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Chicago Old School Mixes

Chicago Old School Mixes from Mixmaster Einstein, a resident DJ on our Saturday Night Live Ain’ No Jive Dance Party

Keeping the tradition alive started by our sister network WBMX back in 1981, the Beat Chicago is bringing old school back to the radio, online and in our app!

We’re in the old school mix with club classics, freestyle, house, ’80s, 90’s and more in the old school mix.

Listen on the radio, in our free APP or streaming online around the clock with our playlist, HERE.

Back in the day, people used to record the mixes on the radio so they wouldn’t miss them. People around the world have huge collections of those mixes from back in the day.

Today, we do all the work for you by uploading each week’s mix show to our website on Tuesdays. Once uploaded, you can listen to those mixes and all the past mixes, on-demand, here on the website and in our app. Each DJ mix show page includes the on-demand player, the tracklist (when available) as well as information and links to the DJ.

Click here for all DJ mixes on demand

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I Want You Back (Dimitri From Paris Supa Funk Brakes Mix) – Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5
Flirt – Cameo
B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)? (Extended Club Version) – Bell Biv Devoe
Talking All That Jazz – Stetsasonic
Sir Duke (The Reflex Revision) – Stevie Wonder
Thinking About Your Love – Skipworth & Turner
Are You Single (12″ Version) – Aurra
Raid – Lakeside
When Boys Talk – Indeep
I’ll Be Good – Rene & Angela
Need You Tonight (Mediate) – INXS
Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren and the World’s Famous Supreme Team
Lifetime Love (Gershwin Extreme Edits Remix) – Joyce Sims
The Power – Snap
Dance With Me – Peter Brown
Just A Touch Of Love (MAW Mix) – Slave
State Farm (Extended Version) – Yaz
Electric Funky Drummer – Maurice Starr
You Are In My System (Extended Vocal) – The System
What’s Missing (Extended Remix) – Alexander O’Neal
The Rain – Oran ‘Juice’ Jones
My Prerogative (Extended Version) – Bobby Brown
Men In Black (MME Edit) – Will Smith
Mama Used To Say (American Instrumental Mix) – Junior
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang

Born and raised in Gary, IN, Allen Upshaw AKA Mix-Master Einstein picked up his musical tastes from his family consisting of rap, R&B, jazz, and blues but then he took interest in what is commonly referred to as old school house music. He studied and learned the basic techniques of mixing by listening to the Hot Mix 5 on WBMX in Chicago, IL.

The Hot Mix 5 consisted of Kenny “Jammin'” Jason, Ralphi “The Razz” Rosario, Scott “Smokin'” Sills, Farley “Funkin'” Keith (BKA Farley “Jackmaster Funk”), and Mickey “Mixin'” Oliver.

Allen’s favorite was Ralphie Rosario because of his smooth transitions between songs and the choice of music he would mix. He started mixing at the age of 13 and is still mixing music of varying genres to this day.