix Throwdown, because, I did the session in the later hours of the evening…. Heavy handed on 80’s New Wave with a few early 90’s bits thrown in. Slower BPMs for the most part. From Rock, Synth Pop, Funky, the Known and the Obscure… I tried to hit many 12″ Mix versions where I could, straight up album cuts where I had too.

The audio gets a little glitchy towards the end unfortunately… this issue should be rectified in mixes moving forward.


Runtime: 2 hr 35 min


  1. Howard Jones – Like To Get To Know You Well (International Remix)
  2. Peter Murphy – Roll Call (Reprise)
  3. Talking Heads – Seen And Not Seen
  4. Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Club Mix)
  5. Tears For Fears – Shout (Dub Mix)
  6. Chameleons, The – Swamp Thing
  7. Police, The – Walking In Your Footsteps
  8. New Order – Every Little Counts
  9. Soft Cell – Seedy Films
  10. Simple Minds – Someone, Somewhere (In Summertime) (Extended Version)
  11. Oingo Boingo – Nothing Bad Ever Happens
  12. Howard Jones – Bounce Right Back
  13. The The – Armageddon Days (Are Here Again) (12″ Remix)
  14. Thomas Dolby – Europa And The Pirate Twins
  15. Wally Badarou – Chief Inspector (Instrumental)
  16. Split Enz – One Step Ahead
  17. Comix (3) – Touche Pas Mon Sexe
  18. Erasure – Push Me Shove Me (Tacos Mix)
  19. Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me (Extended Version)
  20. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (Long Version)
  21. Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days (Remix)
  22. Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel – The Reflex Stems Re-Vision
  23. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir (Extended)
  24. Seal – Crazy (William Orbit Mix)
  25. INXS – Face The Change
  26. Talking Heads – Slippery People
  27. Oingo Boingo – Not My Slave (Extended Remix)
  28. SISTER S – Living Ecstarcy (Norinton remix)
  29. Diana Ross Vs Lntg – Upside Down (Boy U Turn Me)
  30. Propaganda – Sorry For Laughing (Unapologetic 12″)
  31. The The – The Twilight Hour
  32. Blancmange – Feel Me (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix)
  33. The Comsat Angels – I’m Falling
  34. New Order – Thieves Like Us
  35. Nitzer Ebb – Time Slips By (PK Mix)

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March 31, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® Live in the BASSMint – MacProMix – March 30th, 2018

For this Friday Mix Throwdown… I switched my setup once again as I try to refine the quality of the live streaming session and encoding process. I’ve been experience some intermittent audio glitching at times when running everything on a 2015 MacPro that I thought could handle the load of TRAKTOR and OBS Live Stream Encoding up to Twtich. It can.. but not when I add my touch of visual fx real time on the live cameras. Some of the trippy visual effects are processed using iGlasses. Some the Effects really take a hit on the CPU and that is when I’ll experience some of those audio glitches. No Bueno.

I have an old workhorse 2006 MacPro that has been semi recently decommissioned here at blancodisco because I updated to a 2015 iMac in 2017. This Mac Pro tops out at Mac OS 10.7.5. This is also a version that Traktor Scratch Pro 2 was released for and paired with the Native Instrument Z2 mixer at the time. I rejiggered some things in the BASSMint to setup this Beast of a Tower. The 2015 MacBookPro now focuses solely on Encoding / Streaming / Visual Effects / DJ Mixer Feed Input. I bumped up the visual encoding settings again to 4000 kbps and a 1280×720 resolution. Should look pretty sweet on connected devices (twitch app outputting to a TV screen). Most users are viewing on a web browser and incidentally, the 2006 MacPro can’t process the video when it’s live.

Here’s a post that explains the core setup.

Now.. the music in this mix… After a few warm up mellow tracks… I start out pretty high energy with some Nu School Breaks, Electro & Techno… From there, I drop it down quite a few BPMs to some downtempo breaky mellowness.A small stop at Transcentral which morphs to some trippy spacey nu disco. The Journey ends with a classic Sasha remix of Orbital and I close out with Minilogue’s hypnotic improvised jam. A bit longer mission this time around.


