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i love guitar not made by roberto cusimano, anyone heard that choon?

Yeh, is a decent track, but mixes too well with some Deadmau5 tracks, so I dont touch it [/end obligitory D5 hate]

Congrats on the awesome set, sure you didnt just have beer-plugs in tho? (beer-plugs = beer-goggles for the ears)
PS : I'm sure ya did fine, I just wanted to use the word beer-plugs...
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hahaha what an epic read..
congrats on the warm up set

maybe i'm getting old and contagious but i'm sick of the MOS sound and all night thumper's
i went to see dave seaman at the dark beat party and all the locals played relentless banging sets till 2am when dave came on and all of a sudden there was break down and meldoy's that is just one case of many that i've seen.
it's if Australia (east coast anyway) as lost the feel of melody and funk its all about being BIGGER BETTER HARDER STRONGER!! grrrrr

Bring back the funk and the music and GET OFF THE ICE Australia
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^Really... people were playing hard before Seaman? I would've thought deep house would be the go. Shows what I know, but i'd think that with renaissance style things you'd probably want to warm up with deep house, move into some deeper and faster prog stuff and then maybe hit some techy/drugged out shit for a while, and then back it down again.
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it was relentless more than hard
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Originally Posted by Jerry Atrick

hahaha what an epic read..
congrats on the warm up set

maybe i'm getting old and contagious but i'm sick of the MOS sound and all night thumper's
i went to see dave seaman at the dark beat party and all the locals played relentless banging sets till 2am when dave came on and all of a sudden there was break down and meldoy's that is just one case of many that i've seen.
it's if Australia (east coast anyway) as lost the feel of melody and funk its all about being BIGGER BETTER HARDER STRONGER!! grrrrr

Bring back the funk and the music and GET OFF THE ICE Australia

when nic fanciulli played warmed up for him earlier in the year he did a great job. but thats just the class of fanciulli i guess. had some nice melodies going, no real big proggy tracks to speak off.
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thats because Fanciulli is a total sick ****
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^^ true.
bit disappointing tho, i would of rather seen fanciulli do a headliners set. but hes back out here for playground weekender.
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hehe, now i see why the guy in the other thread was wondering about playing the man with the red face in a warm up set.

Honestly, as a warm up dj you've got a job to do ie to get everyone waiting in anticipation for the headliner. That's what you're being payed to do. Nothing worse than to walking into a club to hear relentless bangers from a DJ before the main act, or tunes that really aren't going to assist the headliner in getting his set going. Who cares if the room is packed - keeping people on their toes ready for the main act will show up your skills as a DJ (and get the crowd's respect) much more than dropping the latest club hits.
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Who cares if the room is packed - keeping people on their toes ready for the main act will show up your skills as a DJ (and get the crowd's respect) much more than dropping the latest club hits.

Depends on the crowd and the club. Your average clubber probably expects to hear the latest bangers at 1am. Everyone has a short attention span these days.
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Depends on the crowd and the club. Your average clubber probably expects to hear the latest bangers at 1am. Everyone has a short attention span these days.

Must be the quality of the shit going around imo.

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Another example of an ungracious warmup set was earlier in the year when Crispin & Daniel C warmed up for Layo and Bushwacka at the Gaelic club in Sydney. Relentless bangers for 2 hours straight and didn't even bring things down at all at end of their set.. the result was a totally uninspiring set from Layo and Bushwacka.. but who could blame them. They had nowhere to go after the warmup guys shat on the vibe of the night. Daniel C was contantly clapping his hands above his head for his wack piano breakdowns.. it was too much to take!
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^^I was there! That was a prime example of no idea of "warm-up"... Hence the lack of write-ups or ANY post-media of that gig(the most hyped gig for that long weekend).
Was anyone else there??
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Daniel C was contantly clapping his hands above his head for his wack piano breakdowns.. it was too much to take!

did he at least use the flange while doing so?

all the must have loved it
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^ I didn't even know that they played a non Lost Baggage gig.
That sounds tres shit though, and very disappointing, as i've seen both those guys do well on the warmup before.
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^ I didn't even know that they played a non Lost Baggage gig.
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Who Crispin & Daniel?



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did he at least use the flange while doing so?

all the must have loved it


no flange - he was too busy standing IN FRONT of the decks whilst clapping over-head...
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why was this not moved to classics
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I had once been for a tiesto concert, & d warmup DJ was playing am amazing set of minimal,tech & prog tunes but d crowd got bored so he started pumping up & later tiesto came inn & dropped in a similar set it was a perfect gig so i wonder how could an international DJ winge about his set? really a CRY BABY....
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I had once been for a tiesto concert, & d warmup DJ was playing am amazing set of minimal,tech & prog tunes but d crowd got bored so he started pumping up & later tiesto came inn & dropped in a similar set it was a perfect gig so i wonder how could an international DJ winge about his set? really a CRY BABY....



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I had once been for a tiesto concert,

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