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Here’s a mix I threw together featuring my favourite Progressive House tracks from 2010. This is hopefully the first of many this year. It’s my new year’s resolution!

January 2011 – New Year’s Resolutions Progressive Mix 2010 by Truce on Mixcloud

001. Charlie May – Midnight (Nhar Remix)
002. Guy J and Roy Brizman – Avant Garde (Original Mix)
003. King Unique – 2000000 Suns (Original Mix)
004. Andre Sobota – Unreal (Tomy DeClerque Remix)
005. The Temper Trap – Science Of Fear (Michael Woods Remix)
006. J Alexander – Endless (Kenny Larkin Remix)
007. Slam – Variance (Adam Beyer and Jesper Dahlback Remix) / Joe Fisher – Tombola (Original Mix)
008. R.E.Z. – First Circuit (SQL Remix)
009. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (feat. Hope Sandoval) (Gui Boratto Remix)
010. Glenn Morrison – Symptoms Of A Stranger feat Cathy Burton (Henry Saiz Remix)
011. Dankann – Helia (club mix)

So, it’s that time of year again where you re-examine your life and make promises to yourself which you probably won’t keep. After reading this article by my esteemed colleague, Phil from digitaldjtips.com, it got me thinking about how to do more with my hobby/passion. So here’s a rundown of some of my thoughts on 2011.

  • Record and upload a mix a monthMixcloud is a most non-heinous website for uploading and listening to mixes. The site is very easy to use and unlike Soundcloud, you can upload as many mixes as you want, they just can’t be downloaded. Every month, so much great new music lands on my hard drive that never really gets a look in. Let’s get that shown off!

Mixcloud: good for DJs

  • DJ out more – Sort of related to the above, I love DJing, but I’ve never been bothered about doing it as a job. Doing parties and small events is much more personal and you don’t have to deal with customers and bothersome bar owners. The excitement as you start your first track is a rush I will never get bored off.

In my element?

  • Devote more time to new music – So much great stuff out there! The web makes it easy to listen to mixes!
  • Buy some Technics 1210s – The DJs Life Towers is currently a postage-sized overpriced flat in South West London. As such, my setup had to be streamlined and the excess equipment packed away. A wedding and bigger ambitions on the horizon means that moving is inevitable and more space to use. I’m looking forward to building some proper studio space without hundreds of wires littering the room.

Like this, but bigger. And real.

  • Finish producing a track – I learned a lot about Ableton Live and production in 2010. It’s time to put this stuff to use.
  • Own a hardware synthesiser – even if it’s just this Korg.
  • Do more with this place! This website doesn’t get enough love. I’ll do more, promise!

Over to you! Have you got any new year’s resolutions? Did you manage to keep any you made for 2010?

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