As a Dance music DJ in the USA I do love a bit of deep house from Europe, I am from there so it stands to reason.
I am loving spinning the decks with some of the edm and deep house i’m hearing at the moment as will as putting my own tunes and grooves thrown in there for good measure. Myself and a colleague “Lexi”, as if you wouldn’t guess by the post title have a love for a broad spectrum of music of many genres. And during the day in our separate offices go back and forth on Google talk throwing tunes at each other going hey listen to this. Well today she threw out something wild and wonderful that took me back to my older DJ days with some really dirty and raw sounding French Deep house music and she commented on the awesomeness of it and the raw energy it throws out even with very little in the way of lyrics. And she also suggested another track so i had a listen and it got a big like from me as well. Anyway she said “I know what you are capable of going and do something interesting with that.” Gauntlet thrown down i went off and got the tunes.
Mr US UK Dance Music DJ span up a mix with some of those Big Room Deep house tunes.
So after settling the little one down for bed i set about playing around with some of the tunes presented to me earlier. Starting the mix off with some of my own “on the fly” synth and groove playing as well mixing…..to be honest at that point i need 4 hands to play the synth and the play with the resonance knobs and all the other bells and whistles and another 2 hands to work the decks and get effects from the mixer and mix tunes in to it as well – Its no easy task with just 2 hands! So i set my stall up played with the sound i wanted and some drum rhythms which spawned a prelude song called “Dream Catcher”. I then went on to play for about an hour and a half. Now im sure almost every EDM DJ out there gets so into the music that they jam out and hold their hands in the air at the peaks in the music and play like theres 10,000 people in the room…or is that just me? Anyway all was great apart from one thing – my decks to a dislike to my newly wiped and re-uploaded music on my usb stick. EVIDENTLY AS YOU WILL HERE! Fat bot slim decided half way through to go from 130 bpm to 180 bpm for no reason throwing my other synchronized deck off…Bollocks! as they say in the UK. and another track – ken loi also decided im not playing from the cue point you set mr dj, i am just gonna put you in a pickle! Ahh anyway you just Keep Calm and Spin the tunes! Yes it should be on a shirt…..im getting it. And how to work skrillex – recess into a set is trick! But im big into that tune right now, and i like to listen to my mixes on my phone when im driving so i threw it on the end…..kinda out of sorts with the feel of the rest of the mix. Ive uploaded it and there is a link at the top of the post so you can have a listen……at least for now. Im gonna give my site a bit of a work over and have dedicated listen page now wordpress has added that feature to embed songs on a page with ease. Hope you enjoy it theres some off the wall stuff in there and some old Tunes i’m want to rework and drop in my sets, some songs never grow old and when I was DJ at clubs and parties in the 90’s they were complete floor fillers and crowd pleasers.