Crossing genres in a mix

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  1. bondizzy

    bondizzy Member

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    Hi all. Aswell as DnB I'm bang into my deep/tech house and future garage and have always had difficulty mixing between each genre. Does anybody have any tips or tricks on how to do so?
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    well due to the different tempos beatmatching is not an option.

    unless your clever and can change a 45 rpm dnb record to 33 and then quickly match the beat. it can be done depending on the speed of your other track.

    maybe blend a incoming pad sound into an outro. make it a quick transition. dont think the longer the mix is the better it will be coz its not true. keep it simple, practice/record, see what sounds good. most of all keep it clean.
     
  3. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva DJ BUSTER

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    go for an easy fade on a break of a tune with just harmony and no beat?
     
  4. bondizzy

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    Got any examples of good tunes with "easy fades'?
     
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    hyperd4eva DJ BUSTER

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    Anything without a snare on the break. I.e - no beat. Doesnt work all the time but can be pulled off with the right tune
     
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    hyperd4eva DJ BUSTER

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    One for example is ' oblique ' on critical records . on the break after the vocal there is no beat just a few piano sounds. Its all down to knowing your tunes mate
     
  7. Howitzer

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    There are several cross genre tunes out there. The first that springs to mind is dirtyphonics - Polygon. This goes from 175 - 128 (or thereabouts) So making it smooth to transition into some dirty electro / dubstep or something.

    Otherwise, if youre playing a bit more laid back tunes; use what the old hands use! The turntables! Turn off power, wind down deck, bring in new tune.
     
  8. bondizzy

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    Anymore tunes that you can think of that have bpm changes in them?
     
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    space zombie by cyantific
     
  10. sam the dnb man

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    Try fading messiah into an atmospheric section.
     
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    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Do a search for Ollie MacFarlane - Turn Back Time, garagey kind of track that switches up to DnB. Also, I can't remember the name of it atm but there is a track by Flore that goes from house to DnB.

    Other than those all I can suggest is work that CDJ 100% pitch bend like a boss
     
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    ScottyEightSix Maverick Renegade

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    Quite a lot of tunes have sections where the bpms change, also investing in a cdj is always a good shout as you can change the speed by a large margin without changing the pitch.

    Also using atmospheric intros and breakdowns is always a good shout.

    Another way is remixes, if you have a tune thats been remixed in the genre you want to switch to then mash up the remixes.

    Its all about being creative tho
     
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    Good call! I use this technique with a few tunes. Switch on the breakdown and no-one will know the difference! I beleive it was one of xilents EP's that had the same tune as a house and dubstep remix of the same tune.
     
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    Try the transition in an atmospheric part. THings that i sometimes do is makin' a loop and turn down the pitch till i reach a bmp i can beatmatch with my incoming tune.

    Samplers and stuff do the job also well.
     
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    I'm always on the hunt for these. Dirtyphonics have a couple. Polygon, quarks, and vandals. Also check g force Jesus by ed rush and optical.
     
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    im thinking of camo & krooked - history of the future

    and: papua new guinea (high contrast remix)
     

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