Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

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Fredddy
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Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by Fredddy » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:59 pm

Hey guys!

I've just been booked for my biggest gig yet, 500-600 people for 5-6 hours.
They idea is that, instead of hiring multiple djs, I'm supposed to being play some lounge, then slowly warm up the crowd,
before I absolutely kill it at the end! In Denmark we have a proud tradition of being a bunch of crowdpleasers, which means I've gotta play some major hits (we're talking Freestyler, Justin, YMCA, Britney etc. etc. )

But something which scares me just a tiny bit, is that I might not have enough music for the whole evening, and I'd like your help here.
I'll post some tracks in the different "sections" of my mix, and I love if you could add some recommendations.

Starting out:
Minilogue
The Streets
A bit of the more down-tempo The Knife
The streets
Röyksopp
and maybe some Moby or even Battles.
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Could you recommend me some tracks here?
Something sweet, but still danceable for the drunk ones :D

Then slowly I'll add my more party-oriented tracks:
Trentemøller
Digitalism
Justice
Deadmau5
Basement Jaxx
And What Am I Fighting for? LA Priest remix
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Do you have any recs. here?
It shouldn't be too hardcore, so no hardcore dubstep or hardstyle allow :P

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I'd love some inspiration for new sweet party tracks, so post away!

Cheers,

Fred :lol:

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by contakt321 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:11 pm

For the party tracks, check out:

Armand Van Helden
DJ Sneak
Daft Punk
Thomas Bangalter

Also, I know it sounds stupid, but if you are playing diverse music for mainstream crowds, I would get some compilations of dance classics - IE: Best of 90's Dance, etc. I am not saying play super cheesy stuff (but you should if the crowd wants it) but I think it's important to have a lot of the standards for these kinds of gigs in case you get requests or if you get on a roll.

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by Fredddy » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:16 pm

Thanks for the tips man :D
I've already got Armand and Daft punk on, so I'm secured.

I'll try my best to mix between the known and the unknown. Hopefully creating some sort of a mash-up in ableton.
But yeah, I'll look through some compilations. Just wanted some the abes recommendations :D

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by contakt321 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:41 pm

Also, I would recommend to have a few long but good songs or perhaps 10 minute mini-mixes ready so you can take a bathroom break and also stretch.

The toughest part about these long gigs for me is getting sore from standing in place for 6 hours. Go to the bathroom, stretch, shift positions, etc.

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by JAMM » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:48 pm

jeroen de hey. Funky tunes from rotterdam/holland

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by SubFunk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:56 pm

cruise a bit around dancetracksdigital.com

they not only have your average boom tschik, boom tschik type of house, but a lot of funk with electronica, funky breaks, soul, etc.
good dance stuff on there. and not just for ketamine minimal lovers.
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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by Tone Deft » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:00 pm

contakt321 wrote:The toughest part about these long gigs for me is getting sore from standing in place for 6 hours. Go to the bathroom, stretch, shift positions, etc.
"got to give it up" by Marvin Gaye, nice looooooong party song gives you a chance to go pee.
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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by leedsquietman » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:14 pm

Chic 'Good Times', 'Le Freak', 'Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowser, Yowser, Yowser)', 'I Want Your Love' - although dated, always funky. Bernard Edwards was one of the funkiest bassists of all time. Nile Rodgers was a great producer and a decent guitarist. Nile and Bernie also produced Sister Sledge and Diana Ross 'Upside Down' and 'I'm Coming Out' among many other projects.
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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by SubFunk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:21 pm

on the bit more 'modern funky side' check stuff from bjorn elevetors or fort knox five.

EDIT: oops it's elevators.
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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by Fredddy » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:27 pm

Thank you for all the recommendations, i'll check it out!

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by the girl next door » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:55 pm

Micha Moore - Slip and slide .. Old but f***ing good. The crowd go F***ing wild

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCg-gwe8rAQ

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by Jan Holm » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:20 pm

Lindstrøm - Baby Cant Stop
http://www.myspace.com/feedelity

And a banger for later
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yb_sOoKGpc


Where u playing at ?

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by starving student » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:24 pm

redbone

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by Fredddy » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:30 pm

Jan Holm wrote:Lindstrøm - Baby Cant Stop
http://www.myspace.com/feedelity

And a banger for later
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yb_sOoKGpc


Where u playing at ?
Copenhagen, Denmark :D

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Re: Funky ass music! (recommendations needed)

Post by beats me » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:46 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
contakt321 wrote:The toughest part about these long gigs for me is getting sore from standing in place for 6 hours. Go to the bathroom, stretch, shift positions, etc.
"got to give it up" by Marvin Gaye, nice looooooong party song gives you a chance to go pee.
Agreed. Always been my standard pee/grab another drink/smoke break tune. And you still have an obscene amount of time left over after doing those things.

Also wouldn't be a party without Young MC - Bust a Move making a cameo in the set.

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