Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 035

Posted: November 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Mixes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 034

Posted: November 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Mixes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 033

Posted: September 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gigs, Mixes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Recorded live June 13, 2015 at Lady Bar, Basel, Switzerland.


Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 032

Posted: August 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Mixes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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How would Frankie do it? #2


Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 031

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gigs, Mixes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Recorded live at Macro night, Stattbad, Berlin, April 24, 2015.


Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 030

Posted: June 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Mixes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 029

Posted: June 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gigs, Mixes | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Recorded live at Woodwork, Golem, Hamburg, March 27, 2015.


Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 028

Posted: April 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Mixes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Hot Wax: Swing Out Sister – Notgonnachange

Posted: April 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Features | Tags: , | No Comments »

I was there the night he played at Hamburg’s Front Club in the early 90’s, the first time you could ever see the DJ in the booth there, which was usually entirely closed except for some really small peep through holes. He entered the booth, set up a small fan, a bottle of cognac, hung a towel around his neck, and proceeded to play. He played very gracefully, letting each record play from beginning to end, at a moderate pace, but perfectly sequenced and mixed. I remember the crowd taking a while to get used to this DJing style, as the sets by the Front residents where usually comparably more dynamic and going back and forth, but it really told me a lesson how to let the music shine when it needs to shine and I was deeply impressed. And I remember that I felt very happy to be able to hear and also see him doing it. Still am. R.I.P.”

Now a year has passed, and a lot of things have happened since his passing. I was sure that I would never forget how much he mattered to me with everything he did, but I was also accepting that it would occupy my mind less and less with time passing by. Except it didn’t. I kept pulling old records with his “Classic Club Mix” credentials from the shelf, humming TUNES, and not tracks, taking a bow at the elegance and SOUL of the Def Mix arrangements and constantly wondering why there is so little left in my environment of what he established. So I decided to do pay my dues and start an irregular series of Hot Wax shows that simply ask: “What would have Frankie done?” I could only guess, so forgive any inadequacies.

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Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 027

Posted: March 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Mixes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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