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    Default What have I done?! $300/3hrs + Cha Cha Slide

    So, on a whim, I accepted a gig playing a sorority conference afterparty in a hotel conference room for $100/hr. The girl spearheading the event said she wants to hear "club music, top 40, and the cha cha slide."

    I was thinking, "club music, okay, so I can get away with playing a 3-hr house set sprinkled with some top40 remixes."

    But, I'm not so sure she knows what house music even is.

    And top40 makes me nauseated.

    There's supposed to be about 700 people.

    What shall I do? I definitely don't have 3-hours of the chacha slide or kanye. It's not til november, so I can definitely prod around for some tolerable top40 music. She wants people to dance, and wants "club music"-- house can definitely do that, but I'm not sure what she wants exactly.

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    take the gig if you feel confortable being a human-iTunes for 3 hrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesC View Post
    take the gig if you feel confortable being a human-iTunes for 3 hrs.
    this


    Also if the 'all around the world' label is still in existence they put out (or did) loads of cheesey 'club' stuff

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    Start with going to a typical club....listen to the music...this is what she is expecting

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    Play this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd6OMXQ2LG0

    Brings the house every time.
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    There's nothing bad playing Top40... the only problem is this what you hear at most radio, each hits 5-10 times a day.

    Top40 rules #1: If it plays on radio... it's good
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Play this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd6OMXQ2LG0

    Brings the house every time.
    Yeah, this AND...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs
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    its easy money but its to compensate you for not having artistic freedom.
    Black eyed peas, lady gaga rihanna, katy perry kesha, LMFAO and david guetta will be your staple for the night, have a mic on hand for shout outs but use the "i cant have the mic on and music on at the same time" excuse if some one confuses a mic for kareoke, i can never spell that word and i hate that it exists.
    I do gigs like this most weekends and use it to pay bills and fund what i love.
    Some people work in a call center, i do this.

    Also while not artistically rewarding, being thanked by people at the end of a night for a job well done, even if not your first choice of music, is a rewarding experience, and these
    gigs will let you practice the most vital of DJ skills, crowd reading and track selection.

    Have a good one.

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    drunk sorority girls dancing and asking you to play lady gaga again? nuff said!!
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    reach deep into those record boxes, disco house, mashups, top 40 remixes...come on man...this is a good place to practice and get paid...and maybe some chicas like what they see...

    go to the top FM stations in major markets and look at their playlists...
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