Happy New Year! I’m now settled back in at TYFTH Towers, fighting off jetlag after yesterday returning from Sweden. Although the Top 3 roundup was conspicuous by its absence again, I’m hoping that 2019 can start in fine style with the return of the TYFTH twitch stream.
There are a number of personal plans afoot for me in 2019, but as much as possible TYFTH will also be able pick up the pace a little. Whatever’s going on away from this place I’ve no intention of giving up on freeform for a long while yet (if ever, let’s be honest). You’ll notice that a couple of reuploaded videos on the TYFTH YouTube went online yesterday – they were supposed to coincide with the big Thoughts on Mixing post, and they’ll be followed by a few more from the archives while I rummage through more old hard drives.
The first stream of the year will include some newer tracks if I can manage it, but after a long mixing break it’s safe to expect a few old, darker favourites. This one will be recorded for YouTube, so although it would be great as always to see everyone there’ll be a chance to catch it there, a little later.
The connections there really showed how much you’ve adopted from Alek’s mixing style. I don’t remember it that well right now sadly, but at least I won’t have to worry about that between the upload and the longer set.
A question, though: how does finishing with something like Shinnae go in a club environment?
Interesting you noticed! I was trying to use my longer transitions as much as I could, with Alek-style shorter connections when the tracks wouldn’t allow it. Actually quite happy with how it sounded 🙂
I’d love to finish a club set with Shinnae, but generally it’d be very risky I think – the only time I might try it would be to close out an entire event. Otherwise it could be a good interlude in the middle of a set, but at 120bpm the mixing would be tricky…