Upcoming Jazz Funk Gig
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    Hello DJTT!
    I've got an upcoming funk/jazz gig where there are two different bands playing and then me in the end. Im a bit nervous about the mixing tho'. Any good methods at mixing a lot of diverse funk and jazz music (not necessarily electronic) or should i just use the famous echo-freeze? And any of you guys got some funky music and some up tempo jazz? :-)
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    I saw that post but this is way different! No electro at all..
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    There is a recent blog post on digitaldjtips that argues that mixing is not needed at all.

    I disagree but YMMV.

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    Well if i dont need to mix why should they pay me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EliasBille View Post
    Well if i dont need to mix why should they pay me.
    DJing isn't just about beatmatching. When I play funk and soul I don't attempt to beatmatch two minute tracks into each other. It'd sound shit. And echo freeze gets old quickly.
    I just play the records.
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    Okay i understand what you are saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal_pizzle View Post
    I just play the records.
    i do the same when not mixing edm... track selection goes a LONG way

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    you can (and should) still mix, though you don't want to do long blends. Mix a couple bars maybe, or find cool transitions in and out of tracks. As you get to know your tracks it becomes easier to find mix-in and -out points in songs; but as you cue up each song listen for the 1-2-3-4 and figure out the tempo and where the 1- is and think of creative ways to make it work with the playing song. Echo freeze is nice but it's far from the only way to mix and if it's all you do it will get old fast true.
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