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by jmatthew
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 2008 Portland Lindy Exchange - 11 bands!
Replies: 0
Views: 2640

2008 Portland Lindy Exchange - 11 bands!

http://PortlandLX.com - the Portland Lindy Exchange is back on March 7-9. We've had two full years to get ready and you best believe we've been busy! Simply put, this is the craziest exchange I've ever heard of. At the very top of the crazy list: ...we have eleven bands. ELEVEN!! We have ->11<- band...
by jmatthew
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ray Sings, Basie Swings
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

I like it, but I'm in the "one song I'd dj at a swing dance" camp. But curious about anyone else's take on the rest of the album for swing? there's a lot I'll play for blues.
by jmatthew
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 23782

I think there is a massive distinction between people who collaborate to produce music changing the music, and people who buy the music changing the music. If a DJ wants to edit a song for commercial reasons (make it shorter, more danceable, slower), OK, but to pretend that it's for artistic reason...
by jmatthew
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 162290

I haven't personally done it, but now that you bring it up I may start looking at those macbooks again... the guys over at pennyarcade were ridiculousely pleased with the duel boot, so I may have to check it out.
by jmatthew
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 22396

I always tell requestors that I'll try to work their request into my set, but at a time of my choosing. If they ask why I tell them I want to maintain my flow, have songs cued, other requests, etc...rarely have anyone argue. I also tell them I'll try to play their requests, but no promises. If somet...
by jmatthew
Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 22396

I have to wonder how much "research" goes into dj's at bars and clubs talking and it's reaction on the crowd. Personally it always annoys me. Generally speaking someone speaking over a PA is saying something important, so if someone starts talking I start listening. If that person is just wasting my...
by jmatthew
Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 43674

the BPM column/tag in JRMC is a calculated column that can be manual edited. If you chose to "analyse" your audio files with options for auto bpm etc IT WILL CHANGE THIS COLUMN/TAG.....I choose to use Custom1 or another custom field to store the BPM with the audio file. JRiver's BPM analyzer is ste...
by jmatthew
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 43674

bah, I meant 15000, not 1500 :P
by jmatthew
Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 43674

I have about 1500 songs + a ton of videos and photos and JRiver still runs fine and searches quickly on my 6 year old laptop.
by jmatthew
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Jordan and Tatiana B.T. Party Song
Replies: 1
Views: 2725

Wish I didn't Miss You by Angie Stone

edit: posted the first song (Alva's Baby Blues) cause I can't read :P
by jmatthew
Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: And we thought lindy hoppers are a tough crowd
Replies: 30
Views: 13336

A DJ can play more 'variety' but I think that also dilutes the focus. Not all DJ'ed songs, in this day and age, are songs I want to dance to. But when I go hear a band that I know is good, I want to dance every single song. That's my very definition of a good dance band: they make me want to dance ...
by jmatthew
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: And we thought lindy hoppers are a tough crowd
Replies: 30
Views: 13336

I don't know, it's really not that hard to hear breaks coming is it? Or just count the damn things out? I'm not entirely sure you need to memorize songs to hit all the breaks. Not that people don't get a little too into the micromusicallity sometimes (I know I've been guilty), but you don't have to ...
by jmatthew
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: To pause or not to pause, that is the ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4916

Bob your brilliant. I've never even thought about the pauses. :) I love this place. :)

--J
by jmatthew
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Patron related pay
Replies: 4
Views: 2499

I kind of break things down into "dances" and "events." When I'm DJ'ing a regular weekly dance for an hour or two I charge whatever the organizers generally pay (and really don't sweat it, this the part that I'd almost do for free. Events on the other hand are larger, not regular, and unless I mysel...
by jmatthew
Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Riding the wave
Replies: 17
Views: 10839

I usually go for 15-20bpm "jumps." To avoid the "one song all night" feeling I rotate on "gut instinct" between male and female vocalist and instrumental, between big band, modern and "other" swing, and between "energy levels" So a six song set for me might be: 100bpm, male vocalist, high energy, mo...