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My future in Djing

#41
I will never play a record I don't like, .
Whoever is in the music business at sometime will have to do this, it is called satisfying your clients that may be in the club spending money. Don't fall into the trap that I did when I began that I only played what I liked. You play what your dancers (clients) want and like or you will not last long at any club. I remember some guy requesting a song when I was at a club that was way of Genre, I did not want to play it until the manager came to me and told me to play it for him since he had a big bar tab open. You never know who is requesting the song you don't want to play, it might be a client spending a lot of money, might be the owners family or good friend, or it might be that person that is a client every week and has ties with someone at the club to get you fired!

Play what the dancers want not what you like!
 

DJ_COAST

New Member
ClubFreestyle.Com
NYFreestyle.Com
Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#44
Play what the dancers want not what you like!
Your misunderstanding me. I did "special nights" at clubs. We promoted freestyle nights, and "back in the day old school nights". The people came to hear old school club music. Then other gigs required strictly the latest in underground house and trance. I never played that mainstream top 40 Justin Timberlake "house" remix" bullshit. The furthest I went mainstream would be Amber, Sonique, IIO, and that song "Zombie Nation" that got so played out I cringe everytime I hear it now. Where I spun, if I played a top 40 song I would be fired. I would never spin a genre I didn't like. The owners and managers knew that when they hired me. So ya see, I never had to worry about playing some crazy song that is way off genre. I had people literally coming to me in tears hugging me and telling me I just gave them the greatest night of their life. Thats why I tell you "old school sells". It brings back memories. There is a market for it, and believe the market would rather see a guy up there on the tables than in front of just a computer.

Jose, all of your advice is coming from a mobile dj perspective, so we will never see eye to eye on this topic.
 

DJ_COAST

New Member
ClubFreestyle.Com
NYFreestyle.Com
Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#45
I remember some guy requesting a song when I was at a club that was way of Genre, I did not want to play it until the manager came to me and told me to play it for him since he had a big bar tab open.
I had a similar thing happen. I was spinning at Club 218 on South St in Philly. I was on a sick freestyle set and some one requested an old school rap song, I forget, but it was maybe LL or Tribe. Anyway I threw it on, and immediately the owner came to the booth a little upset and told me not to ever play a rap song again, he was actually pissed. He wanted strictly freestyle and house. Thats the kinda gigs I want my man.
 

MixmasterTonyRocca

Industry Peeps
Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#46
Interesting choice Tony. The artist most famous for cutting off his ear.... ;)

I worked a saloon tonight. I walked in five minutes before show time and set up. Started two minutes early.

About an hour into my night a very pleasant woman came up and asked if I had any freestyle. So, I start with some Corrina. Did about 30 minutes worth, ending with Diamond girl, and she was tickled pink. She asked me if I ever heard of this site Freestyle.fm? "Heard of it!?! I used to spin on it!" She was impressed, told me she used to tune in on Wednesday's when she had the chance and never realized I was from our area.

I progressed into a hip hop set. Dance floor was popping! I end up the night, with a current house/dance set, to an old groupie of mine I have not seen in years come running up, give me a big hug and proclaim "You better than ever Terry!"

The bar closed, I put my gear away in under 15 minutes. I had several wanna-bees come up and ask what I was using. "Just my PC and VCI-300" "Dude, you need some turn tables" OK, cool, I'll play with them when I get home tonight. Then I told him a very hard truth. "My young friend, the difference between you and me is, I can use your system and still put together a decent set. You, on the other hand, could not use my set up without asking a few questions first." He smiled, nodded his head and agreed. I collected my doe-ray-me and waltzed out the door.

Convenient? YES!! Sorry,... HELL FUCKING YES!!! After 25+ years I will always choose to work smarter, not harder.

All that being said, I still respect guys who have stuck by what they know best. I chose to embrace the technology. Just like Orvil and Wilber Wright did.......

Terry you know I understand where you are coming from completely. Also you know I am a fan of your style of play as well.

I think it is best said that depending on your way what works for you stay with it.

Since I am not a mobile dj I have no interest in in bringing a laptop anywhere...however to those that do..rock on I say..
 

MixmasterTonyRocca

Industry Peeps
Freestyle.FM Dee Jays
#47
Good luck finding a buyer since with all those pops and cracks not many will want it.

I see that you just want to answer the question that is convenient for you can you please give us the pros and cons about your precious Vinyls?

Using my MP3 compared to Tony's precious Vinyls:

Jose's MP3
I can Cue faster using my cue points to any part of a song
I have as many copies of a song as I want
NO POPS AND CRACKS
Don't have to put away any songs after playing
Carry a trillion songs
Cue up songs faster
I have loop feature to use

Any one else please add if needed to

Now Tony here will add his views

Jose..you will never understand so why bother....

Your point is technology makes you better...sounds like a limp cover for talent...you make an argument that many have done before. It is not about that Jose, but you do not see that and unfortunately will never either it seems..but that is ok.

What is interesting is that you make an argument over something completely irrelevant to the topic at hand which was Coasts views on his future dj'ing.

Enjoy your technology Viagra..do what you in your arena as a mobile..around here we never inspired to do that...sorry guy.

One other thing that is clear is that these forums allow people such as you to rant to people that normally would not give you any play..mainly because you seemsto know everything like any typical internet commando does...I have no time to debate over nonsense especially to those who most likely play with themselves than play with reality.

The reality here is that what DJ Coast does with vinyl, I am pretty sure you could not do with vinyl. Everything you mentioned you do with MP3 are easily done with records if you have the talent to do it.

In this case technology makes someone with little or no talent into a superstar...impressive...no, what is though is the talent behind the mix.

So far your rants only prove what you must really be...a internet nobody.

I do not respond to nobodys....maybe Coast will.
 
#49
Jose..you will never understand so why bother....

Your point is technology makes you better...sounds like a limp cover for talent...you make an argument that many have done before. It is not about that Jose, but you do not see that and unfortunately will never either it seems..but that is ok.

What is interesting is that you make an argument over something completely irrelevant to the topic at hand which was Coasts views on his future dj'ing.

Enjoy your technology Viagra..do what you in your arena as a mobile..around here we never inspired to do that...sorry guy.

One other thing that is clear is that these forums allow people such as you to rant to people that normally would not give you any play..mainly because you seemsto know everything like any typical internet commando does...I have no time to debate over nonsense especially to those who most likely play with themselves than play with reality.

The reality here is that what DJ Coast does with vinyl, I am pretty sure you could not do with vinyl. Everything you mentioned you do with MP3 are easily done with records if you have the talent to do it.

In this case technology makes someone with little or no talent into a superstar...impressive...no, what is though is the talent behind the mix.

So far your rants only prove what you must really be...a internet nobody.

I do not respond to nobodys....maybe Coast will.
Like I have said before Prove it!
Show me a video of you doing those special things that you say you can do with vinyl that no one else can....... I bet you will not!

I told you things I can do with my software yet you still have not told me what you do with vinyl that is so special. Yes technology did make me better in a way, I can now have a folder of the songs I will play or want to play, I can load them at any point or in a blink of an eye, I have many more tools available to use in my program that I did not have before. Like I have said, come down from your horse and show these people the great things you do other then talk a big game about established DJs (Jazzy Jeff & RIP DJ AM) that will put you to shame and trash the DJs that spin hip hop. You don't respond to Nobody? Well I guess you are not talking about me since you can't stop typing your trash!
 
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