DJ Polished gifts us today with not one but two, count ’em two from the one and only Prince!!!

June 25th, 2014 is the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. I’m a MASSIVE Prince Fan. So what do I do on the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain? Create a special mix of course. 1984 was an extraordinary year for Prince, not only did he release the album and film Purple Rain, he also released a crap-load of good music that he wrote, performed, and produced through other artists: The Time’s Ice Cream Castles, Sheila E’s The Glamorous Life, Apollonia 6’s self-titled debut, and Sheena Easton’s Sugar Walls. This mix not only celebrates the film, Purple Rain, but also the year of Prince and related music from 1984. It was a good year!


Apollonia 6 – Sex Shooter (Long Version) – Prince [Warner Bros]
Shortberry Strawcake – Sheila E. [Warner Bros]
Jungle Love – The Time [Warner Bros]
Erotic City (Dance Mix) – Prince and The Revolution [Warner Bros]
Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian – Apollonia 6 [Warner Bros]
If The Kid Can’t Make You Come – The Time [Warner Bros]
Oliver’s House – Sheila E. [Warner Bros]
Tricky – The Time [Warner Bros]
Too Sexy – Sheila E. [Warner Bros]
Sugar Walls (Dance Mix) – Sheena Easton [EMI America]
The Glamorous Life [Club Edit] – Sheila E. [Warner Bros]
The Glamorous Life – Sheila E. [Warner Bros]
The Bird – The Time [Warner Bros]
A Million Miles – Apollonia 6 [Warner Bros]
(I Want 2 B A) Modernaire – Dez Dickerson – [Warner Bros]
I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version) – Prince and The Revolution [Warner Bros]
God (Instrumental) – Prince and The Revolution [Warner Bros]
God (Vocal) – Prince and The Revolution [Warner Bros]
Noon Rendezvous – Sheila E. – Warner Bros]
17 Days – Prince and The Revolution [Warner Bros]
Some Kind Of Lover – Apollonia 6 [Warner Bros]
Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) – Prince [Warner Bros]
Ooo She She Wa Wa – Apollonia 6 [Warner Bros]
Darling Nikki – Prince and The Revolution [Warner Bros]

More, more, more!!! Well just look below…

I’m catching up on posting the archives of some of my Prince Birthday mixes.

Lifeeeee Is For Ever – Traxman [Planet Mu]
Break It Down – DJ Roc [Planet Mu]
Purrple Splazsh – Actress [Honest Jon’s Records]
Obsessed – Acen [Little Dragon Music]
Assembly Lines – Daedelus [Ninja Tune]
Diamonds & Pearls – Zomby [Hyperdub]
Special Feeling Featuring Mika Lett – Diddy [Bad Boy Records]
Sex Shooter master mix (remixed by streetcrednyc) – Apollonia 6 / Vanity 6 []
I Can Make You Say – Twista [Get Money Gang]
Inspecta (Jimpster’s Dancehall Remix) – Sista Widey [Freerange Records]
Erotic City Prince – Paranoid Resistance [Paranoid Resistance]
Touch the After World – 24 Hour Experience [Nice ‘N’ Ripe]
Head Like A Hole (Opal) – Nine Inch Nails [TVT]
Whatz Ya Phone # – 2Pac [Death Row]
Do It To The Crowd (Bonus Beats) – Twin Hype [Profile]
Erotic City (Grap3 Carg0t remix) – [Grap3 Carg0t]
The Challenge – Dr Jeckyll & Mr. Hide [Profile]
Irresistable Chick – Eve [Ruff Ryders Records]
Give Me What I Want – MC Lyte [EastWest Records America]
Paper Thin – MC Lyte [Rhino/Elektra]
Do Today – DJ Quik [Mad Science Recordings]
Return Of The B-Boy – The Pharcyde [Delicious Vinyl]
The Lover in You – Big Daddy Kane [Cold Chillin’]
Everybody Give It Up feat. Caffeine, King Lou, Ruff Dogg – Battlecat [Maverick Records]
When I’m Done – Rapper Big Pooh [Bandcamp]
Lotsa Pretty – Sick Boy – Ad Noiseam]
Opening Ceremony – Get Busy Committee [Tokyo Sex Whale Records]
Safe + Sound – DJ Quik [Arista]
Heartz Of Men – 2Pac [Death Row]
Glooty-Us-Maximus Feat. Money-B / Knumskull / Saafir / Shock – Digital Underground [Critique]
Catch My Soul – Drawbar [Counterpoint Records]
Hip Hop Doll – Digital Underground [Tommy Boy Records]
Other Side Of Town ft. Bling – XV [CD Baby]
Break it down – Bow Wow remix By Davs’J – [Davs’J]
I Would Die For You – Daedelus [bandcamp]

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.