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by philippecrhk
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Herräng DJ'ing 2017?
Replies: 2
Views: 3046

Re: Herräng DJ'ing 2017?

Yes they are as usual. The music coordinator will arrange to meet the volunteer djs in bar bedlam on Sunday. It should be announced during the daily meeting. I wont be there week 5.
by philippecrhk
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Raggin' the Scale, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Lindy Focus - Bal Comp

Its a great CD ! So many nice songs !
by philippecrhk
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The iPad DJ
Replies: 13
Views: 16511

Re: The iPad DJ

I use the ipad for outdoor and spontaneous dances . Its light and easy to carry around with you . I also keep it as a backup as It has the advantage of being able to switch on immediately when something goes wrong and you dont need a power supply . As your library grows you would still need your com...
by philippecrhk
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJ Controllers
Replies: 8
Views: 8494

Re: DJ Controllers

As Swing Djs we need to give a small pause between songs so people can find a new dance partner so we dont really need fancy controllers . They are nice but not necessary . I find it easier to control things from the mixer ( usually most venues use one) with basic equaliser functions being sufficien...
by philippecrhk
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Exchange Classics Redux
Replies: 10
Views: 9047

Re: Lindy Exchange Classics Redux

Wade in the Water 530am in Folkethus you can probably get away with it !
by philippecrhk
Sun May 31, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: R.I.P. BB King
Replies: 5
Views: 6610

Re: R.I.P. BB King

I find his very early records are great for dancing Lindy Hop and they signal the introduction of the guitar as a replacement for the saxophone. His singing is also great on these tracks. I regularly play "She's Dynamite " , "Let's do the boogie" from the 1949-52 Chronological Classics . Guaranteed ...
by philippecrhk
Fri May 22, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Sugarfoot Stomp, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 5
Views: 3764

Re: Harlem 2015 JB and Tatiana

Thanks Jesse An amazing tune. I will look for it too . I have several albums of the live radio and the energy is always so much higher than in the studio recordings. I can't wait for the Bill Savory collection to come out ( if it ever does - In the US you have stretched copyright beyond reason ) Phi...
by philippecrhk
Thu May 21, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Sugarfoot Stomp, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 5
Views: 3764

Re: Harlem 2015 JB and Tatiana https://www.youtube.com/watc

Dear Jesse Thanks for replying. Its not the video you mentioned. Its another one . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrEmJ70wfwg I hope it works this time. I saw J and Tatiana perform the Dizzy Gillespie song routine at Camp Swing It in Korea it was very nice. I hope you can help me find the song. Che...
by philippecrhk
Thu May 21, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Sugarfoot Stomp, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 5
Views: 3764

[Answered] Sugarfoot Stomp, Ella Fitzgerald

Anyone know this ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dyUUvuWtek

Live recording ? Sounds like Ella and her orchestra ?

Thanks
by philippecrhk
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cable management for the OCD DJ
Replies: 8
Views: 8535

Re: Cable management for the OCD DJ

The main problem with wireless for audio signal is that even if it cuts out for a very short time it will affect the gig. Wireless transmission to speakers is more common but usually only for those where one of many speakers would lose connection at one time so it could be acceptable. The main reaso...
by philippecrhk
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: CDs vs downloads
Replies: 15
Views: 13280

Re: CDs vs downloads

Its nice to support the bands by purchasing their CDs. If you are djing often there is a big risk of damaging the cd's . The CDs are safe at home with their contents added to the music library. Also I live in a city where everyone uses public transport so its not convenient to carry so many CDs . I ...
by philippecrhk
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?
Replies: 10
Views: 8632

Re: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?

I am DJing off Macbook Air 13" and it works really well. I strongly suggest an external hard drive for your music. ( you simply put your itunes library onto the external drive). I also have Audio Pro 2 works well with it. That will use your 2 usb ports. I have just started to use Pro Djay for Mac an...
by philippecrhk
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What was your worst djing experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 16091

Re: What was your worst djing experience?

Thats scary !! It happened to me too in Herrang at 230am in the Dansbanan. Itunes froze completely (but it still played the song out) . My trusty Ipad (1st version) came to the rescue !!. Since upgrading to Itunes 11.1 I have had no more problems with Itunes. Having a fully charged backup player is ...
by philippecrhk
Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing - live 4-28-45
Replies: 11
Views: 7933

Re: Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing - live 4-28-45

Ok this is how I did it on my mac. I downloaded Audacity and also a program for it that loops the sound output back called Soundflower. You play the file and it records the whole radio program, You can then cut it up with audacity into various parts into MP3 or better . The sound quality is not the ...
by philippecrhk
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 128671

Re: mosaic sets

I beg to disagree each type of song has its place. As a dancer you can follow and interpret the singing even more than an instrument as you listen to what they are singing about . Some dancers tell me that they sometimes prefer sung tunes to purely instrumentals as they can relate more easily to the...