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Finalized CD Master Mix is done!

I have just completed the final master mix of my new promo CD this evening!

The actual CD has two additional tracks. I added two songs after "Activa - Remember" and before "Matt Hardwick & Mark Pledger feat. Melinda Gareh - Fallen Tides" The levels, EQs, and sound quality have also been slightly improved.

I spent a ridiculously long time on the CD master mix, so the songs are faded well together, the tuning and keys of the songs flow together, and the beat matching is just about 100% perfect. During this intense project, I discovered that radio shows like A State of Trance and Trance Around the World as well as mixed compilations take an incredible amount of work to sound amazing. DJing live is not difficult, but when you get into complex Ableton editing projects, the mix sometimes takes quite a lot longer because you have the ability to perfect your work and experiment with a vast amount of effects.

I love the CD and I hope all of you podcast listeners enjoy the 1 hour preview. I still haven't decided what exactly to do with the full CD...I would love to sell it on iTunes, but might have to make some crazy connections with record companies soon to do it :(. It will be coming out at least as a promo compilation (like a podcast episode). The preview will be up on iTunes on Thursday/Friday.

Here is the full details of the CD, now with the two tracks added to the tracklist:

DJ RPG Presents:
"A Journey Through Trance 2008" (DJ Promo CD, compilation)
Various Artists

Total Running Time: 1:12:41

Tracklisting:
1) DJ Orkidea - Metaverse (Original Mix)
2) Seth Hutton feat. Judie Tzuke - Don't Look Behind You (Mike Shiver's Catching Sun Mix)
3) Leon Bolier - Ocean Drive Boulevard (Original Mix)
4) Boom Jinx feat. Key - Eternal Reminiscence (Oliver Smith Remix)
5) The Thrillseekers - Waiting Here For You (Breakfast Club Remix)
6) Oceanlab feat. Justine Suissa - Sirens of the Sea (Above & Beyond's Club Mix)
7) Martin Roth & Alex Bartlett - Off The World (Gareth Emery Remix)
8) Activa - Remember (Club Mix) (DJ RPG Re-edit)
9) Redstar - Rush (Onova Remix)
10) Randy Boyer & Hydroid - Strike Again (Original Mix)
11) Matt Hardwick & Mark Pledger feat. Melinda Gareh - Fallen Tides (Mat Zo Remix)
Posted on Wednesday 16 April 2008 - 00:35:07  by DJ RPG  

Myspace Blog - Trance Journey #17 to be Available on a Promo CD!

From the blog...

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Trance Journey 17 to be Available on a Promo CD!
Current mood: accomplished

Hello everybody!

I have finished mixing, editing, and mastering Trance Journey 17, and am going to be putting together an album of the mix with separate gapless tracks. I haven't decided whether I am going to just hand these CDs out, charge a small amount for materials and shipping, or actually sell them. I think to sell it on iTunes or FYE or something I would probably have to acquire copyrights from all of these artists, so for now, it's just a promo CD. I've considered giving the CD to some trance artists or DJs, who may be able to make the connection with Armada or somebody to sell it as a mixed compilation, without having to deal with copyright issues.

I spent quite a long time on this project this past weekend, so expect a flawless, melodic, and flowing mix! I am extremely pleased with the result of the project, and you will all get to hear a slightly lower quality preview of the mix in the podcast :D. The podcast will be getting bumped a week ahead, so expect this mix to be narrated and uploaded by Friday. Number 18, then of course will be available on May 2nd. There is some big news about 18, but I'm going to leave that out for now. ;)

Here is a preview of the CD info and tracklist:

DJ RPG Presents:
"A Journey Through Trance 2008" (DJ Promo CD, compilation)
Various Artists

Total Running Time: 1:01:14

Tracklisting:
1) DJ Orkidea - Metaverse (Original Mix)
2) Seth Hutton feat. Judie Tzuke - Don't Look Behind You (Mike Shiver's Catching Sun Mix)
3) Leon Bolier - Ocean Drive Boulevard (Original Mix)
4) Boom Jinx feat. Key - Eternal Reminiscence (Oliver Smith Remix)
5) The Thrillseekers - Waiting Here For You (Breakfast Club Remix)
6) Oceanlab feat. Justine Suissa - Sirens of the Sea (Above & Beyond's Club Mix)
7) Martin Roth & Alex Bartlett - Off The World (Gareth Emery Remix)
8) Activa - Remember (Club Mix) (DJ RPG Re-edit)
9) Matt Hardwick & Mark Pledger feat. Melinda Gareh - Fallen Tides (Mat Zo Remix)

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Posted on Monday 14 April 2008 - 01:21:47  by DJ RPG  

MASSIVE News to come!

