Tag: remix

DJ Blaze Set 4: Thre3style 2013 Qualifier

So following up on from 2012, thre3style was again back in Korea for 2013, however this year there was def a lack of quality DJs entering with a few from the previous year not coming back to compete, however there was also some really good DJs entering this year who had some awesome performances, prob better than the previous year so it kind of balanced out (except some DJs really looked out of place up there)

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Anyways here is my set for the year, had a lot of mash ups and genre switches which ended up in a pretty varied set. The performance itself was mostly ok, except for dust screwing up my needle, twice! Ruined my intro, thou no one noticed lol and another time during my set it also almost screwed me up. I was pissed about my intro thou because I had to skip a bit of it and ended up using a safe version I had made (just in case something like this happened, yeah I think things thru that far) But apart from that my set came out nice and got some good reactions from the crowd this time round and just overall had a good time up there

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As for the result, well yet again didnt make it thru, and yet again there might have been some controversy on that matter, one of the comments I did manage to hear about my set was use of pre mixes, which yes some of it was pre mixed while other parts werent, there was a balance between the 2 since somethings live just dont go well and I hate having ‘dead’ space inbetween switching tracks etc which is unavoidable if your only using 2 decks without having some pre mixing going on to keep the flow going, but I had some premixes just the same as all the other DJs there (some had a lot of their sets pre mixed) so while that does make some sense, in the overall scheme of it compared to the other DJs, well yeah, possibly robbed… Also my heat was definately the hardest, I would say 6 out of us 8 should have made it thru and only 2 from the other heat were good enough to make it thru (the second heat was really very average) But again, its hard to know what the judges are thinking, its also hard to know if the foreigner card is in play or not, I would say it is likely it is but cant confirm either way, also I did hold back which maybe I shouldnt have done, it was only a heat so I did enough to make it to the finals (which obviously wasn’t enough) which if I had made it, would be a no holds barred set, but it was not to be.

Thre3style

DJ Blaze Set List Saturday August 23rd 2014

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So, thought its about time again to post up another set list, it was from Saturday night just been at bar fly, honestly I thought it was going to be a rubbish night but it actually ended up being ok. Set wise it was ok, there wasn’t enough people there to go of on to many tangents so ended up playing a lot of tried and tested song combos etc but managed to throw in a couple of different ones in there as well as jumping a lot of genres as per usual

Set time 1.30am – 4am (2.5 hours)

New/Re-up/Decided to Play Tracks

  1. Serebro – Mi Mi
  2. LMFAO – Shooting Star
  3. Joel Fletcher – After Dark
  4. Lorde – Royals (Caked Up Trap Remix)
  5. Craig David – Walking Away (House Remix)

