Playing way too much

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by SmallVictoriez, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. SmallVictoriez

    SmallVictoriez Teen Pop Sensation

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    How often and for how long do you fellas play on a day to day basis, for the past 2 weeks I've been going at it hard for like 3-5 hours a day (seriously) - got a load of new vinyl in.. I'm noticing its starting to affect my sleep, meaning I fucking can't at least on a normal schedule, and when I'm at work I just hear tunes ringing in my head all day long - its almost becoming compulsive, scary shit.

    Woke up at midnight after heading to bed at ~5 PM, jumped on the decks immediately and just stopped not too long ago. I need some sort of crazy strong narcotic to knock me out for a bit so I can focus on Monday.
     
  2. djmotiondnb

    djmotiondnb AKA Tactician

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    haha that aint cool bro.. i get the same when ive been mixing all night - well hard to sleep cus your just buzzing & your minds so active

    if ive got new tunes and im planning a mix I prob mix for a few hours a day maybe more depending on what im doing.. I dont fail to sleep after that though but if im on em till late then its a problem
     
  3. SmallVictoriez

    SmallVictoriez Teen Pop Sensation

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    Good to know I'm not alone, can't stop the tunes from resonating in the mind..
     
  4. Rubs90

    Rubs90 KeyControl

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    Recently I found that I play better after making small breaks, so I play everyday for like 2-3 days and then I make a 1 day break before playing again.. Just now I spent a week in mallorca and when I came back had a gig so I could hardly practice, but it went very smooth without any fuck ups

    My advice is not to overpractice or else you'll become too obsessed
     
  5. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    same problem i have with producing... get in at 10 or so and im like, 'just listen to what i made yesterday', five or six hours and several spliffs later my early night is out the window!
     
  6. d.o.b

    d.o.b I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    god bless best porn sites thread in waffle,after good wank I fall asleep like baby
     
  7. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Or you could just man up and stop moaning?
     
  8. Zeal

    Zeal Ohm/C2D/Dark Asylum/Ennex

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    :)

    My time is regimented really, i only go in the studio at 4pm and finish by 9pm

    Ill do that for about 5 days out of the week
     
  9. SmallVictoriez

    SmallVictoriez Teen Pop Sensation

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    If the gangja don't put you to bed I fear for the quality Richie.

    Best advice ever.

    Whats with the d.o.b. ban eh? Not this thread I hope.
     
  10. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    when I get a load of new tunes in I'll mix straight for like 3-4 days, whenever its possible obviously, but tbh recently I've been mixing less - dunno why :(
     
  11. SmallVictoriez

    SmallVictoriez Teen Pop Sensation

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    Buy more tunes! I need to have a look at my chemical profile thing but I think I've bought somewhere around 150-200 records easy over the past couple months..
     
  12. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    literally once I get a job (Hopefully hear back next week) imma be working 7 nights a week and djing 7 days, that wud be so good - I cannot wait to buy a shitload of new music, I've already filled up my shopping cart on dnba haha
     
  13. djmotiondnb

    djmotiondnb AKA Tactician

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    check the 'best digital music sites' thread
     
  14. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    Yeah I started that. Sorry, just get a weird sense of satisfaction from that :teeth:
     
  15. Krispy

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    I find if I play my tunes too often then I get sick of them
     
  16. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    this could just be me ...

    would love to mix more, but somehow cant, even if i got new tunes in - thats being the reason why i didnt upload mixes.. i just cant be arsed to mix without a massive :D. i much prefer producing when im on my own.
     
  17. D Double U

    D Double U FQ Sessions

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    Dont ever mix at home anymore...get 2 hours playing out a week and thats all i do...

    I spend too long into the night if i start when i get in from work
     
  18. djmotiondnb

    djmotiondnb AKA Tactician

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    haha you started the thread that allowed war against d.o.b! I bow down to your greatness!
     
  19. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    I will get fresh vinyl and be mixing a good 3-4 hours a day or more occasionally for about a week or so, then get bored of them.. and do the same amount in about 3-4 days, just get bored quickly when i don't have new tunes.. when i first started out i was on about 6 hours a day every day though
     
  20. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    i never mix. fuck that. djing is for no hopers