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    Default Clean VS Explicit Tracks

    As a DJ, is it better to buy clean or explicit tracks...when you will be playing in a variety of settings from House Parties to Top 40 gigs.

    I'm looking to best prepare myself for the future and any/all situations.
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    both? Do you plan to DJ at middle school dances or places where they would frown upon the dirty version of tracks? Typically when you join an mp3 pool (if you are a working DJ) then you will have the option to get both.

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    ^ +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank112916 View Post
    both? Do you plan to DJ at middle school dances or places where they would frown upon the dirty version of tracks? Typically when you join an mp3 pool (if you are a working DJ) then you will have the option to get both.
    This. It honestly depends on the people you are dj'ing for. Unless you're dj'ing for middle schoolers, explicit is fine. If you're old enough to get into a club, chances are you're old enough to hear a few expletives.
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    Aah, only in America...
    Here in Europe, I haven't heard a "clean" track since my mom had MTV.

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    The 'censor' button is one quite nice feature of Serato when it comes to this ... buy the dirty one then hit the button when required, dependent on your audience
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    i play a 13 - 17yrs night once a month, they go mad whenever theres an explicit track on, its like they shouldnt be hearing it but guess what... they are, and mum cant stop them, they love it lol
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    Get both, and the instrumental when possible. Never know when you might get a company or school event. If you only play in a club, don't worry about the clean versions.

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    I pretty much stick to the explicit tracks because if I'm playing for middle schoolers I'm not going anywhere near those tracks anyway, clean or dirty. Most of the time the "clean" version leaves no ambiguity about what is being talked about and how. Bleeping out the word "bitches" in the lyrics "to a kid lookin up to me/life ain't nothin but bitches and money" really doesn't help a whole lot in my opinion. And more often than not when they do change the lyrics to the song significantly it's a worse song (and the kids know the "dirty" lyrics anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian_johnstone View Post
    i play a 13 - 17yrs night once a month, they go mad whenever theres an explicit track on, its like they shouldnt be hearing it but guess what... they are, and mum cant stop them, they love it lol
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