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    Default High energy dancing/raving music!

    So I'm definitely interested in DJing as a hobby and to-be-profession next year. Met up with Jester and he showed me some fucking awesome stuff and oh my god, if I thought I was keen before...

    SOOO... When I picture myself behind a table with a laptop and a S4 and all the gear and whatnot, I definitely picture the most insane light show ever and a crowd that is having such a good time dancing to my awesome music that they wanna do it until they collapse! Now I know that with performing at house parties and what not, the energy levels in the music have to start off low while people are arriving, and get progressively higher while people begin drinking, and then finally hit the roof when it's getting later into the night and everyone just wants to dance their asses off. (Of course learning last night to drop the energy every 5 or 6 songs so people can get drinks. Learned that last night ;D)

    But I feel my track and music collection and knowledge is a bit lacking. I visit beatport and see lots of cool tracks that I can imagine being played in the beginning stages of parties, but still finding it hard to track down those intense 'dance until you fucking break something' tracks.

    I mean like, 'mainstream' music is typically what's played at the house parties that I've been to, and there are plenty of those type of pop songs that everyone just loves to sing and dance to. Those are the kinds of songs that I'd consider sing-along/medium energy, sing-along/high energy if you know what I mean. like Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Kesha, Kylie Minogue etc. I'm after tracks that are mostly instrumental that have extremely high energy parts to them that are around the typical 'mainstream' music BPM.

    Something like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USKoftX6EeY (is soft in parts but the main parts are stuff that I know would make people go INSANE on the dance floor...)
    But I'm having trouble finding songs that are like that, with all of the insane dance-your-ass-off beats and all.

    I think my style when I get my gear together will be mostly mixing mainstream songs together with 'non-mainstream' instrumental DJ-specific tracks like the example above. People will be able to both sing and dance to songs they're bound to know, and at the same time be able to feel the full force of the superior instrumentals in the more behind-the-scenes stuff.

    Yeeeeeeeeeah.

    So that's the stuff I'm after. If anyone can name the specific genres/artists/songs that you know fit the description, or websites I can go specifically to find these specific types of tracks, that would be epic!

    Thanks, ElmoNZ.
    Last edited by Swanny.NZ; 12-19-2010 at 04:29 AM.

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    we were still trancing it up at 6am mate. totally shattered now.
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    Can never go wrong with trance music mate.
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    this boys gonna be a star set him up with an x1 and djm600 and he was away. a few more sessions and some of his own gear and he'll be off like a rocket.
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    cool Needs more PsyTrance.

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    I raved for 13 hours to psytrance on my 18th birthday
    true story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodless View Post
    I raved for 13 hours to psytrance on my 18th birthday
    true story.
    I raved for 7 days straight at Fullmoon, about 7 hours sleep in 7 days i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confidencebuddy View Post
    cool Needs more PsyTrance.
    Yes Yes...more PsyCandy please.

    Must feed the animals.....boooOOOM!!

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    Haha holy shit man! We needa do some of that again this weekend, but without my friend haha

    I've had a look at some of those genre's and there still seems to be a lot of pretty trebley techno-stuff over the top of all of it. I'm looking for the awesome basslines like in my example and like in Golden's "Phenomena" routine on youtube at 1:11
    Stuff that I can layer mainstream songs over I reckon.

    For some reason I feel like a lot of the trance stuff although it sounds really awesome and pumping, can seem kind of background-ish. Like people can feel the energy of it if they want to, or if they're off the DF it can just be normal background getting-acquainted stuff. If you know what I mean. I want the energy to be pumping all the time.

    Powerful.
    Bassy.
    Headbanging.
    Limited other instruments.

    ^

    Stuff like The Island part II by pendulum is the kinda stuff I'm looking for =)

    Post up some tracks

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    Last edited by Swanny.NZ; 12-19-2010 at 10:18 PM.

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