Sounding Fresh

Tips and techniques of the trade

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Bob the Builder
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#1 Post by Bob the Builder » Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:54 pm

Last weekend I did 5 ½ hours in the booth at Melbourne’s Swing City. It went very well, and there was almost (1 song) no reputation of tracks.
Then I DJed the following weekend. I found it very difficult to sound fresh and different.
If you are doing a lot of hours in the booth, how do you find the best way to sound fresh and different every time? The last thing I want to do, is sound the same each time I DJ.


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#2 Post by main_stem » Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:28 am

1. Look at the artists you like to play a lot, then pick a couple songs that you've never DJed by them befor and forceyourself to use them.

2. When I'm at home I put iTunes on random and let it go. Half the time I come across music I'd forgotten about and put it in a a list for the next time I DJ.
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