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    Tracklist Terms Definitions

    Hello trance addicts this is my first thread ever on this forum, which I hope it will be useful for many EDM beginners (like me!) I want to read you expert definitions of the common tracklist terms that we come across in every single tracklist.

    Although some terms are self-explanatory, your input will add more.

    This is the list as I could recall for now, please explain them in clear words and brief sentences, in a way that any regular listener can easily differentiate them by just listening to an EDM track.

    If I missed any term, please post it.

    Here is the list:

    Remix


    a different musical interpretation of the original track with other instruments but always the same notes in the main parts or main melody
    Space Garden

    Bootleg

    Bootleg is a remix that was made without having any rights to do it. It can't be released.
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    Mashup


    Intro mix


    Extended mix


    Club mix


    like the name says its for the clubs, means it has powerful driving bassline,rolling percs and drums and no long breaks with 3-4 mins strings pads parts.
    Space Garden

    Dub mix

    Never has full vocals, only cuts or minimal ones or even no vocals and the bassline is deeper sometimes
    Space Garden

    Instrumental Mix:

    exact the same like the vocal version just without the vocals,
    sometimes ppl think dub is the same as instrumental, but it isnt
    Space Garden

    Radio Edit


    its a edit with no buildup, starts with the mainpart goes straight into the break and back to the mainpart, then no real outro - most radio edits are 3 - 4 mins long
    the intro and outro are for the djs to mix it better because they need 2 mins to mix a new track in and on the radio its boring to hear 2 mins only drums and a filtered bass comes in before the mainpart starts
    Space Garden

    Tech dub


    Drum dub


    [CD-R]


    Just means the Track, Production, Remix is not signed to a label or just not released in any store yet - the DJ put it on a CD and plays them for promotion or exclusive on his set
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    CD-R:

    Just means the Track, Production, Remix is not signed to a label or just not released in any store yet - the DJ put it on a CD and plays them for promotion or exclusive on his set
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    Dub Mix:

    Never has full vocals, only cuts or minimal ones or even no vocals and the bassline is deeper sometimes

    Instrumental Mix:

    exact the same like the vocal version just without the vocals,

    sometimes ppl think dub is the same as instrumental, but it isnt
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    Remix:

    a different musical interpretation of the original track with other instruments but always the same notes in the main parts or main melody
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    Club Mix:

    like the name says its for the clubs, means it has poweful driving bassline,rolling percs and drums and no long breaks with 3-4 mins strings pads parts.
    http://www.facebook.com/spacegardendj

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    Radio Edit:

    its a edit with no buildup, starts with the mainpart goes straight into the break and back to the mainpart, then no real outro - most radio edits are 3 - 4 mins long

    the intro and outro are for the djs to mix it better because they need 2 mins to mix a new track in and on the radio its boring to hear 2 mins only drums and a filtered bass comes in before the mainpart starts
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    Thanks you Space Garden for your input I am also curious to know the deferences of remix Vs bootleg

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    Bootleg is a remix that was made without having any rights to do it. It can't be released.

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    Thanks labielecki

    All answers are added to the first post

    ----------- edit --------------

    I am no longer able to edit the first post...
    Last edited by Wailo; Jul 29th, 2009 at 08:50.

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    Edit:

    Generally when a DJ makes an edit of a tune to make it more friendly for their sets, a frequent exponent of this is Markus Schulz.


    Mashup:

    2 tracks (or sometimes more) made into one track. Essentially most of these remain bootlegs, however on occaisions these do get signed & released. One that springs to mind is the recent 1000 Miles Memories by Gareth Emery and also the Perspective Space by Markus Schulz.


    Intro Mix:

    This generally has a longer introduction to the track than the Original Mix, usually used by DJ's to begin their sets.
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    Many thanks Victoria for the infos

    The list is almost complete, looking for more inputs

    Extended mix
    Tech dub
    Drum dub



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    Extended Mix

    I think it'a longer version of radio edit but not sure - needs vouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labielecki View Post
    Extended Mix

    I think it'a longer version of radio edit but not sure - needs vouch.
    ...or longer than the Original, probably more DJ friendly to mix
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria View Post
    ...or longer than the Original, probably more DJ friendly to mix
    its longer version of the original.
    still need Rework up in the list.

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    Thanks you guys!

    Yes, I forgot about "Rework"

    Rework
    Tech dub
    Drum dub

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