Mixing Opposite tracks

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  1. Serum

    Serum Well-Known Member

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    Been playing round with a little idea from going back 2 back with my mates in the mix.
    I've been finding that if I try to mix something that's totally contrasting with the tune that's on the mixes tend to work so well.

    Like going from a Liquid tune to 96 jumpup, from a hard simple beat (like shadow boxing) to a really chopped up 95 style, techstep to hard amens.

    It seems like it's best to add what's missing from a track rather than sticking to a certain style, and it makes sets much more varied
     
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    I like doing this when I'm in a cutting / crossfader abuse type mood, and it can be really fun, like big amen stabs over a simple two step, like you say. I think it makes you push yourself a bit more as well, you have to work the tunes properly rather than just beat mixing
     
  3. zeeky deek

    zeeky deek Moaning all the time.

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    i do the same, go really friggin ill and bring in some ooooold skool jungle that u have to switch to pitch +12 with some nu skool techsteppy stuff, sounds mad, but soo good
     
  4. 1992

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    Try playing old happyhardcore with hardstep dnb circa 96.
     
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  6. noisemonkey

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    I've been doing that for years, try mixing the original Shooting Star with Shadowboxing.

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