Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 035

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


Ellis D – Just Like A Queen (Share The Throne Mix)
The House Crew Feat. Bonz – Dance To The House (Smooth Dub)
Sax Machine – Love Is The Message (The Love Workout Mix)
MFM Orchestra – Love Is The Message (Bass In Ya Face Mix)
Nancy Martin – Can’t Believe (Instrumental)
Trammps – What Happened To The Music (Dub Mix)
Nature Boy – You Want…
David Ian Extrvaganza – Elements Of Reprise (Johnny Dynell Mix)
Jose & Luis – Queen’s English (Royal Club Mix)
Malcolm McLaren And The Bootzilla Orchestra – Deep In Vogue (Banjie Realness)
The Salsoul Orchestra – Love Break (Remix)
Ellis D – Dub Break (Long Version)
FRS – Love Is The Message
MFSB – Love Is The Message

Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 034

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


RuPaul – Strüdel Model
Masters At Work – The Ha Dance (Pumpin’ Dubb)
The Ride Committee Feat. Roxy – Love To Do It (Sandy’s Favorite Mix)
The Moonwalkers – 10000 Screamin’ Faggots (In The Life Extended Mix)
Club 69 – Warm Leatherette (Quick Mix)
Rageous Projecting Kevin Aviance – Cunty (Party Mix)
G-Bravo Presents Miss Fernando – Serve (Original Dirty Club Mix)
Junior Vasquez & The Spastic Babies – Nervaas (Nervaas Dub)
Urban Discharge Feat. She – Drop A House (Deep Tribal Mix)
Junior Vasquez -X ( Junior’s Dub)
Fierce Ruling Diva – Atomix
Rageous Projecting Franklin Fuentes – Tyler Moore Mary (Banji Bite Mix)
Tronco Traxx – Runway (Grease Monkey Drag Queen Mix)
Frank Ski – Tony’s Bitch Track (Original Dirty Version)
Tronco Traxx – Walk 4 Me (Wanka Mix)
Tronco Traxx – Walk 4 Me
Q-Marc – It’s Time 2 Walk The Runway
Whatever, Girl – Activator (You Need Some) (Jheri Curl Sucker Wearin’ High Heeled Boots Mix)
The Ride Committee Feat. Roxy – Curtains For You
Morel’s Grooves – Down To The Waistline (Honey)
Boogie Balo – Chocolate & Peanut Butter (DJ Double Dee Hunts Point 7AM Coco Mix)
DJ Vibe Feat. Franklin Fuentes – I’ll Take You (The Classic Twisted Mix)
Kevin Aviance – Join In The Chant
Delicious Inc. – Eau De Chanté (For Men)
Uncanny Alliance – I’m Beautiful Dammitt (3rd Vox Floor Mix)
A.D.A.M – Children Of The Night (Part 1)
The Look Feat. Franklin Fuentes – March (Rave Tip Mix)
Moi Rene – Cum 4 Me Bitch (Dub Vocal)
Ralphi Rosario Pres. Xaviera Gold – You Used To Hold Me (The Trancesexual Dub)
The Look – Glammer Girl (Bochinche Prelude Ballroom Mix Moog Reprise)
Hex Hector Presents Pres. Ground Control – Absolutly Fabulous (The Full Runway Mix)
Temple Of Vinyl – C’mon Miss Thang (Fierce Mix)
Byrd Bardot – Bardot Swing (Ralphi Rosario’s Cha Cha Mix)
Roxy & The Effects – The Art Of Sampling (Dub)
The Ride Committee Feat. Roxy – Accident (Todd Edwards Dub)
The Ride Committee Feat. Roxy – Get Huh
RuPaul – A Shade Shady (DJ Pierre Club Mix)
Jack And Jill – Go Miss Thing (Club Mix)
Jack And Jill – Work It Girlfriend (Morning Mix)
RuPaul – Back To Roots (Murk’s Curl Activator Mix)
Fierce Men On Wax – Go Girl (Fierce Groove Mix)
Uncanny Alliance – I Got My Education (Ken Lou Extended Mix)
Karen Finley – Tales Of Taboo (80 Factory Mix)
DJ Sneak – Fierce (Queen’s Anthem)
Danny Extravaganza – Love The Life You Love (Le Palage Mix)
Miss Tony – Release Yourself (Funky Fingers UK Master Mix)
I.M.T. – I.M.T. Theme (Miss Girl Hopes 2 Become Mix)
The Daou – Surrender Yourself (Factory Reprise)
Size Queen Feat. Paul Alexander – Walk (Paul’s Groove)
RuPaul – Supermodel (Couture Mix)
Bette Midler – I’m Beautiful (Brinsley Evans Back To The Scene Of The Crime Mix)

Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 033

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


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 »


