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    Post Gig advice please!

    I have a gig for about 50-75 13-year-olds.I have been getting music from the top 40's but not sure how to mix that stuff (well). I mainly mix house/electro... are there techniques similar to mixing electro and house that I can use in music for this gig? ALso where can I find some more stuff that 13-year-olds will like (while keeping the parents happy *no dubstep or at least no heavy dubstep*) Also what about mashups and I need to keep the music clean, no explicits.

    Here are some samples of my mixing.

    Dirty Dutch Mixing
    http://soundcloud.com/will-arvin/weekend-mix-with-dirty-dutch

    House Mixing
    http://soundcloud.com/will-arvin/house-exploration

    Electro/Progressive Mixing
    http://soundcloud.com/will-arvin/weekend-mix-1


    THANKS FOR THE HELP!
    Last edited by Pow3rs; 09-26-2012 at 07:39 PM.

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    stuff like this lol . . .

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    I think you need to join a digital record pool they have a lot of clean mashups of popular songs. It will cost you like around $20 for a month's subscription but you can cancel after you get what you need for the party before the month is up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djkevind View Post
    I think you need to join a digital record pool they have a lot of clean mashups of popular songs. It will cost you like around $20 for a month's subscription but you can cancel after you get what you need for the party before the month is up.
    What exactly do you mean/ where can I find these? Links please
    Thanks for the help!

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    http://digitaldjpool.com/ Only $11 per month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pow3rs View Post
    I have a gig for about 50-75 13-year-olds.I have been getting music from the top 40's but not sure how to mix that stuff (well). I mainly mix house/electro... are there techniques similar to mixing electro and house that I can use in music for this gig? ALso where can I find some more stuff that 13-year-olds will like (while keeping the parents happy *no dubstep or at least no heavy dubstep*) Also what about mashups and I need to keep the music clean, no explicits.
    First, be warned that the musical taste of pre-teens & teenagers has the shelf life of a banana....so anything you buy now will get you a roomful of rolling eyes in 6 months.

    http://radio.disney.go.com/

    Radio Disney has a Top 30 playlist that will give you some idea of music that is still current enough not to get an eye roll from the kids. Most (all?) of this music will drill a hole in your head....it is all heavily engineered pop music with a drum machine - so it is dirt simple to mix.

    Mashups will be OK to "sprinkle" into the mix...but the kids will know the original versions and IME prefer that to any remix or mashups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djkevind View Post
    http://digitaldjpool.com/ Only $11 per month.
    Cool thanks

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