Idea's for a 20 min DJ battle mix
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    so the club i play at every friday night is having a 'DJ battle' where local DJs have the chance to earn a residency spot in the club. Its judged on confidence, transitions and flow. Can use either CDJ 1000s or Controller and i am leaning more towards controller as it will allow me to make a more perfect mix than on CDJs (not that advanced with CDJs atm). It's a commercial club so the usual progressive and mainstream crap is usually played, however i want to play a different style as i am expecting all the other djs to load their set with the latest and biggest progressive house/electro/house 'bangers'. Any ideas?

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    Everyone loves acapella play. If you are going for less known tunes, get some known acapellas to go with them.

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    come up with your own.


    seriously.


    but yes, everybody loves acapellas, i can confirm that, just don't overdo it
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    ^i think he is going to come up with his own, OP didn't ask for us to make the mix for him. Great advice tho.

    Throw your own tracks in that you play regularly, and find some remixes of more well known tracks to throw in here and there. If you are ready for a residency, you will be fine. If not, take the contest as a lesson learned, and an area for improvement.

    Is this the first comp you are entering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johney View Post
    come up with your own.


    seriously.


    but yes, everybody loves acapellas, i can confirm that, just don't overdo it
    Brilliant, knew i would get one of you. Is it really too hard to just get some ADVICE.. I don't need help doing it just wanting someone elses input with some IDEAS im not asking what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    ^i think he is going to come up with his own, OP didn't ask for us to make the mix for him. Great advice tho.

    Throw your own tracks in that you play regularly, and find some remixes of more well known tracks to throw in here and there. If you are ready for a residency, you will be fine. If not, take the contest as a lesson learned, and an area for improvement.

    Is this the first comp you are entering.
    Yeah thats what i was thinking, remixes that have gone down well previously and some fresh electro house with some acapellas. I don't mind if i win or lose but if i won would really force the issue that they should give me more work haha

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    Live mash ups etc...dont over do the fx
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    Do something that's memorable!

    like this

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    I would check out soundcloud for battle mixes to get ideas of what works and doesn't work......DMC, Redbull, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johney View Post
    come up with your own.


    seriously.


    but yes, everybody loves acapellas, i can confirm that, just don't overdo it
    this clown opens every thread and tries to find a way to add his negativity to it. just ignore him.

    as for advice, DJ battles are fun. Throwing down some old school classic remixes is a huge way to get a reaction from the crowd.

    idk if you're going to be this advanced (this is a DMC champ by the way...) but check this out..

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