I definitely have an affinity for the silky smooth R&B rhythms of the late 70s and early 80s. I believe that if you start with a solid beat, the rest will just flow. When I record a mix I always have several songs in mind, but I like to improvise as I go. I know these tracks frontwards and backwards, but it's always more fun to mix a few predetermined tracks and see where it takes me. I'm definitely focused on keeping a nice groove and solid transitions for whoever is listening, but I think the best mixes come from spontaneous cuts and matching beats at different places than I'm used to. I always like to keep my mixes FRESH!