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Progressively Rich.

My mega 2 hour progressive house/electro mix is up.

Places to listen:

Mixcrate
Mixcloud
The Full Mixes tab on this site.

 

Have fun!

It’s so easy when you ain’t trying.

I’m working on a chill-to-hype house mix for a house party my firend is putting on. Sadly it’s just too far away for me to attend in person so he asked me to send a mix over.

For the past week I’ve been trying to record it but I’m fucking up at every turn. I’ve never mixed house before and I’m using a mix style that needs super accuracy. So naturally I’m concentrating like crazy to keep things in time and on beat.

So after another failed attempt I needed a break. I but on some Break Beat tracks and just started fucking around. Grabbing tracks on a whim and smashing them together. I found out that I could do no wrong. I discovered that I do better when I’m not trying.

Last night I decided to try recording with my new discovery. It was a big party for one and I was rockin’ it. Again I could do no wrong. Fuck yeah! Everything was sounding awesome. The real test will be when I listen back after I record part two.

The party is on June 9th. I’ll post the mix a day or two after on my usual spots.

 

Just incase you have to know what I listened to as I wrote this; it’s here:
http://soundcloud.com/djsoap/yolo by Dj Soap

The Funk and My Exit.

For the past month or so I’ve been so unmotivated to mix music I thought I was done for good. I’m the kind of person that needs something to work towards and I had nothing. I love DJ’ing, but the love of the craft wasn’t enough to move me along. To add to it, I think I’m falling out of love with my original style; Break Beat. So I was trying to mix my breaks but everything sounded like shit. No matter what I was doing I wanted to delete and start over the next day. I then took a week log trip that tore me apart from my turntables. When I got home, I just didn’t care…I could have easly sold all my gear if I had a buyer. I was in a funk.

As I was leaving Break Beat in the dust I went to my back-up; Electro House. I was hoping this change would spark something in me; it didn’t. Then I looked at my files and noticed I hadn’t added any new tracks for the past 3 months. I started adding and reinsiping myself. At the same time I was approached by 2 parties to put together some mixes for them. YES! The motivation I was looking for. One is due June 9th and the other is an open invation to spin some tracks on UStream. I also set-up my own UStream channel so whenever I want to throw simething out there I can. I’m still unsure how I feel and about filming myself, but if I want to get some exposure, this is a fear I must get over.

The good news, I just finished a 2 hour practice session on the decks and I was pretty happy with what I did. I think I’m back baby, I’m back!

I’ve been flipped! New gear photos.

Some before and after shots of my newly skinned Tech 1200’s made┬ápossible┬áby StyleFlip.com.

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What’s wrong with me?

I think the reason why it takes me so long to put an hour mix together is because I hate ruining what I already have. Changing one song can affect the whole dynamic of the mix. So if I change track 2 it has the potential of screwing with everything after it. I really need to get over that and think about the quality of the set and not my fear of musical change.