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MusicFilter
01-16-2004, 12:04 PM
When "Stars on 45" first came out, a DJ friend (Earnest Nathen) taught me the basics with two copies of this record. BEAT-CLAP BEAT-CLAP

The rest is history.

What records changed the way you play music?

Paradox
01-16-2004, 03:54 PM
I learned on two copies of a hip hop record. Several different ones, actually.

I found blending the instrumental+vocals over the instrumental the easiest was for me to get the hang of things.

DOTSmusic
01-16-2004, 04:02 PM
i learned playing my brother in laws records.
mainly classics, disco, and hip hop.
i didn't use 2 specific records but rather i
just kept on trying to mix and record sets.
i would listen to the mistakes and learn from them
until i actually learned mix pretty decently.
i was spinning mid sized raves and underground parties within 7 months of making the decision that i wanted to dj.

[ January 16, 2004, 04:02 PM: Message edited by: aKiLa ]

Brut by Faberge
01-16-2004, 04:05 PM
i mixed techno before i mixed deep house. i don't recall what records, but i remember finding it EXTREMEly challenging.

kev
01-16-2004, 04:09 PM
The first time I made a mix I had only one turntable but two cassette decks. I would record one record onto tape, play the tape on one of the decks, mix another record while recording this process on the 2nd deck. By the end of the mix the beginning sounded like complete caca from re-recording it so many times. I think I still have this tape.

Oh yeah, they were all hip hop records circa 86/87. I do know T La Rock's "Back to Burn" was on it.

richierich
01-16-2004, 04:11 PM
I don't remember what exact records they were. Harry A. showed me how to blend and I just kept practicing/recording myself and listening to the mixes. I still have a lot of those trainwreck tapes.

DaveR
01-16-2004, 04:14 PM
- Space Cowboy (he's bad, he's mean)
- Hey DJ (keep me dancin', all night long)
- Fresh (F-R-E-S-H, fresh, fresh fresh yo that's fresh)
- Al-Naafiysh (classic !)

You get the picture smile.gif

DR

LEONARD REMIX RROY
01-16-2004, 04:17 PM
Chance With You by Brother To Brother & Cathedrals by D.C. LaRue.

I picked up other things as I went.

D J 1 3 8
01-16-2004, 04:17 PM
The first real mix I ever attempted was on my friend's radio show in college. I was under the very foolish impression that if a song sampled a track, then it must be the same pitch as the original. I think I used EPMD's "You Gots To Chill" and and original copy of "More Bounce To The Ounce". Needless to say, it was a big freakin' trainwreck. The turntables were very old school radio station joints with no pitch control at all. Afterwards, I was like "ohhhhhhhhhh...I get it"

saadir7
01-16-2004, 05:06 PM
T.R.O.Y. - Pete Rock
Method Man
and something by Naughty By Nature,
I think it was the b side of OPP.

MusicFilter
01-16-2004, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by LEONARD REMIX RROY:
Chance With You by Brother To Brother & Cathedrals by D.C. LaRue.

I picked up other things as I went. Hmm interesting I'm trying to hear those two records in my head together. could you hold a mix or was it one of those slam mixes?

LEONARD REMIX RROY
01-16-2004, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by MusicFilter:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by LEONARD REMIX RROY:
Chance With You by Brother To Brother & Cathedrals by D.C. LaRue.

I picked up other things as I went. Hmm interesting I'm trying to hear those two records in my head together. could you hold a mix or was it one of those slam mixes? </font>[/QUOTE]Not a slam and no I did not blend thoughs two songs, they were the two I started with as of finding tunes that fit.

MusicFilter
01-16-2004, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by LEONARD REMIX RROY:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by MusicFilter:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by LEONARD REMIX RROY:
Chance With You by Brother To Brother & Cathedrals by D.C. LaRue.

I picked up other things as I went. Hmm interesting I'm trying to hear those two records in my head together. could you hold a mix or was it one of those slam mixes? </font>[/QUOTE]Not a slam and no I did not blend thoughs two songs, they were the two I started with as of finding tunes that fit. </font>[/QUOTE]My comment was not intended to offend. I'd just like to hear those two together.

Oh and

http://www.moviesoundscentral.com/sounds/training_day/fool.wav

One good turn deserves another. icon_rofl.gif

Elbert Phillips
01-16-2004, 11:16 PM
"Dance, Dance, Dance" by Chic into 117 (you know the "clap-clap-clap" thing) track into "Music Is The Answer" by Colonel Abrams-fast and eager learner.

DJ George Bates
01-17-2004, 09:03 AM
I don't really remember but I do remember they were records that I heard one night @ the Powerplant hail.gif and i went home and the next day bought some 12's and was trying to emulate that blend...

DLow
01-17-2004, 09:08 AM
I have no idea. It was probably some break beat. I do remember some of the first breaks I was cuttin-up when I was young; 'Knock 'Em Out Sugar Ray', 'Orange Crush', 'Take Me To The Mardi Gras', 'Last Night Saved It All'....

Raven Fox
01-17-2004, 09:17 AM
http://www.ravenfox.net/youngdj1.jpg
from 1972

I still have the 45s :D
I remember playing with 2 phonographs
mixing the volumes between the 2 and
recording it on a battery powered tape player.

Songs like:
Love Train by The O'Jay's
The Theme from Shaft
Date with the Rain by Eddie Kendricks
countless others

yeah... I'm old school ;)

Raven

DJ Rockin' Robin
01-18-2004, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Raven Fox:
http://www.ravenfox.net/youngdj1.jpg
from 1972

I still have the 45s :D
I remember playing with 2 phonographs
mixing the volumes between the 2 and
recording it on a battery powered tape player.

Songs like:
Love Train by The O'Jay's
The Theme from Shaft
Date with the Rain by Eddie Kendricks
countless others

yeah... I'm old school ;)

Raven ^^^^^^^^^

Classic pic :D

At first, I was gonna say what is a "Pornograph" graemlins/lol.gif