dj jedi wrote:As per my post above though, he never has it bang on, his hand never leaves the pitch control. It's the mixing equivalent of driving in a zig zag rather than a straight line. Yes he has the skill to keep it in time, but personally I much prefer to know I have 2 tracks 'locked' and can leave them for 30+ seconds without interfering. That looks like far too much work!
By the way I'm not dissing Andy C or claiming I'm better, but he is how all pro DJs should be - they get paid a fortune and DJ for hours every day, they should be brilliant at it. Most of us probably only mix a few hours a month, if that.
I've never heard anyone go "all out" for a mix for Mixmag, in Andy's defence. Only heard Erol Alkan do so for a cover CD of their's in 2006. Absolutely MINDBLOWING mix.
But I'd recommend Andy C's Nightlife 3. AIRTIGHT mixing. It's f*cking seamless in all honesty.
I do think that Andy is on the slide now though (hard to believe!). I mean his consistency has been LEGENDARY. From 2001-2011/12 is unreal. To actually keep getting better and tighter after 10-12 years as a DJ is something that rarely happens as the passions usually wanes and boredom kicks in by then, but boy god did he do it.
It's like Carl Cox: He keeps on getting tighter and better! When he's poor he's dreadful, but when he has that second wind and goes through his good stages, he's f*cking unreal with it.
Ron - You're a clown, mate. Show me your vinyl-only mixes where the beats are locked for minutes. I'm in need of a laugh... cue *Oh I don't play techno or prog or music where the tunes isn't longer than 4-6 mins*.
The same people that say beat-matching is easy usually don't have a decent lock. To just get them matched evenly isn't enough, it's needs to be AIRTIGHT. Tight as in it can't get any tighter!
rage - Are you for real? It's NEVER about pitch-chasing! Have it locked before you bring it in for the final time or the clangs will happen, fact. Why would you even bother to bring in a tune when it's not locked? Either work on your lock or make the mix work in another part of the track.