CD02/01: Way Out West – Domination (Album Version)

Way Out West Domination CDS

Way Out West - Domination CDS

Original Track Length: 8:42

Original Track Key: Fm

Edited Track Length: 5:44

Edited Track Key: Em (semitone decrease)

Following Track Mix Point: 5:15

Following Track Key: Am

Following Track Transition: Subdominant (perfect 4th)

‘Domination’ was the opening track of the second disc on the original Euphoria album, and as such I  wanted to keep that track order the same here, as mentioned earlier in the blog about wanting to keep the first and last track of both discs identical to the original album so as to “bookend” the atmosphere of the original CD.

The audio editing of ‘Domination’ was extremely difficult at times as the original track weighs in at a hefty 8:42 and practically every second of that duration was complimentary to the arrangement as a whole, so I had a tough time trying to trim down the track to be able to fit it into a compilation album time scale without sacrificing the tracks natural progression.

I started the editing by trimming the intro down slightly, and then trimming the progression so the first drop hit at the 2 minute mark. I had hoped to get the first drop to come in at 1:00 – 1:30 but at both of those points the drop seemed rushed to give an adequate sense of opening the mix as a whole in relation to the entire CD.

After the first drop I removed a 16 bar section to speed up the progression, and a point to listen out for would be at 2:52 & during the last drop around 4:40, where I removed another section and carefully glued the remainder together by using the first four beats at 4:39 and then attaching the remaining 15 bars from later on within the track to match the FX and sound design.

‘Stella’ is introduced at 5:15 and was actually intended to be introduced at the 4:43 point of the original version of the track, but as you may have noticed, that section was dropped complelty from my edit due to being too busy for a compilation mix point, and plus it would have made my edit even longer. As it happens it turned out for the best as I felt the opening chords of ‘Stella’ complimented the breakbeat outro of ‘Domination’ pretty well, allowing enough breathing space and interest to introduce the transition.

Mix transition between ‘Domination’ & ‘Stella’ :

CD201 Domination

'Domination' 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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