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    Mixing ragga jungle/dnb

    I am a beginner and I've bought a mixture of about 10 jungle/dnb albums (all compilations) half ragga jungle and half dnb. I've ran into a problem. I think I have too many sub genres and I'm finding hard to mix more than 3 tracks together as Im cutting off and destroying the vibe
    Could anyone please give me any tips?
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    I suppose if the compliations have got 10 tracks in them, try mixing a compliation on it's own. And the tracks you don't like, delete them, my advice is build a well curated collections that might be small but is just full of tracks you love rather than a big collection that 80% of it is crap.

    Next step would be create a file structure that makes sense to you, and add the tracks you want to keep from the compilations in the relevant main folder:

    Jungle
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    Ragga

    As you practise and learn your tracks, you'll find crossover tracks that you know you can transition one one genre to another without ruining the vibe.
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    Every album has between 40-60 tracks.
    I'll get deleting when I get home. Thank you for the advice.

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    Tbh I love jungle and dnb but my knowledge on genres isn't so good. Once I have put together a playlist of songs I like I guess I'll have to just suck it an see...so to speak!

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    Don't stress to much about getting in in the correct sub genre for the rest of the world, just what works for you. In my drum n bass folder i have 3 sub folders names "dirty" "liquid" "funky" which means something to me but other dnb heads would catergorise the tunes differently to the universally acceptedsub genres.

    I actually hate all the 100s of sub genre names that have come about in recent years.
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    I also hate the sub genres Andy. Whatever happened to dnb being just dnb!?
    As we speak I'm putting all the tunes I like into a playlist then hopefully sort them out after. Btw, I have 712 tunes in rekordbox Dj. I have a feeling that is way to much for a beginner.

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    What do you mean by funk dnb?
    I just live in Mexico, I'm not really Mexican

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    It's drum n bass that has a funky sounding bassline rather than being hard or dirty or liqiud, (hard is my other folder) Like this one:

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    That is an example of funky it hard?
    I got a few playlists sorted now. Chill, dark and tunes I like. I still need to split that one into dnb and jungle. Progress! It only took 4 hours!!!!
    Last edited by Kevwin; 08-12-2017 at 07:49 AM.
    I just live in Mexico, I'm not really Mexican

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    Mixing jungle/dnb

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevwin View Post
    I am a beginner and I've bought a mixture of about 10 jungle/dnb albums (all compilations) half ragga jungle and half dnb. I've ran into a problem. I think I have too many sub genres and I'm finding hard to mix more than 3 tracks together as Im cutting off and destroying the vibe
    Could anyone please give me any tips?
    I've found if a DnB song isn't within 1-2 beats of the previous one.. It's too difficult to pitch up and down far enough to beat match.

    I would always look up bpms and memorize what tracks are in their bpm zone.

    Otherwise you'll have to bring a song in during the intro/breakdown.. to avoid drum beats clashing.

    I started mixing dnb last month too, so I'd be willing to take this journey with you.

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