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    I hope that this question doesn't betray my idiocy entirely but I was wondering (as someone completely new to djing live) what would be the best collection of tunes to rock a gig with. Now obviously that depends on basically everything including where and who the gig is for. But lets say for your average bar/lounce/mini-club/restaurant club gig in today's culture what would be my most solid track selection. Whenever I see dj's I typically see a lot of housey remixes, basic guido/four on the floor dribble being played all night long. I'm not against playing some deadmau5, l-vis, daft punk, zedd, and ppl like that. So I feel that I could put a few hours together of housey music. But I'd also like to incorporate a lot of dupstep and hip hop into my sets which is a lot slower and also somewhat removed from the tastes of people who go out to dance to house music.

    So I know thats a lot and not all that specific. But I have some possible gigs and interviews lined up and I kinda just want some advice from any gigging/professional dj's on how to start off playlist wise.

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    What's your style? Define or work on that first, then it's easier to select tracks. If you will be someone who plays anything to please anybody, that will to carry that far.

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    Op, what kind of music do you spin right now? Start with that. Play the music you like, and find gigs based on that. Don't find gigs, and then play that music.
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    you want us to make you a playlist? i'm confused...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithace View Post
    you want us to make you a playlist? i'm confused...
    Why am I getting angry just thinking about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
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    Op, what kind of music do you spin right now? Start with that. Play the music you like, and find gigs based on that. Don't find gigs, and then play that music.
    ask a stupid question......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonBay View Post
    Why am I getting angry just thinking about this?
    easy jason...easy...

    maybe we are misunderstanding the chap...

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    Let's just start a list for him.

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