Oppurtunity Knoxx Vol.9

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  1. beknoxx

    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    Well looks like Im back again .... ha ha. This one actually came about pretty easy. really enjoy this one as this is the vibe of DNB that im really feelin right now. Hope everybody enjoys it...feedback always appreciated and all that jazz.
    EZ

    https://soundcloud.com/beknoxx/oppurtunity-knoxx-vol9

    Tracklist
    1. C-Side - Electricity feat. Laura Wadley (free)
    2. Dakosa - Eleven (Amoss rmx) free
    3. KALM and Spindal - Sixfoot
    4. Krot and Kije - Fake Id (free)
    5. KALM and Carera - Ton Of Bricks
    6. KALM, Carera and Medika - Brand New World
    7. Future Roots and Crimson - Dub Specialist
    8. Blocks and Escher - Moods
    9. Incognito - Beyond The Wall
    10. Ulterior Motive - M.I.R
    11. DLR, Hydro and Mako - The Formula
    12. Tom Small - Formal (free)
    13. Pessimist and Understate - Hypnosis
    14. Release - Morality
    15. Spectrasoul - Shackles feat. Fox
    16. Incognito - Stuck In A Rut
    17. Chimpo - Manchester Anthem (Dub Phizix rmx)
     
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  2. Dannyboy93

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    you have been churning out the mixes recently man haha, got long journeys ahead of me for work so this and vol 8 are on my ipod for the journey
     
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    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    Safe Danny! let me know what you think..... I'm actually pretty proud of Vol.9. everything came together really well. Couple of things that i could have tightened up or changed but overall a solid mix IMO....but i might be bias ha ha. let me know when you finish a new one...looking forward to hearing it.
     
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    Having a listen now pal (y)
     
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    Safe Agent! Curious to see what you think about a non halftime mix? let me know mang
     
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    Mate. You are a machine.
    On it as standard. Always all over your mixes.
     
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    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    Thanks Teddy! I finally got my place to play back at the house so i have been going a little crazy lately ha ha....i have these traks built up!
     
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    On this right now, loving it!
     
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    another great mix, this is your best one so far IMO, mixing and track selection was great. Loved the vibe of this mix kept me bouncing throughout, best section in this for me has to be Ulterior Motive - M.I.R > DLR, Hydro and Mako - The Formula > Tom Small - Formal (free), M.I.R. is one of my favourite tunes at the minute and the blend with formula worked nicely, also enjoyed the way you moved that into formal, not heard of tom small before but definitely we grabbing this free tune and checking out more of his stuff. Quite a few tracks I have not heard of before in there but Dakosa - Eleven (Amoss rmx) had to be my favourite and a free download. Big up on this one mate looking forward to your next mix
     
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    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    safe Danny..... this is my favorite one that i have done too. I think its just the trak selection for me. Any way i fucked up on the tracklist for this one.....the Tom small trak Formal isn't a free trak. I got it mixed up with Tom Small - The Sill.....link is below. Formal actually came out on Proximity. Also I didn't put Fre4knc's trak Full Measure on the TL and actually should be number 17 right before Manchester Anthem. Gonna have to edit that on my SC some time.
    Thanks for the feedback as always mang!
    EZ

    https://soundcloud.com/tom-small/tom-small-the-sill-free-dl
     
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    safe man, will probably grab formal still anyway haha big tune
     
  12. Agent Smith

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    Ez Beknoxx - as Teddy said your mixes are pretty swish...I may not comment as much as I used to (some of the older members may remember some of the feedback a couple of us used to go into) but I am a silent listener, and as you know passed on a couple of your mixes previously to a few friends who dig the half-time stuff.

    Me personally I prefer this kinda style in this mix.

    Intro tune worked great, great eery vocal to set the mood, the stabs on that tune are pretty moody. Great way to set the scene.
    Gotta commend you on the fact you've let the first tune roll. Get so many mixes these days where its 100 tunes per minute. When a record is good why not play the majority of it? (y)
    Eleven (Amoss Remix) worked a treat. Beautiful how the vocal of Electricity pokes back through mid mix. Swish.
    Sixfoot changed it up slightly for a more soulfoul blend, the moody synths of both tracks whirring away together made for a solid blend.
    Fake ID - Midranges intertwined really well when this came in. The change up of the beat in this tune is crazy!!!
    Ton of Bricks - Don't know this tune so trying to distinguish it in the mix, im assuming its beat came in over the breakdown of Fake ID and switch? Not sure, transition was seamless though. Effortless mixing so far.

    Assuming Brand New World will worm its way in the mix at some point - love the moody vibe to this mix. Here we go. The beats weirdly worked together, it may be a bit much for some, may be a bit cluttered, but it makes for a cool blend IMO.

    Looking at the TL recognise or own a lot of tunes going forward. Dub Specialist and its almost talking midranges worked really well in this mix. Just seems like it worked with everything I have heard before it. Definitely noticed before you have an ear for a good blend, and your backing it up in this mix.

    Can hear the beat of Moods poking through and expecting a double...nailed. Although I would have had that midrange of Dub Specialist poking through in the mix a little more however I really digged the blend.
    Nice quick breakdown of Moods - nutty tune when it kicks in again huge drums. Beyond the Wall next - can hear it creeping in with that piano riff.
    Cool mix with Beyond the Wall, drums together were a little cluttered but still decent.
    Ahh one of my artists of the year. MIR is quality...Probably the one mix I haven't been sure on in the whole mix so far. Works a lot better after the first 16 bars of the mix, not sure if you took that other tune out or not someone prodded my shoulder about some work stuff.

    The Formula is such a good tune. Can tell this blend is going to work really well - Yea the midranges of MIR worked over the top of the mix superbly. (y) Your EQing has been pretty good throughout. Can hear that Tom Small tune worming its way in after the mad 2nd drop of The Formula - yes! and the cheeky cut back to The Formula! Boooom! Rocking it Beknoxx.

    Hypnosis next up - another tune I haven't heard before. (another reason I like you mixes, introducing me to new music) ERGHHHH! The bassline on that is tidy!! Yes yes yes people in work are probably assuming i'm sat on hot coals from bobbin up and down hahaha. The more I listen the more cutbacks I can hear your crossfader must take a bashing! (unless you're using the upfaders?)
    Morality's drums were instantly recognisable...tidy mix.
    You're spoiling us man, even time for some Spectrasoul, yes. Wicked mix. Love this.
    Thought the stuck in the rut mix might have been better the with bass left on from Shackles and the Mids left up on Stuck in A Rut, just lost a little energy from the previous tune (i'm being picky because the so far its been so solid) Technically sound though.

    Instantly recognise Full Measure - went to see Fre4knc in Dam in May. He didn't disappoint.
    Great mix man - the mid ranges of stuck in a rut poke over the mix again perfectly. Rewound this a couple of times now spot on.
    Never heard the last tune, wasn't my favourite mix of the lot to be honest.

    Man that was some ride! Really digged a lot of this!!!
    This style is really what I am about, I apologise that I haven't left some sort of constructive feedback before but as I said before I have slowed down on the feedback compared to before.

    Definitely your strengths are the blends where the midranges poke through the mix. Some good eqing on display right here.

    Big ups dude. This is on point.

    (y)
     
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  13. beknoxx

    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    Damn Agent that is some serious feedback there mang! I just want to say thank you for that. I can't hit the thanks button enough ha ha. I try to comment on stuff for people but mainly do it on SC cuz like you i also listen while im at work and dont have the time to leave detailed feedback for people as much as i would like too.
    I know exactly what you are saying about letting tunes play tho. I love big mixes with all the tunes and teases and respect them for skill level but i also think that when you have 4 decks going for an hour with 90 traks that stuff can get muffled and lost and my brain kind of shuts off to it ha ha.
    Ton of Bricks did come in on the Fake ID break and then i just EQ'ed it out. I doubled it in the run through of the mix the first time but thought it sounded better with the transition of taking it out in the break. Plus it kind of broke up the monotony of the double drops.
    Will have to try that Dub Specialist and Moods mix again sometime and try the eq tips you mentioned. I'm still working on getting the eq'ing down. I dont have anybody to learn off of as far as that stuff goes so it has all been trial for me. I used to only work the basslines so the mids and hi's are kind of new to me. An old dog new tricks kind of thing. I know what you mean about the drums with Moods/Beyond the Wall but for me the rest of it worked so well i had to leave it in there.
    I feel the exact same way about the MIR mix....this is one of the mixes where I could have done something better IMO.
    Thanks for catching the cut back( i use the upfaders ) on the formula...love that part ....straight skills!
    Agree with you on Shackles/Stuck In a Rut too.....ha ha you have pointed out both spots that I thought i could have done better....nice ear mang!
    Wish I could see Fre4knc! We never get good shows like that over here anymore but DNB is working its way back in.
    Gotta admit I am absolutely gutted that you didn't like the Full Measure/Manchester Anthem mix ha ha. That is one of my favorite mixes that i have done in a while TBH.
    Again i just wanted to say thanks for all of the comments mang! This made my day....
    EZ

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    Oh and I'm following you on SC now...so i will check your mixes and leave you some feedback!
     
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    Thanks Beknoxx - nothing new on my SC at the moment, but should have something new up in the next couple of weeks :) will hit you up when its up.