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Some questions for Djs

Becktrank
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Posted : Jul 19, 2010 16:38
i think it depends on the part...the vibe of the party..you can play pretty anything...from darkpsy to some powerful full on, depends on what you want people to feel           ``We shall not cease from exploration - And the end of all our exploring - Will be to arrive where we started - And know the place for the first time.``

bahia
Becktrank
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Posted : Jul 19, 2010 16:39
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On 2010-07-18 08:52, becktrank wrote:
i have one question for u guys...

did you let the tracks blast frequently?
i mean, the main explosion of the track, often in the final..did u let them blast often, or do u always mix out before the final explosion, and just let few explosions that u really like on the set




anyway if someone give me any toughts here i would appreciate           ``We shall not cease from exploration - And the end of all our exploring - Will be to arrive where we started - And know the place for the first time.``

bahia
Lord Deo


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Posted : Jul 19, 2010 23:56
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On 2010-07-18 08:52, becktrank wrote:
i have one question for u guys...

i mean, the main explosion of the track, often in the final..did u let them blast often, or do u always mix out before the final explosion, and just let few explosions that u really like on the set




if track is climaxing at the end, and i have crowd pumping, then mixing out before the end of the track is not the best idea... i'd keep the track play out to carry out the energy, and once over - would mix into another track from breakdown or buildup, depending whichever method can keep up with current flow.           www.venomous2.com
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ultraviolence
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Posted : Jul 20, 2010 06:41
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On 2010-07-19 16:39, becktrank wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-07-18 08:52, becktrank wrote:
i have one question for u guys...

did you let the tracks blast frequently?
i mean, the main explosion of the track, often in the final..did u let them blast often, or do u always mix out before the final explosion, and just let few explosions that u really like on the set




anyway if someone give me any toughts here i would appreciate




I just go by the crowd feeling You will learn over time But cant blast to often, guide them towards it, build it up with previous tracks... it will be much better than blasting in every single track, if you get my drift           -------------- Dark & Twisted Night Psy --------------
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suhmus


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Posted : Jul 20, 2010 07:08
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On 2010-07-19 16:38, becktrank wrote:
i think it depends on the part...the vibe of the party..you can play pretty anything...from darkpsy to some powerful full on, depends on what you want people to feel


jus to get an idea wat kind of traks is best preferred (keeping in mind anything can be played)name a few pls with artist name for a 4.30 A.M slot til 7 AM.. thanks
Plasmorh
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Posted : Oct 12, 2010 03:00
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On 2010-05-11 15:42, Shiranui wrote:
I only stop playing a track if it's getting hammered by every dj every weekend, or if it's one of those "everyone's heard it a billion times" tracks.




+10           I want a spare brain.... or 2.
karmicsuture


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Posted : Oct 18, 2010 23:34
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On 2010-07-03 17:57, ah pois eh! wrote:
old is gold sometimes u play old tracks that new listeners think is new lol




heh yes!!           Wise decision to consider music a religion, one thing certain is that the existence of such maintains balance and harmony within this world. Attributes such as stimulation of intelligence and relativity to the perfection of mathematical equations make it
mudpeople
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Posted : Oct 22, 2010 22:02
My bottom line is I play what I really like, tracks that have stuck out as special in some way that hit that certain psychocerebral G-spot JUST... So.

Theres not a lot of demand for psytrance in this town so I rarely get booked to dj, which is fine, I really don't mix that often anymore, and when I do its digital with Live and my trusty midi. Ive ripped to FLAC a good amount of my CD collection and I REALLY have been digging Ektoplazm netreleases. LOTS of great stuff on his site, especially the foresty stuff and the techtrance. I recommend you get EVERYTHING on the site. Especially the techtrance, Digital Diamonds in particular, lots of NICE stuff. Nuclear Ramjet, Alic, Hiroshi Oki, Knifestyle and pretty much the rest are all great newer style techy weird proggy... stuff that generally gets called techtrance .

I play most styles, mainly I play progressive stuff when i play in town cuz, well, its easier on the untrained ears of the locals, sounds more like the house and ravey stuff they go for. I prefer to play harder night "dark" stuff, but Im very picky, a lot of stuff just doesn't do it for me. I like the brighter side like Penta, basically anything that sounds good and flows with Penta-type tracks (just as a frame of reference, I dont always play Penta ). Its hard to play tracks that I dont enjoy and actually look like youre not just twiddling thumbs waiting for the cue to bring in the better next one...

