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    Default Getting paid to leave early! :(

    Tonight this happened!

    Quite frankly we were commissioned to play a drum and bass mix (as seen in our signature), people weren't enjoying it because the sound system was not up to par (they had no subwoofers - no joke) and the manager kindly asked us to leave early as people weren't enjoying the music . . .

    The crowd were young (16-18) and NONE of them recognised the infamous 'smack my bitch up'! So we moved onto more 'mainstream' drum and bass by Chase and Status and Nero for example and none of them enjoyed it! There is only so much you can do if you are commisioned to play a drum and bass set (literally played every sub genre - liquid, jump up, neurofunk) and no one enjoyed it! . . .

    We kept trying everything we could do but nout happened and eventually we were asked to leave. But 2 weeks ago we played this exact mix at a night supporting the Scratch Perverts (on a Friday night) and we had so many compliments on a different night and a different club!!

    What would you do in this situation??
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    Just roll with the punches. You win some, you lose some.
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    I quote mine and the managers discussion:

    Manager "Sorry your music is TOO loud"
    Me "Our music isn't too loud, your soundsystem is TOO quiet!" :P

    Oh well we refuse to ever play at that club again, unless it changes ownership and has a major rehaul! Not really to fussed as we were guest DJ's and we are residents at another club in Hereford.
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    Hereford? You play drum and bass in Hereford? I thought Hereford was full of retirees and cows!?!? No wonder they didn't like it!
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    Hey :P

    We have on decent club (the Jailhouse) where they have booked chase and status, pendulum, dj fresh, netsky, high rankin, spor, Darren styles etc and we are booked to support breakage in June

    So we aren't so old but tonight we were asked to play in one of the more mainstream clubs in Hereford!
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    if youre free to switch genres then do that. anyways i dont get who books bass music to be played on half a soundsystem to a crowd that doesnt like it.

    in some scenarios theres not much you can do i think.

    btw, drop a link to one of your mixes. download preferred!
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    Never talk shit about another club/promoter/night/owner...we are all in this together...

    You didnt...just telling the other peeps...
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    yeah dood. i bet you guys coulda switched it up and played a more elcectic mid.

    i mean you still got paid didnt you? it would be a different story if the guy was like.... "hey people dont liek this... sorry get out.... yeah no money for you"

    that would be bullshit
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    i would practice if i were you

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    You weren't allowed to try another genre like some house dance music or something? But yeah if your trying to let the crowd dance with dnb Gold dust - Dj fresh will always get you on the move! Gets me pumping even when i'm tired

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