Ckwal New Year Candidate #3

Candidate #3
UTC -8

After a long day of crowds, mixing, shopping for snacks and eating, I crashed and woke up in time to make this final year bridge mix. I was sleeping during the New Year in my time zone at the center in Nebraska.

-Positives: starts locking in after J.Lauryn’s voice messages, super high energy
-Negatives: sleepy startup with questionable transition to second track
-Could go either way: shorter mix time

(will update after further review)

Monday 1st January 2018, 2:10am (CST)
Monday 1st Jauary 2018, 12:10am (USA- Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, San Jose, Las Vegas, Portland-OR; Canada- Vancouver, Whitehorse; Mexico- Tijuana, Mexicali; U.K. – Pitcairn)((see reference sources on previous post))

43:51

CST 1:26am // West Coast 11:26pm

The King of Wishful Thinking – Go West sync
tempo up (starts at 113.x, raise tempo slowly throughout first 1 and a half minute)
1:30 Will 2K – Will Smith
tempo up to
1:34 Always Come Back 2 U – J. Lauryn
tempo down to
1:39 Witness – Jordan Feliz
filter up with delay, fader center, tempo down
1:43 Cold Hearted – Seven Lions & Kill the Noise
quick HP filter at the end, tempo down to 64 (1/2 of next bpm)
1:47 Game Changer – Max Vangeli no sync
with :19s left tempo up
Time (Tiësto Big Room Mix) – Z.Tao sync
:19s left fader center, keep tempo at 130bpm
1:55 Crazy Maybe (feat. Anjulie) [No Mana Remix] – Feed Me & Kill the Noise
tempo down to
1:59 // 11:59pm West Coast Time – Swanky Tunes & Going Deeper
tempo up at last 1:00min. and blend a bit at end with gater
2:02 // 12:02am, 2018 Magneto – Madison Mars
tempo down with verb, lows up and highs down to…
2:05 // 12:05am Cold Wave – S.P.Y.

Ckwal New Year Candidate #2

Candidate #2
UTC

Mixed this in a different grocery store later in the day as many customers were buying party supplies or hanging out, grabbing a quick snack and planning. Like some mixes I am really out of body on this one with the scene and didn’t review it for a listener perspective. I will update in a separate post on Tuesday night.

Sunday 31st December 2017, 18:50 (CST US)
Monday 1st January 2018, 12:50am (UK, Portugal, Ireland, Iceland, Canary Isl., Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Saint Helena, Western Sahara, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, more … reference link 1, 2)

59:40

5:50pm (central time) 11:50pm (UTC)
Witness – Jordan Feliz
Tempo down, filter out lows and delay
5:54 Keep On Searching – S.P.Y.
down to 58.9 with verb and filter
5:59 // 11:59pm, 2017 Will 2K – Will Smith
Tempo up, tweak EQ (mids up more, lows up, then highs slighty)
Time – Swanky no sync
start early (25s left), gater with 6s, same tempo
6:07 // 12:07am, 2018 Crazy Maybe (feat. Anjulie) [No Mana Remix] – Feed Me & Kill the Noise sync
6:11 Game Changer – Max Vangeli no sync
tempo up
Time (Tiësto Big Room Mix) – Z.Tao
tempo down, gater effect
6:19 Magneto – Madison Mars sync
start next with 23-25s left, unsync at verse
Always Come Back 2U – J.Lauryn
tempo down
(crank bass and volume)The King of Wishful Thinking – Go West
slow down early, add heavy verb and fade in
6:31 Hard to Love (feat. Jessie Reyez) – Calvin Harris
fade out early with high filter by forty something seconds left, tempo +1
6:34 Cold Hearted – Seven Lions & Kill the Noise
tempo down to 43.7*, add delay and fade in
Shadow Play – S.P.Y. no sync
play on HP filter on intro to
Prayers Up (feat. Travis Scott & A-Trak) – Calvin Harris sync
start with 24s left and keep tempo same at 86bpm
Cold Wave – S.P.Y.

*Note: On the transition to Shadow Play. Some sites like Beatport show the tempo at 175. In Traktor it registers at 87.5. I am bringing it down to the closest half of that.