Drum & Bass Inspirational DJ's

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  1. Deekay[AUS]

    Deekay[AUS] Buffy's Bedtime Slayer

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    What dj/producer made you decide that you want to take up mixing and you inspire to mix like them?

    I was just going through some old sets and I found Kemal - Live at High Society. I love his style the way he actually let's tracks roll through, giving you a sense of a journey and that makes me want to take the crowd for a trip.
     
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    DeeGun Church of Krust

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    Wasn´t just one tbh. The typical tapepack crew inspired me - Swift, Zinc, Randall, Ray Keith - especially him. His strange mixing technique somehow attracted me. Same with Food Junky. Vinylgroover..and a dutch gabber DJ named Gizmo. Saw him live once and he smashed down about 200 tunes in half an hour, on vinyl. Floor was burning.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    None of that actually, i just went raving most of the time, and then one time went round a mates who mixed, thought it was fascinating and wanted to do it!
     
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    muzzadj POW!

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    Cyantific. Bang on the tune selection and he nails 3 deck mixing just how I like it. Definitely been an inspiration to me more so than anyone else
     
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    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    Hearing Andy C's Nightlife 5 had a huge impact on the way I mix. And agree with Muzza, seeing Cyantific playing out live was another moment, the guy's such a don!
     
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    Back in my trance days, my buddy brought over Dieselboy - Sixth Sense and i was hooked then i heard, Andy C - Ram Raiders The Mix and it was OVER... alllll about the music that touches down inside the vicinity, we level off at 170BPM injected drum and bass music music music....
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    fuuz3r KRISTJAN V

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    dj coshh from this forum inspired me. i remember watching his youtube video mixes and i was completely blown away with his 3deck mixing. wonder what happened to him
     
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    Back in the Uni days it was the classic Andy C/Friction combo. Going right to the front to see them on 3/4 turntables and tearing the roof off the place was special.

    More recently, it's definitely been Loxy. The man isn't afraid to drop what he wants, when he wants. Has an ability to really take you a very very deep journey, which I think is sometimes missing in the scene (depends on your definition of a "journey" I guess).

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    Hospital Mix 6 and that "Sex Education Mix" were FIRE!!!
     
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    I agree with the Ray Keith thing. That 'slamming' technique was so wrong, but worked so well. Nicky Blackmarket is another one that brought amazing texture to his mixes - not about perfecting technique, but bringing a raw groove to the mix.
     
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    Bailey for selection. Fierce for mixing style.
     
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    I've been a pretty big fan of Jaguar Skills for a while now, but i'd be lying if I didn't say a massive inspiration for me was Rob Playford / Timecode
     
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    People who inspired me before I started mixing (and afterwards, but these were my favourites pre taking up DJing)

    Mampi Swift
    Bryan Gee
    Ed Rush & Optical
    Andy C
    Bailey

    And people who have or continue to do so during my DJ years

    Fierce
    Friction
    Bailey
    Calyx
    Vicious Circle
    Commix
    Andy
     
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    The thing Ray did well was cutting in massive tunes when you least expected it and back in the day he used to fit more tunes in a set than other DJs.

    I'd say for me the most inspirational DJs when I got started were:

    Randall - Best at mixing by a country mile
    Ray Keith - Really good at hyping the crowd / fast mixing
    Bryan Gee / Frost - Ridiculous dubs that nobody else had
     
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    I liked the fact that Ray Keith used to chain smoke through his sets... a man's man imo.
     
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    I saw him in Oxford with Eksman about 10 years ago and he played the whole set while sitting on a bar stool and chain smoking. And it was sick!
     
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    For me it wasn't actually anyone famous. It was a local DJ in the southwest who's ability is insane. 3/4 decks, quick mixing and his selection always demanded a reaction from the crowd. It was just so much fun watching him play.
     
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    Lol, I remember his PA trying to find a press shot of him playing where he wasn't smoking. That proved difficult.

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    I might have to start smoking a pipe all the way through my sets.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Probably a local DJ, played a freeparty about 8 years ago he must have been on the decks about 6 hours of the night. He even manged to get away with playing a few tracks twice.
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Hype and Randall back in't day.