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    Never played a club, but many house parties. I have a few different playlists made up that are constantly growing/changing but in those playlists I always add something to the song title in () to help me. Like (mix with such and such,sample this,loop this , juggle with something, BPM, etc) You never know what the mood will be before hand so making it easier for yourself to improv is key. I have never stuck true to a set I have planned...really I think, like what was said before, just know your music well and if your skills are on par you can't fail

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    Type 2 and 3 for me.....depending on my mood and party.

    Usually type 2.

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    there's a ratio of bpms to beer intake for me, usually 2 bpm/beer. i start off at around 130 and by the time i fall over we're up to about 146 ish
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    When I play out my main Genre - Drum and Bass i can go out almost without any preparation, because now im so deep in the scene that i can mix from top of my head with great results

    But, when I play anything else (like Dubstep/Breaks etc.), i usualy prepare set beforehand, just because i do not know the scene completely, and IMO is better to go off with prepared set (with minimum improvisation - just add this or that song on occasion that seems to fit - either to keep energy, or play banger or slow down) than to risk that i will play high energy song and then by mistake continue with inapropriate counterpart.

    Actually, at last gig i tried to merge those two. Aim was to play more than one genre, so i started with home-prepared Dubstep Mix (say 30 mins). Flawless mix actually boosted the ppl enough so when time was right i made the switch to my Drum n Bass with tremendous effect and rocked the party from there on.... I will definitely try it few more times.
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    You forgot the flatline style hipnotikk. Just start with a banger and keep on raping them, thats my prefered method. I rely on the breakdowns to give people a breather. But I spin hard techno, so Im the black sheep in the equation.
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    a old dj friend of mine taught be a great trick, i think i forgot to mention it.
    i look at how long i plan to play, lets say 2 hours for example. i play something between 10-11 tracks per hour, so that is like 20-22 tracks. i would double that per genre i am looking at. so if i think i may need to play, tech house or electro house, i would have 40ish tracks per genre. gives lots of flexibilty and at the same time, keeps me focused.

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    I make a 'set' playlist of all the genres I plan to play with about 50 tracks in each...

    I also have every track on my itunes in a genre defined playlist (about 100 to 500 tracks in each) so no matter what I can always just flick to that and find the track by typing it in or scrolling up and down file structures.

    This also makes building my genre specific playlists a lot lot easier!

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