I DJ in Traktor (and sometimes Ableton), using a custom mapping I made for my Akai APC40.
Here are some of the mixes I've recorded over the past couple years.
My mindset when DJing is not to showcase incredible skill or highly choreographed routines. I'll tell you straight up that I can't beatmatch to save my life. I hit that sync button on every deck as soon as Traktor loads up. I record mixes so that I can listen to them later and hear all the songs I like. If you listen to my sets, think of them as AMAZING DANCEFLOOR WRECKERS at best and glorified playlists at worst. I want to show you the music I enjoy listening to. The term "selector" appeals to me as a DJ because I don't really do all that much in the booth aside from choosing what songs to play.
If you don't have a lot of time, I recommend you listen to "that's real nito" as it is the shortest mix (~15 minutes) but it remains one of my favorites.
This was a recorded practice session that turned out exceptionally well. I'm particularly fond of the transition out of Ice Cold Soul into that BSE classic, Winter War.
|00:00||Micro Organism||Phace & Noisia||ENERGY EP|
|04:09||Move Faster||Dimension||Love To Me / Move Faster|
|08:25||Killing the Light||Black Sun Empire||From the Shadows|
|10:00||Push Back||Icicle||Differentia EP|
|13:41||Artificial Intelligence||Audeka||Texture Pack EP|
|18:27||Rock'n'Roll||June Miller||Rock'n'Roll / Wildlife|
|25:00||Militant||Audeka & Disprove|
|26:29||All Talk||Hyroglifics||All Talk EP|
|28:44||Ice Cold Soul (VIP)||Switch||Ice Cold Soul (VIP) / Conversations (Rene LaVice & Gremlinz Remix)|
|30:57||Winter War||Black Sun Empire||Endangered Species|
|33:10||Untitled||Stazma the Junglechrist|
|37:05||Release My Soul (Alternative Version)||Gerra & Stone|
|39:00||Sendai Song||Logistics||Fear Not (Special Edition)|
|44:44||17:300:00||Evol Intent||Era Of Diversion (Bonus Tracks)|
|00:00||Saus||June Miller||Robots & Romans|
|03:34||That's A Monster||Groove||TAMFREE075|
|05:02||End Of Your Existence||Vaenus||Modern Day Bedroom Junglist|
|06:51||The Plague of Zion||Gore Tech||Futurphobia|
|08:57||I Will Die For You||Silent Killer||The Ohm Resistance Years 2005-2010|
|10:52||Magikess||Ivy Lab||Peninsula EP|
|13:13||Darker Than Black (Subp Yao Remix)||Chee||Fear Monger|
|14:09||Stigmotor It Up||Badrock||Underside 4 LP|
|16:00||Under The Radar (VIP mix)||Evol Intent||Under The Radar|
|20:43||Unbreakable||Acting Damage||Hyper Sonics|
|22:22||Necromancy||Audeka & Rawtekk||Lost Souls|
|27:10||Nomad||Bad Company UK||RAM Drum & Bass Annual 2017|
|29:07||Once Upon a Time in Porto||DJ Hidden||Directive|
|30:20||Roguebot||Alex Centra||Powered by Inspected #2|
|32:49||Diablo (VIP Mix)||Culprate||Glados|
I'm trying to get better at putting a set together on the fly, rather than planning the tracklist and transitions in advance.
Another thing I focused on in this set was jumping around within each song and cutting between songs to mix up the structure, tease upcoming transitions, and make rhythms "speak" with each other.
There are some rough cuts in here but I had fun with it.
|00:00||Double Arcade||Infekt||Black Ops II|
|01:51||mysteronz (chicago localization)|
|04:08||Destroy||Wobad||Recommended by Duploc|
|08:08||Doc Ock||Kozik||Seraphim Vol. 1|
|10:10||The Wulf (2016 VIP)||Yuki||Be Bewildered Vol. 1|
|12:01||2000EMU||Haunta||Battle Royale Vol. 1|
|15:17||Swamp||Outlit x Arcrux|
|18:44||Jotaro||Phiso||Excision 2016 Mix Compilation|
|19:43||Crush On You||Nero||Welcome Reality|
|21:03||Crush On You (cntrl. bootleg)||Nero|
|21:53||Smashed||Kozik||Damaged Sounds - 4yr Anniversary LP|
|25:25||Disk Error||Bleep Bloop x PROKO|
|30:13||I SEE YOU||Lux|
This is the first mix I was really proud of; it was the first one where I thought deliberately about energy levels and consistent theme from song to song.
It also has a "bonus track" at the end, the absolutely incredible COLLAPSE AND APPEAR by LIL UGLY MANE.
|07:32||BODY||Sidewalks and Skeletons|
|09:08||The Hills||The Weeknd|
|16:01||the moon comes closer||Comfort Fit||the moon comes closer|
|22:47||あ な た f o r g o t||COCAINEJESUS|
|27:19||site zero||RL Grime|
|30:34||c o m i n g d o w n||P A T H|
|33:42||like this before||Unknown & ELJAY|
|35:29||COLLAPSE AND APPEAR||LIL UGLY MANE||OBLIVION ACCESS|
|40:56||UNDERWATER SUN||Sidewalks and Skeletons|
This mix starts and ends strong but I feel the middle is lacking.
