23 December 2010

Building a mix

DJ Techtools did a nice article about how to build a mix, or set if you like. An informative article that look to parallells between a mix/set and a feature film. This also actually reffer to the construction of a single track.
In this example it all boils down to the example of a three-act paradigm:

I think this was a good way to attack the concept on how to build a mix/set. I've seen alot of DJ's playing sets without having a "story". Just the same type of tracks all night long. I really like the lines they draw to movies in this article where you have plots, highs and lows. This is also the key to creating a dynamic mix / set.
Your sets should be a journey through music... Not just a cheep ride with an old uncle.

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