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  • #2810
    TheShard
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    Any tips and experience…..Someone……Anyone????

    #2827
    Gadabout
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    Varies from situation to situation. There are a lot of variables you can take into account [location, day of the week, demographic, even the weather]
    There is one thing that i feel is very important no matter what the variables are… Be Entertaining No Matter What. That is, have fun and show you are having fun. People do tend to feed off a DJs vibe. Throw a jesus pose =P

    #2833
    Emma Partnow
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    Without a Shadow Of A Doubt; Gadabout is Completely Correct about Environmental Factors in DJ’ing Outside;
    I Personally would Never DJ unless I had Sufficient Cover from Rain (I have seen Booths with Plastic Roofs);
    It would be ‘Ideal’ (but not ‘Always’ Practical) to DJ on a Stage that is ‘Above’ the Ground; so if there had been Rain Previously (Glastonbury in England is a Prime Example of Mud); we wouldn’t be Slipping On The Ground Surface;
    ‘Falling Over’ maybe be Cool to the Crowd; but to try and ‘Scratch Vinyl’ for instance would be Quite Difficult with a
    ‘Fist Full Of Mud’ (not Dollars :));

    #2867
    Rob Francis
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    You basically watch what kind of music the crowd are into and try to keep with that vibe. If something is going down well then dig out another similar track.

    Depending on when and where you are playing you mitt be looking to build the intensity or keep it on the same level.

    In some places the DJ is the centre of attention while in others you’re in the background contributing to the ambience.

    So there isn’t really a hard set rule, play it by ear, thats what good DJs do.

    #2887
    pilotmike327
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    Gadabout, post: 2817 wrote: There is one thing that i feel is very important no matter what the variables are… Be Entertaining No Matter What. That is, have fun and show you are having fun. People do tend to feed off a DJs vibe. Throw a jesus pose =P

    You know this is actually one of my big worries if/when I actually play in front of a crowd. Since I would be in control of the music, I know what song I chose next. I know for a fact I get wayyyy into the music and knowing me, i’ll be leaving the booth (if i know I have enough time) and just dance and go crazy with the crowd when I have the drop set and ready to go!

    I have a feeling this falls into the category of: Not Recommended
    :p
    One day I will do it though!!

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