Mixmaster Einstein – A Mixin’ Controversy 11/28/20

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The Beat Chicago Mixmaster Einstein on The Saturday Night Live Ain’t No Jive Chicago Dance Party

Mixmaster Einstein is a resident DJ on our Saturday Night Live Ain’ No Jive Dance Party, part of our Retro Dance Classics Weekend. The weekend is brought to you by Digital Saviors Chicago, transferring 8mm film, all audio tapes (including mixtapes), all videotapes (VHS, Beta, Hi8 and more), photos, vinyl, negatives, we colorize black and white pictures too!  Camcorder video, video, and pictures from old smart devices, slides, video presentations for special events such as anniversaries, birthdays, etc. and more.

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, the ’80s, ’90s, and more with Mixmaster Einstein.

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

Click here for more Mixmaster Einstein mixes on demand

Controversy – Prince
Mysteries Of The World – MFSB
Peanut Butter – Twennynine Featuring Lenny White
Boogie Nights (The Reflex Revision) – Heatwave
All Night Thing – Invisible Man Band
Celebration (The Reflex Revision) – Kool & The Gang
I Am Somebody (Joey Negro Finessed Remix) – Glenn Jones
I Want You For Myself – George Duke
Bourgie’ Bourgie’ (Joey Negro Super Bourgeoisie Remix) – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Swept Away (12″ Long Version) – Diana Ross
Break 4 Love – Raze
Love Is The Drug (Todd Terje Edit) – Roni Griffith
Funk-U-Up – Jesse Saunders featuring The Badd Chicks
Heaven Is (In The Backseat Of My Cadillac) – Patricia Harris
Who Dunnit? – Gino Soccio
Don’t You Want Me (Extended Vocal Mix) – Human League
Beat The Street – Sharon Redd
Bad Girls (The Reflex Revision) – Donna Summer
Makin’ Happy (Hurley’s Insane Mix) – Crystal Waters
The Best Things In Life Are Free (Classic 12″ without Rap) – Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson
Bohemian Rhapsody (Remix) – MK All-Stars
Deep Love (Bad Boy Bill’s Hype Hip House) – Dada Nada
Like This (House Mix) – Chip E
You Ain’t Really Down (Acappella) – Status IV

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.


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