When mixing im more concerned with the flow of the mix than how new tracks are or whatnot. I think the dj's job is to put together a however-long flowing progression of sounds that don't get repetitive, or repeat similar styles too much, and help to lead the people on the dancefloor through something like a story, or like one long song that surprises the dancers when they realize its already been an hour and it felt like 2 tracks .

Newer tracks are fresh and whatnot, but dont forget the generally short attention spans of... humans in general... After a few years people are likely not to remember, or even better, be happy to hear an old favorite. In my experience mixing there is ALWAYS a different way to mix the same set of tracks.

Id say unless you're already known, well-booked, compete w/ other djs for similar slots, or have buddies who produce tracks, or hookups for unreleased tracks, or any other sort of access to fresh untested tracks, then I wouldn't worry too much about being super-current. I'd even venture to say that playing super-fresh stuff is a gimmick some use as marketing. The dancefloor never seems to notice, or care so much, that the tracks are super fresh. Except other djs, of course, and they're the ones to impress . It seems like being current only really matters if ohter djs who may get booked instead of you are also super-current, and that just makes me think of house clubs and the cokehead drama involved w the whole who's-biting-who's-tracks... If thats what I have to do to play out, then Ill just stay home please, Im too old to party for a living or deal with stupid scene politics.

TL;DR= Play what you love, play it well, because the dancefloor is just there to dance to good tunes mixed well enough to provide the flow that we all love, having fun, its more about the overall experience than individual dj sets, or at least IMO it should be, and a label dj playing unreleased tracks is by no means a guarantee that that dj will actually play them well.           .
Anyer
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Posted : Nov 15, 2010 10:15
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On 2010-05-10 13:56:11, kazuku wrote:
How do you manage to stay on top of the music that is being released? Knowing your collection well/your music in and out is so vital, how do you manage to lsiten to as much new material as you can while not sacrificing the quality of your sets?

I Try to Never Sacrifice the Quality, that's the most important part of my DJ product,i usually Listen new music, but i got a Certain 6th sense feeling and there Are some tracks that Really hooked me up since the First Kick, and others that Hook me after 1000 times of Listen it tru Days... i really Try to Squeeze @ max the Content of a Track, and find it Best moment between other 2 tracks...

How far out of the box do you venture to discover fresh music that lies outside your your style?

I belive im Completly Out of The Box, I Try To Play as Underground as Possible (at least here in Mexico, where "the REAL UnderVibes"[1.-Love Music 2.-BUY IT...those are the simple Rulz of the UNDERVIBES...] are lost or really Spread on the Country) As my Style it's Really Eclectic and i Can Play a ton of Diferent Grooves( check the Myspace if Your interested in Wich Ones, cu'z i dunn wanna sound "too Promotional" http://www.myspace.com/Anyer.quantum )

I Found a lot of Joy Digging Music, it's Really Healty For the Soul To Find New Sounds (not all of them @ 1 hit, just Small Doses of Really High Quality Music)

Is it practical these days to dj different styles equally well without sacrificing quality in either by not being up to date?

MMM...Depends, For me i Can Say Yes, you Can Expand Your "Influence Circle" in the Party Circuit in your Locality,Besides there is allways Great Music in Different Styles(THE 8% ARE THE REAL JEWELS) and a TON OF Zombie Music...

What is the balance in your sets between new material and old material? When do tracks become "unplayable" for you because of age?


Depends on the Mood of the Night/Day, there is Music for Certain Hours""...

A Track Becomes unplayable for me if Somebody else is Playing it and it make it Sound Like Crap(Trainwreck it's prtty common here!)...

How important is presenting new material to you as opposed to maintaining your style and playing music you actually like?
Super Important, i only Play Tracks that i Love and I know will do Certain Effect on the Dancefloor, lately i been Studing a lot of Deep House, and wow, im makes you Feel Underground AGAIN...That Quality Of Sound and SOULLLL IN THE MUSIC...GOD DAMN!!!...
but there Are sometimes that I buy Tracks...like for Error... :S hahaha...and that makes me go and find sounds Similar to them,usually Pretty Different And Deep...


magner
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Posted : Dec 8, 2010 05:09
beatport, psyshop whatever you can go into and listen to!, even on facebook you can find your favourite artist page and give them a look to check their new releases.
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