1001Tracklists Spotlight Mix

Live set featuring all original productions covering genres such as Dance Pop, Slap Bass, Hardstyle, Psytrance, and Trance

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Today we’re joined by DJ Xquizit with a fantastic live set show from the panoramic views at Mándala Café in Chihuahua, Mexico. To commemorate the occasion, he’s loaded up the set with big IDs, and his interview gives us clear insight into his goal to create a complete, comprehensive body of work with an album planned in the future. Read on to learn more about his approach to productions, new tunes “Where Did The Love Go” and “Arcade,” as well as hitting his highest position ever in the Billboard Dance charts. Enjoy!

 

Xavier, thanks so much for joining us with a big Spotlight Mix today! Tell us some more about your style as a DJ. How would you describe your sound?

Hi, thank you so much for having me. Over the years I’ve experimented with many different styles and the one bit of feedback I always get is that my music is very “elegant.” Whether it be psytrance, slap house, trance, dubstep, or any other genre I’ve dipped my toes in, it is easy to tell when the tune I’m playing is mine by the fact that there is elegance to it.

Looking closer at this set, how did you approach creating a flow, and how might it compare to a current live set of yours?

Coming from the club scene in the early 00s I learned that you need to earn the crowd’s trust before being able to play whatever you want. The one reaction I look for is “it’s been a long time since I heard this song.” That is why my sets are full of covers, remixes, and mashups. Having a crowd singing their lungs out is one of my other goals.

 

Every set of mine is built on three pillars I call “showpieces.” These are the three tracks that everyone will leave remembering. A couple of tracks that build up to that showpiece to help highlight it more followed by a couple of follow up tracks that help keep the euphoria. Many times the showpiece also creates a great transition between genres, such as how “Who Wants To Live Forever” took the set from bass house into psytrance.


Read the rest of the interview at

https://www.1001tracklists.com/stories/4k9vy2/1001tracklists-spotlight-dj-xquizit-live-from-mexico/index.html