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DJs who are old without feeling old.
What i noticed is that most DJs like Pete Tong and Frankie Knuckles managed to spin tracks without making themselves look like they have a mid-life crisis. Tongy still DJs like he's in his 30s, while Frankie Knuckles is still DJing without feeling like he's an old grandpa. Holy shit. How did these two managed to maintain themselves in the game?

Look at Peter Hook. This "DJ" feels like he's a desperate middle-aged man wanting to appeal to the young' ems. But when i met Pete Tong at Cafe del Mar Singapore last year, he's still "got it". Maybe it's a Richard Branson factor, or a Fountain of Youth shit like that.
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Look at Peter Hook. This "DJ" feels like he's a desperate middle-aged man wanting to appeal to the young' ems.

I dont think you can officially call him a Dj since he got caught out being a fraud
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I dont think you can officially call him a Dj since he got caught out being a fraud

That's why i put a "" on the word DJ when it comes to Peter Hook.
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30s not very old

If you have made it by the time you are 30 you've done pretty well

most internationals are actually in their 40s
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hey I'm 37 going on 38 and i don't feel old at all (except for the occasional D&B party when i'm twice the age of half the crowd, LOL)

But i get what you mean.. Look @ Danny Tenaglia he's been DJ-ing almost all his life and is still in the top 10.

But if you really want to talk OLD... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9fG_TBlxjY

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But if you really want to talk OLD...

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Tongy still DJs like he's in his 30s, while Frankie Knuckles is still DJing without feeling like he's an old grandpa. .

WTF!!! I'm 32 and still play without feeling "like a grandpa. Pull your head in mate. Just because we don't drop pills every wénd or have 3 day benders and play out of our minds to electro fluro junkies, doesn't make us old.
Mark Farina, Ron Carol, Felix, just to name a few are well known Dj's who still pack out clubs and are either just as old or if not older.
I know there are a shit load of other Dj's on this forum who are going to arc up about this comment so get your wipper snapper as ready for a spank'n!
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that derek vid is a cack. does he actually mc and play jump up? what a legend.

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Ummm, read much?
@johnjay; jabbajaws: err..."Tongy still DJs like he's in his 30s"...
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WTF!!! I'm 32 and still play without feeling "like a grandpa. Pull your head in mate. Just because we don't drop pills every wénd or have 3 day benders and play out of our minds to electro fluro junkies, doesn't make us old.
Mark Farina, Ron Carol, Felix, just to name a few are well known Dj's who still pack out clubs and are either just as old or if not older.
I know there are a shit load of other Dj's on this forum who are going to arc up about this comment so get your wipper snapper as ready for a spank'n!

Dude, i didn't say 32 is old. I say that a 49 yr old Tongy is still DJing as good as he was in his 30's.
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all of my personal DJ idols are at least 50.
Personaly i'm only 35 but i started playing at 12, had to pay the rent some how!

Personally I think to be a good DJ you need experience and lots of it and playing all sorts of music to all sorts of crowds, it always amuses me when some young DJ who has only had 5years behind the decks tries to steal one of my gigs!

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^actually most of those guys would have only had 6 months behind the decks.

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Wow, Peter Hook must be so shit, only played in one of the most , no, the most influential bands in EDM and then gets caught doin a Human Traffic..this story seems to have most ITMers hating on the guy cos he supposedly didn't mix some records "live". Ableton anyone? Just program, rehearse your moves a couple of times and you will look convincing!

At 34, I still love to play a few, and find that its the young uns who want the shittest music, whether its from the 80s or 90s or now.
When I look back on what I was into at 18-21 years old, I can't get too angry haha.

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^actually most of those guys would have only had 6 months behind the decks.

Trust me blogs + beatport + midi controller + 50 ppl on guestlist allow it

That’s why I suck so much; I just don’t have 50 friends to put on a guest list as most of my friends are old and don’t go out anymore!!!!!!
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At 34, I still love to play a few, and find that its the young uns who want the shittest music, whether its from the 80s or 90s or now.
When I look back on what I was into at 18-21 years old, I can't get too angry haha.

Yeah the tunes kids want to hear from the 80’s & 90’s are ridiculous and defiantly tracks I wouldn’t of played when they where new!
Not quite as bad as what kids seem to think Disco is,,,,,,, when I tell kids I’m a Disco fan they think I like the BeeGees or Michael Jackson!
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Not quite as bad as what kids seem to think Disco is,,,,,,, when I tell kids I’m a Disco fan they think I like the BeeGees or Michael Jackson!

Just tell em it's "Vocal House"


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Just tell em it's "Vocal House"

It’s all Vocal in my House!!!!!!!!
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