CD02/02: Jam & Spoon – Stella

Jam & Spoon - Stella (taken from 'Tripomatic Fairytales')

Jam & Spoon - Stella (taken from 'Tripomatic Fairytales')

Original Track Length: 6:19

Original Track Key: Abm

Edited Track Length: 3:49

Edited Track Key: Am (semitone increase)

Following Track Mix Point: 3:20

Following Track Key: Dm

Following Track Transition: Subdominant (perfect 4th)

The editing for ‘Stella’ was focused around extending the intro significantly so that it flowed with enough time to filter underneath the outro of ‘Domination’, opening the low pass filter right up until the first kick arrives at the start of the track (something which also mirrored the percussion synthesis of the original track), and tidying up the progression at 1:25 so it flowed over 16 bars to tighten the progression.

The ending of the track was where I put Ableton’s warping to good use, as anyone familiar with the original of  ‘Stella’ will know that it slows down in BPM to a standstill, and I had to go in and warp each individual beat so that it kept a consistent tempo. If you listen carefully at 3:47 right at the end, you can hear the slowed down vocal on the original is speeded up to match the mix tempo, and I also warped a single kick drum hit from ‘Stella’ here to fit snugly under the pre kick of ‘Beachball’.

‘Beachball’ comes in at 3:20, and utilising the time stretching I had incorporated earlier, I managed to match the timing of the outro to the intro of ‘Beachball’ so that the ending vocal of  “‘love me” from ‘Stella’ occurred just before the bass of ‘Beachball’ arrived, creating a perfect introduction for the point of ‘Beachball’ containing no vocals.

Mix transition between ‘Stella’ & ‘Beachball’ :

CD202 Stella

'Stella' track arrangement : click to enlarge



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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


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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)


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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