hello WORLD!

Here you will find my first attempts at getting to grips with my Pioneer DJ decks, this was/is my escape from self-isolation and the public reveal of a life long passion for music

I've always had a passion for music but have never been brave enough to "put it out there", but here we are! From the minute I wake up to the second I go to sleep there's always music playing, there's always a song stuck in my head, there's always a smile on my face because of it. Music is my motivation and has helped me through some pretty hard times

My style could be considered messy - I don't plan track lists, when to mix songs or when to add effects, I make it all up as I go along - for the most part it works out well but sometimes it can go wrong

Be warned, sometimes it sounds good, other times bad, either way I have fun from start to finish

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Mix 9 - 2nd July 20

I haven't posted anything since May as there was nothing worth sharing, meanwhile there was nothing done behind the scenes since 9th June as life was getting in the way, anyway this was literally me stepping up to the Pioneers after weeks of them being sat idle, loud music was exactly what was needed after a long days work, no warm up, no practice...

Mixwise I used bass cut, echo, filter, gate/comp and lots of loops here - it's the first time I've had such a long delay on the echo and I really like it!


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Mix 8 - 17th MAy 20

Welcome to mix 8! I went with a trance theme today, featuring some fresh tracks and some classics

This is uncut and I’m pretty happy with it apart from the end, but being my favourite song from Kevin and Perry it had to stay

You’ll find bass cuts, random fader smashes, loops, filter and echo effects, a few mistakes, but all things considered, I had fun!

Still a lot more practicing to do, but I’ll get there (hopefully, failing that anyone want to be first in line to buy an XDJ-RX?)

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Mix 7 - 5th May 20

Welcome to mix 7 – Here’s my second mix over 30 minutes

I’m getting very familiar with effects and importantly learning to carry on even if things go terribly wrong, although I’m still playing tracks twice so I really need to start planning track lists

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Mix 6 - 3rd May 20

Welcome to mix 6! – I didn’t manage to film this one but it’s my first mix that’s almost 30 minutes long


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Mix 5 - 24th April 20

Welcome to mix 5!

Not much to say here, enjoy!


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Mix 4 - 24th April 20

Welcome to mix 4 – Bass cuts, loops, effects!


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Mix 3 - 21st April 20

Here’s mix 3 – The effects are starting to creep in, also I’m not sure why I randomly dropped the fader half way through

Anyway, there were some nice cuts and then I completely messed up by playing Seek Bromance twice… maybe I should start planning what tracks to play

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Mix 2 - 20th April 20

Here’s day 5 of putting some effort into hitting the decks – the fade into Levels was pretty bad so bare with!

Have spent roughly 11 hours so far counting to 4 over and over meaning my timing is getting better, also getting the hang of bass cuts so I’ll soon start messing with effects soon!

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Mix 1 - 16th April 20

Hello! So… for a while I’ve hidden some awesome DJ kit from the world to the point where it only seems to come out after watching Kevin and Perry Go Large (yup, that happens!), but given my new amount of spare time I’ve set myself the challenge of learning the top DJ techniques

3 hours later, here’s my attempt first attempt to get my head around bass cuts. Completely messed up the first one but I am new to this!

Kit

Pioneer XDJ-RX

Since February 2018 I have owned the beast, and I've slowly added lights, lazers and smoke machines... because why not

As you can expect with my background in IT my setup is a little overkill, when I'm at home I run Rekordbox on a dedicated PC that connects in to a network drive which contains all my tracks and the DJ database, the good thing about this setup is I can run Rekordbox on any other PC and the track database is always up to date. In the begining I ran the decks purely from memory sticks and soon discovered how much faff it was keeping everything up to date!