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    is there anything wrong with doing an essential mix?

    IE ( a Nero essentials mix)

    i am a part of my school's radio station, and the manager wants the dj's to do like essential mixes.

    im just debating between, Nero/Afrojack/Benny Benassi/Pendulum/Flux

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    Sometimes, i feel like doing dedicated sets... ie. just playing heaps of one artist's songs... Which i guess is what you're getting at?

    I love doing trance ones ie above and beyond or similar. Can get some pretty cool stuff out of it....
    So no, I guess there is nothing wrong with doing an 'essential mix'
    And if i was in your position, i would probably chose Afrojack
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    ^ afrojack YES!
    Essential mixes are great, especially if you are in the mood to listen to just one artists tracks. Great idea.
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    you don't just play one artist, set your focus on the artist and their record label, but if there is a track that fits the style, play it
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    I would also think of doing a Dada Life mix. That would be sick... Infact... I might do that later this week
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    if you'd like some reference, there's an iTunes podcast called " The Dance Contributions" and it's essentials mixes from artists, minded a lot are outdated, but still good imo.
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    Sounds like a good idea. However, I feel like Afrojack's songs can be get quite repetitive if you play them one after the other. I like the idea of playing songs from the same label.

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    Pick a good artist and an essential mix as as good as any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croma View Post
    Sounds like a good idea. However, I feel like Afrojack's songs can be get quite repetitive if you play them one after the other. I like the idea of playing songs from the same label.
    No way man, that's got to be totally wrong!!!

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    Sounds like your teacer is trying to be "cool" by mentioning Essential Mixes!!!

    Essential mixes were never about a single artist, though, although they'd often throw in their own stuff as advertisments...

    An essential mix would be a showcase of YOU. Play whatever you want.
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