Exchange DJ set length times – What is your preference?

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Exchange DJ set length times – What is your preference?

Poll ended at Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:23 pm

30 minute sets
0
No votes
60 minute sets
7
39%
90 minute sets
7
39%
120 minute sets
3
17%
150 minute sets
0
No votes
180 minute sets
1
6%
 
Total votes: 18

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Exchange DJ set length times – What is your preference?

#1 Post by Bob the Builder » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:23 pm

We (Melbourne) have just had out Melbourne Lindy Exchange. I was in charge to coordinating the DJ’s over the weekend. I was trying to ensure every DJ got a minimum of 90 minutes set and most got a 120 minute set.
The reason I did this, is because in my opinion a Good DJ will work the room a lot better in these kind of set times rater than a short set.
The down side is it reduces the number of DJ’s you can have.
What’s your view on Set lengths for experienced DJ’s at large events?
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#2 Post by Serg » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:18 pm

At SoFlex I give each DJ a 60 minute set. I think a good DJ can set a mood over 60 minutes. I will also schedule each DJ to play at least 2 sets and possibly 3 or 4.

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#3 Post by djstarr » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:28 am

60 minutes is a little on the short side especially if there are mishaps; starting late, equipment failure etc. 2 djs who work well together doing 2 hours trading off is good, however that all depends on the 2 djs. I think 90 min. would be optimum to showcase a dj.

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#4 Post by mousethief » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:18 am

60 minutes minimum, 2 hour maximum
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#5 Post by Swifty » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:15 am

As both a DJ and a dancer I'd much prefer 4 DJs at 90-120+ minutes apiece over 8 DJs for 45-60 minutes each. Unfortunately I'm in the minority these days.
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#6 Post by mousethief » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:29 pm

Organizers are too afraid to say no to any DJ that knocks on their door.

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#7 Post by Serg » Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:06 am

mousethief wrote:Organizers are too afraid to say no to any DJ that knocks on their door.

Kalman
That's not my experience. I've been turned down when I requested to DJ at events/exchanges that I did not know any of the organizers. I have also denied a few people when they requested to DJ at SoFlex. I usually schedule DJs who have been DJing for at least 4 years around the US.

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#8 Post by swinginstyle » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:19 am

What about up and coming djs? How will they get their shot?
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#9 Post by Mr Awesomer » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:20 am

swinginstyle wrote:What about up and coming djs? How will they get their shot?
By building a reputation locally and/or taking shitty gigs.
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#10 Post by mousethief » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:01 pm

What's my overall preference?

Zero minutes for DJs. All bands, all the time.

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#11 Post by Serg » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:16 am

GuruReuben wrote:
swinginstyle wrote:What about up and coming djs? How will they get their shot?
By building a reputation locally and/or taking shitty gigs.
I second that!

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