My latest edit is of the Top 10 International R&B/Pop Classic from 1977-78 by the group Raydio (featuring Ray Parker Jr)......"Jack & Jill".
My inspiration for edits comes from many places; sometimes from hearing a song on the radio or TV, sometimes from requests and other times just from playing (or wanting to play) it during on of my LiveStreams. In this case it came from both hearing it on an internet radio station and playing an edit I had found awhile back in a LiveStream. The edit started with a good idea but the creator had an impossible time keeping the overlayed beat in sync with the original track. The beat drifting varied from OK to Train Wreck so it was awkward to play live, especially since I tend to be a perfectionist when I mix.
The song is a catchy tune...made even more so as its a more adult play on the old Jack & Jill Nursery Rhyme. As a re-edit the song didn't require much from me. It was well constructed already, only requiring a usable Intro/Outro. As always I attempt to upgrade the rhythm track as to give it a slightly more modern sonic feel while not trying to "re-invent the wheel" so to speak. After all if it isn't broke...don't fix it.
Most of the foundation of the edit was hashed out and created in Adobe Audition 3.0, then transferred to Abelton Live 9 for post. Once there I began the task of finalizing the re-assembly of the track, adding subtle layers of effects along with Tempo Correction. All the while I am constructing a suitable rhythmic upgrade using Fruity Loops 11.
In the end the edit turned out about as well as I had hoped. And based on the comments ob Soundcloud it looks like you guys think so too!
Raydio - Jack & Jill (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Created: April 2014
Intro: 32/32 Beats
Outro: 32/32 Beats
Comments are welcomed, provided they are of the constructive variety....
I am DJ FreddyG, Creative Genius of Digital Visions Edits. I'm an old skool professional Club DJ turned Remixer....offering DJ Friendly edits to DJ's worldwide.