May 17 2010
So I’m starting a new job today! It’s going to be exciting, but sadly I’ll have less time to dedicate to other projects. However, this could also be a good thing by forcing me to focus my attention on only a couple projects at a time.
Ok, so I know I’ve been promising a new mix for a very LONG time now. I admit, I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but lately whenever I start a project lately, either something unforeseen happens (ie: headphones destroyed in a tragic accident involving a disobedient 4 year old), or I get distracted with the many other projects I’m working on.
The large backlog of mixes for the original broadcasted LyraPhase radio show is now seeming quite insurmountable. Because I have so much new music that I want to play, this has become an irritation to me. I would really love to remix all my old sets, however I’m really itching to play some new stuff too.
Here’s the new plan, in easy to digest steps:
- Create new mixes, or choose an old set to remix
- Add new music
So I’m going to either abandon the old numbering scheme I had, or simply insert new mixes as I see fit. The goal is to give myself more incentive to release more regularly and make the show more structured in the process. I’ve already taken steps toward completing 2 mixes. I’ve added new tracks and restructured my promised psytrance mix “PsycheDatum” (aka: LyraPhase 004), and I just completed take 1 of a brand new dark minimal mix which I’m currently calling “LyraPhase 004.0 – Out of (REM) Phase”.
Overall, I’m much happier with the track selection for the original 004, and I’m more excited to play some of my top rated picks from the past couple of months. Finally got my mixing setup in working order, and I’m playing with my new Korg nanoPAD as well. I’m in the process of mastering 004.0, and may just need to touch up a couple parts due to some new MIDI mappings in Traktor that I’m not quite used to yet.
Either way, I’m feeling a large surge in musical motivation that I hope will continue through the summer. This time I promise I’ll make a release before the end of the month.