CD01/01 : Karen Ramirez – Looking For Love (Trouser Enthusiast’s Joy Of Sex Mix)

Karen Ramirez - Looking For Love CDS

Original Track Length: 10:42

Original Key: Bm

Edited Track Length: 5:11

Edited Key: N/A

Following Track Mix Point: 3:03

Following Track Key: Bm

Following Track Transition: Tonic (root)

As mentioned earlier in another part of the blog, I wanted to keep the opening and closing tracks on each CD identical to the original Euphoria album, because I wanted to help ‘bookend’ the atmosphere of each disc and give a knowing wink to people who were already familiar with the album.

‘Looking For Love’ was the very first track on the original album, and because of this it has had rather iconic status in terms of the brand, it was the first and only time it featured on a Euphoria album and it is the first track in a currently – 52 album legacy.

From an audio editing point of view, I kept the track identical to the original, all I did was chop the latter half of the track off at 5:11. The main reason for doing this was because the arrangement worked perfectly in terms of how I wanted to introduce ‘Home’ by Chakra which is the following track.

The main reason I chose to introduce the vocal of ‘Home’ onto ‘Looking For Love’ is not only are both tracks in the same key, but the mix was my very first harmonic transition when learning how to mix in key and it was more of a nod to my youth as well as it sounding harmonically intriguing (the root note of ‘Homeflattens on occasion causing a rich discordant effect).

It is most noticable at 4:00 where the vocal of ‘Home’ comes in over the piano of ‘Looking For Love’.

Mix transition between ‘Looking For Love’ & ‘Home’ :

Here is a screenshot of the arrangement of the track in Ableton (pretty pointless really considering it’s identical)

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'Looking For Love' track arrangement : click to enlarge

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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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