The Roots Ticket + 3 Vinyls + #6 DJ Lesson
In about a month, I have to perform a 6 track mix set in front of our class. We could
only 2 of the 6 Vinyls I need. Here are the two vinyls.
I also got the RATM remix by Sebastien.
In class today, we learned how to EQ Mix. This technique was widely used by House
DJs. Listening to 2 sets of bass drum from one speaker is not a pleasant experience.
To have a smooth transition from one song to the other, the bass drum must not be
too heavy. This is why as you slowly introduce your new song, start removing the
bass of the old song. This sounds easy, and it is easy, but every song has its own way
of entering. Practicing until it sounds perfect is the way to go for this.
My current mix is a vocal intro following It Ain’t Love by MSTRKRFT. As the first
song starts to end, the clock sound from Warp 1.9 comes in. As soon as the first song
ends, Warp starts at the 1- 2-Whoo-Whoo part. This sounds amazing.
On this same day, I went to the Roots concert at Highline Ballroom. Racially diverse
crowd, Genre diverse music, with a bit of dancing made the whole night relaxed. I
was very disappointed at Amanda Diva’s performance. But The Roots pulled it all
together at the end.