June 27, 2011
Another paradigm shift to bring me into line with today’s DJ climate: I’ve added my MacBook Pro to my Deejay setup and started using software to mix tracks along with my hardware. After a month of playing around and testing settings and different software, I’ve produced my first mix. By far the best thing about this is being able to mix so many different genres with relative ease. For today’s music scene and for your average listener, they don’t want to listen to pure electronic music for an hour: now’s zeitgeist is much more a combination of vocals, indie/alternative, house and electronica. A genre I’d call Indietronica. Software brings with it the ability to quickly choose tracks and mix them without having to prepare extensive tracklists and burning cds/ripping onto USB. This mix contains so many different styles: rock, hip-hop, downtempo, indie-rock, electronica, house and electronic funk. The possibilities for future mixes have suddenly got so much wider. I’m a happy bunny ☺ The tracks selected here were selected from the Hype Machine’s most popular tracks of June 2011. There are some absolutely stunning tracks of which my favourites include Washed Out’s ‘Amor Fati’, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur’s ‘Garden’, the remix of Parov Stelar’s ‘Booty Swing’ and two tracks from Foster the People.
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side 2. A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It 3. Nero - My Eyes 4. Birdy Nam Nam - Defiant Order 5. Sebastian (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)- Love in Motion 6. Washed Out - Amor Fati 7. Modest Mouse - Float On 8. Goldroom - Morgan's Bay 9. Foster the People - Houdini 10. Architecture in Helsinki - Contact High 11. Capital Cities - Safe & Sound 12. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (RAC Mix) 13. Apparat - Black Water 14. Foster the People - Waste 15. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden 16. Toro Y Moi - New Beat (Fare Soldi CantaTu mix) 17. Parov Stelar - Booty Swing (Tits & Clits Mix) 18. Duck Sauce - Goody Two Shoes (Viceroy Edit) 19. Martin Solveig - The Night OUt 20. Skrillex - Slats Slats Slats 21. The Weekend - What You Need 22. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - How Can U Luv Me 23. Buddy Holly - Everyday 24. Yacht - Utopia 25. Burning Hearts - Into the Wilderness