Tamino wrote :
''My personal inspiration was hearing some of Frankie Knuckles disco songs played over techno beats. From what I'm told that was the beginning of "House" music because it was created in a club called the Warehouse in Chicago.''
Hey Tamino - cannot tell you how refreshing it is for me to find someone who mentions 'house' on eplaya.
What I miss about 'mixing' these days is the D.J's general unwillingness to mix different genres. Up untill about 1990, acid, house, techno were all mixed together. It wasn't exactly'slick' but it totally kicked. Recently I lended a couple of boxes of my 12" 'doubles' to a mate who is a modern tech-house and deep house D.J, all the tunes I lent where 87 - 1991. Hes good at what he does, plays in some of the better London joints, point is he couldnt mix the tunes I gave him, he didnt have a clue despite knowing a lot of them and really liking the rest.
My tip is 'mix it up', forget about keeping it in key with gradual 'lifts' etc - just keep jabbing stomping tracks in!...... forget genre!
I've got an old Carl Cox tape from 1989 (I've got loads of tapes) its not the best, but all the genres at the time are mixed together, its a little rough, but it is fresh, exciting, still is!!!!!!!!!
Whether one is a trance, techno or house dj there is a particular vibe that you are trying to achieve!! Its worth looking into the past a bit - it is 'how it was done' and it is not a vibe that you can improve on!!!!! - Don't be mistaken! I hope one of you D.J's out there can bring that vibe back!!! Dont follow fashion like most of the big name D.J's have. That would be a shame.
Make it house, mix it up and make it happen. One more thing, if you dont love 'it' then it shouldn't be in your music collection!!!! Stay broke, be proud! Dont 'trance'....DANCE.
Despite your (Arantele's) thread being in the wrong place, i hope it remains constructive - also hope your idea of progressive house is the same as mine.