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Jaytech Guest Editorial: The art of the warm-up set
Great advice - like the fact that you can still play your own style, but it's about energy levels, not the genre. (if it's completely wrong the promoter has made a mistake)
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different take on it! well written.
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Jaytech Guest Editorial: The art of the warm-up set
Definitely - I have seen DJs smash out 136bpm trance at 11pm when the night started at 10 and the headliner was on after them - ridiculous! It's about defrosting the room, not burning it!
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Ashley Caselle is the ultimate warmup dj - he always used to do a 2 hour warm up pre PVD 6 hour sets at Gatecrasher - was awesome.
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Jaytech Guest Editorial: The art of the warm-up set
Totes right about not smashing it too soon. If people are chilling and catching up and pacing themselves if you go to hard, or too loud, you're going to chase them out. It's especially an issue with small places where everyone is outside in a beer garden and the interior is a ghost town. You want to coax them in.
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Nice work! Definitely some good advice :D
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Great piece, the art of the warmup DJ is being lost among young DJs that jsut want to play bangers from their laptop :-/ Hope some of them take Jay's advice
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Shit he's nailing all the stuff I agree with in the art of the warm-up set. Kudos Jaytech, you're the master of it :)
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Definitely agree... I mean, it seems like promoters need to choose the DJ, but the DJ, at the end of it all, choose the tracks, and it should be up to him to play to a tempo that suits the time, and the following DJ.

After seeing James Zabiela this past weekend, I thought Luke Fitzgerald played very interesting music, but the end of his set was the wrong tempo for his slot (first of three international headliners), Alex Niggemann read it absolutely perfectly however, seamlessly picking up where Luke left off, kept the crowd interested, and took it maestro-like to the perfect tempo for JZ, and then still played some outro beats as James fixed his wiring; more power to that man.
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Jaytech Guest Editorial: The art of the warm-up set
haha, "as people get a few drinks in"
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Jaytech Guest Editorial: The art of the warm-up set
i'm no warm up expert but isnt that kinda the point of being a warm up dj? only a complete selfish muppet would bang out what they want to hear early in the night, it also comes down to having respect for the organisers who allow you a slot on the night and at the end of the day if you fuck it up because you're selfish and want the attention all for yourself then 1. you're djing for the wrong reasons and 2. its doubtful that you'll be booked again to play for that promoter! (unless the promoter has the same small mind as you) :)
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Jaytech Guest Editorial: The art of the warm-up set
i saw jaytech dj over the weekend and let me tell you!! boy it was the worst gig i have ever been too.. and to top it off jaytech spat in the crowd.. what a disgusting pig..!
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