Thursday, September 3, 2009

Goin' Eighties - Session 2

When I did Goin' Eighties Session 2 back in May 2009, it was so damn hard and I got so frustrated mixing from song to song. Almost every songs were not running smoothly eventhough I had beat-matched them already.

Then I learn about a technic called pitch bending or pitch riding, which is constantly adjusting the beat of the incoming or outgoing song to match the other one. It consumes a lot of concentration, since I have to listen carefully to every beat that's running and keep matching them from time to time. Watching the graphic bar on my laptop screen doesn't help a lot since they can be wrong sometimes.

Not only that, Eighties dance songs aren't also as structured as nowadays dance songs (especially house and techno). And 'being me', who love to have a long transition from song to song, a lot of loopings are required.

HARD? Definitely!!! But this also got me hooked and addicted. The harder it becomes, the more curious and challenged I am. :D

So this time, I bring you back the 'REFINED' version of Goin' Eighties 2. Slightly retouch here and there, and smoother transition between songs (hopefully... LOL). Enjoy...!!! :)

1. Shame On Me (@RP!e Boy's Extended Mix) --- Jacky
2. Sending All My Love (Extended Mix) --- Linear
3. The Rain (Extended Mix) - Oran Juice Jones
4. Catch Me I"m Falling (Dance Mix) --- Pretty Poison
5. Snake In The Grass (12" Club Mix) --- Midnight Star
6. How Will I Know (Dance Mix) --- Whitney Houston
7. Goin' To The Bank (Extended Mix) --- Commodores
8. What You See Is What You Get (Club Mix) --- Brenda K. Starr
9. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (Extended Mix) --- Billy Ocean
10. December 1963 (Oh What A Night) --- Four Seasons feat. Frankie Valli
11. Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake Mix) --- Rick Astley
12. Dancing Easy (Club Mix) --- Funhouse
13. Body Rock (Dance Mix) --- Maria Vidal


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Goin' Eighties - Session 3

Among the Goin' Eighties series, the ones I'm not really satisfied with the results are Session 2 & 3. Session 3 was my first time mixing the 'swing-beat' music (the Milli Vanili and Soul II Soul type of beat) which i find quite different from the other types music I had mixed before.

This time, after learning a few more tricks, I give it another try. Not saying that it's gonna be perfect this time but I'm more happy with the result now. Still, it was not an easy job! A lot of pitch-riding involved here.

If you've listened to the earlier version: What do you think? Can you tell the difference? :D

1. Come Undone --- Duran Duran
2. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine --- The Four Tops
3. Blame It On The Rain (US Club Mix) --- Milli Vanilli
4. The Message Is Love (Cupid Mix) --- Arthur Baker
5. Walk On By (Club Mix) --- Sybil
6. Back To Life (12" Mix) --- Soul II Soul
7. Keep It Together (12" Remix) --- Madonna
8. There's Got To Be A Way (12" Mix) --- Mariah Carey
9. Congratulations (Punchline Mix) --- Sydney Youngblood
10. If It's Love (Ghetto Mix) --- Sydney Fresh Feat. On Vocal Manou
11. Yesterday Once More (Rap Mix) --- Jamtronik
12. If I Can't Have You --- Chyp-Notic
13. Dying Inside (To Hold You) (Heartbreak Mix) --- Timmy Thomas
14. Uptown Top Rankin' (12" Mix) --- Tight N' Up
15. Attenti Al Lupo (WWF Remix) --- DJ Lelewell

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