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Sween
02-09-2012, 09:20 AM
A few transitions that I recently made and thought I'd share. These are nothing super fancy and that is why I am posting here in the Mobile section... but I think some of you guys may be able to use them. These are subtle remixes without much hype but use them all the time for weddings. I am not a fan of piracy, so please don't download unless you own all the tracks (which all you should anyway)...


The first one is a Medley of Gaga songs and I finished it last night for an upcoming wedding. Starts around 110 and finishes around 130 but your crowd will never notice the transition because it's stretched over a 12 minute medley. It's got a steady backbeat and I adjusted the "groove" of each track to fit. I think I did a pretty good job with most of the transitions although the last two feel more like just a crossfade (which I'd like to fix eventually). I'm also not a fan of the build in at the beginning... something happened on my fade in, too slow of a build.

http://soundcloud.com/sweenracer76/gaga-dance-medley


The next one is one of my favorite crowd bumpers for the end of the night... a dance remix I made of Eddie Money's Take Me Home Tonight. I re-drummed the entire song to give it more energy (added four on the floor, build up drum at break down, etc)... but it is not so "pumped" that your guests probably won't notice much. If you compare it to the original version you can really feel the difference... I think I did a really great job with the drums, I think they actually sound better than the original drums in the track!

http://soundcloud.com/sweenracer76/take-me-home-tonight-dance


The next one is simple that anyone could do... but I combined the songs because I usually play them together anyway. Now I don't have to pay attention and can chat it up with the inevitable requesters who are bombarding me at that point of the night... Oh I also increased the length of the pauses to build a little suspense... I love seeing the look on people's faces when you extend a pause and make them beg me to bring it back.

http://soundcloud.com/sweenracer76/jagger-to-partyrock


Simple intro loop and redrum to make beatmatching/looping in easier...

http://soundcloud.com/sweenracer76/come-on-eileen-intro


And the last one is a track I have been messing around with... I actually have evolved it much further into something that actually has structure and have not had the chance to download it. I like some of the sounds in it because I Glitched the heck out of it. No structure whatsoever, and basically I don't know why I'm putting it here, but hey why not.

http://soundcloud.com/sweenracer76/used-to-know-sween


I just realized SoundCloud stopped loading my other ones due to copyright detection. I'm guess these others might be pulled down soon.

funkyfresh
02-09-2012, 09:38 AM
very nice! Though, I would find the first one hard to play out because its 12 minutes of Gaga.

DJMC
02-09-2012, 10:10 AM
very nice! Though, I would find the first one hard to play out because its 12 minutes of Gaga.

My sentiments exactly. In my neck of the woods, people are getting sick of Stephanie Germanotta music. (She is derivative, copying Madonna in "Born This Way" and copying Cher in "Edge of Glory).

However, people still request "Poker Face" & "Just Dance" (the only 2 Gaga songs that I will play).

Sween
02-09-2012, 10:38 AM
Yes it's a niche song... Not a normal rotation thing. But I get a lot of gigs for gay men, and Gaga is queen of the queens. I have a handful of clients that are going to go gaga for that mix.

@DJMC - No one said you had to play the whole thing... Poker Face to Just Dance is right in the middle of the mix.

So if someone asks for Bad Romance, you say no?... I often play all of the songs in that mix (although not usually all together). Getting heavy requests for Marry the Night now...