Today's Mixes on SoundCloud are starting to piss me off

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Admins and/or moderators are free to remove this post, but I'm simply just trying speak my mind here. Occasionally, when a new song is released, I look to SoundCloud to search for a decent sounding mix. However, over the years I've noticed a common pattern.

1. DJ's name is DJ ASF, JST, ASS, ASH, ABC, SSD, MSB, HSG, JSK etc.
2. Each remix is almost always 50 semitones higher than the original (figuratively speaking)
3. EVERY I mean EVERY remix has a f****ing trap beat, no variation, the same annoying and overpowering
hi-hat pattern in the background
4. EVERY mix has these high-pitched dhol loops that sound annoying AF
5. EVERY mix has the same dhad loop from BTF
6. EVERY mix has this periodic sound effect in the background (sounds like a bubble popping but idek)

Seriously, where is the originality here? There are some DJs who genuinely put the effort in releasing original and clean sounding mixes, but the majority of these so-called "DJs" are simply paying attention to quantity over quality in order to pump out volume (and therefore amass popularity). If these guys want to be DJs, at least do it right. Mad respect to producers like Kaos Productions, who actually put effort in to their remixes (just listen to their recent remix album 'Kaos Was the Case'.
 

Basim

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Amen - preach brotha! I'd rather listen to a quality mix every month or two from a DJ who is seriously putting the effort in (or at least trying to be creative/improve their craft!) rather than a mix every single week. Overall, the quality of mixes have just gone down hill.. perhaps due to many just having things handed to mixers.

~ Basim :)
 

desi99

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No need to be so concerned about Acronym Computer Mixers, don't listen to what they upload..Listen to Original Tracks instead.
Just Learn the difference,
Real Producers, make almost EVERYTHING from SCRATCH like Compositions, Vocals, Keys, Real Instruments.. for ex.. some desi producers or singers compose their music, from Classical Indian Raags, and melodies, and different Musical Scales(Harmonic, Major, Minor), etc... it is limitless with what you can make, because Music has no boundaries


A DJ is a Disk Jockey who works with Real Turntables, or spins Vinyl, and mixes everything Live..
Computer Mixers are different..
A Computer Mixer is not a "producer"in any way, just because they mixed a couple Original songs together, and adding loops, or used someones else pre-recorded instruments.. I mean, you can call yourself that, but stay in your Soundcloud Niche.
Bhangra Mixers usually do that to hype up mixes for Bhangra teams, that's where the trend actually started, and what it was only for. But now everyone adopted this same style of mixing after a handful of Mixers got big on Soundcloud back in the days...
Name me One acronym Mixer like DJ ASS, DJ LUN, that can recite the Musical Scales like C# Major or G# Minor Scale, or C Harmonic Scale, or even a Classical Raag...Not many on that list.


In reality, it doesn't matter what people output, whether you're a producer, DJ, Mixer just don't listen to whatever you don't like. There are many creative DJs and mixers that have entertaining content and mixes as well..
Everyone is going to continue to do with what you stated before..Even the most famous Punjabi producers on speed records, Gold Media, etc with 100Million views use recycled music, universal loops, recycled Trap beats, and use Ghost Producers..Yet, no one ever Rants about that..
 
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mithu

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You must be new to the BTF.... There are a handful of mixers who can actually mix. They spend the time create their sounds, learn the trade, and think outside the box. 90% of the SC mixers are there for attention and money.

Real Producers, make EVERYTHING from SCRATCH like Compositions, Vocals, Keys, Real Instruments.. for ex.. some desi producers or singers compose their music, from Classical Indian Raags, and melodies, and different Musical Scales(Harmonic, Major, Minor), etc... it is limitless with what you can make, because Music has no boundaries
False.
A real producer's job to take someones vision (or their own) and bring to light. They have to find instrumentalists, engineers, studios, etc etc that can turn a vision into reality. I agree that some producers play multiple roles, but they do not "make EVERYTHING from SCRATCH" as you say. You have to be naive if you think a producer does everything from start to finish.
 

desi99

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You must be new to the BTF.... There are a handful of mixers who can actually mix. They spend the time create their sounds, learn the trade, and think outside the box. 90% of the SC mixers are there for attention and money.


False.
A real producer's job to take someones vision (or their own) and bring to light. They have to find instrumentalists, engineers, studios, etc etc that can turn a vision into reality. I agree that some producers play multiple roles, but they do not "make EVERYTHING from SCRATCH" as you say. You have to be naive if you think a producer does everything from start to finish.

Farlo Tateh phir ageya mixer
I clearly stated, it is limitless and there are no boundaries. Don't make assumptions either. I also know producers that don't need instrumentalists, sound engineers, or separate studios, because they all do it themselves, buddy. Producers and instrumentalists that put in years of practicing instruments, deserve the most credit.
if that's what your vision or Idea of what a Producer is, I'm not going to debate that. your opinion is not wrong either..
 
