Registered: 4 years, 7 months ago
I'm a DJ since 1985 and still enjoys it very much. I've been doing this as a semi professional for 25 years. I still love new gears and music which now give me the possibility to play a lot of different genres. Straight forward mixing layer by layer is what I started with but now I use whats needed for the moment. Love house music above all others but when it comes to performing I look at music/tracks as tools and I don't need to love a track to play it, as long as it's a good tool that gets the job done. I will have belief's and opinions about most things that's about DJ:ing so expect something back if you ask. I'm not into computers in the booth but I think it's great that they give an extra dimension to DJ:ing with controllers, but for me, it's 2/3 decks and a mixer that gives me the satisfaction when I play. My gear for the moment is, Mixer: DJM-800, DDM-4000, DJM-250 CD-player: 2 CDJ-2000 Nexus, 2 CDJ-1000 Combo-unit: Pioneer XDJ-R1/I-pad and Pioneer HDJ-2000. The plan is to invest in Pio's 2000/900 Mk2 during 2016. I actually use most of my gear on a regular basis. I love to take a step back sometimes and play with minimal gear to get the basics going. About recording promotional mixes: All my mixes are made in one take. No editing. I prepare my music, not my mixes. What you hear, is what you can expect to hear when I play live. Every mix starts with an idea of what I wanna play, and then I pick the tracks on the fly and the track list is written in between transitions. Some people don't agree with me in this, but for me to do it in another way, would be like cheating to my customers. I know I have a bunch of people listening every time I upload a mix, so I'm very focused on doing my best every time, and yes, there will be errors once in a while and that's how it is. Well, that sums me up pretty well, I think. Cheers!
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