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    How do you guys feel about djs who only play a song for 30 seconds to one minute max before cutting to another song? Personally, I don't enjoy it at all, but I feel like many listeners do enjoy it, and consider a guy who doesn't do it as no good. I like to enjoy large chunks of the song before moving to another, and would rather make a smooth transition to allow the listener to get lost in the music.

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    It depends. I used to do "quick mix" sections at gigs where for a short time I'd deliberately blast through a bunch of songs and it usually went down well. There are mixes I like where the DJ has packed in tons of tunes and doesn't play much of each track. But I wouldn't want to hear a DJ just doing that and I wouldn't want every mix to be like that either. If that's all a DJ is doing every single time then I'd get fed up with it very quickly. For the most part, tunes need to be allowed to breathe.
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    This guy is the worst! Only plays each song for like 3 seconds..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSigma View Post
    For the most part, tunes need to be allowed to breathe.
    I agree completely there are layers in songs that set the mood and so on that you cant get to if your not giving them time to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSigma
    I used to do "quick mix" sections at gigs where for a short time I'd deliberately blast through a bunch of songs and it usually went down well.
    I do this too - it's VERY effective when done well. It's the same as everything else in the DJ sphere. Overdo it, or do it for too long, or suffer from poor programming/selection, and it's gonna sound crap.

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    Yeah man, it's great when it works! Like you drop a recognisable part of a track and people get hyped, then you quickly switch to another one and so on and it's like bam, bam, bam - hitting them in the face with a flurry of great songs, haha. But like you say, you can overdo and fatigue a crowd. Just a few minutes is all you need of that really. Even 2 minutes can be enough if you do it right.

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    Absolutely - I like to give the quick mix a theme, or something that ties all the tracks together. Dropping 4 or 5 tunes from the same artist, or label, etc...

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    Back to serious.

    When you guys do this "rapid fire" stuff, do you slowly mix between the tracks or just slam it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterSwisster View Post


    This guy is the worst! Only plays each song for like 3 seconds..
    Dude, you're totally missing the point. DJ Earworm is a mashup DJ who's created some of the best mashups ever IMO. With your above posted track, he's just taking a piss with the horrible state of pop music today. Go listen to some of his classic mashups, the guy's pretty freakin brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirReal View Post
    Dude, you're totally missing the point. DJ Earworm is a mashup DJ who's created some of the best mashups ever IMO. With your above posted track, he's just taking a piss with the horrible state of pop music today. Go listen to some of his classic mashups, the guy's pretty freakin brilliant.
    I know dude, I'm just trying to bring some humour to the threads!

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