DJ Abstract

Member Since: 11/1/2006
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Blind Eyes And Tired Smiles

Artist Song Buy
The Organ  Brother   buy on itunes
Joy Division  Disorder  buy on itunes
Bauhaus  The Passion Of Lovers  buy on itunes
The Sisters Of Mercy  Adrenochrome  buy on itunes
The Smiths  Rubber Ring  buy on itunes
Tones On Tail  Happiness  buy on itunes
Beme Seed  Slide  buy on itunes
Clock DVA  Dark Encounter  buy on itunes
Swans  Speak  buy on itunes
Minimal Man  Show Time  buy on itunes
Xmal Deutschland  Mondlicht  buy on itunes
The Cure  One Hundred Years  buy on itunes
This Mortal Coil  Firebrothers  buy on itunes
Cocteau Twins  Wax And Wane  buy on itunes
Nine Inch Nails  Help Me I Am In Hell  buy on itunes


One of the most challenging things about DJing is be_nding your will to that of whomever hired you. Spinning a solid block of played-out 80s hits when you're really in the mood to hit the crowd with a vicious blast of dubstep can pain you deeply, but you always have to remember who's footing the bill. Likewise demo CDs that you distribute. Most club owners aren't wild about demos that wander all over the place because they're usually looking for consistency.
Therefore, when I'm not working on piecing together something related to my DJing business, I te_nd to go a bit hog wild. I'll start with an idea and run with it, no matter where it e_nds up going. Case in point: Blind Eyes And Tired Smiles.
This particular beasty was initially inspired by the o_pening track. The Organ was an all too shortived band that modelled their sound around some of my favorite 80s bands - The Cure, Joy Division, The Smiths, etc. I assumed that the mix would continue along in that vein and it did... at least for a bit. Then Johnny Marr and Morrissey did their thing and the tempo was all blown to hell. Tones On Tail ran with the dark, slightly loungey feel and then Beme Seed reduced it even further. Then Clock DVA arrived.
What the hell was that about?
Anyway, I e_nded up slipping further down the proverbial sprial with the help of Swans, Xmal, and The Cure and then added some additional weirdness with This Mortal Coil. Just an odd stretch. I managed to pull it back some with the Cocteau Twins, but by this time I was pretty much exhausted, so I slipped out the backdoor with some help from Mr Reznor.
It's noisy and ugly in the middle, but, at a slight touch over 58 minutes, here it is, scars and all.


DJ Abstract
Date: 5/4/2009
Date: 5/6/2009
Lots of favorites here, but your comments are what make this mix really over the top. Great job.

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