Years before mash-ups, there were DJ cut ups. Double Dee & Steinski and Coldcut, of course, are well known. But also there was the DJ Mega-Mix series of one-sided twelves – seven minutes of cool beats cut up with whatever was laying to hand, it seemed. And remarkably, the first release was actually the dance music debut of Norman (Fatboy Slim) Cook, at the time still just the bass player with the very indiepop Housemartins.
DJ Mega-Mix vol 1: The Finest Ingredients, 12″, 1986 • Discogs
DJ Mega-Mix vol 2: Very Interesting, 12″, 1986 • Discogs
DJ Mega-Mix vol 3: In Full Effect, 12″, 1987 • Discogs
DJ Mega-Mix vol 4: Out to Kill, 12″, 1987 • Discogs