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DJ Milf (Yolk) 1992/93 Mix

I remember getting in a discussion recently with someone re: styles of mixing… The other person felt really strongly that it’s a DJ’s job to do the absolute best presentation of the songs they can. The beat-matching should be perfect, the mixing itself should be seamless, and the tracks should be kept in for a large amount of time (almost the whole song?) so that each one can speak on their own. I can definitely appreciate that style of mixing for certain types of tunes – more serious “intelligent” jungle stuff maybe. When it comes to 92-93 hardcore though, I’d much rather hear a mix with a ton of energy and someone trying to pull out all the stops: tracks mixing in and out quickly, extra acapellas dropped on top, tons of scratching etc.
Obviously I’m not stoked to hear full-on trainwrecked DJ sets, but if the mixing is a bit loose for the purposes of making the mix more lively, so be it. Because 91-93 hardcore is so sampleadelic, a lot of tracks from then almost sound like some sort of crazy DJ mix to me, as pulled off by an alien with dozens of arms and an army of +/- 300% turntables. Why not have the DJ mixes follow suite?

Anyway, this dj mix exemplifies that crazy style of mixing perfectly. It’s by Garreth Milford, aka DJ Milf from Yolk. In addition to all the things I mentioned above (quick mixing, scratching, acapellas), the track selection is tight – a few of my favorite tracks are in here. I don’t have time to type up a full tracklisting, but I’ll be posting some of the best tracks over the next few months.
Thanks to Fez from B2VOS for posting this last year:
DJ Milf (Yolk) – Untitled Mix

You probably know Yolk from the essential / essential / legendary / etc “Sunny Side Up” EP. Anyone who doesn’t should go buy that EP right now on junodownload. Here’s a track from it (low fi youtube rip) to motivate you:
Yolk – Music 4 Da People

21 Replies to “DJ Milf (Yolk) 1992/93 Mix”

  1. i am desp to get mastersafe aspirations e.p on formation recs but the track is called everybody,,,,have you got it to download.

  2. I remember buying this mix from Chaos in Stoke. I also saw Milf rip it up at Mezzanive back in the early nineties.
    The guy has a permanent smile on his face. Anyone know if he still plays and what he plays.
    Everybody wants to be a DJ.
    But only some can.

  3. had this on over the weekend, tottally sick mix, can anyone id the first 2 traks? iv already pick up the “need a release” tune, superb stuff, lovin the piano on that first trak or issit the second :0

  4. For a bit of Trivia about Gareth Milford. He appeared on the UK TV show Property Ladder, buying and renovating a property in the South West countryside at considerable expense.
    In a follow up show he’d quit property development and was in Spain working as a scuba diving instructor.

  5. The 2nd track is by Yolk, Bish Bosh. It was a banger back in the day, Easygroove favourite if I remember.
    That property show is superb. The guy looks like he couldn’r really give dam. Refreshing.

  6. certainly one of the best oldschool mixsets I have.
    great job. sad that these times are long gone… .

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