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    Default 6hr Set: Need Advice

    I'm spinning a 6hr set tomorrow at a club/lounge in the main room. I'm viewing my set as three different parts: opening, main, closing.

    Opening (120-126bpm): I was thinking of starting with some mellow deep/funky/jackin house for the first 1.5-2hrs, then adding in some tech house to see how the crowd responds.

    Main (126-128bpm): Depending on how the crowd responds to the tech house, I might keep going strong with it or try some electro house with some progressive.

    Peak/Close (128-134bpm): I think I'll peak with some electro house into progressive and trance (nothing above 134bpm).

    Close (134-126bpm): Mellow out with some progressive house, big room, and vocal.

    Any thoughts?

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    Hmm I don't know your scene but why so many genres

    Over here people who like deep house would not appreciate going into electro then trance, but maybe its different over there ?

    If so great - thats how clubs used to be in the early 90s here - you would here everything from hip-hop, funk, house, techno - vocal, non-vocal

    And it was much better - so if you think you can get away with it go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    Hmm I don't know your scene but why so many genres

    Over here people who like deep house would not appreciate going into electro then trance, but maybe its different over there ?
    Second this, I probably would be leaving quite quickly in a situation like that. If you're starting out with deep house then tech house and some proper techno would be the more logical choices to me (then again, I might be biased as those are pretty much the genres I play). But generally: don't overthink it, just play what feels right at that moment
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    yeh i wouldn't play so many genre's.i did a 5hr set last week n just played deep and tech house,and kept it around 124bpm the whole time.the set will go quickly so just keep it simple.peace,good luck

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    what club?
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    i agree, slowly progess into the set, please don't plan your set too much in advance and just ride the experience. Start off mellow/laidback and see where the night and the audience takes you.
    Also, i wouldn't focus too much on bpm. You can play a laidback set at 130 bpm or a energetic set at 126 bpm. It's all in the tracks, not in the stats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Towner View Post
    what club?
    Vogue Supperclub off King West.

    Good call on not gauging tracks by bpm. Sometimes I do feel slower bpm tracks have more energy, depending on how the drum loop is sequenced.

    Not really sure about the crowd that hangs out there so I hadn't really planned a set, just had an overall idea of the feel.

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