Maybe some of you know that I’m somewhat active on the Ableton Live DJ forum. Check out the forums in case you are interested in Ableton Live for DJ purposes, a lot of issues and new tricks are discussed there every day, and this forum is actually quite clean and fun, no big religious debates.
Anyway, one idea we came up with recently was to take tracks from the Tracks section where various producers are listing links to their new productions, and make this to a showcase mix. Here’s the link to the first showcase mix, ALDJ Mix Showcase 001. Actually mix showcase 002 is already in the works.
Now, if you want to contribute material, check out the forum postings about the 002 showcase mix, here’s one of the threads.
It was fun, but also a challenge, to mix this one, as the music is eclectic from slow chill up to drum and bass, in the same mix, or, from 118 BPM to 175. Also, there are many different kinds of styles. But that was also the fun part, to see what could be done with such widespread material. Anyway, check it out, for me it’s fun listening to a wide domain of electronic music. It was the first time I mixed drum & bass as well, and it’s not easy, I learned the hard way.
The other thing that happened was that I got another interesting idea about working with new electronic music artists and net labels, more about those plans shortly!