"You cant only play drum and bass"

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by DjIon, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. DjIon

    DjIon New Member

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    I recently sent in a mix-tape to a local pirate radio station that plays most kinds of dance music (apart from happy hardcore or mainstream house) The tape was pretty much all drum and bass as a typical set for me would be.

    I got a call back from them a few weeks later saying they'd really like to give me a set but want more variety in the set. I usually use the whole range of drum and bass (Jump up, Electro, Liquid ect) but clearly need to use some different genres.

    Im not bad at DJing with breakbeat and dubstep, but its very new ground for me doing a set with all 3.

    Any tips and ways to make dnb mix better with other genres?
     
  2. BoudiCat

    BoudiCat SERIAY.

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  3. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    Tell them to fuck off, you play what you want, not what they want
     
  4. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    Stick a copy of slippery slopes up the owner's arse and tell him to suck a nut.
     
  5. D Double U

    D Double U FQ Sessions

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    Nah mate tell em to do one your the selector...
     
  6. cjskudder

    cjskudder New Member

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    It's cool to kinda open your horizons to different genre's but don't allow them to make you change your whole preference of style and mixing - YOUR THE DJ.
     
  7. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    we do dubstep so that obv comes to mind. but otherwise bust out some jungle techno and oldskool hardcore at the beginning. that or some proper dub Tubby style
     
  8. rob_del_terror

    rob_del_terror - ̿ ̿'̵͇̿̿з=(•̪●)=ε

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    this. don't sell out for n mother fucker.
     
  9. Gr1pz

    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    Tell them to go fuck their mothers, then immediatly appologize and say that you'll do whatever they would like
     
  10. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    I'm confused at peoples responses to this when the question asked was;

    To answer your question this does take a bit fair bit of practice to make sound good so you'll have to stick at. There is a thread with a shed load of Dnb tunes that break down into either Electro/Dubstep/Breakbeat somewhere so that'll be a good starting point help ease the transistions.

    I'll find it for you now (y)
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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  12. DJ Oblivion

    DJ Oblivion Beast from the East!

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    haha yeh he wasn't asking how to fuck em off.. it aint selling out because they've offered him a show but asked him to play a bit more varied.. I sometimes ask DJs to play more variation at my nights so that i dont get an hour of jump up or woteva.. thats the way it goes
     
  13. poohoodahoodoo

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    they want you to be tiesto!!!!!!!!
     
  14. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    The question was asked because he was being asked to play other types of music. They still need reminding who the dj is!
     
  15. D Double U

    D Double U FQ Sessions

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    Would you book Hazard and ask him to do that tho?

    Everyones got their own sound if the demo they provide doesnt fit the night then they shouldnt be there, thats the music they know best and entertain with...on the flip surely you only book people that would suit your night, not a decent dj and then ask him to switch it up?
     
  16. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    for starters i'd work on ur turntable skills, breakdowns, spinbacks, a bit of scratching, between different genres, try and get a decent flow between genres, then study ur tunes and find points where it's slightly easier to switch to another genre, always hard to explain music with words but some tunes slow down into the breakdown like noisia - stigma, others have bits of silence that make curing a lil easier, e.g d for danger, the lil gap before the drum roll starts for the drop

    by all means use tunes that change tempo but alot of them have been rinsed, and u don't want to become over reliant on a handful of vinyl
     
  17. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    Hazard doesn't send mix tapes to pirate radio stations
     
  18. D Double U

    D Double U FQ Sessions

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    You are 110% right...did anyone say he did then?
     
  19. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    Wise words
     
  20. dnb in ya face

    dnb in ya face Loud and Dirrrty

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    Basically, learn to mix it up a little, it will make you a better DJ anyway, and get a slot.

    OR

    Tell the to fuck off your the DJ and dont get the slot

    Hazard is already a well known DJ, so your point is irrelevant, people know his vibe and book his because of this. Its a bit different when its an unknown DJ and its for a pirate radio station. They control the station and what music comes from it so they can ask what they want, IMO