CD01/07: Heliotropic – Walk With Me (Mix No.1)

Heliotropic - Walk With Me CDS

Heliotropic - Walk With Me CDS

Original Track Length: 6:35

Original Track Key: Ebm

Edited Track Length: 5:30

Edited Track Key: N/A

Following Track Mix Point: 4:32

Following Track Key: Abm

Following Track Transition: Subdominant (perfect 4th)

The focus on this track was mainly to trim down the overall time of the track to keep the pace, as the track worked pretty perfectly arrangement wise, it was just the beginning and end that needed a little work.

The first thing I did was edit the intro of the track (the part you hear towards the end of ‘Getting Away With It’) to be an extended loop of the bass and percussion tailored to the 16 bar progression. This was because I wanted some elements to be heard whilst the track was leading in so that when the track marker was placed later on, the breakdown would be heard immediately –  like you would hear on an actual radio edit.

Initially I was going to mix in the following track at 2:37, during the breakdown where the energy flow is lowered, but decided against it due to not wanting the track to sound too busy, and as it was a compilation mix I wanted each track to be precise in terms of overall swapping and scanning of track markers. It would have been something to do if it were an actual club set, as I believe club sets have more scope for flowing and layering.

At 4:32 the following track ‘Higher State Of Consciousness’ is introduced, and to help ease along the transition, I had to edit ‘Walk With Me’ so that the  outro was looped and extended to match the length of the incoming intro of the next track.  A good period to take notice of is at 5:01, when the rhythm of the backing synth complements the 303 introduction of ‘Higher State Of Consciousness’.

Mix transition between ‘Walk With Me’ & ‘Higher State of Consciousness’ :

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'Walk With Me' track arrangement : click to enlarge

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1 Response to “CD01/07: Heliotropic – Walk With Me (Mix No.1)”


  1. 1 Darius Gelich October 25, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I believe this is the littler unnoticed gem from this compilation.

    I honestly believe it sounds like it was made yesterday, it’s aged very well.


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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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