Monday, May 26, 2014
Trying to stay ahead of the game is hard if you don't know what game you are playing
When I started in the DJ game I quickly realized that I was at a disadvantage because I didn't make my own tracks. My first attempt at making tracks was pitiful at best. As I started to get better and gained access to better tools I found that the next hurdle was to find a concept that was catchy. That is not always easy. Eventually, I found a few phrases and melodies that worked but every time I would get over that hurdle another one would spring up behind it. I started to see a pattern in the process and my tracks got better. I soon found that allowing others to "touch" a track brought flavor that you may not have discovered. Here is an example of a remixer I know that has honed his skills to a level that makes it seem as though his remix is a stand-alone, original song. Listen here.