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    Default how do the big dj's do it?

    wondering how all those big dj's do those amazing build ups? iv tried and just cant get it to a t

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    pre recorded sets
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    it┤s a long way to the top if you wanna rock┤n┤roll. jus saying man. u need to practice and practice and practice!
    on the other hand. even the big players mees it up once in a while. even their prerecorded sets may have some dents.
    i was listening to excision┤s latest mixtape and there is a big harmonic clash in one transition. that gave me a smile and brought back that no ones perfect
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    a lot of its all to do with song choice as you can hear in my latest mix http://soundcloud.com/mr_stifffy/electro-mix

    woo spam advertising for a cause :P. This used minimal fx since I was attempting to do something simple and use the characteristics of songs to actually help the flow of music, the majority of songs are mixed in key which helps with transitions and I found songs that merge well together... its all down to practise... I added in comments before all the blends so you can listen for yourself but the build ups etc... are all in the songs (no added fx)
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    The above plus premade remixes/bootlegs/edits just for the one set. Makes things helluva lot easier.

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    track selection/timing. deck& mixer fx tricks. custom edits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earl panda View Post
    i was listening to excision┤s latest mixtape and there is a big harmonic clash in one transition. that gave me a smile and brought back that no ones perfect


    wouldn't look to an excision mixtape as the standard for djing.

    good producer, so-so dj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duerr View Post
    wouldn't look to an excision mixtape as the standard for djing.

    good producer, so-so dj.
    His point still stands though. I myself was quite surprised when I heard a couple of key clashes in Sasha's set from Panorama Bar a couple weeks back. Still an awesome set of course, but nonetheless surprising, especially coming from Sasha.
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