I really wanted to put the Senbonzakura remix in but didn't spend enough time thinking about how to make it flow with the rest of the set, and I think the quality suffered because of that.
|00:00||Broken Glowsticks||G Jones|
|01:48||Absolute Zero||Bleep Bloop|
|03:11||Mars Attacks||Zeke Beats & Bleep Bloop|
|04:58||Bull Dozer||Clicks & Whistles & UZ|
|07:30||Get Ya Body Down (Ray Volpe Remix)||Grabbitz|
|09:32||My Love (Tom Budin Remix)||Route 94 Ft. Jess Glynne|
|12:54||Foreign Lazers (feat. Doshy)||Yheti|
|15:14||Mutant Standard||Ohneohtrix Point Never||Garden of Delete|
|19:08||Splattered Concrete (feat. GOJII)||Elevation|
|22:22||Sensations (feat. Cresce)||Ben Maxwell|
|27:33||So Cute!||Giraffage & Slow Magic|
|30:08||Senbonzakura (Frontliner Remix)||Hatsune Miku|
|33:26||Sierra Leone (MajorLeagueWobs Remix)||Mt.Eden|
|35:34||It's Okay to Move||Elevation|
|38:56||Because of U||RL Grime|
|47:40||WATER FROM THOUGHTS||Yuki Ame|
|50:05||4172756869 (isagen remix)||callasoiled|
This Dark Souls themed mix is meant to recall the Chosen Undead's journey deep underground to fight Gravelord Nito.
|00:00||Hiroden 651||0edit||Neotokyo OST|
|03:58||fidget||Halley Labs Associates||bad academia|
|05:33||Glockspin||Lux.Impala||DIEHIGH - [season.01]|
|06:35||Spaced||Outlit x Drevm|
|08:24||LAGOON (w/ KELLBENDER)||hellion||LIGHTLESS|
|09:21||Gravelord Nito||Motoi Sakuraba||Dark Souls OST|
|10:17||Waltz Of The Hanging Hills (BOYGOLD Remix)||Fifty Grand||Helena's Skin|
|12:30||BURNT (NIMDA REMIX)||DALA|
|13:21||First Fires (Instrumental)||Bonobo||First Fires|
|14:13||First Fires||Bonobo||The North Borders|
At the time I recorded this, I had just discovered OMOIDE LABEL and had never mixed anything at 160bpm. I took it as a learning opportunity and a chance to play some really unusual tracks.
This mix is one of the first times I made use of more than two decks, thanks to an updated APC40 mapping.
|00:00||Nikki in Purple||Bourgeoisie||Bourgeoisie (self-titled)|
|01:46||Greys||Bite Me||Agari Vol.001|
|04:45||The En'chi Project Will Arrive Someday||PERSEPHONE||Don't Wake the Dreamer|
|06:05||Revel||Rando & Mayke||Agari Vol.001|
|07:00||later 2 (remastered)||Kasachi|
|08:11||Movin Up||Frenquency||NET ELITE COMP 003 - A Cohesive Curation|
|09:55||shuren op fris||STYN & BERTHOLET||Pornografie II: De Wallen|
|10:10||そのあと3000 voice by あゆ巫女(from 口寄せ), abelest||EMDEE1||JUKEしようや ~most dangerous loveromance juke~|
|10:47||I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE part||CRZKNY||JUKEしようや Barren Illusion ~ Remember Hiroki Yamamura ~ vol.1|
|14:50||Black Wax||MxM & TYNVN|
|15:50||Niki (Styn Remix)||Brothel & Styn|
|17:15||Boem||LOSI||Daruma Vol. 1|
|17:50||Doge||Zeke Beats||Pay Attention|
|22:30||Impulse||Hiroki Yamamura||Impulse EP|
|26:14||Juke Shit Yo Yo||bamulet||JUKEしようや ~most dangerous loveromance juke~|
Originally, juke practice august and this mix were part of one long recording, but the two are stylistically different enough that it made more sense to me to cut them apart.
This is meant to be an "end of the night" set for winding down - it starts pretty heavy and just spins off into glitchy nothingness.
|00:00||SET LIST COMING SOON|
Let me start by saying TirarADeguello is an incredible artist. He fills a weird, cool niche in the ASMR ecosystem and as soon as I heard this video in particular, I knew I had to put together a drifting, dripping mix to go along with it.
For this mix, I set up Deck C to take external input from youtube, and then attempted to DJ while keeping up with the mood of the video as it changed over time
|00:00||Lucid Dreaming Exercise ASMR Binaural Whisper 1||TirarADeguello|
|03:27||Portal||Sandtimer||Pain of Gods|
|05:50||Heather||Korporal K + ImCoPav||Deep Emotions|
|10:24||W a t e r G u n||COCAINEJESUS||Safety|
|16:04||Breathe (Frequent x Hudson Lee Remix)||Frequent x Hudson Lee||The Platform Vol 1|
|18:50||Lucid Dreaming Exercise ASMR Binaural Whisper 1||TirarADeguello|