When DJing with vinyl, there’s a physical element to mixing. One quickly searches for the record with the bright green colour, or the white label with a thicker spine near the back of the box. And there’s a certain soul searching that goes along with packing your final 80. This routine leads to freer-flowing and more confident sets – not that much different than studying before taking a final exam.
Confucius, one of the best life philosophers once wrote a chapter on the proper way of lying in bed. “Never lay straight” in bed, “like a corpse”, but always curled up on one side he says. While this doesn’t make great story telling, how aptly he describes the rudiments of curling up your legs in bed speaks volumes about one thing many artists and fans alike seem amiss: music is an experience.
I make a point of picking a well-balanced collection of tracks so that I can respond to crowds. As we talked about recently, I tend to organize my records into “mini sets” of 3-5 records that go along with each other well. When you play across a lot of genres I think it’s more fun to do short mixes. On the other hand, there’s a fantastic feeling that comes from layering sounds.
Every creation starts with destruction. You break eggs and crush berries to make paint; you cut down and kill plants to make the canvas. The same goes for music ; vinyl records, drum machines and synthesizers. It’s an inevitable process in nature. Nowadays some people are trying to brand average tech-house, as techno. It’s not. There’s a true techno sound. It’s got a certain edge to it and at times sounds rough. Beauty and perfection are boring to me, no tension, no layers or paradoxes. It’s a dead point.
Hello Everyone. In an effort to keep my crates fresh, I invest considerable time and effort in picking the wheat from the chafe. With so much music released every day, it can be a challenge to pick out a banging track. Below are the ten tracks I have picked out as standouts for the month of March 2017.