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    Default Uhhh.... HELP ME PLEASE!

    Okay so I recently had my first gig, for 13-year-olds... (I'm 16, so the music wasn't too hard to find for this gig)and there was some of their parents there and now I might have gotten my self another gig... but the gig would be for one of the parents going away party. I have noooo idea what kind of music I should play for that kind of event for 40-year-olds EEEEK! I would assume something along the lines of certain parts wedding music playlists? Which I also have none of.... If any of you have some track lists from anything, previous gigs, someone elses gig, a website, anything that could point me in the right direction so I can start collecting music for this. Also should I join a dj pool to get the music? If you know of any good websites for that as well that would be great if you could share them!

    Thanks for your time!

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    Usually a descriptive title works better.

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    Ask them what kind of music they like and go from there.
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    Saying fourty year olds are into wedding music is just silly, they were in their twenties in the nineties... think about it

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    I have a similar deal going on! Next month I play at a 40 yr old's birthday, but its gonna be loaded with models and hotties, so all good.

    I have told them to bring their own music they want to hear. I will spin it.

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    I would get as much music that would be popular with them and also ask them to bring their favourites. You are GOING to have requests...no doubt!

    Just don't let them pinch your cheeks and tell you how cute you are....

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    Asking clients ahead of time what music they want to hear never hurts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pow3rs View Post
    I have noooo idea what kind of music I should play for that kind of event for 40-year-olds EEEEK!
    You should definitely turn this gig down
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    Some old hits, but well known recent dance/house work well to, it depends on what kind of crowd you're DJing for. Try to "read the crowd" one of the most important things of the art of DJing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Culture_Shock View Post
    Asking clients ahead of time what music they want to hear never hurts.
    +1 for this. Call them up and tell them to hook you up with their iPod for a week.

    Or start with this site:

    http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1990.htm

    If you want to see a different year, change the number in the URL. It goes from 1950 through 2011. Pretty good resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal_pizzle View Post
    You should definitely turn this gig down
    i'm afraid i'm with lethal here, if you have no idea what to play there's a big chance you could balls it up and damage youre reputation before you have one, i had to turn a regular gig down for the same reason, it was cheese and party, i was just honest and said it's not really what i play so i didnt want to ruin it for them

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