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    Arrow dfx - Feel The Bass (aka: dfx goes Progressive!)

    Well, so I promised to (literally) undust my old "progressive" track collection and throw together a progressive set. As I've pretty much stopped following the progressive scene a while ago, there's nothing fresh in there, but instead of older gems that may be unknown to some.

    Originally wanted to do a 1-hour set only, but due to some great feedback I got while mixing it, I've decided to extend it to 2 hours, then more to 3 hours and so the final total length turned out to be 3 hours and 34 minutes.

    I was pretty out of practice with mixing progressive stuff, so some of the transition work is a bit wobbly, but most of them shouldn't be too bad, except one... One was really really really really bad. Shame on me.

    The style pretty much alternates between progressive house and progressive trance, which is IMO a good combination. So this is pretty my defintion of what "progressive" is, you won't find any electro or any other crap like that in there. BPM goes up to 136 after a slower intro part and then stays there.
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    Tracklist:

    01. Son Kite - Focus (Shiloh Remix)
    02. Pete Lazonby - Sacred Cycles (Quivver Remix)
    03. Astral Projection - Liquid Sun (Cass & Slide Remix)
    04. 4mal - Twilight
    05. Quivver - Everything's Not You (Quivver Space Mix)
    06. Kaan Duzarat - Organic Intellectual
    07. Emjae - Necromancer (Probspot Remix)
    08. Bakony Skamp - Absolutely Mad
    09. Odessi - Moments Of Space
    10. Iio - Is It Love (Starkillers Remix)
    11. Nikola Gala - Subterra
    12. Johan Vermeulen - Labyrinth
    13. Özgür Can - Irony
    14. Plass - Treasure
    15. Fragile - Shugyo
    16. Max Graham - Does She Know Yet
    17. Azior - Deep & Inside (Subsphere Remix)
    18. Joseph Mitri - Fludark
    19. Johan Vermeulen - Chemical Romance
    20. Antidote - Transcentral (Electrotech Mix)
    21. G-Pal & El Greco - A Prayer Beneath
    22. Halogen vs. Nash T - On A Bridge (Powerplant Mix)
    23. Manipura - Optimus Prime
    24. B.I.G. - Promise (Dousk Remix)
    25. Jon Carter - Humanism (Valentino Kanzyani Remix)
    26. Azior - Sunset At Myvatn (Subsphere Remix)
    27. Cryo - Empathic
    28. Nathan Fake - Adamedge
    29. Ashtrax - Freeload (Freelove)
    30. Panoptic - Surface
    31. Sander Kleinenberg - Repeat To Specify
    32. Freza & DJ Flash - Air Trip
    33. Kasey Taylor & Chris Meehan - Simplicity (Parham & Dominic Plaza Remix)
    34. Rhythm Code - Hyptonic Influence
    35. Nikola Gala - Colourless
    36. Inkfish & David West - Aftermath
    37. Ballroom - Remember Me
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    Ozgur's Irony is massive

    looks lecker...high expectations

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    nice tracklist but lol at the nothing fresh there makes me laugh off my ass, there's tons of wicked stuff in progressive, still delivering as before, you just need to know where to search for it and 136 is kinda fast for progressive i hope you didn't **** it or i will kill you

    and you're right, progressive house & progressive trance are a very good combination, borders between them are very thin anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    nice tracklist but lol at the nothing fresh there makes me laugh off my ass, there's tons of wicked stuff in progressive, still delivering as before, you just need to know where to search for it
    i know that, i said i stopped following the scene and that's why i don't have any fresh tunes, doh

    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    and 136 is kinda fast for progressive
    yep, i kinda get bored at lower bpm, which is also why i specialized on trance... it's probably not the right set for ppl looking for any chilly proggy stuff, it's more like something to get your feet moving
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    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    nice tracklist but lol at the nothing fresh there makes me laugh off my ass, there's tons of wicked stuff in progressive, still delivering as before, you just need to know where to search for it and 136 is kinda fast for progressive i hope you didn't **** it or i will kill you

    and you're right, progressive house & progressive trance are a very good combination, borders between them are very thin anyway


    slow is boring me to tears...the "wicked stuff" is mostly bleep blop buzz buzz zzzzzzz


    ...but do/did you ever listen to JooF's Global Trance Grooves?....he plays the best progressive and its at high BPM
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    why do people always think slower stuff means bleep blop buzz buzz? that just makes me think about the way climaxes are produced in trance these days. Real progressive has nothing to do with that.. And yes i have heard global trance grooves, there's sometimes some real progressive in it but i wouldn't say it's therefor 'the best' progressive. you can't judge tracks on their bpm, that's foolish imo. It always saddens me to see people who think they can judge on that basis

    bpm doesn't have anything to do with tracks being boring or not, it's the way the tracks are produced that makes them interesting or less interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfx View Post

    yep, i kinda get bored at lower bpm, which is also why i specialized on trance... it's probably not the right set for ppl looking for any chilly proggy stuff, it's more like something to get your feet moving

    128 bpm prog can get your feet moving too but well, i'll check the mix out tomorrow
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    Screw specs, judge by what you feel..

