Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Goin' 70s - Volume 1

I got really bored these days with current TOP 40 songs. They all just sounded so much alike to me one from another. It's all so predictable and mixing them just is just not as fun as it used to be. Well, this probably explains why no SPOTLIGHT have came out for awhile from me.

So about two weeks ago, I actually did my first gig after being a bedroom DJ for 3 years for a private event. Well, I was excited of course and feel challenged especially when I found out my crowds was average more than 45-60 yrs old. Luckily I did prepare some disco songs for the night. Well, the gig went well. The crowd was happy, dancefloor were pretty packed and I was just requested to play again for the next event next month.

So in preparation for these upcoming gigs, I start collecting and listening to 70s Disco Songs and learn how to mix them (not just let one song finish and drop the next song, because that's what a jukebox does!).

And I must say that this is definitely stepping up a few more levels from what I've been mixing all this time. I have no problem with manual beatmatching. But these 70s discos are definitely real challenges. Because the bpm is not constant... It just keeps jumping forward and backward. With the eighties, I can easily beatmatch the song on my headphone while the other one is still playing. Then blend in when the transition moment come. But with the 70s, I can't do that. Not only I have to beatmatch continuosly because the speed is going up and down unpredictably! I must say that riding the waveforms on my Serato screen really helps me a lot. I'm not sure if one day I can do it by ear only because what's coming is so unpredictable: it can speed up or speed down variably.

I know many prefer to just drop the tunes without worrying beatmatching when it comes to 70s discos. But at the moment, I'm still trying to adopt my mixing style to these tunes. Because if the songs are beatmatched nicely, even though it's just a simple fade in & fade out, I'll get the moment precisely and I like how they sounds when it happens.

So, here's my first published mix for 70s disco. I tried to use the original version songs as many as I can. Because when we are talking about Classic Disco, be it 70s, 80s and 90s... I am not only "selling" you some great tunes, but I also want to "sell" you some nostalgic moments. Bringing you back in time to that moment when you listened to these songs.

I know there's a lot of areas I need to improve. Hopefully, I'll get better with the upcoming series. Enjoy!!!!

File Size: 96 mb
Bitrate: 192 kbps
Length: 1:09:47
Mixed by: IndigoDeviLLe

1. Love Theme - Love Unlimited 0rchestra
2. Can't Get By Without You - The Real Thing
3. Dancing Queen - ABB4
4. More More More - Andrea True Connection
5. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
6. I'm In The Mood For Dancing - The Nolan Sisters
7. Disco Fever - VST & Co
8. Dance Little Lady - Tina Charles
9. You'll Never Find Another Love - Lou Rawls
10. Native New Yorker - Odyssey
11. The Hustle - Van McCoy
12. If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
13. Night Fever - Bee Gees
14. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
15. Ain't No Stopping Us Now - Ollie & Jerry
16. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - The Jacksons
17. Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
18. Gonna Get Along Without You Now - Viola Wills
19. I Love The Nightlife - Alicia Bridges
20. Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston


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