What inspired your mix/what mood or vibe were you trying to achieve with this mix?
With this mix I was going for a chiller hip hop vibe. the types of music I like to DJ the most are usually heavier and weirder trapish bass hip hop stuff such as Eprom or G Jones and then I also enjoy playing drum and bass, but overall what I love about music is variety. I like almost all styles of music so i enjoy trying to DJ all styles of music as well and going for different vibes each time.
What equipment did you use to record the mix?
I just used traktor and my kontrol s4 which I have found to work well for me. However my good friend Chick Iverson recently got a couple CDJs (nexus 900s) and i have been using those more for live sets. I find they have a slightly better sound and frankly just look and feel more legit. However they are very expensive and traktor gets the job done just fine!
Where did you record your mix?
I recorded it in my house on the dining room table, haha!
How did this mix differ from a live mix?
For live mixes I generally will start with something chill like this and then build up to heavier stuff. This was also a bit more planned whereas I like to improvise a little more live. Its definitely fun to sometimes try and create an overall mood with different mixes though.
What have you been up to with DJing/producing?
I have been producing with Ableton for the last couple months and have had a great time making my own beats and getting more familiar with the program. I put a work in progress beat I made in this mix cuz I thought it fit the vibe. I also have been DJing with my friends for fun a lot and also played at a couple parties.
What are you up to next?
I want to get better at producing with ableton! The more I work on it the better I get and I still feel fairly new to it as it is a complicated program. I definitely have the most fun DJing though. I also intern for a sound company that might be able to get me a gig in seattle sometime so stay tuned…