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    Hi guys, so i'll be playing with a rock band, and then, i have to play a 3 or 4 hour set at the venue. The final BPM by the band is 145 BPM, so what do i play next (considering that i kinda have an open format thing in my mind, going from progressive house, trance (different kinds of), hard techno, hardstyle, moombahton, drum and bass, jungle), also i'll have to start over 9 or 10 PM?

    a. Do i pick up that BPM with a psy trance track and then go up (To hardstyle, DnB, etc)?

    b. Use the Psy trance track, and then drop the tempo to progressive house, and sweep up until drum and bass, or an open format kind of thing?

    c. Do i wait a bit for the band to stop playing, and then start in progressive house, o something like that?
    (i don't think this will be a good idea, since in our rehearsals, the transition is non-stop).

    What do you guys think, what would be a good advice?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Toss out option C since you don't think it will be a good idea. Flip a coin for the remaining two. When the coin is in the air you'll find yourself rooting for one side of the coin. That's the one you pick.

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    I'd try to figure out are the people that are there for the rock band going to stick around for a house set or is it a turnover gig e.g. rock people filter out and dance crowd filter in.

    If the latter, I'd start off with some slow prog at reduced levels and allow people to get their bearings, if its a seamless crowd I'd keep the momentum going kick it off with a synthy intro to DnB or Prog.

    I've played after a few rock bands in the past though, and generally the rock crowd left as soon as the 4/4 beats kicked in.

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    I'd go with something completely different to differentiate yourself from the band. It's a tricky situation and you haven't given me enough info, but I do this quite often with my club (at least once or twice a month).

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    Uhhh 145 BPM rock music does not go well with Psy, unless they are a metal band.
    Just go with your gut, have a few genre in your crate and go with it.
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    Will the band be playing to a click track for that last track? If you are mixing into them then that would greatly help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bragnagar View Post
    what do i play next (considering that i kinda have an open format thing in my mind, going from progressive house, trance (different kinds of), hard techno, hardstyle, moombahton, drum and bass, jungle), also i'll have to start over 9 or 10 PM?

    a. Do i pick up that BPM with a psy trance track and then go up (To hardstyle, DnB, etc)?

    b. Use the Psy trance track, and then drop the tempo to progressive house, and sweep up until drum and bass, or an open format kind of thing?

    c. Do i wait a bit for the band to stop playing, and then start in progressive house, o something like that?
    You're kidding right?


    As soon as the band stops put a beat loop on, do your usual voice over intro over that, then release the loop into the best build you've got, and drop it into something really familiar. This is not a specialized DJ crowd.

    I've done a lot of these types of things BTW. I'm not just blowin' hot air. If you set it up right you'll blow the band away however.

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    Just let them play out, then press play. Not exactly brain surgery
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    Why bother with their tempo? Just play whatever fits stylistically, without jarring the crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    Just let them play out, then press play. Not exactly brain surgery
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