I got offered two dj residencies this weekend.....

  • vindog

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    Jul 14, 2008 7:23 PM GMT
    ....but they would be telling me what style to play overall (mainly commerical/remixed house and pop music).


    I said "you really can't afford to pay me to play that music."


    I was flattered, but weekly residencies don't interest me as the music I play is too special to play every week.
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    Jul 14, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    whats the style you are into?
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    Jul 14, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    midtempo breaks, glitch hop, dubstep, booty and funky breaks and jungle.

    I like tons of low-end, resonating basslines, layered over some sort of broken beat.



    If I lived where you did, I'd probably be hitting some of the events these guys throw.

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    Jul 14, 2008 9:59 PM GMT
    Isn't part of the DJ's job to entertain the crowd and get them all going by playing what they'd like to hear? I mean, ...."midtempo breaks", "glitch" hop, dub"step", "breaks" and "broken beat" doesn't sound very danceable to me. If I'm at a club, give me "upbeat", "hi-energy", "deep house" and "vocal dance" to keep me moving instead of standing on the floor going, "how do you dance to this stuff"? I mean I picture everyone doing the Robot to the stuff you describe with all the breaks and glitches, stepping and broken stuff going on.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 14, 2008 10:08 PM GMT
    Shortnsexy is right...
    I know that you need to remain true to your craft
    but I've to too many venues where all I wanna do is get out there and dance with my friends and the DJ starts going off on a music trip out there somewhere and forgets that he's got a coupla hundred men who are standing in place waiting for the dance rif's to come back on
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    Jul 14, 2008 10:30 PM GMT
    I think when a DJ's an "artist," their work is best suited to a specialized, discriminating group. When a DJ's an entertainer, they can play anywhere. Sounds like you're the "artist" type. You'll need to spend more time seeking out your niche audience and marketing. Good luck!
  • kinetic

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    Jul 14, 2008 10:38 PM GMT
    Play whatever you want. If people like it, they will want you to keep doing it.
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    Jul 14, 2008 11:08 PM GMT
    What does a residency mean?
  • Hunter9

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    Jul 15, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    hey, you prolly know this, but Glitch Mob is headed to Reno soon!
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:38 AM GMT
    Caslon5000 saidWhat does a residency mean?


    Its when a DJ becomes the main DJ at a venue on certain days of the week (as opposed to always bringing in different DJs) i.e. on saturdays, the resident dj at blahblah club is blah.
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    palikari said
    Caslon5000 saidWhat does a residency mean?


    Its when a DJ always plays at a certain venue on a certain day i.e. on saturdays the resident dj at blahblah club is blah.


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  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 15, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    Oh, so you mean it's not several years after your final classroom training being on call at all hours and working on a sleep deprived schedule as a peon while you try desperately to get some practical experience before heading off to your chosen specialty?

    Oh, wait, right, that's a medical residency. Never mind. ;)
  • Hunter9

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    Jul 15, 2008 4:23 AM GMT
    by the way, if you come to SoCal area, ill come see ya spin!
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    One man's meat is another's poison; certainly true in music...

    The general audience wants good uplifting vocal top 40 remixes with some deviation for flavor. It sounds like you have a point of view on what you want to be spinning so you will find a niche market and play for them.
  • vindog

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    Jul 15, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    Hunter9 saidhey, you prolly know this, but Glitch Mob is headed to Reno soon!



    I do know....it's my show. : ) I'm playing with them, Ana Sia and El Papa Chango.

    You should come, cuz then the next day there is a free pool party with David Starfire TOO!

    ShortnsexystudIsn't part of the DJ's job to entertain the crowd and get them all going by playing what they'd like to hear? I mean, ...."midtempo breaks", "glitch" hop, dub"step", "breaks" and "broken beat" doesn't sound very danceable to me. If I'm at a club, give me "upbeat", "hi-energy", "deep house" and "vocal dance" to keep me moving instead of standing on the floor going, "how do you dance to this stuff"? I mean I picture everyone doing the Robot to the stuff you describe with all the breaks and glitches, stepping and broken stuff going on.


    You can do the robot, or grind on your partner, or do the low dance or just freak. The music I play is dirty and swampy, but it does require getting out of the "four on the floor grab your hoola hoop disco beat."

    A broken beat just means that, if you think of a drum kit, the snare drum breaks the repetitiveness of a house, trance or disco kick drum beat. Hip hop and rock are broken beats, jazz is a broken beat.....

    I pull 500+ people for my shows in the area that showcase this style. The music is really hype and actually makes people scream and pump their fists more than I see with house styles.

    you're telling me this looks boring? icon_biggrin.gif

  • vindog

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    Jul 15, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    palikari saidIt sounds like you have a point of view on what you want to be spinning so you will find a niche market and play for them.


    unless they pay me a lot of $$, then I'll play the commercial house and top 40 remixes that girls can sing along to.


    Booty and breaks are slowly catching on in the US gay scene. Breakbeats, from what an Aussie friend told me, is what is played in the gay clubs in Australia.

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    Jul 15, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
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    palikari saidIt sounds like you have a point of view on what you want to be spinning so you will find a niche market and play for them.


    unless they pay me a lot of $$, then I'll play the commercial house and top 40 remixes that girls can sing along to.


    Booty and breaks are slowly catching on in the US gay scene. Breakbeats, from what an Aussie friend told me, is what is played in the gay clubs in Australia.



    Noone is going to pay you a lot to play commercial house. Unfortunately unless you produce some of your own material that crosses over to mainstream, put out a few compilations under your name etc, noone is going to pay you the big bucks. Unfortunately for many, $$ come with the general mass market acceptance - not the underground.

    The video you posted sounds like a lot of fun. I like the groove and the distorted bass. I prefer my breaks faster but I get it and i would move to this. It doesnt look like the people are dancing to that track though... they are moving to a different beat lol.

    I think it would be very refreshing to move away from the typical style, esp the overdone talentless diva tribal stuff many of the gay djs are pushing (some of it can be good - most of it is total talentless shit). Understandeably, the top 40 stuff can be too clean and cheesy for everyones palette... but its not just girls that sing to it.
  • vindog

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    Jul 15, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    palikari said

    Noone is going to pay you a lot to play commercial house. Unfortunately unless you produce some of your own material that crosses over to mainstream, put out a few compilations under your name etc, noone is going to pay you the big bucks. Unfortunately for many, $$ come with the general mass market acceptance - not the underground.

    The video you posted sounds like a lot of fun. I like the groove and the distorted bass. I prefer my breaks faster but I get it and i would move to this. It doesnt look like the people are dancing to that track though... they are moving to a different beat lol.

    I think it would be very refreshing to move away from the typical style, esp the overdone talentless diva tribal stuff many of the gay djs are pushing (some of it can be good - most of it is total talentless shit). Understandeably, the top 40 stuff can be too clean and cheesy for everyones palette... but its not just girls that sing to it.


    I'd say I agree with you on all accounts. That's why I keep playing my music and will only play mainstream music if the $$ is right. I can rip some tribal diva house and will have fun doing so if the crowd is rocking, just not my style.

    Yea, it is a different song, but alot Bassnectar's music hovers around the 90-110BPMS, except when he goes into jungle or dubstep...but all haves that distorted layered bass WHOMP. I'm sure the audio was so bad for that video that they just added it.