As everyone knows, I love a good mixtape competition, so when i checked Mixcloud the other day I was surprised to find they had 2 on the go! How could I resist.
1. Ibiza Rocks.
Mission: Whether it’s for a rocking band or beat-driven DJ, Rocks Residents should effortlessly be able to get the crowd jumping! Also a diverse knowledge from Indie, Rock and Hip Hop to commercial and more underground beats are a must. Have I got what it takes? I’m not sure…as long as i am not required to play R&b i’ll give it my best shot!
My entry is probably the most diverse thing genre wise I have ever done. Starting with some Balearic tones, building to electro though to 140bmp badness and finishing with a bit of rock for good measure! The danger with making such an eclectic mix is that it sounds too choppy and the genres don’t flow …. have I managed to pull it off? Let the Ibiza Gods decide! I think using trusty Mixed In Key helps massively – I would be lost without it.
1. Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing (UMO Remix)
2. Might Mouse – Love Is Gonna Lift You Up
3. Corey Baker – The Chase
4. High Jinks – Bohemian Groove
5. Duke Dumont – Need U Ft. AME
6. Mason – Bass friend (Mix For Her)
7. Future Samba – AutoKratz & Blatta & Inesha
8. Monarchy – Disintegration Ft. Dita Von Teese (Album Version)
9. Plump Djs / Daft Punk – Hammerhouse / Technologic Acapella
10. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Noisia Remix)
11. Adam F & DJ Fresh feat. Dead Prez – It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop
12. Mind Vortex / Odissi & Vandal – Hotbox / Obey Acapella
13. Alavi – Smells Like Rerox
14. Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Alex Metric Re-Edit)
15. The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Allison Scagliotti Cover)
Anyway, hopefully after you listen to it you’ll feel like you’ve been on a bit of a musical journey, with a few curve balls and unexpected surprises! Hopefully good ones!
2. Burn Studios Residency
Mission: Submit a 15:00 to 20:00 minute mix via Mixcloud and the shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend a “Mix-Off” event held locally. The best DJ at each local “Mix-Off” will be flown to Ibiza where they will stay for 13 nights and attend the International Music Summit and the burn studios residency bootcamp. I presume that ‘local’ doesn’t mean the field beside my house with the sheep. Also the mix has to contain at least one track from the Beatport 100 chart.
For this one I decided to do an edited version of ‘Disco Department 8′ which won me the gig at Lush.
1.Miguel Campbell – Flight School
2.Hot Chip – How Do You Do (Todd Terje Remix)
3.Moonwalk – Girl For You
4.Cassian – I Love You
5.Alec Carlsson – Paris Fried Chicken
6.Prok & Fitch / Grant Nelson – Swarm / Move This Rhythm (Acapella)
7.Boys Noize – What You Want (Chromeo Remix)
8.Less Hate & Valentia Black – Back With You
9.Betamax – Disco Dracula
10.Two Door Cinema Club – Next Year (Pyramid Remix)
I wanted to create something really uplifting that puts a big smile on people’s faces! Heavy on the feel good factor.
So those are my 2 entrants …. i will leave the voting in your good hands. VOTE FOR ME AS I WANT A BIG DIRTY HOLIDAY!