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by HepcatswingJJ
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Collegiate Shag please?
Replies: 18
Views: 6098

1) Neo-swing is based off of a rock rhythm, not a swing rhythm, 2) The swing rhythm (or pulse) is essential to the feel of the collegiate shag basic, 3) A "fast" tempo doesn't mean a song is automatically a shag song (or a balboa song, etc.). Shag can be done comfortably at around 180 bpm. In the e...
by HepcatswingJJ
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Collegiate Shag please?
Replies: 18
Views: 6098

Why not??? :?:
by HepcatswingJJ
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Collegiate Shag please?
Replies: 18
Views: 6098

Here are a couple of neo swing tunes that are great for shag.

Man with the Hex - Atomic Fireballs
Go Daddio - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Boogie Bumper - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
by HepcatswingJJ
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Dance to it before you dj it
Replies: 10
Views: 7897

I'll check those threads out. but I'm not really talking about overplayed tunes... I'll see if there's an existing thread I can work from....
by HepcatswingJJ
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Dance to it before you dj it
Replies: 10
Views: 7897

is creating a general 'buzz' in the room good point. That's key...some songs just never fail to get the dance floor energized.. Might start tagging those songs in my playlists. Actually, I think I'll start a thread of the top 10 favourites to dj. Might be an interesting list if others add their own...
by HepcatswingJJ
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Big Band festival in Christchurch New Zealand!
Replies: 1
Views: 3136

Update... I was wrong in my first post... make that 14 big bands!!! The dance on Saturday night will have 7 big bands battling like the Savoy! Also teaching will be Ruth and Shane from Perth! There are 5 days and nights of live bands, dancing, and other amazing activities. You know you want to check...
by HepcatswingJJ
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Dance to it before you dj it
Replies: 10
Views: 7897

Dance to it before you dj it

Have you ever heard a track and thought , "Whoa, that's awesome, went and dj'ed it and found that when you actually tried dancing to it it's either heaps faster/slower than it sounded, or just not that interesting to dance to? Ever since making a few mistakes like that I always dance to anything I m...
by HepcatswingJJ
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: current/modern/club music that you can somewhat lindy to?
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

We lindy bomb places here in NZ sometimes. It's great fun and really tests your musicality dancing to stuff that's different or that you don't know. Balboa works to almost anything! It's great for hip hop! MIght work for drum n bass? Go to clubs that play a mix of music (metal, pop, hip hop) and you...
by HepcatswingJJ
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: hip hop "music"
Replies: 30
Views: 21302

Sola Rosa has some amazing hip-hop jazz crossover stuff that I really like for balboa. Especially

"Humanized"

and

"Turn Around"

They are kiwi artists. Music is off the album "Get it together".
You can have a listen through the itunes store.

Cheers
Jeff
by HepcatswingJJ
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Big Band festival in Christchurch New Zealand!
Replies: 1
Views: 3136

Big Band festival in Christchurch New Zealand!

7 big bands, Hanna and Mattias, the amazing natural beauty of New Zealand! What more could you ask for??
Check it out

http://www.hepcatswing.com/events.php

Hope to see you there!
Jeff