I mix music for the hell of it and tell you guys

Recently I decided to jump back into Virtual DJ to mess around mixing some music. I've not had much experience in the field of music production, I've always dreamed of becoming really skilled at creating my own tracks but for now I have to cope just blending other people's work together. My one attempt at playing 2 songs simultaneously over eachother didn't go great but I learnt a lot from it. 
 
I only recently jumped back onto my Soundcloud account and saw that one of my mixes had nearly 600 plays and 45 downloads, this is kinda awesome 'cause I've never really put the track "out there" so to speak. It was the reason I decided to get back onto the virtual decks and mix a few Knife Party tracks and a little known "re-imagination" of deadmau5's "Cthulhu Sleeps"  
 

Here's my "Save the World" mix.

    

And here's what I call "The Antidote Wakes Cthulhu Up"

  
 
So I guess yeah, listen to my (admittedly work in progress and pretty shoddy) mixes and tell me what you think, berate me you swines! 
 
EDIT: Man I wish I could NOT have that hilariously tragic photo of me when I embed songs. 
 
EDITEDIT: I want to improve what I do so if you guys can suggest any songs to mix together either for hilarious consequences or for serious ones, let me know. Maybe I'll do it once a week or something, I dunno.
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Edited by RiotBananas

Recently I decided to jump back into Virtual DJ to mess around mixing some music. I've not had much experience in the field of music production, I've always dreamed of becoming really skilled at creating my own tracks but for now I have to cope just blending other people's work together. My one attempt at playing 2 songs simultaneously over eachother didn't go great but I learnt a lot from it. 
 
I only recently jumped back onto my Soundcloud account and saw that one of my mixes had nearly 600 plays and 45 downloads, this is kinda awesome 'cause I've never really put the track "out there" so to speak. It was the reason I decided to get back onto the virtual decks and mix a few Knife Party tracks and a little known "re-imagination" of deadmau5's "Cthulhu Sleeps"  
 

Here's my "Save the World" mix.

    

And here's what I call "The Antidote Wakes Cthulhu Up"

  
 
So I guess yeah, listen to my (admittedly work in progress and pretty shoddy) mixes and tell me what you think, berate me you swines! 
 
EDIT: Man I wish I could NOT have that hilariously tragic photo of me when I embed songs. 
 
EDITEDIT: I want to improve what I do so if you guys can suggest any songs to mix together either for hilarious consequences or for serious ones, let me know. Maybe I'll do it once a week or something, I dunno.
Edited by dbol

The second one is quite good from what I've heard and you managed to improve Save The World (a dreadful song), at least as far as improving dreadful songs goes.

If you want recognition you should stop making mashups and start making original pieces instead.

Posted by RiotBananas
@dbol said: 

If you want recognition you should stop making mashups and start making original pieces instead.

I'm not really fussed about "recognition" as it's only a hobby but unfortunately I have no experience making original music. It's all totally baffling. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to create my own progressive house tracks, I have sounds in my head it's just hard/expensive to learn to how get those down into an actual track.
Posted by HisDudeness

@RiotBananas said:

@dbol said:

If you want recognition you should stop making mashups and start making original pieces instead.

I'm not really fussed about "recognition" as it's only a hobby but unfortunately I have no experience making original music. It's all totally baffling. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to create my own progressive house tracks, I have sounds in my head it's just hard/expensive to learn to how get those down into an actual track.

You can use Ableton Live. Despite the steep learning curve, it's a great way to produce music.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Those are some pretty sweet mash-up's dude. You ever heard of Blau?

Posted by RiotBananas
@Everyones_A_Critic: No I haven't, what is it/are they?
Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

@RiotBananas: He's one of the hottest mash-up artists out there right now. I know the whole genre is saturated with a lot of mediocre shit, but this kid has some serious fucking talent. Here's a couple of his best tracks, he's about to blow up real big: