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    I've been asked to DJ a dance at my school and it's going to be a lot of iTunes top 40 kind of stuff. I'm more of a electro house/dubstep kind of guy so any recommendations on how to mix this stuff? I'm pretty new to mixing that kind of stuff so any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    go out buy some top 40 remixes that are very vocally. Thats it. Makes it easier to mix and gives you some time. Unless you are doing some hip hop then have things cued up do hard cuts.

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    +1 buy remixes of top 40


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    seems like this question gets asked often here.

    get on a record pool that has intro/outro to tracks. That's the easiest way. The rest is no different than any other genre....just get your phrasing right.
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    I find that the BPMs for these top 40 tracks are EVERYWHERE... So i generally just echo out and bring in another, or dont even bother mixing it too much.

    For these kind of things, no one really cares if its a dodgy transition.
    Even though this is probably the wrong kind of advice, it works for me in some situations.
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    You aren't going to be familiar enough with the music to throw down a good set... it will be mediocre at best.

    Why not hit up a dj friend who does play mainstream and kick them down some money for playing. You booked the gig and can bring the gear and someone can come play like it was a club gig

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    DJrecordpool....

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    record pool, then go listen to some top 40 DJs and try to figure out how they do it.

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    Quick cuts. Practice.
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    is there any newer dj's that aren't "electro/dubstep" dj's anymore?

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