Set List Saturday August 23rd 2014

  1. Calvin Harris Ft. Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the bottle
  2. Robin Thicke Ft Pharrell & TI – Blurred Lines (Justin Sane Rmx)
  3. Bruno Mars – Treasure (Cosmic Dawn Rmx)
  4. Pitbull Ft Ne-Yo & Nayer – Give Me Everything (Throwback Intro)
  5. Rihanna – Only Girl (ext mix)
  6. Flo-Rida Ft Ke$ha – Right Round
  7. Psy – Gentleman
  8. Timati Ft Kalenna – Welcome to St. Topez
  9. Pitbull Ft Jump Smokers – Now You See It
  10. LMFAO – Shooting Star
  11. Hanmin Ft Ingram Jones – Show Me Your Bba Sae
  12. Savage & Joel Fletcher – Swing (Combo Rmx)
  13. Reece Low & Lefty – Monk Funk
  14. Static Ravenger Ft Kay – Back Off Bitch
  15. Daft Punk Ft Pharrell – Get Lucky (Starjack Rmx)
  16. DJ Cassidy Ft Robin Thicke & Jessie J – Calling All Hearts (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Rmx)
  17. Craig David – Walking Away (DJ Shtopor & Alex Menco Rmx)
  18. Serebro – Mi Mi Mi
  19. DJ Starjack – Move Your Feet 2k13
  20. Redfoo – I’ll Award You With My Body
  21. Joel Fletcher – Afterdark
  22. TJR – Eat God See Acid
  23. Klaas & Bodybangers – Freak
  24. Scndl – Gypsy
  25. DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What Transition
  26. Punjabi MC – Beware the Boys (Trap Remix)
  27. Lorde – Royals (Caked Up Rmx)
  28. Kardinal Offishall & DJ Snake – Slow Down
  29. Far East Movement – Bang It To The Curb
  30. 2NE1 – CL Solo
  31. DJ Scene – Damn
  32. Nicki Minaj – Boss Ass Bitch (Rmx)
  33. Chainz – Im Different
  34. Memphis Bleek – Like That
  35. Macklemore – Thrift Shop
  36. Trey Songs Ft TI – 2 Reasons
  37. Chris Brown – Strip
  38. Beyonce – Love On Top
  39. VIC – Wobble
  40. Chris Brown Ft Lil Wayne – Loyal
  41. Sean Kingston – Beat It
  42. Drake – Hold On
  43. John Hart & Iamsu – Who Booty
  44. Next – Too Close
  45. Craig David – Time To Play
  46. Musiq Soulchild – Anything
  47. Akon – Belly Dancer
  48. Mohombi – Bumpy Ride
  49. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This
  50. Staying Alive/ Da Funk Remix
  51. NERD – Lapdance (Mombah Rmx)
  52. Chemical Brothers – Block Rocking Beats (Rmx)
  53. Skrillex – Bangarang
  54. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby Transition
  55. Jay Z – Encore Electro Mix
  56. Showtek – Get Loose
  57. Swanky Tunes – Blood Rush
  58. Anthem Kingz – PSA 2k13
  59. Kanye West & Jay Z – Niggas in Paris (Satisfaction Rmx)
  60. Asap Rocky – Wild for the Night
  61. Kanye West – Mercyy Trap Rmx
  62. Lil Wayne – Lollipop (Trap Rmx)
  63. Anthem Kingz – Birthday Song (Trap Rmx)
  64. SHM – Don’t You Worry Child (Trap Rmx)
  65. Just Blaze Ft Baauer – Higher
  66. Wiz Khalifa Vs DJ Khaled – Black and Yellow Wins
  67. Tae Yang – Ringa Linga
  68. Shop Boyz Vs LMFAO – Party Rock Like A Star Transition
  69. Don Omar – Danza Kuduro
  70. Daddy Yankee – Limbo
  71. Wisin Y Yandel – Algo Me Gusta De Ti
  72. Michel Telo Ft Pitbull – Ai Se Eu Te Pego
  73. Don Omar – Zumba
  74. Shakira – Waka Waka
  75. Beyonce – Run The World (Girls Hype)
  76. Rihanna – S&M
  77. 2NE1 – Can’t Nobody
  78. GD & TOP – Oh Yeah
  79. Pitbull – Don’t Stop the Party
  80. Usher – DJ Got us Falling In Love (Hypercrush)
  81. Justice Crew – Everybody
  82. MFBTH – Sweet Dreams

Video DJn Prep Work

So, for those who might be interested what I do with a lot of my time, quite a bit of it is obviously geared towards DJn and sorting thru the mountains of music available out there and trying to find the right mix or making the right mix of a song to suit my needs. While this is standard for most DJs, things are a little more harder for me because I also do Video DJn

(basically I have the video playing at the same time as the song, for those who don’t know, It requires the use of mp4 video files and what ever I do with the audio it is also shown with the video like loops, scratch, cue etc)

As you can imagine finding music videos is hard in itself, finding high quality ones is even harder and then finding videos with an intro or that are practical for a club is well yeah, hard! So I spend a lot of time doing my own video edits, some are just simple edits like making an intro for a track

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or replacing the audio from a video track with a higher quality audio file while other edits can take a lot longer to make depending on what I want to achieve (like adding in remixed intros etc)

While I am pretty good at this process now and it really doesn’t take me long anymore at all to bang out a simple edit, the time consuming part is often waiting for the conversion process to finish which can take anywhere from 10mins to over an hour depending on the video quality.

Then there is some of the Video mixes I do, these take longer, mainly because I like things being a certain way so I tend to spend a lot of time first re-doing the sound recordings

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and then editing the video transitions, so the work screen can often look a little something like this

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and can be a longer process, but at least the finished product is usually very good (at least I think)

http://vimeo.com/43451987 Or you can see for yourself here 🙂

The program you see is Sony Vegas HD Platinum 10.0, I have been using Vegas for years and is a really easy to use and basic but effective program, however it is time to start learning on some other platforms as well so next posts will be my journey into learning how to use Final Cut X and Logic Pro

Chur!