What you prefer DJ'n or Production ????

Discussion in 'Production' started by paranoid, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. paranoid

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    I just wondered - what you prefer djing out live or making tunes production??

    Its a shame that some of you make bad ass tunes & never get the chance to try them out to a crowd.

    playing your own stuff out in a dj set - thats got 2b the ultimate buzz,especially if the crowds rocking,,

    which do ya prefer:confused:
     
  2. Reactor Grits

    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    someone else spinning your shit while you can stand in the crowd and see peeps around you loose it on your stuff is also quite a feeling man... bit more incognito though.
    being able to do both is the shit though, but I know a lot of DJ's who don't have any patience for producing either (well producing IS time consuming, that's where ADD'ers with no focus get lost...). That said, spinning decks again will always remain an option for me to start doing again as well someday, I don't give a fuck :)
     
  3. kama

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    I prefer production but have been seriously thinking of taking up dj works to generate that little extra €. Never been mixing seriously though so getting to a decent skill level would take a long while if ever. It's also a matter of "getting known", much easier to get your tracks out there if you go mixing at clubs and meet other dj's, get to showcase your tunes to the crowd and whatnot.

    This is true, nothing quite like it... Unless maybe dropping that tune yourself and getting mad ups n ting. Many a time friends have not believed they were my tunes when I mentioned it haha! So I stopped advertising it so much...:rinsed:
     
  4. paranoid

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    very intresting,,
    im from the dj side of things,
    Ive never made any proper tunes yet,
    ive been playing about with lots of diff software,,learning myself who it all works,i read lots and im taking all the advice in,
    dnb forum is a cool place to learn & pick up tips,every one seems very helpfull,
    i cant wait to make a proper kick ass tune & play it out live,
    a lot of my friends been @ it years now,,
    a good friend of mine from derby Dj Theory -concering lion track-very good hes up there now with the big boys making tunes,i remember him playing around on a amiga .
    hes defo cracked it. & he gets more dj spots now because of making tracks,
    i think your correct put your tracks out there and the dj slots follow,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
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  5. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    i got asked to play at an event with over 500people being there the other day.

    i cant even mix atm i havent had a propper mix in ages.

    I need some new decks quick
     
  6. Leemodnb

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    Both, i don't even have a job so i'm producing in the week and DJ-ing Fri-Mon. Fucking love it.
     
  7. vickvega

    vickvega Mr. Blonde

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    i used to dj quite a bit back in the day-played some pretty big shows
    now i stick to production as im a dad and the nightlife with a child is hard to pull off
    still love to spin and got decks in the studio but its more for myself than anything
     
  8. sook

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    writing music is and always will be my love and passion....
    its all ive wanted to do since i began playing
    piano around 7 years old... pretty much
    from that day i knew i wanted to write music
    for the rest of my life...
    (the ocean and my girl should get a mention
    here to i guess as my other loves....)

    me and my partner in crime boot play sets
    comprising of around half our own tunes
    (either dubstep or DNB depending on what
    we get booked for)
    we have had the privillage of playing at quite a few
    1000 people plus wharehaus dos with our
    crew DSS (haha 15k rig is fucking killer) ....
    (will post a link to some news footage
    of the 2nd last party one if anyone likes.....
    police shut down a main raod for an hour and
    half + choppers... epic night...)
    anyone in on here living sydney should know
    the reputation of the channel parties...

    That said....
    as much i love the excitemnet of playing out
    and expecially the joy of watching the punters
    go spastic to one of your own tunes on a ridiculously
    massive rig... The studio is what its all about...
    hours spent, distorting modulating filtering layering
    etc etc etc etc untill the end of time (or RSI)
    is what does it for me....
    and i wouldnt trade it for the universe...
    i would be incomplete without it...
     
  9. paranoid

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    yeah i know what you mean,,work & family life can hold you back sometimes,
    im the same its like a serious hobby to me,
    i work full time shift work - very boring ,so my escape is my music..
     
  10. paranoid

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    Sounds like you got a good thing running in your town,
    shame about the authorities spoiling things,my m8 in derby got a massive sound system 20-30k last i heard,he takes it out all over midlands in the summer,the parties can start on a saturday night and end sunday night,,if they dont get busted that is lol,,he normally does things out the way in the country,the police normally leave him alone -he has had is stuff seized before but they gave it him back,

    authorities are random what they do,i think if your not bothering anybody with sound issues you might get away with it.
     
  11. paranoid

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    yeah ive played to ever 1300 people before-when i was a guest dj for the Prodigy ,,it was a long time ago now.

    djing out to a large crowd can be scary ,you either feed of the crowd & buzz.
    Or you fold and mess things up,
    when ever ive played to a large crowd i buzz of it ,its got 2b the most natural high there is .
     
  12. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    At the moment its producing, but thats cos I don't have much space in the room I'm in at the moment so the decks are in the loft.

    I used to play out in a fair few local things and the buzz of playing to a crowd is amazing, so back then I def would have said DJ'ing.

    I think the next step is trying to get the buzz of getting something signed lol
     
  13. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    I started producing shit agessss ago when i was like 13, but i only really started a few days ago. It's fun so far, and feels good producing something but i'm not good enough to really enjoy it.

    I always found mixing so fun because you can just throw some of your favorite tunes together and skank out :D