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Live at Home pt 26 - Dj Ayres


Oh man, here it is! I have been bugging everyone in The Rub for some time now to do one of these and now we have two under our belts. Eleven got us a few months back and now Ayres really came through with some funky tunes for you. Here are some words from the man himself.

Like everything, I really over-thought this mix. When I started making mixtapes in the 90s, I would pull all the records I wanted to use, practice each mix and chart out the flow of the whole thing on paper, including what tempo each record needed to be on the pitch control to mix with the next one. I would do a dry run to see how long the mix was going to be and add or take out some records, then finally hit record on my cassette recorder and hope to nail it on the third or fourth take. These days I do most of my mixes in Ableton, cutting and pasting in tracks, editing the intros and outros to mix perfectly, which takes out any room for human error. It's a hell of lot faster this way, so doing a Live At Home was a return to the old way of doing things, and while working with Serato and a Pioneer 800 does make things a little easier than 12" records and the shitty Numark mixer I had in '96, recording live still means taking that leap of faith when you hit record. I felt pretty happy with the second take so that is the one you'll hear. In terms of selection, these are all songs I don't usually get to play in primetime DJ sets, but I wanted it to still feel like a party. Some funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and a little bit of house at the end. I hope yall enjoy it.


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Dj Ayres - Live at Home pt 26

::TRACKLIST::
Chubby Checker - The Rub
Kool & The Gang - Ike's Mood / Loving Feeling (intro)
Charles Wright - Express Yourself
Detroit Emeralds - You're Gettting A Little Too Smart
The Trinikas - Remember Me
Pamoja - Oooh, Love
Average White Band & Ben E King - A Star In The Ghetto
Bobby Franklin's Insanity - Bring It On Down
Lord Finesse - Return of the Funky Man
Kid N Play - Gittin Funky
Sly And The Family Stone - Trip To Your Heart
Ingram - DJ's Delight
Waajeed - Funkin for Jamaica
Funky Four +1 - Do You Want To Rock
People's Choice - Do It Any Way You Wanna
Ray J - Right Place, Wrong Time
The Skatalites - Herb Man Dub
The Nite-Liters - K-Jee
Florence Miller - The Groove I'm In
Chaka Khan - Clouds
Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
Sinnamon - I Need You Now
Exodus - Together Forever
Moodyman - Tribute! (To The Soul We Lost)
Hermanez - Marrakech (Martinez remix)
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes f. Sharon Paige - Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
Dazz Band / Whitfield Brothers - Let It Whip (B.Cause Prowlin' rework)

Comments for this entry

Mr.Devlin

Had a car yesterday, which is rare, and this was soooooooooo nice for rush houR wackness. nice moves buddy.

Anonymous

great mix here.

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Lovin this mix. Super-duper-dopeness.

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