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    Default Wide spread crowd (concerning age)

    Hey guys,

    EDIT: not CROWN but CROWD... sry it's getting late...

    so im spinning at this cocktail night on saturday, and the promoter told me, that there will be people from the age of 18-58.

    so here is my question: how do i satisfy such a large variety of different musical tastes?

    was going for jazz/classical dancing music (tango/chachacha/rumba w/e) and some oldies (queen, supertramp, elo...)
    also will try to work some newer (pop-like) stuff into the set, to cater the younger ones.

    I've also been told, that people start dancing or at least want to dance, so sooner or later the sit-in part will die.

    any general suggstions? i'm really scared of that gig by the way (press involved etc.)

    Tank's a lot!!!

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    you're going to probably take a lot of requests, so have your bases covered as far as popular music (new and classics) are concerned. this is a good opportunity to broaden your musical horizons, so put a lot of time into getting a diverse collection. other than that, just go with the flow. it helps me to get a request on gigs like this so i can see what people dig, don't dig, etc. don't stress it too much, just do what you do, as best you can. that's all they can really ask for in the end.

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    you can never go wrong with motown, older generations love it and if the younger kids ask any questions just tell them this,

    "these are the records that hip hop is made from, all the sampling you ever heard came from motown, so I like to do a throwback thing and play the originals"

    I've actually turned some 12-16 old kids onto motown bigtime that way.

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    Go Lounge and Latin! Dig out some London Jazz Four, Dave Brubeck Four, Fila Brazilia, etc:

    [youtube]J5hVmCPnwFE[/youtube]
    [youtube]nqOI1eZal1I[/youtube]
    [youtube]jKA5ngcD83Q[/youtube]

    From there you can progress to Big Beat, House and Breaks if you need to. Here's a transition track that can span several genres:

    [youtube]gkZXFg_Sk7o[/youtube]

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    thank you so much guys, you are saving my tiny a**!!
    keep it coming!

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    That Rose Rogue track is just insanely good.. still!
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    play it like a wedding...

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    If you can get ahold of the Sampled series of CDs there's loads of good tracks on there

    There's been about 4 releases.

    Every track has been sampled by a current well known song. Most are great tunes in their own right but when the sample comes in the younguns will know!

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sampled-Vol-1-Original-Disco-Tracks/dp/B0000506E8[/ame]

    There's something similar on itunes here:

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sam...ed/id298882269

    for example

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zblr8g3P7tw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmk30mvVz3Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbVl6nCmQ9o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrd14...eature=related
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    Motown and Rare Groove were made to be heard played too loud over a distorted PA, that's how they sound best!

    The "Sampled" series, excellent suggestion MaxOne. I was about to suggest this as another transition track:

    [youtube]Tuy1LwJWv_c[/youtube]

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmoonie View Post
    That Rose Rogue track is just insanely good.. still!
    It's Dave Brubeck's Take Five sampled, but they only play 4 of the 5 beats (Take Five is in 5/4).

    It is a great transition song into all kinds of directions.

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