What's the difference between a DJ mix and a regular compilation album?

  • I’ve always been confused about the difference between a DJ mix and just any regular type of compilation album.

    The newest DJ Kicks got me even more confused though: DJ Koze "DJ Kicks (50th Anniversary)"

    The idea is more to create the appearance of a radio show, in the vein of John Peel for example.

    Is a DJ mix just a personally curated compilation album?

    What’s the difference between a DJ mix and a regular compilation album?

  • A DJ mix generally means it was created live, in one sitting and the tracks are usually blended together to mix together seamlessly. A compilation album on the other hand, keeps the tracks separate and they are generally not mixed together. Both are meant to be experienced as a whole, although the later is meant to be picked apart as individual tracks with varying degrees of success as an entire production.

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