Stealing Mixes (unintentionally)

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  1. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    I keep thinking i've discovered really good mixes and then realising they've already been done and we're just stored in my memory from mixes i've heard in the past.

    For example just now I was playing Bear Music, and Music Club popped into my head so I mixed it in and it sounded perfect. Then about 10 minutes later I realised i'd just remembered it from London Elektricitys essential mix.

    Same thing happened with Chase & Status - Judgement and System - Near Miss(see if you remember who's done this mix), i've used this in parts of my sets for weeks thinking it was my own creaton and just found out who did it first.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    This is inevitably gunna happen a lot so your just have to plod on and forget about it, unless your whole is other mixes heard before lol.
     
  3. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    tunes are there to be mixed mate fuck it
     
  4. corpix

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    Happened to me a few times. Now I just remember the mixes that stand out to me when I listen to mixes and try my best not to replicate them.
     
  5. Olllie

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    Yeah I know.. I still enjoy doing the mixes, it's just a bit annoying when I think i'm a genius and then realise I heard someone else do it.

    Does work the other way round sometimes though... ever hear a big DJ do a mix you've done first?
     
  6. Boogle [Got]

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    Its happened to me often playing old skool

    I tend to make my sets up as i go along, reacting to the crowd and how the set is making me feel

    So i'll get a urge to mix a certain track next. But then after i might realise ive copied a mix from a compilation or live set which ive played alot.
     
  7. Floating Hunter

    Floating Hunter Well-Known Member

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    This.
    I thought i was a fuckin genius before i realised Andy already merked it
     
  8. TheTornado

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    just found out andy has been doing heavyweight/stigma which i'd been doing for a month or so
     
  9. djardy

    djardy He Kills The Bad Guys

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    i remember bk in the day i was smashin voodoo people and duppyman (pretty cheese i know but i hadnt bin mixin long)
    and about a month later a heard chase and status do it
     
  10. Filler

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    Got my copy of heavyweight, straight away i mix in im free-alix perez thinkin im the next andy c... just to find out that friction had done it at the previous shogun...
     
  11. DdotP100

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    I heard about this.
    However i am still going to replicate this for my personal hearing pleasure, when i get the oppertunity.
     
  12. Filler

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    double drop em and it gets NASTY after the first 2 phrases of heavyweight!
     
  13. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Yup this has happend to me. Smash TV with Diplodcus. Was busting this out for a while and then heard Friction do it a month or so later. Had a few people come up to me tho and say "That's YOUR mix init!!"

    LOL
     
  14. corpix

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    Sometimes a mix enters your subconscious without you really knowing it (say there is a mix CD playing in the background but you aren't paying attention to it). Then somewhere down the line you suddenly have an idea for a great mix! Then somewhere down the line again you hear a big name DJ do it and you think he/she has just done your mix, when it was actually their mix you remembered subconsciously.

    This has happened to me a couple times.
     
  15. Saint

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    Post them in "favorite double drops" to copywrite them..

    On a serious note, fuck it who cares? Unless its like some signature mix mayhem...
     
  16. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    This will allways happen, not a subject to worry about!
     
  17. fishy

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    unless someone that's playing the same night as you drops it before you, while you're out of the room.
     
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    Point taken!
     
  19. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    just cos someone else mixes the two same tunes as you, doesn't mean you'll do the same mix though?
     
  20. Ellrot

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    I don't think it really matters, as long as it's not someones signature mix that you're claiming as your own.

    If it sounds good then let it roll. I don't think the big names are gonna get hissy for it, and the crowd will most liekly enjoy the fact you can pull off a mix that a big name may have done before.