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    Default First gig! How should I play?!

    Hello fellow DJs!

    I got my first gig coming up soon, and I've been DJing for a while, I feel quite confident in mixing etc, however, I don't know in what way I should be playing, I'm going to try and describe it as good as possible!
    In most songs, there are buildups etc, but most of the crowd seem to just want "the rave part" with the melody and so on, however, to mix just these parts, does not sound good in my opinion, the music needs the bridges and the buildups to complete, so, should I play my way, bring the buildsups, like a DJ that performs on tomorrowland for example, or should I just mix in "the rave part". How do you clubDJs do, because I'm going to play at a clublike location, however, I'm not 18, so I cannot go to a club and watch other DJs yet.
    Sorry if I didn't make myself clear, also, sorry for my poor english!

    Sincerely, Quist.

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    well how can you feel confident in mixing if you ask this question... listen to other people's mixes and performances on youtube - im sure it will answer some questions. but its really not a good idea to have a gig lined up when you don't know how to mix. learn first, then play out.

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    What a vague question lol...

    Im not going to tell you how to DJ. Maybe practice and learn more?

    But play whatever you want, enjoy, experience, learn.

    Goodluck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpech013 View Post
    well how can you feel confident in mixing if you ask this question... listen to other people's mixes and performances on youtube - im sure it will answer some questions. but its really not a good idea to have a gig lined up when you don't know how to mix. learn first, then play out.
    How? Because the mixing isn't an issue according to me, i think that I just need to know how you do while playing in the clubs etc.

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    1. If everything is "rave" that means the is no "rave"
    2. If you only play the 32 rave beats then you're gonna run out of songs very quickly

    But by the way the answer is no, and i personally don't think you're asking a stupid question. Just remind that one of the most important parts is confidence(ok that not compleatly true ), so if you're sure your ready i'll sugest you just rock that crowd man!
    Last edited by DJDoubleYou; 12-02-2012 at 05:42 PM.
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    Why did you accept a gig when you clearly don't know how to mix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quist View Post
    like a DJ that performs on tomorrowland for example
    Heres where you lost me. You should never emulate another DJ.

    If you havent found a comfortable way to mix by now, then perhaps consider declining this gig and working on your skill for a few years before playing out.

    Yes, years.

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    jump in and swim.

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    Just mix the way you usually do.
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    Someone already said it - jump in, and swim (or sink).

    Learning the hard way is STILL LEARNING!!!

    Get stuck in - or you may NEVER play to a crowd.
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