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i played the FUNKAGENDA mix....theres no such think as the NORMAL MIX!!
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i played the FUNKAGENDA mix....theres no such think as the NORMAL MIX!!

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i played the FUNKAGENDA mix....theres no such think as the NORMAL MIX!!

What a surprise. Get some taste. Show some respect. Learn your job. The whole lot.
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i played the FUNKAGENDA mix....theres no such think as the NORMAL MIX!!

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This brings up a question I have wanting to ask, if you are a warm up dj and your playing at a commercial house and rnb club, bar. What on earth do you play, I mean do you play unknown/boring music in that genre? I know how bad it is when too many major hits get dropped early. For example a dj at a house & rnb bar I visit, at 10pm his first song was Infinity (klass mix) no one was on the floor ofcourse.

Anyway when I have the right kind of skill/standard and a good selection of songs then I might ask if I can fill in the early timeslot at this bar. Would the manager think I would be a crap dj if I played less interesting house, something other than bomb tracks? or do they know about what warm up dj's should be doing?
Was going to start a topic but if anyone can help me out here that would be great.
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The FX loop??


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i played the FUNKAGENDA mix....theres no such think as the NORMAL MIX!!

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The FX loop??





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This brings up a question I have wanting to ask, if you are a warm up dj and your playing at a commercial house and rnb club, bar. What on earth do you play, I mean do you play unknown/boring music in that genre? I know how bad it is when too many major hits get dropped early. For example a dj at a house & rnb bar I visit, at 10pm his first song was Infinity (klass mix) no one was on the floor ofcourse.

Anyway when I have the right kind of skill/standard and a good selection of songs then I might ask if I can fill in the early timeslot at this bar. Would the manager think I would be a crap dj if I played less interesting house, something other than bomb tracks? or do they know about what warm up dj's should be doing?
Was going to start a topic but if anyone can help me out here that would be great.

It doesn't matter when the music is that obvious, generic and shit. It's all one paced so smash out "My Humps" first up and go from there.
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House - 130bpm? Does not compute?! ASPLODE

Maybe not the stuff that you hear. But when you get to the really heavy house with big basslines, from Alternative Reality, Far Too Loud, some of Max Grahams stuff, they are at 130.
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120bpm+8%=130bpm (approx)
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^Yeah, I just don't really play anything that quick... most of the house/deep-house/tech-house I listen to is around the 125bpm mark... usually faster feels like it's galloping rather than keeping chilled.
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I kinda though that with a name like DJ Kolonic, you'd warm up by playing the extended mix of '2 Girls, 1 cup'
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new genre; - out house
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i dont think i have one of those tunes bojan
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new genre; - out house

the only place for crap music
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i dont think i have one of those tunes bojan

Really because in the video on myspace you are play that fucking shit Finally remix
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the only place for crap music

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i dont think i have one of those tunes bojan

just farkin wit ya mainz

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and you said that you played the funkagenda remix of 'man with the red face'.
Why talk shit?
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i played the FUNKAGENDA mix....theres no such think as the NORMAL MIX!!

Wow! this thread makes me want to cry.

I know myself and others would love the chance to warm up for a act like Danny Howells. You get the chance and just make an utter utter c u n t of it.

Shame on you.

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today this thread just drifted around a corner. 5 points!

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of course not.. im just based in sydney so im givin sydney biased opinions,

dude i respect all the locals that can warm up... the djs mentioned dont get enough credit.. but when you get a dickhead wanna be dj loser who's warm up is big house/electro house...then you have to feel for the main act..

all good. yeh that's true. although after thinking about this, and going by the thread in the perth forum i am suspecting that maybe howells/his manager thought this was a partty meant to promote him and his new cd, while it looked more like a regular club night with little to no promo about danny howells.

management-promoter communication fail.
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Really because in the video on myspace you are play that fucking shit Finally remix


oi toss head i dont even have myspace....
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you dont have to have a myspace for someone to put a video of you on there, playing possible the shittest song released this year
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despite all this i still think danny played an awesome set and was disappointed when he stopped.

