|Originally posted by SYSTEM-J |
I've finally listened to the first one this morning. It's a beautiful sunny day so I went for a run and decided to stick it on as the soundtrack. It did add an element of irony to your intro imploring me to "Sit back, relax and enjoy" while I was huffing and puffing up the hill outside my flat. The music synergised very well with the nice weather and leafy green surroundings, though. Very smoothly mixed, as this style should be, and the tunes were uniformly lush.
If there's one thing I missed, it was maybe a little nastiness here and there to spice things up. I enjoy this style, but it can get a little syrrupy in high doses. Still, a very smooth soundtrack to a sunny day, so I can't complain. I was floating around my run in parts.
Hehe yeah, not quite a good intro for someone just starting for a run. I don't really like my voice too much so I've gotten rid of the intros starting after the 2nd one. I'll just let the music talk for me instead.
I like to think of this series as sort of my Journey Into The Depths series - both different genres, but at the same time, at the beginning of my series of Journey I was just starting out at getting my music library of progressive ironed out. That's why during the first few episodes of the series, the tracks were a little bit "airy" and "syrrupy", as you put it. As I started to dig deeper and deeper, I think that's where I found a happy medium and was able to have the library to support getting a little bit more darker in the mixes.
That being said, I fully expect this series to go in much the same direction as Journey. I have started gathering tracks that are a bit more "grimier" and am fully planning on interjecting them here and there in future mixes (provided they line up harmonically), to change things up, especially if I plan on going for more than an hour orso of this style. I tend to agree with you, in that I have to take a break from DJing if I go for longer than a couple hours hammering away big huge swooping melodic track one after another.
I appreciate the honesty and it's something I plan on addressing as I move forward. I feel as though I'm not too rushed in putting out a mix in this series so I have more than enough time to tweak the mixes as I go along.
Last edited by chris1011 on Aug-04-2018 at 15:16