the problem with dnb these days...................

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by Dubsta, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Dubsta

    Dubsta Well-Known Member

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    I cant make up my mind if im a liquid dj...or a jump up dj or what>??/,,,i dont play jump up stuff from sly, paco, alpha or anything like that but i do play bladerunner stuff and stuff thats not too womp womp womp but still classed as jump up......but my main passion is liquid, its what i play on radio...but live its hard to play liquid unless its solely a liquid event.....

    theres just too many sub genres of dnb......i mean i also like some minimal and techy stuff.....but i cant buy tunes from every type of genre....and when i play out i change my mind a thousand times before deciding what to play....and then when i get to the venue change my mind again lol

    does anyone else have this problem....and does sticking to one genre pigeon hole you.......what main stream djs play across the board??......maybe i shoud have alias's for different styles.
     
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    one thing id say is that having aliases will probably just limit any exposure youd normally get
     
  3. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Find a style you're good at and stick with it.
     
  4. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    It's down to you as a DJ really. When I play, I try to work in a range of styles. Play the full spectrum sort of thing. End of the day, if it's a good track and you're feeling it, play it!
     
  5. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    I usually play a bit of everything. When playing out I tend to have a little bit more upfront dancefloor selection, but when we do stream from the studio, I usually play some minimal or liquid stuff. I really enjoy the whole variety of drum and bass and I would feel limited if I had to stick to one subgenre all the time ^^
     
  6. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    This
     
  7. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    i try and mix it up as much as possilbe
     
  8. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    get good an learn how to mix it all together well?
    i love liquid and jump up and the darker stuff but wen i have a mix i find ways to bring them all together
     
  9. A-JAY

    A-JAY Active Member

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    A) why not?
    B) No
    C) Yes

    Drum and bass is so versitile mate play what your feeling and carve out your own style , play what your feeling and use your skillz to merge them all together :)
     
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    jungle_fever Well-Known Member

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    This. I love just experimenting and mashing together tunes that you wouldn't have thought mix well. Like chucking in s.p.y waiting line with some nasty black sun empire or optiv and seeing what comes out on the other side! I think creativity and versatility are two things that really make a dj stand out for me.
     
  11. DjTiesticles

    DjTiesticles Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't seem to hinder Andy C et al
     
  12. charlie131

    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    I think its the only to dj.. if you dont mix up a set it becomes stagnant and boring. Hazard etc. release sick tunes but a whole set is a bit to much, same goes for the liquid guys.

    All about creating a lil journey of ups and downs to keep headz on their toes.
     
  13. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    You are a Drum and Bass DJ. /thread
     
  14. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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  15. Dilla

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    At the end is the day, djing is half selecting good tunes & half counting to 4. If you select your tunes well enough & mix tight, whos to argue? No matter if you play liquid, jump up or any other sub genre, a banger is a banger! As Jon b once said, I just want to rinse it out propa propa!!!
     
  16. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    this. play everything.