|Originally posted by ziptnf |
Really interesting mix, Jan. The first two tracks had me thinking this was going to be a super solid, super gay, diva-house extravaganza. To me, the opener was nothing more than an establishment of the ideal tone of the mix - playing at the Pride festival and getting super soulful with it. The mix meanders off into a deeper, darker territory, with a few tracks flying in from left field. I was honestly not expecting the Run The Jewels track to 1) make any sense and 2) fit so well with the vibe you were pushing at the time. I think if I didn't know that it was you making this mix, I might have told the DJ that they were completely insane. Here and there along the journey you bring back some of the tastes of the diva house while not completely getting back on track until the end. The HAIM remix at the end was a nice touch. Definitely the most accessible mix I've ever heard you do, nicely done!
Thanks, I appreciate the listen! I really tried to bridge the gap between the more traditional sounds I associate with the gay house circuit and newer, more rhythmic tracks here, considering the event this was inspired by. It's cool that others picked up on that, too. And yes, I seem incapable of just playing a set completely straight these days. I'd get bored quite fast if I did, it seems.
I had a listen to your mix as well. Some of the tunes here really did it for me, but a whole hour of this synthwavy stuff is too rich for my blood. This despite me loving fluffy melodies in general and despite that there is a marked difference in tone between the first and second half. I also think you could have tinkered more with the set structure to line up the harmonies of the transitions a bit better. Considering how meticulous you'd have to be to get this 100% right, however, I can't criticize you too much for that.
I'm definitely nabbing some of these tunes later. I might manage to squeeze them in at an early evening set I'm playing at a bar on Thursday, which will be more on the slower nudisco tip, by the looks of it.
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