The next couple Trance Journeys are going to be freaking MASSIVE! Stay tuned for news updates in the next few weeks! ;)
Posted on Sunday 13 April 2008 - 22:48:06  by DJ RPG  

Trance Journey #16 Online Now!

I was able to get the mix mastered and uploaded late last night, so Trance Journey #16 is now up and available for download!

(note: click "update podcast" to get the episode. Apple hasn't updated the store yet)

You may notice that this mix does not include tracklist narration. The mix was broadcasted on RIT's WITR 89.7FM college radio station about two weeks ago, so I just used the stream from the show. A full tracklist is now available in the "Music/Podcast" section of the website. If you want to check out more episodes of the Synchronicity Sessions WITR show, (I will be running a non-narrated version Trance Journey #13 tonight) be sure to head over to witr.rit.edu and click the speaker icon. This will open a playlist in iTunes or another media player which allows you to hear the live radio stream.

The Show always runs from 8-10PM on Friday nights with lots of different DJs and lots of different styles of electronic dance music. I will be on the show from time to time, and possibly live again by the end of may. More info about the show, as well as a schedule for whose on when can be found at my other website, ritedmclub.org. There is also a link on the left:
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Posted on Friday 11 April 2008 - 14:37:42  by DJ RPG  

Trance Journey #16 is the WITR Mix!

I have just gotten a hold of the live stream from the Synchronicity Sessions radio show, and have decided to put that up in the podcast as episode #16. I do have to put the file together and master the mix, so you can expect this to be up at the regular time the podcast becomes available. I expect the episode to be uploaded around midday or evening on Friday.

Don't forget to check out this special episode of the podcast!
Posted on Tuesday 08 April 2008 - 21:17:10  by DJ RPG  

Mashup on Rotation #88, Music Player Updated, "Light the Skies in Berlin" on FM Radio!

My latest mashup of "Without You Near" was played on DJ Addison's Rotation podcast today! If you have not checked out this episode of Rotation, I would highly recommend it!

Here is the link to his podcast, found on the iTunes Music Store.

Also, we have updated the music player!

The old Trance Journey episodes before the podcast was made available have been removed, and now you will get to stream the full versions of my four mashups! To access the music player, make sure you have flash player installed, and click on either the "Music Player" tab or "Music Player (Popup)" tab.

And finally, my extended mix of "Light the Skies in Berlin" was played on Randy Boyer's FM Radio Show, "Rush Hour" on BUZZ KISS 95.7 FM in Hartford, CT on March 23rd! Here's a screen from Randy's website of the track in the playlist:

Posted on Wednesday 02 April 2008 - 19:01:47  by DJ RPG  

Myspace ready to go!

Check out the new DJ RPG Artist Myspace!

http://www.myspace.com/djrpginthemix


(Note: the link on the left now links to this page)
Posted on Saturday 29 March 2008 - 18:26:38  by DJ RPG  

Trance Journey #15 Uploading Right Now!

The new episode is finished, and uploading as I write this!

You should see it available on iTunes within the next 1-2 hours. Just remember to hit "update podcast" or "unsubscribe" and "resubscribe" because Apple might not update the store today.

The episode will be available in HQ 256 KBps!

UPDATE: The episode is now available!
Posted on Saturday 29 March 2008 - 13:11:31  by DJ RPG  

Trance Journey #15 Slightly Delayed

Hello everybody,

Trance Journey #15 has unfortunately been slightly delayed from the expected release date, yesterday evening. I had to DJ live tonight on RIT's radio station, 89.7 WITR at 8 last night, and I have been tied up with lots of other commitments in the past few days...

The episode should be up on iTunes no later than this evening ;)

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As far as the radio mix goes, I announced in the podcast this week that I will be posting a live recording of the premier episode and putting that up on iTunes. You should see that in the next few days!
Posted on Saturday 29 March 2008 - 04:11:56  by DJ RPG  

DJ RPG LIVE on WITR Tomorrow Evening!

The premier of the RIT EDM Club and WITR show, Synchronicity Sessions is TOMORROW at 8-10 PM EST!

If you live in the Rochester, New York community, you can listen to the show on 89.7 FM, and if you don't, we are also broadcasting on the WITR website.

The link for the internet stream is http://witr.rit.edu. Look for the little speaker icon..that will load a playlist into your music player, such as iTunes. When the stream plays in iTunes, it is getting the music directly from the radio station in real time.

Don't miss DJ RPG LIVE with a brand new 1 hour set!

**UPDATE**

Here is the schedule for tomorrow evening:

Hour 1 (Premier): DJ RPG
Hour 2: DJ Shortcircuit: Facebook Link (note: viewing requires Facebook account and friend request)

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...and of course, Trance Journey #15 will be out tomorrow, with Guest DJ Addison.
Posted on Thursday 27 March 2008 - 19:06:26  by DJ RPG  
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