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The Light Within

I’ve been noticing a trend in the past year or so: my mix production is cluster-like. When I make one, many follow in short order, apparently…

This is the fourth in two months, and just before that, around the Holidays, I did four in a month!

In any case…

Ambient mixes I love doing because they require a completely different approach… There is no beat matching going on; it’s a totally musical job.

Now, ever since I discovered and bought Mixed in Key — probably one of the best DJing software I’ve ever bought — making ambient mixes is even more interesting. What this software does is analyze your tracks to find out what key they’re in so you can mix harmonically…

I use it for all my mixes, but it really has become invaluable to create ambient sets like this one.

I am an amateur musician and possess a rather good ear, but this software means I can whip up a two-hours mix (in this case) in just a little more than double it’s length, and that doesn’t mean I skimp on the musical research. Nope. I just don’t waste as much time figuring out if the tracks are compatible harmonically…

Anyways…

Here’s the result of my latest endeavour: I sincerely hope you will enjoy it!

As usual, you can stream it
The Light Within or download it by right-clicking the cover art image at the top of this post.


As always, your donations are welcome to help me pay for the file hosting! 😉




TRACKLISTING

The Light Within

  1. …Or Are You Just A Technician / Chant — The Durutti Column (2010)
  2. Make The Pain Go Away — Bvdub (2011)
  3. Thrill Wave — Yello (1980)
  4. Metamorphis — Trentemoller (2010)
  5. Ruling (King Britt Scubambient) — Osborne (2008)
  6. Horizon — Hatchback (2008)
  7. Simple Peal — Underworld (2010)
  8. Love & Air — Essáy (2011)
  9. Libretto — Barnt (2011)
  10. My Frozen Spirit — Pechenga (2008)
  11. Once In A Moment — Marsen Jules (2011)
  12. Beginner’s Waltz — Bhutan Tiger Rescue (2011)
  13. Sad And Fucked (Not Moving) — National Park System (2011)
  14. Volax — Jens-Uwe Beyer (2011)
  15. Smirak’s Train — Yello (1980)
  16. Ghost Town — The Spaceape (2009)
  17. Gamma — Trentemoller & Buda (2007)
  18. The Real — Brian Eno (2011)
  19. Titan — Thomas Fehlmann (2011)
  20. Dunkelraum — Triola (2011)
  21. The Visitor (The Field Remix) — Miracle (2011)
  22. Elevatorium — Terre Thaemlitz (1995)
  23. Summa Afrique (Oren Ambarchi Remix) — Tape (2004)
  24. Brother — The Durutti Column (2010)

House Music for Grown-Ups


Good things can be said about working from home: when contracts are less forthcoming, I get more time to mix!

Hence, this fifth mix in little over a month.

Those who are in contact with me on Facebook know that I announced a new Lounge mix a couple of days ago but, lo and behold, here is a new House mix.

I’ve explained before how a new mix comes to be with regards to the way I work and, to make a long story short, this here House mix competed for my attention with that Lounge thing and won.

Not only did it win, but it litterally took over me: whereas I usually spend a few hours preparing a new mix, carefully researching the tracklist and mixes, this one came out almost automatically in just about twice it’s recorded length…

OK, that reads strangely…

What I mean is: this mix is one hours and forty-three minutes long and it took me only three hours and a half to do it, planning and recording included.

In any case, as the titles suggests, it is a mix of good, dare I say “mature”, House music.

No frills and dancefloor gimmicks, just good songcraft.

Kick back and enjoy.

By the way, there a few tracks in there that are freely and legally downloadable, so do click the links in the tracklist below to get yer goodies!

As usual, you can stream it
HM4GU or download it by right-clicking the image on the right.


As always, your donations are welcome to help me pay for the file hosting! 😉





TRACKLISTING

House Music for Grown-Ups

  1. Nattestid – Diskjokke
  2. Fail Forever (DOP Remix) – When Saint Go Machine
  3. Best Friend (Charles Webster Vocal Remix) – Voom Voom
  4. Leggs Feat. Stephanie (Live At Footowork) – Pezzner
  5. Over The Ice – The Field
  6. Sous Le Sable – Appleblim & Ramadanman
  7. In My System (The Revenge Remix) – The Gathering
  8. Paris (Arto Mwambe Remix) – Friendly Fires
  9. Head On A Stick – Palm Skin Productions
  10. Uncomfortable – Levani Uchaneishvili
  11. Miezekatze – Ogris Debris
  12. Ghost In The Machine – DiskJokke & Strangefruit Presents The Sjukt
  13. Bug In The Machine – DiskJokke & Strangefruit Presents The Sjukt
  14. Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere (Kyle Hall I’m Only Breathing Remix) – Space Dimension Controller
  15. Transatlantic Landing Bay – Space Dimension Controller
  16. Sobeck – Fred Everything