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    This whole list is dead-on. Should be mandatory reading before you r first house party. Way to learn from your experience!

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    Thanks everybody

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopinjay View Post
    Nicely done.

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    Nicely done it! What's your equipment?

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    DJ's share music....but you also get DJ's play to express themselves....

    Look at Ean Golden....he is not your average A->B DJ....he mashes styles up and expresses himself!

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    I have #'s 1 and 7 on a post-it on my S4 - thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarasin View Post
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    DJ's share music....but you also get DJ's play to express themselves....

    Look at Ean Golden....he is not your average A->B DJ....he mashes styles up and expresses himself!

    Nothing against Ean or anyone else, but I personally think that's when the DJ becomes a rockstar. You don't have to mix from A->B, but when you're there to show off your talent, a certain amount of ego is introduced. It then becomes more about the DJ than the music.

    $.02

    Also, I've decided to take some time to restructure my music library: to start 100 songs per genre, 20 per intensity (1-5 *'s) and some key structure (it's difficult, because keys are sort of random, like when you buy a pack of trading cards, fuck knows what's in it.)

    Now that I think of it, DJing is a lot like a trading card game...

    I started a spreadsheet to catagorize one of my libraries, it's at 61 songs. Can't figure out how to make charts obey me (or change column sizes, etc), since I've never used a spreadsheet before: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...thkey=CLnbwcUD

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    I don't have permission to see the spreadsheet. lame.

    I use a wiki to store info on my library + it acts as a massive adventure book playlist. Technology is cool.
    Last edited by MrPopinjay; 05-19-2011 at 05:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopinjay View Post
    I don't have permission to see the spreadsheet. lame.

    I use a wiki to store info on my library + it acts as a huge a massive adventure book playlist. Technology is cool.
    Try it again, just updated the permissions and changed the link.

    Checkin that out

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    I can see it. Isn't the internet cool? I'm totally in ur spreadsheet + shouting in teh chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heaps View Post
    To recap on some lessons learned:
    1) DJ's are not musicians: musicians play music to express themselves, DJ's share music with others.
    This can be true of false completely depending on the situation.

    Lets take AndyC for exmaple (drum and bass dj), he will start a lot of his sets mixing about 100 tracks in 10 min(ok thats an exaggeration but you get the idea) - i definitely think thats some musicianship there. But then he will break out into traditional mixing.

    You could also think of Djing being somewhat of a collage, artists who do collage art are still artists even if they are piecing bits of other artists work into something new.

    This is a terribly personal thing though and your perfectly entitled to your opinion thinking that a DJ isn't a musician - there really is no right or wrong answer to this question - just peoples opinions on the topic.

    As for your post though, great work This sort of stuff really helps users out and even brings a smile to the faces of some of the guys who have been doing this a while as they reminisce at their days starting out mixing.

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