Mixtape Wednesday features hand-picked vinyl mixes and the record-collectors who created them. Find out what inspired this mix in the section below.
Your Name + Location:
My name is Tyke. I'm 36 years old and live in Switzerland, in the city of Zurich. I've been creating mixtapes since 1996 (I produce 1 or 2 mixes per year) and I was a party DJ too.
What inspired this mix? Tell us a little about it:
I do all this just for my own pleasure and for my friends (I'm not a producer or a professional DJ). I love to listen to mixes while driving my car!
What was your process for putting the mix together?
I hate to hear the songs in full length. And that's the reason why I mix my favorite songs together with nice transitions/blendings. My goal for my latest mix "Get Lucky or Die Trying" was to put together older and newer songs of different (funky) styles to a fresh, liquid, varied and good vibrations-spreading mix.
I work with "Rane Serato Scratch Live" and 2 turntables for the creative part (to try out the order of the songs and the transitions/blendings). Finally, I edit and arrange the songs with the software "Mixmeister".
Favorite song on the mix?
I do not have a favorite song on this mix. I just like them all. But my favorite music is Disco, Soul, Funk and RnB, Breaks, Reggae, classic HipHop, Nu Disco, Indie Dance…
What’s next on your plate these days?
My next project is a slow tempo mix (65 to 99 bpm) with older and contemporary RnB songs. Should be finished in the next weeks. [TVE note: check out the slow tempo mix here]
Shout to The Vinyl Exam and good luck with this interesting project!
For more informations about Tyke: www.djtykeone.ch
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