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by turin
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for some LONG competition songs.
Replies: 16
Views: 7932

Actually, I found some great songs on youtube from DCLX 2011. I ripped the audio off of Jonathan Stout's "Flying Home" (ironically) and it worked really well, particularly for a final.

Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiV8jFq9 ... ure=relmfu
by turin
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for some LONG competition songs.
Replies: 16
Views: 7932

Which version of "lying bone" is it? I haven't actually ever heard it before.
by turin
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for some LONG competition songs.
Replies: 16
Views: 7932

Toon Town Dave wrote:turin, what sort of tempo are you looking for? From your math I'm guessing something in the 180-240-ish range.
Yeah, that's about right. Probably closer to 180 than 240, honestly.

Re Live Bands: I wish. I may end up having to do two rounds and pick similar song types...
by turin
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for some LONG competition songs.
Replies: 16
Views: 7932

Looking for some LONG competition songs.

Hey all, I'm DJing a Lindy Hop competition in a few weeks, and the organizer wants their finals to be chorus and a half for each couple. With that times 7 couples, that comes out to be something like 11 choruses for one song, which could be anywhere from 6-8 minutes long. :shock: Have any of you fou...
by turin
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for Romance
Replies: 8
Views: 3250

Doesn't really matter. Whatever you want to suggest I'll look at.
by turin
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for Romance
Replies: 8
Views: 3250

Looking for Romance

Hey DJs, I've been asked to DJ a wedding in which they want romantic swing songs which are still danceable. Sad to say, I've never Dj'ed more than one or two, and I'm looking for some ideas. Because it's a wedding, I'm expecting to need a wide range of styles and danceable-ness. A few examples of wh...
by turin
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: *OPEN* Artist ID for version of "All of Me"
Replies: 7
Views: 4494

Was it played from the Pink City Balboa Festival some years ago?
If so, I think Marcus and Baerble were selling a CD that had that track on it.
by turin
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Longer Jam Songs.
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

The latter. One that might break out at a high energy event
by turin
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: worst request ever
Replies: 15
Views: 13713

Man, you all would die if you came to Albuquerque. Our tuesday night dance features:
Hardcore rockabilly
An endlessly, and dutch, long version of hit the road jack
Hip hop
Peggy Lee's "fever"
Jet
Jason Mraz
Mystikal
and most of the most terrible options from the neo-swing era.
by turin
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Longer Jam Songs.
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Longer Jam Songs.

Hey event DJs, So I've noticed lately that a lot of jams have been trending toward having one rather long song rather than several shorter songs, especially to live music. Which I think is cool, it really gets the dancers connected to the groove of the song, to the other dancers, and to the crowd. C...
by turin
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Solid Old Man, Duke Ellington
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

THanks. Great song!
by turin
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: First time advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

First time advice

So I've been DJing for about four years now, but only local gigs, weekly dances, and some workshops. A few days ago I was invited to DJ at LOTR in Denver, which is awesome. I haven't ever DJed such a big event before, so I was just looking for some advice about things to expect, maybe some of the ma...
by turin
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: DJ Reference
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

DJ Reference

I wasn't entirely sure where to place this topic, but since it's about whether or not good music will be played, I figured here. I recieved a request from a DJ from up North named Richard Basi to play an upcoming event I'm running. I haven't heard of him, so I was wondering if anyone here has, and i...