DJs: how locked into a genre are you?

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DJs: how locked into a genre are you?

Post by Silverfish » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:41 pm

If you're a DJ, what guides what tunes you'll drop in a set?

How many of you "only play Detroit minimal" or "only play Helsinki House" or "only play African Meepy Flop"?

I guess the genrefication of music really bugs me. I don't get it.
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Post by guly » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:49 pm

drink a couple of beer and let the flow goes, your drunkness will show you the way
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Post by Silverfish » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:52 pm

:lol: thank you for that gem of wisdom, however I have a problem: I won't touch alcohol (never have, never will).
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Post by Dougie Jones » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:59 pm

Silverfish wrote::lol: thank you for that gem of wisdom, however I have a problem: I won't touch alcohol (never have, never will).
In which case alternatives are available :wink:
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Post by ollyb303 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:04 pm

I love all styles of music and will happily go out and party at ANY kind of gig. I write techno, schranz, electro, breakbeat, bit of D&B.

But my record collection (on vinyl at least) is pretty exclusively techno. Of over a thousand records, about 25 aren't techno. All kinds of techno mind.

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Post by beats me » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:14 pm

If I'm really high it's pretty much the same track for 45 minutes.

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Post by nobbystylus » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:38 pm

"post germanic micro mini skirt house" is all i play.. :wink:
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Post by Silverfish » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:05 pm

lol @ nobbystylus! You know exactly what I'm talking about!
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Post by jamos » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:12 pm

I used to love genre related Dj sets but now days you cant beat a set from the Scratch Perverts, Dj Yoda or Mr Scruff ... Its got to be random and banging.

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Post by stonee » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:15 pm

Dougie Jones wrote:
Silverfish wrote::lol: thank you for that gem of wisdom, however I have a problem: I won't touch alcohol (never have, never will).
In which case alternatives are available :wink:
in all seriousness, I can't DJ sober. all my mistakes sound huge, I get flustered, overthink etc. I hit my peak at 3-4 beer.

being in the state that your listeners are in will help you connect more.

so I don't recommend being high unless thats the crowd your playing to.


caffine is a legitimate alternative as well, at least for me. helps me focus on my set.



aaaaaannnnd back on track, i've been holing up in psychedelics stuff recently. slow, hard, trance ambient and psybreaks/dub. theres not much market for that around here tho :(

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Post by jamos » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:16 pm

MDMA .....standard. 8O

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Post by Silverfish » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:39 pm

lol... okay, another question:

Roughly what percentage of people that DJ or listen to electronic music do drugs regularly? I love all kinds of electronic music, but, like alcohol, I've never done a drug in my life. (in case you're wondering, I try to get the point across to other people that what they do with their body is their decision, not mine.... drink, smoke, snort, shoot away).
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Post by jamos » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:40 pm

In the UK .....Id say about 98%

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Post by weeddigger » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:44 pm

Silverfish wrote:lol... okay, another question:

Roughly what percentage of people that DJ or listen to electronic music do drugs regularly? I love all kinds of electronic music, but, like alcohol, I've never done a drug in my life. (in case you're wondering, I try to get the point across to other people that what they do with their body is their decision, not mine.... drink, smoke, snort, shoot away).
You might as well start a whole other thread for that question.


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Post by Silverfish » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:17 pm

You might as well start a whole other thread for that question.
Done.
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