Original Track Length: 6:49
Original Track Key: Cm
Edited Track Length: 3:17
Edited Track Key: N/A
Following Track Mix Point: 2:49
Following Track Key: Fm
Following Track Transition: Subdominant (perfect 4th)
I began the editing for ‘Nightmare’ by taking the outro of the track with the metallic sounding percussion and used this for the transition from ‘El Niño’ previously as I felt the blend in percussion types worked extremely well.
From here I removed a 16 bar section from the build up to allow the breakdown to occur quicker in the mix, and used the technique of pasting the outro from the second breakdown onto the first to allow the outro to progress quicker (similar to the technique used with ‘El Niño’).
Ideally I would have liked to have included the build up towards the second breakdown from the original mix of ‘Nightmare’, but after consideration I realised that all the elements included in that build up where already featured in my edit.
The outro was actually an altered version of that build up, and I added parts of the actual outro to blend into this build up (something which can be heard at around 2:45 with the string swell) to help ease the transition into ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ which comes in at 2:49.
Mix transition between ‘Nightmare’ & ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ :