Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mixdown 009

~128 bpm

This may be my favorite Mixdown so far! Why do I love it? It's just so fucking SEXY! Rooted in that smooth, italo-house style EDX is famous for, it's hard not to imagine a sea of people writhing to the music. There's quite a bit of live mashing going on because for the first time, I used 4 channels for this mix. And I loved it! The dynamic of multiple tracks battling and complimenting each other on the fly, is an aural landmine! But I need to buy a dedicated 4 channel mixer to make this work for real. I'm usually fond of keeping my sets under 30 minutes, but this one winds on and on so effortlessly that you'll start it, get lost, and snap-to 35 minutes later wondering how the time passed...

Way Out West - Surrender (Intro)
Morgan Page - Fight for You
Sound Of Soho ft. Amanda Wilson - Smile
Djs From Mars - Not My Tubular Bells Tonight (Christina Aguilera vs Mike Oldfield)
Cinnamon Chasers - I Like Watching You (Diamond Cut Remix)
Rhythm Masters & MYNC Ft. Wynter Gordon - I Feel Love (Avicii's Forgotten Remix)
Stress & Rye Rye - Nananah! (Electrolightz remix)
Young Money - Bedrock (Vindata Dance Remix)
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Bang Bang Bang (Russ Chimes Remix)
Alex Tong - Chakalaka Pjanoo (Pryda vs Wippenberg)
Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Boys Noize Summer Mix)
KillaQueenz - Boyfriend (DCUP Remix)
Benny Benassi, Kelis, APL & Jean-Baptiste - Spaceship (EDX Remix)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mixdown 008

Nightsteps & Storytales
Mashup Madness!
~128 bpm

So what's the elevator speech for Nightsteps & Storytales? Let's start with this - it's mashup after mashup of cut-up, bastard pop, beauty! I'll drop some names and let your imagination go wild. Lady Gaga, Will.I.Am, T-Pain, Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica, Jay-Z, MSRTKRFT, Amanda Blank, Empire of the Sun, Lady Sovereign, plus half a dozen more underground electro gods! Despite some harmonically-challenged transitions I'm not totally smitten with, the overall feel of this mix blends the bootlegging talent of some of my favorite DJ/producers of the moment and that is a goal worth pursuing in my book. You can expect the typical genre clusterfuck of a Mixdown set - house, rock, pop, hip-hop, electro, and a snippet of trance too!

Hey Now - Girl Can Cook (Grafton Primary vs Lifelike)
Cut-Up Boys - Electro Shock 2005/Make A Move On Me (Soulseekerz vs Joey Negro)
The White Panda - Hold On My Momma (Will.I.Am vs The Vanish)
Djs From Mars - Enter Telephone (Lady Gaga vs Metallica)
Three Fingers - Bounce N.A.S.A (MSTRKRFT vs Futurecop!)
Djs From Mars - Empire State of Feeling (Jay-Z vs Black Eyed Peas vs Alicia Keys)
The Hood Internet - Cowgirls In America (T-Pain vs Dom)
Mochi Beats - Walking on Greece (Empire of the Sun vs Amanda Blank vs Three Drives)
Freekstyler - Love Me or Do It (Nelly Furtado vs Lady Sovereign)