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’ :