i probably got there just before he jumped on.

ps. konolic - i understand where you're coming from with it being frisk and it being the time it was... but it's still selfish (or ignorant) and you have completely the wrong attitude.
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Originally Posted by Alex36

This brings up a question I have wanting to ask, if you are a warm up dj and your playing at a commercial house and rnb club, bar. What on earth do you play, I mean do you play unknown/boring music in that genre? I know how bad it is when too many major hits get dropped early. For example a dj at a house & rnb bar I visit, at 10pm his first song was Infinity (klass mix) no one was on the floor ofcourse.

Anyway when I have the right kind of skill/standard and a good selection of songs then I might ask if I can fill in the early timeslot at this bar. Would the manager think I would be a crap dj if I played less interesting house, something other than bomb tracks? or do they know about what warm up dj's should be doing?
Was going to start a topic but if anyone can help me out here that would be great.

Unknown does not equal boring. Ideal warm up track might be more jazzy chicago house, bit of prog (real prog not deadmau5/dubfire), etc

Even if its a strictly Electro House night, stuff down the vein of D. Ramirez, Tom Neville, Glenn Morrison, Benjamin Bates, John Dahlback, Trentemoller, etc. That's what I'd play warming up for an MOS style night. Maybe even some chill breaks. Mashups of classics and electro house bootlegs are perfect as well. (as long as they're not too heavy)

In your case I'd maybe explain to the manager why you thought you could do better (ie too hard too fast too early) and why you'd lay what you played.
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Unknown does not equal boring. Ideal warm up track might be more jazzy chicago house, bit of prog (real prog not deadmau5/dubfire), etc

Even if its a strictly Electro House night, stuff down the vein of D. Ramirez, Tom Neville, Glenn Morrison, Benjamin Bates, John Dahlback, Trentemoller, etc. That's what I'd play warming up for an MOS style night. Maybe even some chill breaks. Mashups of classics and electro house bootlegs are perfect as well. (as long as they're not too heavy)

In your case I'd maybe explain to the manager why you thought you could do better (ie too hard too fast too early) and why you'd lay what you played.

I see what you mean, great answer that pointed me in the right direction and cleared up some other questions, thanks mate.
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i doubt anyone could have warmed up to dannys standards...i was told he had chucked the shits at a number of events he had played prior to bar open...i dont knwo if many of u go to frisk on nights im opening but im always playing US house so cut me some slack with the electro bullshit..i didnt play one elecrto tune that night....i started of with some house...more of a tribal sound then when i heard danny wasnt coming on i slowed it right down and played some prog tunes!!
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Reminds me of Breakfest 2006 when the deck clowns decided it would be just perfect to slam out Trentmoler's remix of Moby's Go mashed-up with the entire Fingerlickin back catalogue..

...on fuckin' 3pm arrival.

Like seriously, where the fuck did you expect the party to go from there, huh?

Thank goodness Breakfest redeemed itself last year, and this year is set to soar again.

Anyway, thanks to this thread, I now know that Frisk @ Bar Open - like Northbridge in general - is a no-go zone after dark.
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Can't say I didnt see this coming!!
Danny Howells should never have played at Frisk in the 1st place, simple as that. Being a former resident at Frisk I can safely say that it is just ridiculous to book him there. While i love them dearly, none of the guys play anything at all suitable for a warm up for someone like Howells, not to mention the crowd having never heard anything less than 130bpm. In all honesty, I doubt many of the crowd even REALLY knew who he was. Dont get me wrong, I have a huge amount of respect for the frisk crew and it seriously has its place in the scene but when they start booking people like Danny Howells, there is a problem. I dont understand it, its clear that he is so unsuitable for the night - are we trying to sabotage the Perth scene? How likely is he going to be to come down to Perth again after that!?
Sorry for the rant, but its been doing my head in since he got booked. This isnt just your average DJ, this is an absolute pioneer, royalty of the house music scene! Its insulting!
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