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by SiMonster
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What is swing? - Suggestions of articles
Replies: 3
Views: 4956

Re: What is swing? - Suggestions of articles

I agree with trev.
In this book, they asked the Duke for a definition of Swing. Worth reading!
http://www.amazon.com/World-Swing-Oral- ... 0306810166
by SiMonster
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's My Line?
Replies: 9
Views: 9547

Re: What's My Line?

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
by SiMonster
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swing House/Electro Swing
Replies: 17
Views: 21239

Re: Swing House/Electro Swing

There actually are a few songs I use for DJing - but only if the crowd is ready for it. I really like this version of 'Fiddle Dee Dee':

https://restlesslegsyndrome.bandcamp.co ... le-dee-dee
by SiMonster
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJay Pro fro Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 3472

Re: DJay Pro fro Mac

Yeah, I tested it. I really like the stylish design. The interface is pretty tidy and well-aranged but you don't have as nearly as many possibilities like in other tools. To be honest: I don't use 95% of the function, a program like Traktor offers, so djay Pro would probably do. The Spotify-Integrat...
by SiMonster
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: CDs vs downloads
Replies: 15
Views: 11689

Re: CDs vs downloads

I completely rely on digital media and I digitalized all of my CDs. In case of emergency, I always have a second device (smartphone) on my as a backup, if everything should fail.
Of course: You need to create a backup from time to time but honestly: It's not a really big deal ;)
by SiMonster
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Modern Songs that Swing?
Replies: 6
Views: 6517

Re: Modern Songs that Swing?

Let's revive this thread! :)

I recently played 'Gold On The Ceiling' by The Black Keys at a Lindy Hop party and turned the volume up a bit. The crowd went crazy :D
by SiMonster
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Where do you get your music?
Replies: 2
Views: 3012

Where do you get your music?

Hello there :) Finally, my new MacBook arrived (MacBook Pro 13', 8GB, 256GB SSD) and I'm really hot to start off again! My situation is the following: My pretty big music library backup was on an external harddrive. Which got stolen. So I started to DJ with Spotify Premium and I have to say: I just ...
by SiMonster
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Most Offensive (?) Song You've Played (or Want to Play)
Replies: 12
Views: 8225

Re: Most Offensive (?) Song You've Played (or Want to Play)

lipi wrote: I hadn't heard that before! The wartime propaganda stuff is just hideous (not musically, though sometimes that, too).
Absolutely! Like 'Blitzkrieg Baby' by Una Mae Carlisle
by SiMonster
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6030

Re: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?

Ok, guys: Thank you so much for all the good tipps! I think, I'll just wait for a few more days: Always at the end of the month, there's a special MacBook promotion happening who probably will decide, wehther I'm going for the Air or the Pro :)
by SiMonster
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6030

Re: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?

@ SoundInMotionDJ: Ok... then I need to huryr up buy it before my 30th birthday... :D @ Jesse: The Air only comes with 2 USB connections, but in case of emergency, I can use a USB port replicator. Thanks for the tipps, this Traktor 2 thingie really looks nice. I still have some questions: I would pr...
by SiMonster
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6030

MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?

Hello everybody I'm planning to buy a new laptop for DJing and the MacBook Air 13.3'' now striked my attention. As far as I can judge, it would fulfill my requirements: I would mainly need it for DJing and so I would go for the 256GB SSD. Does anybody have experiences with this device for DJing? Is ...
by SiMonster
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music within the culture shift.
Replies: 9
Views: 6417

Re: Music within the culture shift.

Certainly not an easy question...
As a DJ it doesn't really affect me since I never really played his tunes. But I also teach Lindy Hop and now I the consequence for me will be to not play Stevens Jitterbug Stroll anymore - to be honest, I never liked this song
by SiMonster
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?
Replies: 27
Views: 13812

Re: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?

Seven hells, that would be extremely useful to me and I'm sure to other newbies too!
by SiMonster
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?
Replies: 27
Views: 13812

Re: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?

And as you say, trev: There already are loads of similar pages and I joined a few. But I don't read them anymore and - at least for me - it's always the same reason: Updates happen very irregular and there are a lot of posts who are not really relevant for me. Speaking from a beginners view, maybe s...
by SiMonster
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?
Replies: 27
Views: 13812

Re: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?

That would be awesome! Currently, my biggest issue is, that I switched to Spotify. Here I'm still not able to display BPM and it lacks the modification possibilities I need (comment, rate, tag and so on). Additionally all the music will be gone, once I stop my subscription which kind of keeps me fro...