    ........sorry for interrupting at such a random thread lawl !.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    why do people always think slower stuff means bleep blop buzz buzz? that just makes me think about the way climaxes are produced in trance these days. Real progressive has nothing to do with that.. And yes i have heard global trance grooves, there's sometimes some real progressive in it but i wouldn't say it's therefor 'the best' progressive.
    its not that i think, the comment comes from what i've heard, and the biggest problem is that ppl have no clear concept of what Progressive , so if its not Trance than must be its close relative Progressive, to give you an example i have seen ppl label as progressive those two tracks:

    Marco V - Dudak (Brian Cross Remix)
    S.I.A - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Sander Van Doorn Remix)

    ...which are not progressive by any means.

    Also, as with any Genre there are different sounds...i personally prefer the more melodic kind that JooF plays as opposed to what Digweed plays which is mostly what i call "bleep blop", and the reason i call it that is because that is the predominant sound i hear, it lacks melody and is just a bunch of boring noise that lasts for the length of the track.


    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    you can't judge tracks on their bpm, that's foolish imo. It always saddens me to see people who think they can judge on that basis

    bpm doesn't have anything to do with tracks being boring or not, it's the way the tracks are produced that makes them interesting or less interesting


    no need to be sad....i am not judging the tracks based on BPM, i judge based on what i hear and in most cases they were all in the higher BPM range.


    but i think you are contradicting yourself now... you just said that "136 is kinda fast for progressive"

    Progressive can range anywhere between 125-135 BPM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    nice tracklist but lol at the nothing fresh there ...
    yeah, a good mix has to have the newest tracks ...not... that's why I feel most 'fresh' trance mixes are so bad and soulless right now, mostly because of the lack of quality tunes (which goes for prog as well, heck, actually any genre being watered down and accessable to all people thru software, talented or not).

    release date doesn't mean a thing, there are loads of neglected 'older' tracks out there.
    As for bpm, most dnb is around the 170 bpm mark and yet it can sound slower than a trance or prog tune.
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    Screw specs, judge by what you feel...
    QFT

    will take a bit to give you feedback (either here or in PM) due to set length and as I have to listen to 19 Halloween mixes this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    128 bpm prog can get your feet moving too
    maybe yours can, but not mine it's a personal thing, which is why i always keep pitching when doing prog. some of the tunes were pushed to over +9, but somehow i think they still sound good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by t4e View Post
    its not that i think, the comment comes from what i've heard, and the biggest problem is that ppl have no clear concept of what Progressive , so if its not Trance than must be its close relative Progressive, to give you an example i have seen ppl label as progressive those two tracks:

    Marco V - Dudak (Brian Cross Remix)
    S.I.A - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Sander Van Doorn Remix)

    ...which are not progressive by any means.

    Also, as with any Genre there are different sounds...i personally prefer the more melodic kind that JooF plays as opposed to what Digweed plays which is mostly what i call "bleep blop", and the reason i call it that is because that is the predominant sound i hear, it lacks melody and is just a bunch of boring noise that lasts for the length of the track.






    no need to be sad....i am not judging the tracks based on BPM, i judge based on what i hear and in most cases they were all in the higher BPM range.


    but i think you are contradicting yourself now... you just said that "136 is kinda fast for progressive"

    Progressive can range anywhere between 125-135 BPM
    oh, well if you pitch it up to 135 yes
    I'm not really a fan of pitching it kinda rapes tracks. It doesn't always work out well And progressive starts lower actually, lots of progressive gets released at 124 bpm or lower these days.. for example Astrid Suryanto - Distant Bar (16 Bit Lolitas Remix) , an awesome chilly progressive trancer, released at 124 bpm

    Also i don't think people may say all genres of music watered since software came in, there are lots of superb tracks in all the scenes, you just have to put the fluff and the poppy tracks out of your way, and behind lies the treasure
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfx View Post
    maybe yours can, but not mine it's a personal thing, which is why i always keep pitching when doing prog. some of the tunes were pushed to over +9, but somehow i think they still sound good...
    well all respect to you, but damn, i almost shiver when i hear such things It doesn't work for all tracks i think. There's higher bpm progressive too indeed, for instance Ficta - Eli, around 135 bpm and a pure progressive trance track

    sorry for starting my progressive anger over here, this is my last post, don't want to take the attention away from your mix
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    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    oh, well if you pitch it up to 135 yes
    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    There's higher bpm progressive too indeed, for instance Ficta - Eli, around 135 bpm and a pure progressive trance track

    sorry for starting my progressive anger over here, this is my last post, don't want to take the attention away from your mix



    you is contradicting yourself again Sire


    its no anger at all, its an exchange of opinions and tastes



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    Quote Originally Posted by Config View Post
    sorry for starting my progressive anger over here, this is my last post, don't want to take the attention away from your mix
    no need to get angry lol, i know quite well what progressive means, better than certain other people here (without mentioning names, *cough*)

    let's just see what the listeners say, if they think it's too fast or not
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