CD02/17: Blue Amazon – No Other Love (Original 12″ Mix)

Blue Amazon - No Other Love (Part of the album 'Javelin')

Original Track Length: 12:41

Original Track Key: Gm

Edited Track Length: 4:13

Edited Track Key: N/A

Following Track Mix Point: 3:16

Following Track Key: Dm

Following Track Transition: Dominant (perfect 5th)

‘No Other Love’ was one of my favourite records to edit during the mix process, as there was so much detail and arrangement possibilities to use as raw material as the original mix came in at 12:41.

I began rearranging the track by bringing the track in at the 6:04 point of the original mix which was the breakdown of the original track. This gave the track a radio edit feel, and I trimmed the breakdown  so the drop occured quicker.

From here it was a case of trimming the duration of each little section down so that rather than flowing over 32 bars they flowed over 16, bringing the outro closer, and making the progression feel a lot tighter for the 4:13 arrangement.

Angel is introduced at 3:18, and having the introduction of this track flow underneath the outro of ‘No Other Love’ was actually one of the first ideas I came up with for the outro of the disc, as I wanted to keep the first and last tracks of each disc the same as previously mentioned, in respect of the original album, but at the same time wanted to show my own take on the mix and using ‘No Other Love’ as a precursor to ‘Angel’ was always on the cards for me.

I felt the transition between the two tracks to be as near as perfect an ending as I could have hoped for the disc, and I actually think the transition has very Northern Exposure Vol 1 shades to it, as tracks 4 & 5 on the first disc of that particular compilation fade into each other in a very similar way, and as mentioned in other areas of my blog, I wanted to have little nods to some of my inspirations within the mix.

It is also worth mentioning that the arpeggio motif that is first heard during the outro of ‘1998’ actually played an important part in my editing of the track, as it provides an audio cue 3 times during the edit, and when it reappears during the transition into ‘Angel’ it provides a strong connection with the previous transitions.

Mix Transition between ‘No Other Love’ & ‘Angel’ :

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'No Other Love' track arrangement : click to enlarge

 

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CONTENTS

1. Welcome
2. Rationale Behind The Project
3. My Background
4. Euphoria Brand Background
5. Original Compilation Analysis Part 1
6. Original Compilation Analysis Part 2
7. What Makes An Anniversary Edition?
8. Obtaining The Tracks
9. Importing The CDs
10. Importing The Vinyl
11. Third Party Influences
12. Mixing The Album Part 1: The Live Sessions
13. Track Warping In Ableton Live
14. Mixing The Album Part 2: The Studio Sessions
15. Harmonic Mixing
16. Track Editing
17. Mastering The Compilation
18. The Artwork

TRACK EDITING: DISC ONE

01: Karen Ramirez - Looking For Love (Trouser Enthusiast’s Joy Of Sex Mix)

02: Chakra - Home (Original Mix)

03: Billy Hendrix - Body Shine (Original 12 Inch Mix)

04: Da Hool - Meet Her At The Love Parade (Nalin & Kane Remix)

05: Faithless - Insomnia (Moody Mix)

06: The Egg - Getting Away With It (Rollo Indared Mix)

07: Heliotropic - Walk With Me (Mix No.1)

08: Josh Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness (Dex & Jonesy's Higher Stated Mix)

09: A.T.G.O.C - Repeated Love (Ibiza Mix)

10: Moonman - Don't Be Afraid (Brittany Remix)

11: Lost Tribe - My Soul

12: Rodd-Y-Ler - Lifesigns

13: Ventura - Birds (Instrumental)

14: Armin - Blue Fear (Trouser Enthusiasts E.B.E Remix)

15: Coyote - Spirits Dancing (Mix#1)

16: Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel (PVD E-Werk Club Mix)

17: B.B.E - Seven Days And One Week (Club Mix)

18: BT - Flaming June (BT & PVD Mix)

TRACK EDITING: DISC TWO

01: Way Out West - Domination (Album Version)

02: Jam & Spoon - Stella

03: Nalin & Kane - Beachball (Original Club Mix)

04: Hybrid - Symphony (Original Mix)

05: Ruff Driverz Presents Arrola - Dreaming (Lange Mix)

06: Bedrock - Set In Stone

07: Humate - Love Stimulation (Paul Van Dyk's Love-Club Mix)

08: The Age Of Love - The Age Of Love (Paul Van Dyk Love Of Age Mix)

09: Energy 52 - Café Del Mar '98 (Original Three 'N One Mix)

10: The Space Brothers - Shine (Full Vocal 12" Mix)

11: Agnelli & Nelson - El Niño (Matt Darey Latino Remix)

12: Brainbug - Nightmare (Original Sinister Strings Mix)

13: Lucid - I Can't Help Myself (Judge Jules Remix)

14: Sash! - Encore Une Fois (The Powerplant 'Toke On This' Mix)

15: Mike Koglin - The Silence (12" Club Mix)

16: Binary Finary - 1998 (Matt Darey Mix)

17: Blue Amazon - No Other Love (Original 12" Mix)

18: Lost Tribe - Angel


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