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    Default 8th Grade-->Highschool Graduation Party

    Hey DJTT,
    I recently got a gig to play at an 8th grade graduation party, and I'm a little confused with what music to pick. I've been thinking:
    Top 40 Remixes
    Some Mild Electro/House
    Any other genres or general tips you guys can give me? I play a lot of electro, house and dubstep. I've been mixing for two years, and have just recently started getting an influx of gigs. It's one of the most unique experiences I've ever had. Managing high-school, college searches, as well as music is really rewarding but a lot of work.
    Anyways....some help/thoughts on this topic would be great!
    Thanks!
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    They're probably starting to get a little bit of wobbly bass worm, so make sure you have a little of that.

    And don't forget this little tune

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0

    I prefer this little edit though

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi00ykRg_5c
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    They're probably starting to get a little bit of wobbly bass worm, so make sure you have a little of that.
    Lulz

    Indie Dance wouldn't be a bad route.

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    I prefer this version a lot less musical but hella funny. You may wanna turn down your speakers it is quite loud for whatever reason.

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


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    Indie Dance, things like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63n2uBJBarw

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    I play a few parties for like kids in about grade 10 or so, and i find that using top 40 remixes and electro is the way to go. Those kids wont be into it unless they can sing along, thats just how kids are.

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    i do middleschool/highschool events all the time

    you need to have ALL the songs that are on the radio. and you wont be doing much "mixing" other than putting one tune on after another.

    recently tho, theyve been getting more into the electro dubstep. just feel em out. most of the time they wont be dancing (girls hve cooties) and if they are. its only to the dumbest shit possilble. I.E. Photojojos post. AND its so annoying finding/ playing clean tunes the whole time. -- especially when they want Look at me now. and bustas rap is all cut up and edited. sounds horrible. not to mention they all know the lyrics anyways regardless of if its edited;

    cutting the deathmetal breakdown into that song was HILARIOUS tho. the looks on those kids faces after jumpin around going "partying partying YEAH!" then that. LOLZ.

    there was one deathmetal kid who LOVED it tho. so it made my night.
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    Ya I've heard one song. It's called Skrillex.
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    moombahton

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKidson View Post
    using top 40 remixes and electro is the way to go. Those kids wont be into it unless they can sing along, thats just how kids are.
    this
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    Quote Originally Posted by djnesquigs View Post
    you need to have ALL the songs that are on the radio. and you wont be doing much "mixing" other than putting one tune on after another.
    this


    make sure to have all the bieber tracks too
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    Quote Originally Posted by theory28 View Post
    make sure to have all the bieber tracks too
    god. seriously. if you wanna get them dancing (lol) play a 3/4 song bieber block (yes the one with sean kingston counts) all in a row THEN you dont have to listen to that shit at all the rest of the night

    oh and be prepared to have to explain the flow of the night to EVERYONE because you know, droppin sandstorm, scatta, look at me now ect....within 3 min of starting your FOUR HOUR SET .........makes sense? (EDIT - im gonna try that one time then just play what i want for the last 2 hrs. "See! LOOK AT WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!" )

    Kinda like these jokers


    stupid ass kid- "yo man you got sandstorm?"

    his stupid ass friend - "dude, do you have any dubstep?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    Ya I've heard one song. It's called Skrillex.
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