EVERYONE SHOULD BE MAKING MORE MASHUPS LIKE THIS
^^ it's the difference between creative and commercial. Integrity always shows
I just wanted to add to what the original poster was trying to get across. From the very first reply, it seems that there was some type of confusion.
A mash-up does not have to always be associated with commercial big tunes. A mash-up or rework/edit as most call it may be re-arranging the track so that the build up is after the second break down or adding a few more bars to make it more mix friendly or looping the break down so it allows you to mix another track.
Its all dj tools. Its not necessarily LMAO meets Guetta as some people have referenced top 40. It could be a sick percussive track with an additional layer or vocal snippet or from a movie. But it has to be arranged as if it was part of the song, adding build up FXs like white noise, filtering the drum kicks, adding risers, etc.. Now, some people know what they are doing and some people just throw pieces together. But if you spin often and know how to construct a track, then you will know .
Its not for re-sell but it helps gets you local gigs. How, because you shop it around to local djs. In my case i also shop them around to the original artists so they can play during their sets. But Im cool with them so its easier.
Dj Patrick M from Stereo-Productions does it all the time. He pre-edits tracks using other vocals and adding them to other tech-house dubs. Easier than always having to do it on the fly- as most would say that track selection is still key.. So he selects his pre-made edits and the crowds eat it up. I also send him blends and edits of even his work. I did a blend of one of his productions with "swimming places" He plays it out at Space Miami and other venues. I know cause I recorded his set at Space Miami. But guess what, he gave me my first break at Nikki Beach Miami and has given me other leads since then because of the relationship. It works both ways.
Just how tenaglia does. He stated that the hardest part of a gig is all the edits and programming BEFORE the gig.
I suck at producing. Im not musically inclined for what I want to do and I will not spend $50 on sample packs every week. As you can see, many of the tracks today are dull and repetitive because there are so many new artists. Its lack of creativity. My style of house involves, vocals, piano, guitars, sax, and all instruments. I can't create piano melodies and nor will I produce dull or straight loops and call it a production.
And im perfectly happy as a local resident doing edits. I don't need to produce. I have a career and a family. I don't plan on touring. I just left my residency of 5 years cause im moving out of miami. That goes to show my loyalty to the venue and customers..
Last edited by colione98; 10-12-2012 at 01:55 PM.
how about both?