Friday, January 30, 2009


I thought starting off this mix with a track that sounds as if it's been made out of pure sorrow would begin to descriibe how my December of 2008 felt.

Reaching through different areas of inspiration within myself, I chose to mix together a few tracks that were really present for me - the way this mix progressed was the way I felt right then in that moment.

As I am always trying to refine my style of DJing, I wanted to show that it doesn't matter what tempo you start off with as long as you capture the things going through your head (your own concentration and the people on the imaginary or real dance floor). I tried being intentionally consistent in a structural way, but the product of that effort turned out to be entirely the opposite.

If I were to put words to the outset of this mix, bringing clarity into the "structure" that I have for this mix, it must be a quote from Marcel Dettmann, "People who live their lives rationally, do not understand life".

01. STP - The Fall [Subsolo]
02. T++ - Audio1995#8_2 [Apple Pips]
03. Niteworks - Unreleased Poland Sessions [Synewave]
04. Kenny Larkin - You Are... Light [Planet E]
05. Shackleton - You Bring Me Down - Peverelist Remix [~scape]
06. Scuba - Ruptured - Surgeon Remix [Hotflush]
07. Unknown - Seldom Felt 1 B [Seldom Felt]
08. Marcel Dettmann - Plain [Beatstreet]
09. Kalon - Haiku - Female Edit [Sandwell District]
10. Unknown - Seldom Felt 1 A [Seldom Felt]
11. Gowentgone - Ibex - Marcel Fengler Remix [Vidab]
12. Kevin Gorman - SevenEightNine - Marcel Dettmann Remix [Mikrowave]
13. Quadrant - Infinition [Planet E]
14. EQD - Equalized #002 A [Equalized]
15. Kenny Larkin - Wake Outro [Planet E]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solid mix. Even though the tracklisting is contemporary (peverelist, dettmann), it feels like a trip back to the mid 90s in a Detroit warehouse (surgeon, female, larkin). A balance is struck between the thick low rumblings and the cleverly programmed drums. The artwork is great this time, too! It reminds me of a biology textbook, where the chromosomes are splitting during mitosis. It also feels like it is exploding from the main line. Another fine balance between forces unravelling, only to come together in a new creation.

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like this could be good, downloading

5:47 AM  
Blogger chris said...

agreed on the artwork. looks dope. grabbing this now. thnaks

4:29 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

thanks...still looking for those places where patterns fall apart and re-align. sound is my imagination builder.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great mix - really cohesive and driving all the way through. great rhythms and drawn out mixing make it seem like one long trip. 'propulsive' is the word. reminds me of the fengler ssgs in that respect.

i'm glad for the opportunity to hear many of these tracks in their proper context having read the reviews on the futurist site. not many nights in london play this kind of stuff (in fact i can think of so i rely on mixes like this for my fix.

thank you noah!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love this mix, i've been caning this for the last few days. i had to go out and purchase that Scuba remix because of this, too...

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loving this mix, too. listened to it a couple of times on my ipod already. thanks for sharing, noah and modyfier.

12:05 PM  

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