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DJs: How much do you spend on tunes a month?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:03 pm
by Silverfish
A question for you DJs: What do you spend on new tunes each month?

How long do those tunes stay in your set?

Just curious. Thanks.

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:20 pm
by weeddigger
Dude, when I first started downloading from Beatport... I went nuts...

Bought like $35,000 worth of tunes in three months...

:arrow:


Or something like that.


....


Anywho...

Since they're just .mp3's, they're always in my crate/HD/internal & external.

They're always available should the right time call for them to come out.


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How long do they stay in my sets?

My set is played by the seat of my pants. I might have certain tracks that I feel must be played, but lot's of times, getting to where i want to go needs a road travelled that i might not have taken before.

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:05 am
by three
It depends on the month, but usually 100-200€. How long the tracks stay in active rotation* depends how good they are. My #1 floorburner is like two years old, but was never a huge hit and still rocks. Some tracks never get played, some turn into heavy favorites.

*I play somewhere between elektro and minimal depending what gets people's asses on the floor, and I don't have a fixed set list. I use a categorization system to pull the tracks I need quickly.

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:09 am
by Silverfish
Thanks, guys.

Another question: Since most forms of electronic music aren't like the top 40 that bombard you for two months and then disappear, do the charts really say much? I live in Iowa, so I go "clubbing" almost never, so I'm not really familiar with how that stuff works (I hope that question is clear and I don't sound like too much of a git).

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:13 am
by three
Silverfish wrote:(I hope that question is clear and I don't sound like too much of a git).
It's fairly clear, though you sound like a bit of a git anyway! (just kidding)

The Top 40-style charts are relevant in order to find out the flavor of the month. I don't usually like the tracks much, it's similar to pop music. The club charts are clogged with vocal house shit.

The beatport charts, on the other hand, are very useful. They have both the top 10 tracks *by sales* in literally every genre as well as Top 10 Lists that individual artists put together. These are very useful for finding hot tracks.

As far as clubbing goes, it's hard to do in the states. Plan to go to Berlin for 10 days to learn how to club ;p

Cheers,

Chris

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:19 am
by Dominik
the hard part is to make the music on the same level, like shit industrie music
those bitches sell them self everyday with a hudge equipment.
fuck them.
time is over.
SOFTWARE CAN DO IT WHINERS. :wink:

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:40 pm
by three
Dominik wrote:the hard part is to make the music on the same level, like shit industrie music
those bitches sell them self everyday with a hudge equipment.
fuck them.
time is over.
SOFTWARE CAN DO IT WHINERS. :wink:
What are you talking about?