Monday, November 9, 2009

What Is Real? - A Trip Back Into Minimal Tech - A Mix By DJ ALIANA

I listen to all kinds of stuff and sometimes go beyond my usual preferences just to broaden my musical horizon. This time, Totally Mixed Up presents this fresh and unique mix from our youngest and newest contributor to the blog, DJ Aliana.

A bedroom DJ, but daydreams a lot of being in a club one day and maneuvering those CDJs, DJ Aliana's earlier exposure to music was through those classical pieces she learned to play on both violin and piano. She also was in a band in her college days playing alternative stuff when she suddenly discovered those pulsating beats of electronic music and started hitting clubs, then eventually became obsessed with the likes of Daft Punk and the rest is history.

She was first into trance music then later progressed to deep house and techno, and finally settled down with minimal, which she describes was like her "home" in electronic music coz it was where she feels she really belongs. Lately, she has also been experimenting with electro house and dubstep, and fortunately, she says, the feedback she got from her online listeners wasn't bad.

As for her interest in mixing, she definitely got bitten by the DJ bug with the influence of a friend and fellow member of this group called "Novice," which supports the stand of a clean and vice-free party scene. She's also part of a label called "Dirty Droid Records," which is a sister of "Deeper Manila Records," both having big visions for the electronic music scene in the Philippines. She's been mixing for about a year-and-a-half now, she says, and "it's been the best span of time in her life so far."

One of her mixes was also be featured last week via . You've really come a long way. Great job!

And now for the tracklist and the mix set itself. Taken from her Soundcloud account here's DJ Aliana.

Here's a deeper and darker mixtape from me to you. :D Designed for a patient listener in a dark room. Not uplifting like my previous mix, but I hope you all feel me on this one.

Martin Buttrich - Programmer
Virtualmismo - Mismoplastico (Serge Santiago Maxi Edit)
Red Robbin & Jakob Hilden - Snapdragon (Original Mix)
Lindstrom - I Feel Space (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)
KG - Zwanenburgbaan (Original Mix)
Deadmau5 - 1981 (Minimal Mix)
Moonbeam - Night Traffic (Original Mix)
Peter Horrevorts - Labyrinth Huggy and Dean Newton - 747 (Original Mix)
Sasha - Coma (Gabe & Dimitri Nakov Remix)

It goes up and down, always trying to stay minimal, then ends with a classic to bring you home. Ride with me. =)

Please let me know what you think. Comments will be highly appreciated. =D

What is Real? by aliana

I suggest you try out this cool, minimal set from DJ Aliana if you want something new and different music-wise and please do leave some comments if you enjoyed her set. This lady DJ would surely go places in the future and do stay tune for more of her mixes here on Totally Mixed Up and thanks much to DJ Aliana for sharing her good vibes!


nino guerrero said...

rising star

the beatmeister said...

thanks for the comment nino.


djmoprod said...

very nice, welcome to beatmeister blogspot. Ei beat musts na? No xtra time to do some sets very busy eh keep up the good mixwork k? Later..

the beatmeister said...

hey eric (moprod),

musta na din? long time no chat. sige lang take your time bro. basta hit me up whenever you have something you want posted.

ingats jan and best regards,