Do I support DJ Sheep's attempt to monetize his mixes? ABSOLUTELY! Do I think he'll be successful in doing so? If I had to bet, I'd bet against it. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean he shouldn't try. To be blunt (pun intended), Sheep's mixes are freaking incredible and worthy of our $$$. All of his mixes are Highly Recommended.
## BULLETPROOF CRATES RECORDINGS PRESENT:
DJ SHEEP'S WINTER BLUNTZ: BLUNT 3
Recorded Live: 6th August 2014
It's the end of the Winter Bluntz Trilogy, Hoth style, takin' out AT-AT's. The victory lap on a Taun Taun, passin' you sucker ducks on land speeders… I just finished doing this mix, and I feel like I just entered the DMC for two hours straight, my brain is spent and I'm ready for that blunt.
My mind is erratically spontaneous and crazy right now; I dug super deep for the final mix of Winter; maybe even Bulletproof status. Hope you enjoy it. Here's what I remember playing:
Drum breaks off live 1970's concert cassettes, kids TV show stuff, libraries, a lot of Australian, Japanese, African, Czech, Polish, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Greek, French, WORLD stuff, a touch of latin, some stems, edits, a few raer acapellas, a live crooklyn dodgers j-pop blend, jazz, hip-hop jawns, soundtracks, b-boy breaks, a beat from the Bulletproof homie Matty Fresh, some 45s, private press stuff, some 90's wall of fame classics, soul, disco, reggae, console music, blaxploitation radio advertisements, drum breaks of all-sorts, and it goes on and on…
If you wish to contribute, please visit my MP3 store, the BLUNT DELIVERY SERVICE over at djsheep.bigcartel.com - there's a lot of options and if you throw some $ to the cause, I would really appreciate it right now… years of collecting records does not pay these damn bills! I'm down to work or trade records too, so please holla if you have any ideas - firstname.lastname@example.org - CD's coming soon for those asking. I'm also selling half my record collection (about 6,000 records) on Discogs and eBay… more news on that too soon :)
Peace to Biz Markie and Grandwizard Theodore for the shoutouts. Extra special shout to Ego Trip (egotripland.com) & Unkut (unkut.com) for the consistent posts.
RESPECT to the break mix originators: Phil "Soulman" Stroman, Silverchild & MSA, Jake One, DJ Muro, Kon & Amir, DJ Shame, Paul Nice, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist.
In theory, if only 100 people download your mix and only 1% (1 person) buys your mix you can then upscale your hustle to have 1000 - 3000 people download and have a potential 10 - 30 customers but in reality very few people purchase mixes. Let alone digital only mixes. The cost to promote and market the mix versus the return on investment is very prohibitive.
I think in today's age mixes are going back to original purpose, namely - promotion and marketing. The more downloads and buzz you garner the higher the performance fee you can obtain. Yet outside of EDM venues, most deejays (Hip Hop,Funk) make pennies and barely survive. I know Rob Swift only makes $300 plus percentage of the bar for an appearance. Even Jazzy Jeff will appear for $5000 in the US. Sadly, that is the state of deejaying.
Sleep should follow DJ Nu-marks lead and allow downloads for free than market a Mix package including a physical cd,mp3 an t shirt. Along with a few bonuses like unreleased mixes to garner market share.
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