Doctor Zapata - Minimality (Julio 30, 2011)
One more episode is here. This time, more Minimal. I used not to like this genre too much; however, it got into me. It is a great mood setter; it has the enough bounciness to get you moving but remains very simple and easy to listen.
The way you listen to this genre is, you pay attention to the melody and the patterns, patterns change at regular intervals and add, or subtract to the rhythm. Your brain will recognize the patterns automatically so you don't have to think too hard.
This genre may be hard for people who listen only to commercial music, commercial music is designed to entertain most people and most people have a short attention span (sorry). Commercial music is usually structured to contain everything it needs to stand alone and is independent of other tracks. The structure of commercial music rarely builds up for anything longer than a single track. This is not the case with Minimal, and other similar genres where individual tracks play a part of a whole and complement with each other to build a journey, a story. This is one of the biggest challenges for an artistically creative DJ. DJs should not be jukeboxes.
Play this mix while you do something else. Don’t play it too loud, let it be your background sound. If you catch yourself moving to the beat or if you suddenly stop what you’re doing to listen to the music it will mean I did good job. If not, try again some other day or try a different mix. I will make more episodes like this.
I hope you enjoy what I mixed for you.
1. Andhim - AleeFee (Original Mix)
2. Noreuil - Solid Armor (Original Mix)
3. Joe Maker - Minimal Happiness (Original Mix)
4. Kobaalt - Just Simply (Avrosse Remix)
5. Prompt - Walk With Me (Original Mix)
6. Estelle Branca - Three Days In Paris (Original Mix)
7. Gaiser - Unstable Witness (Original Mix)
8. Isman Loeschner - Domino (Derek Marin Domina Remix)
9. Matt Minimal - The Sky Was Green (Original Mix)
PS. There is a very dorky melody in one of the tracks. If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or an Android device you will recognize it right away. If you have one of those devices and you can’t recognize it, you should try to turn the device on once in a while. If you recognize the track, please leave a message below, you don’t need to sign up to do so. Hint, it is one of the first 5 tracks.
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