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    Hi Guys,
    I have just started to DJ, and i was just wondering how long do most people usually let a song play at a gig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elio_xh View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I have just started to DJ, and i was just wondering how long do most people usually let a song play at a gig.
    really depends on your crowd. i usually do about 2-3 minutes, basically you have to change the song before people get bored of it
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    Thanks, like i kinda of have the idea that it also varies for the different type of music too. I've noticed electro house i can let run longer, but for top 40 you kinda have to switch at 2ish minutes.
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    Depends on the genre. Top 40 is about every 2-3 minutes, same with Hip-Hop/Rap. You can generally run most house music for any where between 3-5 minutes. Generally in Trance you'll play just about the whole song.

    That's all considering you aren't mixing in and out with breakdowns and such.

    Sometimes you can just throw in a loop and just add in and out of it (something to the style of the Martinez Brothers).
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    Quote Originally Posted by elio_xh View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I have just started to DJ, and i was just wondering how long do most people usually let a song play at a gig.
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    If your name is John Digweed, minimum 5 minutes for the main track + 2 minutes each end for some beautiful harmonic mixing

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    going to go with the 2-3 minute peeps. but if you'r playing out and the crowd is really into the track, let it roll longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deevey View Post
    If your name is John Digweed, minimum 5 minutes for the main track + 2 minutes each end for some beautiful harmonic mixing
    Traditional Progressive House is more like 10 to 15 minutes. :P
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    yeah 2-3 sounds about right but also very dependent on track. If you have a track that breaks in the middle then repeats it's first half, i'd cut it off, if something interesting happens on the other side of the break, i'd let it play.

    also, depending on your genre, if you know there's something crazy in the track that you don't think the crowd can handle, better to get out than lose them, imo..
    but yeah probably 2-3 for a ~5min track, as long as it gets the point across and keeps progressing your set!

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