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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
3-3-2 Mix, Test Run
11:08 PM
Recently I discovered a great mix by Wayne and Wax, an early entry in his "Blogariddims" series, called "Another Crunk Geneaology". His mix "traces out another crunk genealogy, seeking the common grooves and feedback loops between crunk and clave, reggaeton and ragtime, bhangra and bounce, to name a few". Check his lengthy explanation of the 3-3-2 beat, its influence on music, and definitely listen to his mix.

This appealed to me not only as a music nerd, but also as a dj, since I'd been mixing music with this beat for a while -- I just didn't have the proper music knowledge to identify the common element.

I've spent the last couple days (snow days, yay!) pulling together music that uses the 3-3-2 pattern for a mix. Here's my test run, a short (~18 min) mix with a sort of random track list.

DJ Empirical, 3-3-2 Mix Test Run

I'll eventually start fresh when I do a proper mix; this was more a proof-of-concept. There are some tracks of questionable bitrate, and lots of pitch-shift aliasing to deal with, for sure. (Then again, Ludachrist has Ableton aliasing all over his mix.)

2 Comment(s):

Blogger arratik: What the heck did you use on those James Brown vocals? That KILLS!

1/30/2009 1:33 PM 

Blogger dj empirical: i actually went from a Kenny Dope remix of James Brown into a cover done by LB a.k.a. Lassigue Bendthaus a.k.a. Atom Heart. http://www.discogs.com/LB-Pop-Artificielle/release/304774

1/30/2009 1:39 PM 

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