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’ :