Discotheque Debuts / Call Adam Clayton and Texts from The Edge
Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2020-07-03)
Paul Oakenfold’s contribution to #U2XRadio aired tonight for the first time. The show is called “Discothèque” and is a one hour continuous mix by Oakenfold of U2 and other artists. It features remixed tracks throughout. As a continuous mix, track titles are not available from SiriusXM for the tracks, so we’ll have to hope Oakenfold will share the title as he often does with his own mixes elsewhere.
The show featured thirteen tracks, only three of which were U2 songs. The remainder of the show included mixes of Coldplay, Sam Smith, The Killers, Jamie XX and Electrokingdom featuring Peter Gabriel among others. The show opened with a previously unheard remix of “Ordinary Love.” Oakenfold did remix the track before, but it has never been released. Not all of the mixes were identifiable, but the songs played are below. Where we could identify a mix we marked it below.
- “Ordinary Love” (Unknown Mix) – U2
- “Seesaw” (Club Version) by Jamie XX featuring Romy
- “Adventure of a Lifetime” (Yotto Remix) – Coldplay
- “Even Better Than the Real Thing” (The Perfecto Mix) – U2
- “Otherside” (MIA Dahli House Mix) – Paul Oakenfold
- “Big Time” (Cassani Club) – Electrokingdom ft. Peter Gabriel
- “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” (Steve Angello Bootleg Mix) – Eurythmics
- “I Feel Love” – Sam Smith
- “Take Me to Church” (Delerious & Alex K Unofficial Remix) – Hozier
- “Summer of Love” (Robin Schultz Remix) – U2
- “Starry Eyed Surprise” / “Seven Nation Army” mash up
- “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers
- “Firestarter” – The Prodigy
If we got the mix wrong, we will correct it, but these were the best we could do as the station was playing. When it airs later we’ll try to take a second listen! There were several other songs in the transitions between these songs mixed in as you went from one song to the next. We did not identify these above.
In other news around #U2XRadio a few days ago fans in countries where SiriusXM has subscription plans available received an email a few days ago asking fans to text the band. The phone number is (917) 540-8477 and when you sent a text you were told it was a system to send more information about the U2 X-Radio station, and asking if you consented to getting further information from the station.
If you said yes, you likely got a text message from The Edge today:
“Hi this is The Edge texting on behalf of the band (they don’t love you as much I do!…) I’m reading your messages slowly but surely and looking forward to sharing ideas and news with you guys. If you happened to hear my show ‘Close To The Edge’ on U2 X-Radio, let me know if you enjoyed it. Send a guitar emoji or a thumbs up, maybe even both! Edge”
Everyone was getting the same message, but what happened next was kind of neat. Some people who had sent in questions or comments over the past few days started to get private messages answering them, apparently by The Edge. Kind of neat.
Sage on Twitter asked what happens if you call the number…so we did. And you reach a voice mail message from none other than Adam Clayton. The message said “Hey, it’s Adam. You’ve reached the U2 line. We don’t check voice mails, but why don’t you send us a text?”
Unfortunately it seems like you need a Canadian or USA cell phone number to sign up to the service by text. Those sending text messages from other countries are still able to sign up but are told the service hasn’t launched in their country yet.
Finally we’ve been doing lots of things around the site.
- Updated the calendar listings on our U2 X-Radio page in the discography with more listings
- Added in links to interviews with Adam Clayton and The Edge in Rolling Stone and Billboard
- Added in some tips for getting the station if you don’t live in the US / Canada that have worked for some of our readers.
- Took a dive into the first 24-hours of content from the new U2 X-Radio station
- Documented U2’s MixTape