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Twitch's New Years Eve switches at The Rel House

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Twitch brought in a slew of funky grooves to The Rel House, on Dec. 31. He was the headlining act and Russ Hayes was the main support. Throughout the evening, they alternated until New Years day.

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Before Twitch began his set, he applied his headphones and took over for Russ Hayes. Without letting the music come to an end, he dug into his CD booklet and attempted to match the track Hayes had played. With a custom made album, he inserted it into the spare CDJ and transitioned from John Digweed’s “Live in London” to one of his own. When he managed to find a compatible sound, he motioned his crossfader and Green Velvet’s “Bigger Than Prince” was soon heard.

As the music continued, Twitch encouraged an onlooker to wear Hayes’ headphones. He stated he wanted them to hear what he heard and how everything sounded differently, as compared to what was heard through the speakers. By 8:44 pm, he had his own CDs in each of the CDJs and mentioned he would be taking the spectators on a completely different route than Hayes. He went onto motion his arms in an ‘S’ formation, to describe the instrumental sequence he was about to embark on.

By 9 pm, the tempo had increased and the tracks Twitch used contained more vocals. As he slowed down the tempo, the vocals became more present. The track which became clearer was “Stick Up” by Eptic. As the music continued to be heard, he ejected the unused album and replaced it with another custom mix. After not finding the track he wanted, he quickly ejected it and placed it back in his CD booklet.

At 9:24 pm, Twitch mixed in Krewella’s “Live for the Night”. As the final chorus was about to end, he quickly found a way to blend in Fatboy Slim & and Riva Starr featuring Beardyman’s “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat”. He spoke and motioned with his fingers, shortly after. He went onto say his tracks were only four minutes long and only had a few seconds to match it to another beat.

With an hour and a half left of 2013, Twitch resumed his final recital of the year. He announced he was looking forward to find a beat to match the track Hayes’ left off with. He mentioned it would be a challenge and managed to blend three tracks into one.


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