Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Instalment ..

Here I go with another end of week blog entry.

I'm still itching to take this DJing interest to new heights. When we put our minds to something we enjoy our force can be like an avalanche. I've felt that ever since I began taking mixing seriously. My destination features me keeping a crowd of at lest 10,000 hyped. I've figured that I need to initially practice really hard.

Gauging from download stats and listener feedback I'll consider myself on the right road to meeting my destination. There'll be many paths ahead before I reach my destination. I may not even achieve such a tall order; it doesn't matter :) The entire learning curve associated with my new found interest has been enjoyable at every moment. But hyping up a massive crowd for a couple hours, or even less, is certainly a useful goal that keeps me dedicated and focussed.

Enough a dat!

'Aerial Attack', named such because the geo-engineering thing is out-a-hand. The chemtrails are a nuisance. So I wanted to drop some heavyweight Breaks in a tight mix in my disapproval to engineering the climate.

'I Blazed Da Cheese', named such because that's what I did before breaking away from the Breaks and diving into my Jungle selection. After recording it, encoding it and uploading it I realised that it contained many of the same tracks from an earlier Jungle set that I did titled 'Jungle Drill', so I took a break and created a part two of tracks that I haven't used in a set yet. I think it worked out pretty well, but after taking a break my flow was broke. This reflects in the overt sloppiness in part 2. I have to be critical even if listener comments don't reflect it!

'Level Crossing', named such because I decided to head right back to the comfort of those Breaks. I've developed a joy mixing Breaks because it was a genre that I was guided to play as a beginner. I'm simply showing my respect an honour to Breakbeat even though I like to play some Jungle and other genres. My listening taste is quite vast but in the beginner DJ realm things are a little tighter.

'Silk Cuts', named such because I was in receivership of a brand new track from shotty and I played it as soon as I got it and kinda loved it. I could wait to get it in a mix. I know I messed up playing a certain track in there but I shall live and learn! Silk Cuts? hmmm, .. google images : silk cut as in the cigarettes .. I had visions of all their quirky billboard adverts of yesteryear after completing this set. Not sure why, I haven;t smoked one for very many years.

'By-Passed Meter', . this was my first Electro House set. It was also the first time I was listening to this selection of tracks. I was mixing them on the fly with no prior knowledge of what the tracks were going to sound like. I imaged 'not too different'? I've had some constructive criticisms from a listener and Ill take it on board. There's more homework for me to do. I'm not too hot at distinguishing the sub-gentres of genres within the larger category of Electronic music. It took me a while to distinguish breaks and Techno. Sounds ridiculous but I'd never previously paid any attention. If it sounded good I bought it or acquired it.

I think that's enough typing .. It's time for me to chill out.