I listened to your mix last week and kind of forgot what I was to comment about it, but if I recall correctly the earlier part of the mix seemed somewhat boring, but as the mix got past the middle it picked off (I recall checking the track list for several of the tracks as they were playing as the flow was nice and tracks were good). But yeah, noticed you had tons of mixes uploaded so I’m probably going to listen to a few more of your mixes this week and if I like them enough you’ll get the follow support you want. 🙂
Well, since you were kind enough to start following me I started following you before listening to another mix based on your track selection. I listened to the Earth and Sky 002, and that one made sure I didn’t make a mistake when I started follwing you. You have a lot of tracks in your sets that are really right up my alley and since the transitions are solid it’s nice to listen to your mixes. Now if I only had the time to go through all of them. 🙂
I noticed you have lots of different “themes” going on. Do you have some ellaboration somewhere what each of these themes holds, for example is there a difference between the Infinite Horizons series and the Earth and Sky series?
With the Earth and Sky mixes, I usually prefer to mix them offline (Ableton,) and I limit myself to an hour, and this usually results in a linear energy progression. With Infinite Horizons I open up the set time to, usually, an hour and a half, I mix live, and I just mix in what feels right at the moment, and almost whatever (trance, progressive house, breaks) can make it into these sets if it feels right. With this one I usually think about what I should play first all week… 😛
As for themes, I always try to express “stories” in my mixes, and I usually do E&S offline so that I can really think about how to make the tracks compliment one another and how to tell a story throughout the set. For example, with Earth and Sky 004 I went for a somber and reflective tone through the first part of the mix with Tuvan and Leo, and then the mood starts to brighten up with A Cry To The Moon and Slave. With Infinite Horizons, it’s harder to really express a story because I usually do it live, but I’ve had good results by just going through tunes that felt right at the moment. All in all, I always try to go for some kind of theme in my mixes. Some of the time you can see how the themes I try to go for influence the covers of the mixes and how they have influenced my choice in show name selection. 🙂
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