The beat juggle trick described yesterday works well for all sorts of music, but not all types – it’s often problematic for house, techno, or any sort of groove based around a straight quarter note kick drum. The straight kick rhythm is so dominant, that turning it around even briefly can really upset the flow of things in a negative way. For rhythms that naturally have syncopation in the kick, a bit of flipping the beat around tends to offer more reward with less risk.

However, if you want to get this trick into a straight kick drum set, try setting up your return track like this:

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This way, you kill the kick drum whenever you flip the crossfader. It still works better with some grooves than others, but I get some real mileage out of this particular setup.