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smp

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Everything you listed is easy to do, it's the easiest form of mixing. ANYBODY can add a dhad, bass drums, high hats, dhol, raise the pitch and bam render that shit out and label it as a mix of whatever current hot track is out.

None of them challenge themselves, if they don't understand something that looks hard they don't put in the effort to figure it out. They're overnight mixers, it's a temporary passion for them that will fade because they can only do the same thing for so long before getting bored themselves. Most of these guys get satisfaction just from adding drums, adding a dhol ontop of a song that already has dhol, then as long as it's all on beat they can't wait to share it with everyone.

Mixing is an art that takes years to properly learn, what you're referring to is the product of people who figured out how to do the bare minimal and two months later started dropping mixes. Current days mixing software is insanely powerful and capable of pushing out studio caliber quality renders but they don't even use 5% of its true potential.
 

mithu

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Would just like to add that none of my mixes have any of what has been mentioned above in them lol but thanks for the shoutout, great to make any list! haha
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

fact you created an account to reply to this proves you do exactly what he states.
 

mithu

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You realize how good I am at mixing? Just because I take 5 minutes to take a mix that has already been remixed to simply add gunshots and triangle solos shouldn' take away from my artistic creativity and contributions to the circuit.
PLEASE MAKE YOUTUBE TUTORIALS PLZ
WE NEED MORE PROFESSIOANLS LIKE YOU
 

BhangraSUCKS

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PLEASE MAKE YOUTUBE TUTORIALS PLZ
WE NEED MORE PROFESSIOANLS LIKE YOU
Well it's really simple bud all you gotta do is use a YouTube rip website to first download the song after is has been remixed, then go to a quiet location in your bedroom, preferably away from open windows, and just scream into a voice recorder for roughly 30 minutes. Then take a plastic Nintendo space gun and click the gun, so as to capture the raw power and emotion of a gun being glocked in a powerful most epic way. Then take this gun shot and mix in lions roaring from the National Geographic website and incorporate said roar into gun shot for full Punjabi effect. Then after doing all this, open garageband on your browser and mix in the gunshot and lions roars, as well as the screams, into the remix. After doing all this, you got yourself an epic bhangra worthy of best music awards.
 

mithu

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Well it's really simple bud all you gotta do is use a YouTube rip website to first download the song after is has been remixed, then go to a quiet location in your bedroom, preferably away from open windows, and just scream into a voice recorder for roughly 30 minutes. Then take a plastic Nintendo space gun and click the gun, so as to capture the raw power and emotion of a gun being glocked in a powerful most epic way. Then take this gun shot and mix in lions roaring from the National Geographic website and incorporate said roar into gun shot for full Punjabi effect. Then after doing all this, open garageband on your browser and mix in the gunshot and lions roars, as well as the screams, into the remix. After doing all this, you got yourself an epic bhangra worthy of best music awards.
I wasnt asking how to make every TEAM MIX from pabla ....but an actual mix that requires a brain
 

mithu

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Well first of all, I don' know who this Pabla is, but he sounds like a great guy if he's making mixes the way I described.
Maybe I should just hire my blender in that case.....I've heard better mixes from it while making chutni than what Pabla has released in the past years.
 

Bajwa99

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Maybe I should just hire my blender in that case.....I've heard better mixes from it while making chutni than what Pabla has released in the past years.
Yo Mithu tothe tenu churi khawaiye, get the fuck outta here with your sour ass mouth. You always talking smack on almost every thread on BTF. Go get a life.
 

hardeep_singh

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Maybe I should just hire my blender in that case.....I've heard better mixes from it while making chutni than what Pabla has released in the past years.
tryin to be a big dog left and right. people who forget how tutti they were in the past are doomed to be tutti forever. you seem like someone who has forgotten. remember 7 yrs ago when you used to send me samples every other day of what you were trying to mix. those stupidass mixes you made constantly trying to mash up punjabi songs with some bassnectar dubstep bullshit. everyyyyy.f*ckin.dayyyy. "yo bro check out this mix let me know what you think" maybe instead of actually listening to every crap sample you sent me and giving you feedback on your concepts i should have just told u that you were tutti and always would be tutti, maybe this situation could have been avoided. i've never listened to a mix you've made, i never will, cuz your mixing was crap and is probably still crap and will always be crap, go cry.
 

Aka$h

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tryin to be a big dog left and right. people who forget how tutti they were in the past are doomed to be tutti forever. you seem like someone who has forgotten. remember 7 yrs ago when you used to send me samples every other day of what you were trying to mix. those stupidass mixes you made constantly trying to mash up punjabi songs with some bassnectar dubstep bullshit. everyyyyy.f*ckin.dayyyy. "yo bro check out this mix let me know what you think" maybe instead of actually listening to every crap sample you sent me and giving you feedback on your concepts i should have just told u that you were tutti and always would be tutti, maybe this situation could have been avoided. i've never listened to a mix you've made, i never will, cuz your mixing was crap and is probably still crap and will always be crap, go cry.
Boom roasted.