the art of mixing

From: Ed Portillo (
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 20:18:11 CEST

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    I think people develop their own style after many years of mixing records.
    my rule of thumb has always been...
    learn the records
    listen for intros outros breaks bridges learn verses and choruses and
    anything that helps make you
    aware of how the flow of the songs goes...different genres will train your
    ear because your not just blending one style.
    and realize there are a lot of good people out there who just play music
    without blending...i call it the Star/Stop method
    or slamming method...

    when i started out i had two copies of the 45 King's instrumental record.
    it had like 10 beats and i just blended that record to death....after i got
    blends nice and tight
    i started doing doubles with same versions of the instrumentals until i got
    that down...
    hours and hours later and crates and crates later and listening to people
    like Melo-D, J-Rocc, Evil Dee, Mighty Mi,
    and countless of other DJ's at parties and clubs i realized i had my own
    style of blends...

    here are some links for your listening pleasure

    i don't know if i helped you in anyway but i just wanted to add my 2 cents.

    Ed Portillo aka PMA
    Producer: The Turntablists Video Show

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