Over the past few years, we have shown everyone a fair number of controllerism tricks and techniques on this site. Through that time, everyone has consistently expressed a desire to see them used in the context of a real dj set. While it’s not realistic to beat juggle for 30 minutes and keep a dance floor rocking it IS realistic to sprinkle the mix with some amazingly fun routines. In the video above I condense a 30 minute set into 10 minutes of quick mixes that use controllerism as a tool for creative transitions.
Read on after the jump for the full 20 minute mix, and a contest in which you can win the midi-fighter controllers.
To make things interesting, and really create a lot of variation, here are the rules:
1) Take any of the songs used in the video (set list bellow)
2) Mix them together in your own creative fashion (minimum 2 minutes, max 10)
3) Add it as a video response to my mix before July 31rst.
4) I will pick, announce and post the winning video next month
5) All gear or software is welcome but I like creative uses of controllers.
The winner will win the 2 hand-signed Midi-Fighters used in this set.
Originally we shot a full 20 minute mix but it was just too much video so I only published the first 10 minutes. If your interested in checking out the full deal, download it bellow. I fully admit that mixing this fast is purely for show and not really practical or desirable in a club. (I personally am a big fan of letting songs play all the way through) However, for the purpose of a performance video- I wanted to show as many mixes as possible and make it fun to watch.
|1||Killing in the Name Of||RATM|
|2||Renegade Master (Fatboy Slim vs A.D.O.R.)||Disco Villains|
|3||01 The Frontist||The Emperor Machine||1||Space Beyond the Egg|
|4||Hey Got Lines||Moombahton Neotérico|
|5||Don’t Lose Your Head Instrumental||Zion I||4||Don’t Lose Your Head – EP|
|6||Plastique – Full Mix||Plastikman||Plastique|
|7||vanilla ice – Ice Ice Baby Accapella|
|8||Baba O’Riely (SebastiAn Remix)||The Who|
|10||Jay-Z_Big Pimpin’_Rico Tubbs Fix 1||Rico Tubbs|
|12||Seven Nation Army||The White Stripes||1||Elephant|