Re: Mixing Acid Jazz, (was: Re: hello out there...)

From: Rasskazov Ilya (
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 06:18:37 CEST

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    mixing acid jazz is really an interesting thing. I think it is possible to mix acid jazz (not only beatmatching is important, but your also have to know your own material), but if you put beatmatching in the first place, you don't have the freedom to choose any track you'd like to play.
    Last Friday i've seen dj Tadashi Yabe from UFO play at his own birthday party @club Blue Tokyo. Listening to him play i was like asking myself this question about beatmatching all the time. The thing that Yabe is doing - crossfading or hardcutting the tracks all the time. and only sometimes he was beatmatching. But, it all sounded like a very good mix, though it was very eclectic. So, you have to know very well where to crossfade or where to hardcut - this may be called the art of acid jazz dj-ing too.


    >Hi all,
    >I pretty much agree with Olaf's comments. Beatmatching
    >acid jazz tunes is not only just about impossible,
    >it's pretty much beside the point. Come up with a
    >great program FIRST, then just crossfade or hardcut
    >the tracks. I'd much rather hear a killer program that
    >wasn't beatmatched than a half-assed program that was
    >seamless. Content matters.
    >Take Care-----Paul Berger---
    >--- Olaf Molenveld <> wrote:
    >> i spin all kinds of stuff, house, garage,
    >> nujazz/brokenbeats/whatever,
    >> jazzfunk and acidjaz....when a record cannot be
    >> mixed properly and/or has an
    >> important intro or outro, i just crossfade the track
    >> in, or sometimes do a
    >> hard cut (i.e. start the second track after the 4th
    >> of the first one, making
    >> some kind of life edit)
    >> Olaf
    >> ----- Original Message -----
    >> From: aya lounge <>
    >> To: <>
    >> Cc: <>
    >> Sent: vrijdag 18 mei 2001 18:48
    >> Subject: Mixing Acid Jazz, (was: Re: hello out
    >> there...)
    >> > Hey, I just joined, so I don't know about these
    >> cycles yet, but I was
    >> > intrigued by how you say you got some good ideas
    >> for mixing, I wonder if
    >> you
    >> > could point me to the relevant thread(s) and/or
    >> re-cap some of what you
    >> > learned here. My DJ friends all play house music,
    >> on vinyl, and they
    >> always
    >> > match beats, and these records always have
    >> extended loops at the beggining
    >> > and end to facilitate this. On the other hand I
    >> spin acid-jazz CD's, at a
    >> > variety of tempos, and most of the tracks have a
    >> proper beginning, and
    >> some
    >> > even have a proper ending too. So I was wondering
    >> how anyone else in the
    >> > same situation goes about the mixing of tracks....
    >> >
    >> > Eric Kittell
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > >From: "Leslie N. Shill" <>
    >> > >To: "Dave Haynes" <>
    >> > >CC: "Erik Boralv" <>
    >> > >Subject: Re: hello out there...
    >> > >Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 07:27:42 -0700
    >> > >
    >> > >the list is quieter but it tends to go through
    >> cycles, like anything I
    >> > >suppose. I hope it doesn't fade because ithas
    >> been a huge plus for me. I
    >> > >have found more worthwhile music here, more ideas
    >> about music and mixing
    >> > >and more interesting people that any other list I
    >> spend any time on!
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