airpod 21 - Session Victim
“Playing at a party is a whole different situation then recording a mix at home.
As Session Victim we are DJing together now for about 4 years. When we both started to DJ individually…around 1997…we were mostly occupied with recording mixtapes. Trying to impress each other, very soon the standard went up, a third deck was incorporated or 50 records had to be squeezed into 30 minutes.
So basically it kept getting harder to meet our own goals when recording a mix, sometimes it took weeks to finish after major frustration. Still we both have recorded countless mixes of all styles in the last years.
In the club we are playing records back-to-back entirely as this a similar competitive aspect as back then, when we tried to record the better mixtape. We never know exactly which records the other has in his bag. In the end, it’s rather about being versatile than just homogenous.
For this mix we wanted to create a snapshot of how a Session Victim DJ set sounds like in the club. During the last months we had few pair of records that felt especially good. We started putting the mix together along these 6 or 7 mixes. Some of these records were dropped in the process and a few new ones went in. We were aiming to not get caught up in endless rehearsing and fine tuning of the mix, rather let the records play for while, but we did not quite succeed with this - its 14 records in 50 minutes….”
(recorded with 3 Technics MK2 + Ecler Nuo)