How would Frankie do it? #2

Danny Tenaglia – World Of Plenty
Tafuri – What Am I Gonna Do (About Your Love) (Silk On Steel Mix)
Inner City – Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (Knuckles/Morales Def Mix)
Ray Simpson – Crazy Pictures (Classic Club Version)
Gladys – Made Up My Mind (Classic Club Version)
Detroit Spinners – Ghetto Child (7“ Boilerhouse Remix)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – You Do Me (The Justin Strauss Remix)
Innocence – Let’s Push It (Push It Mix)
Quartz – It’s Too Late (Overnight Mix)
Stereo MC’s – Two Horse Town
Monie Love – It’s A Shame (My Sister) (Monie Dee Mix)
Don-e – Love Makes The World Go Round (Morales Extended Club Mix)
Lenny Williams – Gotta Lotta Luv (House Mix)
The Pasadenas – Moving In The Right Direction (Classic Deep Mix)
Jesus Loves You – Love’s Gonna Get You Down (Popcorn Mix)
Paul Johnson – You’re No Good (Deep House Mix)
Daryl Hall – Stop Loving Me, Stop Loving You (Heart To Heart Vocal Mix)
Fine Young Cannibals – I’m Not The Man I Used To Be (Extended Version)
The Todd Edwards Project – Get Carried Away (Out On The Town Mix)
Eve Gallagher – Love Is A Master Of Disguise (Classic Club Mix)
Alison Limerick – Make It On My Own (High Rise Mix)
Clive Griffin – I’ll Be Waiting (Dance Mix)
Nayobe – I Love The Way You Love Me (Nostalgic Mix)
Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (Instrumental Dub)
Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (12“ Remix)
Jody Watley – I’m The One You Need (Extended Club Version)
Motherland – Love Games (Dub)
Motherland – Love Games (The Satoshi Tomiie Interpretation)
Alexander O’Neal – What Is This Thing Called Love? (Dee Classic 12″ Mix)
Chapter & The Verse – Stealth

Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 031

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


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 »


Skatt – Walk The Night (Disconet)
September – The Lover In Me (Razormaid)
Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love (Disconet)
Nathalie – My Love Won’t Let You Down (Razormaid)
Hazell Dean – They Say It’s Gonna Rain (Razormaid)
Brenda Taylor – My Heart’s Not In It (Disconet)
Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You (Disconet)
Stephanie Mills – Pilot Error (Hot Tracks)
Donna Garraffi – I’ve Got You Covered (Disconet)
Regina – Baby Love (Disconet)
Skyy – Show Me The Way (Disconet)
B. B. Band – All Night Long (Disconet)
Chas Jankel – Glad To Know You (Disconet)
The Human League – Fascination (Hot Tracks)
The B-52’s – Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Hot Tracks)
Tanz Waffen – Subversion (Razormaid)
David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Disconet)
Kid Creole – Caroline Was A Drop-Out (Razormaid)
Telex – Raised By Snakes (Razormaid)
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Hot Tracks)
Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Razormaid)
Vivien Vee – Blue Disease (Razormaid)
Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (Razormaid)
Tantra – A Place Called Tarot (Disconet)
The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Welcome Aboard (Hot Tracks)

Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 029

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


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 »


Joanna Law – Love Is Not Enough (Mix D’Ambience)
Dusty Springfield – Nothing Has Been Proved (Dance Mix)
Dusty Springfield – Nothing Has Been Proved (Instrumental Version) 82
Carlene Davis – Dial My Number (Morales Club Mix)
Nikki – Summer Breeze (Club Mix)
Adeva – Beautiful Love (Instru-Mental)
Adeva – Beautiful Love (Classic Club Mix)
Carlton – Love And Pain (Drum & Bass Mix)
Luther Vandross – The Rush (Morales 12″ Mix)
The Cover Girls – Wishing On A Star (12“ Mix)
The Chimes – Stronger Together (Red Zone Mix)
Pet Shop Boys – How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously? (Mo Mo Remix)
The Pasadenas – Reeling (Daytime Dance Mix)
Soul Family Sensation – I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Marshall Jefferson (Piano)
Soul Family Sensation – I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Marshall Jefferson (Symphony)
Azizi – Don’t Say That It’s Over (The Classic Club Version)
Banderas – This Is Your Life (Less Stress Mix)
Mica Paris – Contribution (Peace Out Mix)
Drizabone – Brightest Star (David Morales Classic Club Mix)
Victoria Wilson-James – Through (Classic Club Mix)
The Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven (Remix)
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Kenlou B-Boy Mix)
Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)
The Sounds Of Blackness – Optimistic (12″ Never Say Die Mix)
Swing Out Sister – Notgonnachange (Classic Club Mix)
Alexander O’Neal – All True Man (Classic Club Mix)
Richard Rogers – Can’t Stop Loving You (Morales Sleaze Mix)
Frankie Knuckles – It’s Hard Sometime (D.M Red Zone)
Frankie Knuckles – It’s Hard Sometime (F.K. Classic Club Mix)
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Hallucinogenic Version)

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.


Finn Johannsen – Hot Wax 027

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


Pablo Gad – Hard Times Dub
Achterbahn D’Amour – Königsstr. (SW. Remix)
Willis Anne – Untitled
Lena Willikens – Mari Ori
Reckonwrong – Hansie
C.C. Not – Untitled
Lohhof – Midway Moodswings (Terekke Remix)
X – Untitled
The Maghreban – Green Apple
Florian Kupfer – Discotags
Kai Alcé – Rockin K-Tel
Orson + Skratch – Untitled
Leigh Dickson – Praise (Baby Ford Mix)
Perbec – Chaser
Translate – City Slicker
Marquis Hawkes – The Way
Isanlar – Kime Ne (Ricardo Villalobos Version 1)
Hashman Deejay – Samba
DJ Sprinkles & Mark Fell – Insights
Ken Gill – Love Moon
DJ Sotofett – Nimbus Mix
Simone White – Flowers In May (Kassem Mosse Version)
Stump Valley – Caruso
Plaza – Night Lines (Moon B Extra Nocturnal Mix)
Aphex Twin – diskhat1
Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras – She Had Her Nerve