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Old 04-25-2008, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Although my views on Justice are well known, their tracks fitted perfectly in the mix. The sound quality is superb too. I want to get the RATM remix as a stand alone track too.
The RATM remix was released as "Killing In The Name Of Sebastian." And the sound quality is so good because the promoters who threw the party recorded it themselves and posted it on their website. Check out Pig Radio. They also run a really nice magazine, if you speak Italian.

That mix has a pretty good tracklisting (at the time quite a few of those tracks were unreleased or rarely, if ever, played), but the mixing itself is really terrible. Trainwrecking all over the place, it's almost unlistenable.

Really, as a producer he's great (or he was, "Dog" and his new EP are awful), but his DJing is shoddy at best. I've seen him several times and he was only really better than average once, but then I recently heard a rumor that apparently he's started pre-mixing his sets and faking it live. If it's true it's really disappointing, if it isn't then I guess he's gotten a lot better through practice.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For comparison sake, could you point us into the direction of some sets with good mixing?
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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For comparison sake, could you point us into the direction of some sets with good mixing?
By him or by anyone else? Because you could probably find a mix by just about any other DJ on the internet and it'd be better. :/ Problems I have with this SebastiAn mix:

1. He does really short, quick mixes in between songs to avoid having to actually beatmatch. Quick mixing is really hard to do properly (it seems like something that would be DJ 101, but it takes a lot of skill to do it right). Listen to a Hip-Hop or Hip-Hop influenced DJ (see: Boys Noize's recent Bugged Out! mix, a great example of when this mix style can work) to see it done right.

2. He does pretty much the exact same "loop the last bars of every track" trick in all his mixes instead of actually mixing out like a normal person. It's such a basic mix technique that it's used almost entirely by amateurs, even though it only ever really works in a Hip-Hop mix. It's sort of silly, pretty much everything he's playing is the same BPM, so he really shouldn't have any trouble at all mixing using cue points, etc. Just forwarding randomly through the mix, he did it right after his RATM remix and again in his mix between Ghetto Obsession and & Down.

3. The selection, like I said, is really good. Lots of good songs in there (a few overplayed ones, but whatever), but the mix doesn't really flow well. I heard DJs lamenting about the whole "one banger after another" mix style that a lot of DJs in this scene have over a year ago now (this mix is from the summer, I think), and this mix is a prime example. SebastiAn picked a lot of good tracks and just sort of stuck them in there willy nilly. There's no song in there that really makes me go "Wow!" because he doesn't ever really build up to anything except even more massive songs. After a while this mix just starts to get boring.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I c I c...I have to admit that I didn't really pay attention to the crossovers because I just like the tracks. I'm downloading the Boys Noize and SMD Bugged out remixes to see if they flow any better...

Incidentally, I've heard the same thing being said of Justice, the whole "great producers, poor mixers" thing. Can't say I'm an expert so I won't argue...
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I c I c...I have to admit that I didn't really pay attention to the crossovers because I just like the tracks. I'm downloading the Boys Noize and SMD Bugged out remixes to see if they flow any better...

Incidentally, I've heard the same thing being said of Justice, the whole "great producers, poor mixers" thing. Can't say I'm an expert so I won't argue...
SebastiAn is way, way worse. The problem with Justice is that one of them as pretty competent at mixing, but the other one was never really that good. I remember when I first saw them I think it was Xavier that did all the mixing (pretty well) and Gaspard just sort of stood there. Sort of awkward. They're not all that bad, though, they at least have the basics down.

They've gotten a lot better, and like I said even SebastiAn was pretty good last time I saw him. Besides, I'm knocking it now listening to it at home, but this mix probably kept the party rocking the whole time he was on.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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His remixes are so-so IMO, but I liked the sebastien tellier "sexual sportswear" remix. "Walkmen" is super catchy, btw. It's probably my favorite SebastiAn track.
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so over ed banger
but he (and the label) are quite decent
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