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    Quote Originally Posted by Spy da Man View Post
    While I hear what you're saying, I don't think it's technically possible for any one DJ to know everything about every genre (even on a 'basic' level), especially when it's a genre that one doesn't like/listen to on a regular basis.



    Thank you for the explanation.
    You don't need an intimate knowledge of every genre. But no knowing tech house is like no knowing D&B or Dubstep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astromech View Post
    You don't need an intimate knowledge of every genre. But no knowing tech house is like no knowing D&B or Dubstep.
    I'm probably a true Luddite, but I actually don't know Dubstep. I've heard of it, but I have never knowingly listened to any of it. D&B is a different story, although I'm not sure what the exact distinction is between it and Jungle but I'm told there is one (or maybe many).

    My first experiences with House was, and forgive me if I've got the names wrong, Farley Jackmaster Funk or something like that. Anyway, it was for me at the time a boring, repetitive drone that I could live without and I pretty much have ever since. Sometimes, certain tunes have broken through my self imposed wall of isolation and been greeted with an approving, rhythmic head nod, but those occurrences are rare.

    I don't listen to the various forms of Metal or Rock either, but again every once in a blue moon something sneaks through the chinks in my armour. Having said that, I definitely have more House in my collection than I do Rock but not enough of either to do a gig, let alone broach either subject with any sort of authority...

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    I’m surprised that you say you have “defenses” up for music that you’d potentially enjoy?

    Your initial position, as a music lover before a DJ, should be to be open to any type of music.
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    The trouble is the vast majority of the time I won't enjoy it. Worse still, some of it actually offends me. This isn't limited to those genres, of course, there are plenty (much more than I would like) of examples of poor to offensive offerings within the genres I do enjoy (on the whole) too. However, the amount of music, past and present, that I do enjoy is huge and significantly outweighs the stuff (that I actually hear) that I don't like. I expect that I miss out on a lot but not enough to worry about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spy da Man View Post
    The trouble is the vast majority of the time I won't enjoy it. Worse still, some of it actually offends me. This isn't limited to those genres, of course, there are plenty (much more than I would like) of examples of poor to offensive offerings within the genres I do enjoy (on the whole) too. However, the amount of music, past and present, that I do enjoy is huge and significantly outweighs the stuff (that I actually hear) that I don't like. I expect that I miss out on a lot but not enough to worry about...
    Forgive me...but what do you like?

    Also, I'm not sure I've heard music that I'd actually call offensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostapha View Post
    Also, I'm not sure I've heard music that I'd actually call offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithace View Post
    isn't that the challenge of being an artist? Develop your own style and stand out?
    You'd think that would be everyone's end goal but some really just want to sound like everyone else and fit in because they can't stand out.

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    Dance music genres, hmm..

    The best DJ'ing style as far as I'm concerned is balearic...anything goes. But of course you get Garage DJ's, Tech House Dj's, Techno Dj's, Trance Dj's, House Dj's, EDM, Dj's, Progressive House... Agghh, it stinks. So boring.

    Dj's make their names in a certain genre, and they're stuck. That's what they're known for and that's it! Used to be so fantastic when a DJ would just drop something so unexpected in, but it worked. Going out and just hearing one level, same, same, same. Couldn't tell where one track started and another finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo21 View Post
    Dance music genres, hmm..

    The best DJ'ing style as far as I'm concerned is balearic...anything goes. But of course you get Garage DJ's, Tech House Dj's, Techno Dj's, Trance Dj's, House Dj's, EDM, Dj's, Progressive House... Agghh, it stinks. So boring.

    Dj's make their names in a certain genre, and they're stuck. That's what they're known for and that's it! Used to be so fantastic when a DJ would just drop something so unexpected in, but it worked. Going out and just hearing one level, same, same, same. Couldn't tell where one track started and another finished.
    Counterpoint: 'Balearic' is just a snobbish term for 'open format'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astromech View Post
    Counterpoint: 'Balearic' is just a snobbish term for 'open format'.
    Really!?

    If that makes you happier.
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