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gimme just a lil moar tiemz! - adventures of a red-headed stepchild in the house of love
mermaid on the mic
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gimme just a lil moar tiemz!
ahhhhh.... so, today I spent more time working on my mix. over the past two days pretty much nothing at all happened, due mostly to antihistamine-induced lethargy. ugh. fucking poison ivy. whatever.

I do have to admit that today's effort turned out the best so far - and, that my strategy of avoiding the antihistamines today seems to have helped a great deal. no srprz there!

it's still not suitable for human consumption, but it's getting better, and I'm actually really happy with the track selection. it's all fine-tuning from here.

I've been asked why now for this... and the short answer is: I blame Bobby Viteritti!

before I started hearing his mixes the best authentic (vintage) disco DJ set I had ever heard was Larry Levan's set from the Paradise Garage, and while Larry is pretty much universally revered as a god among disco DJs, his mixing was only ok-to-good on a technical level. (his taste was impeccable, though - and track selection really does weigh more heavily than technical skillz, especially in the moment - although of course having both at once is the way to REALLY fly.)

anyway, all the other "back in the day" disco dj recordings I'd ever heard were even rougher on a technical level. so, I figured that it must just be impossible to mix disco really smoothly. I thought that this music was simply not going to work like that, and that was just the way it was... until I found Bobby. *his* stuff blew me right outta the water, and I began to realize that it WAS actually POSSIBLE to smoothly mix the old-school disco - it's just really hard!

so then, of course, I HAD to do it myself.

which brings me to right now. working, working. as soon as this thing is fit for human consumption, you can be sure I will post a link. in the meantime, wish me luck!!! :-D

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Current Location: home sweet warehouse
I'm feeling: okay okeh
I'm hearing: disco demo v 1.5

4 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
Comments
silverfae From: silverfae Date: April 5th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll do great, I know it.

Yes, it was hard to properly mix disco, but it can be done, you're right! (and it was actually a little easier on vinyl, since you can mess with speed more easily by hand).
nici13 From: nici13 Date: April 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Viel Gluck!!!

and we are excited for that link!
crimsonmau From: crimsonmau Date: April 7th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
antihistamine-induced lethargy....I SOOOO hate that feeling.
crimsonmau From: crimsonmau Date: April 16th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
As a DJ and music lover...what do you think is the best three disco songs ever made?


4 smooches or Gimme Some Love!