Runtime: 2 hr 36 min


Num. Title Artist Release Label
1 Natural High (Global Communications Remix) Warp 69 Natural High Flagbearer Records
2 So Weit Wie Noch Nie (ata – playhouse mix) Jurgen Paape So Weit Wie Noch Nie Kompakt
3 The Incredible PWEI Vs The Moral Majority Pop Will Eat Itself Cure For Sanity Cherry Red & Cherry Red
4 Poney Part I Vitalic Poney EP Remastered Different
5 Don’t Stop The Beat (Full Audio Version) Anthony Rother Don’t Stop The Beat Psi49net
6 Papua New Guinea (Hybrid Mix) Future Sound Of London, The Papua New Guinea 2001 Jumpin’ & Pumpin’
7 Pray For You (Lee Coombs Vocal Mix) Plump DJs Feat Gary Numan Pray For You (Lee Coombs Remixes) Finger Lickin’ Records
8 Skools Out (Vox Mix) DJ One Finger Niteclub Skool Missile Records
9 Groove La Chord (extended) Aril Brikha Deeparture In Time Transmat
10 Exposure (Jerome Remix) Electronic Resistance Exposure (Part 1) Såhkåtek
11 2 Track Mind G Flame / Henk Cameo Project – 1 Alpha Recordings
12 Rilis 06 B2 (Gateano Parisio Remix) Rino Cerrone Rilis Remixes Vol. 1 Rilis
13 Disco Rout (Original) Legowelt Disco Rout Cocoon Recordings
14 Speedlearn (Reformed By The Irresistible Force) Higher Intelligence Agency, The Colour Reform Beyond
15 Spanish Heart 808 State ex:el Salvo & ZTT
16 Bubble And Slide II Sabres Of Paradise, The Haunted Dancehall Warp Records
17 Surfing On A Rocket (Remixed By Joakim) (To The Smiling Sun Remix) AIR Surfing On A Rocket Virgin
18 Justified & Ancient (Stand By The Jams) The KLF Justified & Ancient Arista & Arista
19 Love Honey (Ilya Santana Remix) Sugardaddy Nang Presents: The Array Vol 1 Nang Records
20 Unfinished Sympathy (Perfecto Mix) Massive Attack Int gral CD 02
21 Where I Belong (Ewan & Al’s Vocal) Swag Where I Belong (Remixes) Version
22 +91 Ahead Session 3.5 John Daly Version Chaton , John Daly +91 Ahead Session 3 Plak Records
23 Don’t Turn It Off (Brennan Green Mix) 40 Thieves Permanent Vacation – Selected Label Works N°1 Permanent Vacation
24 Life’s A Beach! (Todd Terje Beach House Mix) Studio (2) Life’s A Beach! Information
25 Your Silent Face New Order Retro London Records
26 Boing, Boom, Jack! Trans Mania Boing, Boom, Jack! Gomma
27 Dirty (PPF ‘Break For Daze’ Dub) RüF Dug Dirty The Popular People’s Front
28 Coach Me (Again And Again) In Flagranti / Black Devil Black Sunshine LoEB
29 Good As Gold (Original) Tiga Good As Gold [PIAS] Recordings
30 Midnight (Sasha Remix) Orbital Midnight / Choice FFRR
31 Everything Is All You’ve Got Minilogue Blomma Cocoon Recordings
March 18, 2018

DJ Mix: Friday Throwdown with Benny Blanco® Live in the BASSMint – March 16th, 2018

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For this Friday Mix Throwdown… I busted out the MidiFighters as people had been asking about those cool looking things with all the classic Sanwa arcade buttons sitting above my DJ mixer. I wanted to show folks that I can dj with these un-labeled buttons just like I do with Turntables.

Unfortunately the mapping I had loaded up was a little outdated as the Traktor DJ software has been updated a few times and some of the FX mappings were off and therefore some of the delay and beat stutter tricks did not work on this set. I have since corrected that as of today and the next MidiFighter set will be a bit more ‘Glitched Out’.

