I wasn’t sure what mix to post next but I decided on keeping the energy going by taking you through a journey of House. Tribal House that is. From a beat perspective, I absolutely love tribal beats. These types of beats are built for the “pop” dancer as opposed to the ballerina flowing movement dancer. I understand why Spanish people love this type of beat and samba/dance all night long to it. More hip gyrating/motions though. Some of my favorite House DJs that influenced this mix are Johnny Vicious, Danny Tenaglia, Junior Vasquez, Eddie Baez, Offer Nisim, and Satoshi Tomiie.
If you downloaded my other mixes you can tell that my mixes are dance oriented. I just can not believe that dance music still has not got the respect it rightfully deserves. You can link trance/dance music to all genres. Jazz: classical, rock, Motown, hip hop, and so on. It is so hard to make videos to dance music because of the speed (Beats Per Minute) runs so fast, usually 120s to as high as the 180s. Trance/dance is a journey in the mind as opposed to the visual choreographed dance or big booty videos you see today. Tribal/African beats give off an indescribable energy that I can dance to all night as opposed to such music as hard-core which I can only take for 1-2 hours. I love taking party people up and down a variety of beats within a genre also like in my Hardstyle mix. I never really like those DJs who keep that same “thump” all night. To me it’s boring and static. That’s why trance/techno gets a bad name from all those idiots who say it all sounds the same. I can’t emphasize how important track selection is to mixing. I think it’s way more important than the mixing. You can train wreck a mix but if that song is insane, believe me, most people will forget the mix in a few seconds. You could be the best beat matcher in the world but if you can’t pick songs that party people want to continuously dance to then your journey and their journey through music has ended. The internet has given people like me the ability to express my artistic side anonymously and I like that.
I have signatures on my mixes that make my mixes unique. I end my mixes in the middle of a mix. The way I can explain it is like the way a comedian leaves a stage, in the middle of a very funny joke and then says “you’ve been a wonderful audience.” This is the main reason for the title of the Never Ending Mix. I leave them open ended so I can continue them later or for other DJs to continue them also. Kind of like a raver/dancer doing his/her thing with a glow ball or photon lights and passing it/them off to you and you get to show your artistic dancing. Another reason for the title is because I never want the mix/music/party to ever end. I was also one of those partiers which I named the ‘7 AM PARTY PEOPLE.” The real party people who didn’t leave at 4-6 AM after the drugs wore off. I always stayed til noon and closing. The 7 AM party people were the real party people. The dance floor was never as packed so dancing and glow sticking were better because of the space available at this time. These were the party people sitting up on stage who loved just listening to music and/or were hallucinating. Those people who looked like they were not all there but a partier knew they were in their own world. We stayed mostly to listen to the more Tribal/Progressive beats that kept the club going after 7AM. Or we just took too many drugs and were just hallucinating so badly that we couldn’t drive home til late. LOL Psychedelic nights at the club were the best.
Also I leave off my mixes with a single song. A song that kind of make sense for the mix and/or just a favorite song or what ever mood I was in at the time and wanted to hear. This came from the way mobile DJs used to leave the night off when the parties had to end at a certain time and you only had a few minutes left. There were only mobile DJs and no such things as residencies. A time when you had to lug 8-12 crates of records, a heavy coffin filled with a mixer and two MKIIs. A rack system and 6-10 speakers depending on the size of the venue. And even a light system. Times have changed when all you have to do now is bring your Ipod if the equipment is already made available. LOL Me and all DJs used to play a slow song, a reggae song or a rap song. You really show your age when you say slow song. Remember dancing to slow songs. LOL
The reason for the Never Ending Mix is to get the world to listen to all the various types of music of the world and I hope to someday create my own style of music. In a world of political and religious strife, the only pure thing in the world is music. Music comes from love. Music is inspired from the world. You can’t lie in music. There is only pure truth and expression. Even if you don’t like gangster rap, there is still truth in the music. You can split in atom and guess what’s really in it. A dash of music and a sprinkle of love. You can go to any church and guess what the best part of the church experience is. The music. You can go to any bar. Guess what’s always playing. Music. Concerts, rallies, conventions, sports venues, Broadway, reality shows, game shows, and even video games. Music is the only thing that always makes me forget space and time. Making love, looking at art, reading a book are the only other things that make me forget space and time. But not always. LOL. For me, once I hear a good song, its lights out for me. There’s only me and the beat. Time and space cease to exist. Nothing else exists except that thumping bass and melodic instruments.
As you should tell by now, my mixes are either genre or themed based. I like theme based mixing because I can tell a story better in the mix and songs. Mixing has always been a joy to me throughout my entire life. Only in the last year or two have I been able to actually sit down and enjoy it once again. My passion for music and mixing is back. Not that it ever left but the sidetracks of life always took precedent. The artistic expression lets me free my soul and I hope my mixes bring you joy. There are always expressions of love, hope and inspiration in all my mixes and I hope it shows through. Hope you enjoy this third installment. Thanks for listening!