Indietronic

The kind of music i listen to is constantly changing. sometimes i’ll listen to a ton of indie stuff, then be into breaks for a while, then underground hiphop, then whatever. for a long time i’ve been really psyched on indie tracks with an electro edge, and lately there’s been a ton of those kind of tracks coming out. apparently, NME dubs this stuff “new rave” (how lame is that?) but everyone has their own name for it… i prefer indietronic. it’s all indie guitars mixed with hard beats mixed with electro mixed with an 80’s flair. I’ve been downloading shit like crazy from Pound for Pound and any other site i can find.

I recently downloaded a copy of MixMeister to mix some tracks together. now, after djing for hella years, mixing with anything other than vinyl seems almost like sacriledge, but i decied to give it a shot. dayum, it really wasn’t easy. unlike house etc which is pretty much made to be perfect for mixing, a lot of these songs were really tough. listening to other mixes, i noticed that so many of the transitions are just hard cuts into the next song instead of trying to make a long mix… isn’t that pretty much cheating? anyways, here’s my first attempt at putting something together. cut me some slack…. i’m still getting used to the software and to mixing this kind of music. if you listen to it, lemme know what you think…

the tracklist:

1. Metric – Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
2. Mystery Jets – The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Re-dub)
3. The Futureheads – Skip To The End (Digitalism Remix)
4. Justice vs simian – We Are Your Friends
5. Para One – Dudun-Dun (MSTRKRFT Remix)
6. The Presets – Are You The One?
7. SebastiAn – Walkman
8. The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control (Soulwax Nite Version)
9. The Valentinos – CCTV (Bang Gang vs. Van She Tech Remix)
10. The Rapture – Whoo! Alright-Yeah…Uh Huh
11. The Gossip – Listen Up (ATOC Extended Mix)
12. Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow (Van She Remix)
13. Animal Machine – Persona (Para One Remix)
14. Young Love – Discotech (ocelot remix)
15. Bloc Party – Banquet (boys noize remix)
16. The Killers – Mr Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s The White Duke mix)

You can download the mix here or here. Neither of these links work correctly. instead, go here: http://thisisvlad.com/music/.

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