I’m still getting some drop outs/stutters while mixing and trying to capture video. I am continually trying to improve the stability of the streaming production on the 2015 MacBookPro. I’ve lowered the overall output video bitrate to 3000 from 3500. The following day from playing this set, I tried to bump down the overall video screen real estate resolution to 960×540 which I don’t really want to do for folks that DO like to put this up on their TVs… it will look a bit more pixelated. Audio tops out on Twitch at 160 kbps. but seems to sound pretty good to my ears, as long the computer doesn’t hit a CPU spike. I think another option I need to consider is to keep Chrome CLOSED and if there’s any chatting to do… type it out on my phone or an iPad instead. I can also view my Twitch statistics on the iOS app.

Anyway.. the music. why you are hopefully here… and co-incidentally.. this mix like my last one is also clocking in at 1 hr 48 minutes. This is mainly house vibe… goes kinda of deep with a bit of acid and techno bits thrown in. Starts mellow, builds up and ends deep. Had to go pick up the wife whom was bring home dinner!

Runtime: 1 hr 48 min


Num. Title Artist Release Label
1 Reversal Input Random Factor Reversal Input 20:20 Vision
2 Lovelee Dae (Isolée Remix) Blaze Lovelee Dae (Part Two) Playhouse
3 Claro Intelect Side a 1 Claro Intelecto Claro Intelecto – Unknown Album
4 (A2) Kebab Lounge Loudtone Moon Gas E.P. Mantra Vibes
5 Just Gazing In Flagranti Just Gazing Kill The DJ Records
6 Moldavia Front 242 Tyranny >For You< Epic
7 Night Shift (John Daly Remix) Beat Broker, The My Way Or The Highway Flexx
8 Death Is King (Soulrider Remix) Douglas McCarthy Kill Your Friends Pylon Records (2)
9 Aganjú (Spiritual South Sub Rub Vocal) Bebel Gilberto Aganjú (Spiritual South Remixes) Atlantic
10 Sun Sugar Âme Âme Sonar Kollektiv
11 Marbella Dub Marius Circus Marbella Full Pupp
12 Teorema Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca Podalirius Nang Records
13 08. Mike Shannon – Regalos de Pandora.mp3 Mike Shannon Memory Tree Plus 8 Records Ltd.
14 (AA2) CSM1 Selway Untitiled CSM
15 Realtered States 1 Ron Trent States EP Cajual Records
16 Chacaron Unknown Artist Herbal Essence 004 Herbal Essence
17 Fresh Start (Joshua House Mix) Terra Deva NRK ReMasters – The Collection NRK Sound Division
18 Can’t Stop Inland Knights Family Duals (Part 1) NRK Sound Division
19 Slid (Modwheel Mix) Fluke Squirt Circa Records Ltd.
20 Metroride (One Way Trip) Swag Diversions Part One Version
21 Itz Not Over Hardfloor Four Out Of Five Aliens Recommend This Hardfloor
22 The Sinner In Me (Ricardo Villalobos Conclave Remix) Depeche Mode Sinner In Me / Tides Not On Label (Depeche Mode)
23 Deepest America (Samuel Davis Dark Groove Mix) Sascha Dive The Basic Collective EP (Part 2 Of 3) deep vibes recordings
24 Speechless (Sandy Rivera Remix) Mish Mash (2) Feat Lois Speechless (Remixes) Crosstown Rebels
25 Vuoi Vuoi (Henrik Schwarz Rmx) Mari Boine Henrik Schwarz Live Studio !K7
26 Music Sounds Better With You (Eat More Cake remix) Stardust Music Sounds Better With You
27 Can’t Take It (Carl Craig Mix) Recloose Can’t Take It (Remixes) Planet E
28 Universal Love (Âme Rootdown Round Midnite Mix) Trüby Trio Klubbjazz Sessions Seven Slip ‘n’ Slide