So MBz seems to prefer “DJ Mix” to describe any kind of release or recording that is a continual piece of music that is made up of other existing recordings strung together (by means of cutting and chopping, fading, scratching or beat matching).
However I feel that the term “Continuous Mix” is a lot more suitable, as there are a few examples I’ve encountered where it can’t actually be confirmed that a release has been mixed by a DJ. DJ implies a person (or persons) have mixed the tracks themselves, whereas there have been many releases over the decades where there is no defined DJ, and it is likely the tracks were “mixed” together by an application or unknown entity.
I think you’d have a LOT of edits to do if the mix type was added.
Certainly agree that is makes sense to better differentiate the skill of mixing from some bloke with a fader on a VA collection. Would need a very good definition of the border between the two types as there will be plenty of overlap
“Gapless” is often just a technical term for a feature in audio players that avoids creating an artificial gap after one song finishes but the next one wasn’t loaded yet (usually by loading the next one in the background a short duration before the current one ends).
There is DJ software that has an automix feature, but those usually don’t result in releases. What’s an example of a release that doesn’t have a known DJ person having done the work, but is a continuous mix?
I don’t have a lot of knowledge in this area, so take my input with a grain of salt, but it seems odd to me that an identical recording could change type based solely on whether or not we know the DJ’s name.
Thanks I never noticed that.
It’s true that I never imagined no-one did the non-stop megamix…
I found continuous mix more easy to understand, but it’s as someone not familiar with DJ music.
And the DJ-mix doc is already quite good, in fact.
And DJ-mix can mean more than just continuous or non-stop. You can imagine it also includes when they also shout or scratch and everything, on top of changing speed to match BPM and cross-fade, etc. It can be quite more complex than just continuous.