i recently made a mixtape (even though i'm not actually a dj) which is meant to represent a style i call "schizobeat". i wanted to post a bit of the intention behind it here in case anyone has any thoughts about or is interested in such an approach in general.
the mix is on soundcloud here ::: link
i like shit where there's a ton of switchups. it keeps people on their toes and tests their ability to adapt to a bunch of changes, while keeping it all still within the realm of electronic "party music"--stuff inspired by and/or experimenting with shit you can get down to at a proper party.
a lot of this particular mix is definitely lo-fi, some of the tracks could for sure be produced & mixed better for soundsystems (and certainly i could have mixed it better were i actually a dj), but it generally reflects the way i feel about mixing shit up, genre-wise. i feel like the schizo approach encourages variety and precludes a scene from becoming super stagnant, as it does when it's based on only one particular vibe or style, for ex: all dubstep, all hardcore, all breakcore, all electro... you get the idea. if a style (of mixes, of parties, etc) is cultivated which can include ANY type of electronic party music, the whole thing is wide open, and creativity will flourish.......