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GT VS Project C

GT VS Project C

GT VS Project C


We all know that to accomplish goals or dreams in life, we must work hard; and nothing says working hard like teaching yourself to mix music. But DJ GT never saw mixing as work; just simply his passion. With musical influences from artists, such as Modern Talking, CC Catch, Savage, Sandra, Erasure, and many others in the "New Wave" genre, it was not until after his first introduction to electronic music, at a warehouse party in 1998, that GT found his love and, now, addiction for trance music. Read more on Last.fm
We all know that to accomplish goals or dreams in life, we must work hard; and nothing says working hard like teaching yourself to mix music. But DJ GT never saw mixing as work; just simply his passion. With musical influences from artists, such as Modern Talking, CC Catch, Savage, Sandra, Erasure, and many others in the "New Wave" genre, it was not until after his first introduction to electronic music, at a warehouse party in 1998, that GT found his love and, now, addiction for trance music. In his exploration of various genre-specific music such as dance, house, and techno, nothing gave him more satisfaction and fulfillment than trance. And, even after immersing himself in the best trance music around, something always seemed to be missing for GT.

He knew that good music is the kind that makes you feel something inside, and for GT, feeling that extra something meant vocals. Despite his tireless searches for mixes, consisting solely of vocal trance, GT was left with only one option: make his own. In 2000, GT bought his first pair of turntables, which marked the beginning of a journey that he hasn't looked back through since. Teaching himself to mix proved to be a difficult task, but after many vinyls and countless hours of determination, GT successfully compiled his first series entitled "Generation Trance" in 2001. Striving to improve his style and discover new techniques with mixing, GT met his "partner in crime" and fellow DJ, Project C, for the first time in 2003. Because of the instant bond that these two young adults formed, GT began to dedicate more of his time and heart into mixing.

Soon after, he began his signature "Voices Of…" series, dedicated to each season of the year, which consist of some of the best vocal trance music available. Shortly thereafter in 2004 GT and Project C joined forces and started their "brotherhood" collaboration, which became a monumental turning point in both of their lives. Playing some local clubs in his home town of Los Angeles, California, blowing up the stage at a popular club called "The Stock Exchange" in September 2004, and having his mixes played on Digitally Imported radio (www.di.fm), one of the largest Internet radio stations dedicated to many popular genres of electronic music, GT has gained a large and loyal fan base that recognized good music, and acknowledged his mixing skills as being outstanding. "What kept me going were the fans," GT says. "Once people actually started to enjoy and appreciate the work that was put into these mixes, it made it even more worthwhile. It's good to see that there are others all over the world who seem to have the same tastes in music as I do." Through all the frustration, aggravation, and countless hours of self-taught mixing, keeping the end result in mind was what pulled GT through, and the reason we have his groundbreaking vocal mixes to grace out ears with today is because of that determination to please everyone.

See www.generationtrance.com Project C has had a deep love for music all his life, especially while growing up in the 1980s. From playing the piano for 5 years as a child to making mix tapes with no transitions, his tastes were broad and varied, but despite the variety, early in his life, he discovered his love for electronic music. Because of the harmonic synths that were used by artists like Depeche Mode, Erasure, and Pet Shop Boys, a path was laid that Project C liked and knew he wanted to follow. In 1998, however, Project C heard the track "Remember" by BT, a well-known electronic music artist, which became a turning-point in his life where he realized he wanted to do more than just listen to great trance mixes…he wanted to create them. With no real direction or the know-how to begin, Project C was unable to start his new journey until 2003,when he met his mentor, DJ GT. Following closely aside GT, Project C not only learned how to mix music, he also gained a new passion for trance music all together.

While GT's own developed style was smooth, this did not stop Project C from developing a style of his own, incorporating more aggressive transitions and higher energy trance. During his journey of mixing, the roads were not always smooth. Having the guidance of DJ GT was a major plus in Project C's life, but through countless hours of frustration, it was he, alone, that had to press on to create mixes he could be satisfied with. However, when the old saying "practice makes perfect" became Project C's new motto, he knew that his ambitions were worth every drop of sweat. Striving to perfect his newfound craft, his addiction for mixing grew stronger. He credits days of no sleep and mixing the night away with friends, these of course being nicknamed "The Superstar Weekends".

To him, these, along with other unforgettable memories, are the most important practice he got. "For me," Project C says, "the addiction was to hear two perfect beats on top of each other. Then adding more elements of different tracks…it's just beautiful. In the beginning, it was pretty frustrating but I knew what the rewards were when I heard awesome sets." In 2003, Project C compiled his first solo mix with pride, entitled "The Phase 1 (Time of our Lives)". Playing local clubs in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, teaming up with DJ GT in September 2004 at a popular club "The Stock Exchange", and having his mixes played on Digitally Imported radio, one of the largest Internet radio stations dedicated to many popular genres of electronic music, things simply began falling into place. While Project C's heart lays with vocal trance, recently, his tastes have broadened in regards to his mixes.

Experimenting with alternative progressive and progressive/house sounds, coupled with an open mind and willingness to try new things, is the reason Project C's mixes are always fresh, original, and something to look forward to. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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