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    Would an album full of beat tracks be relevant in today's DJ market?

    I was wondering, would a Vinyl or Digital album like Virgo Tracks, Make Your Own 'Stars or even Faces Drums be something that would "make it" in today's DJ market? I mean, I know how rare Faces Drums and Make your Own Stars are and what an impact they had on DJs in Chicago as well as around the world but, would something like this work in today's environment?

    Just curious.

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    I used to buy loads of beats albums, DJ tools, acapellas, etc.

    There still seem to be acapellas floating around, but they seem to be for remixes, not as DJ tools these days.

    I wonder how our style of DJing has changed to make these kinds of things less common.

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    I don't think they are as sought after any more. I know I have not purchased a beat track lp in a loooong time. Would be good to add a beat track to a regular 12 inch with vocals and an instrumental just for fun.

    Also, "Faces Drums" and "Mix Your Own Stars" have appeared on various compilations over the years (in case you are looking for them). I still need an original Faces Drums.

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    Well, this is why I'm asking, I know with today's technology you can easily loop or edit a break or whatever to make and use as a DJ tool. So, I'm sure an album like that wouldn't be relevant today. Or would it?

    As I'm sure some of you know back in the days, you would have to buy that bootleg with the acapella or a seperate 12" for that dope beat to make your set that much better.

    Hey Juan, I do have copies of those Ultimate Scratch Records as well as some other colored vinyl with those Faces Drums and Make your own Stars beats. I would play the shit out of those too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Skyway Music View Post

    Hey Juan, I do have copies of those Ultimate Scratch Records as well as some other colored vinyl with those Faces Drums and Make your own Stars beats. I would play the shit out of those too.
    Same here. The only record I have Faces Drums on is that clear yellow boot from way back. Used to be worth quite a bit before they started repressing sh*t left and right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Skyway Music View Post
    I was wondering, would a Vinyl or Digital album like Virgo Tracks, Make Your Own 'Stars or even Faces Drums be something that would "make it" in today's DJ market? I mean, I know how rare Faces Drums and Make your Own Stars are and what an impact they had on DJs in Chicago as well as around the world but, would something like this work in today's environment?

    Just curious.

    -Sean Hernandez
    Perhaps it depends on just how good the beats are.

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    It still exists in the techno world

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    Quote Originally Posted by dag View Post
    It still exists in the techno world
    I would love to hear examples. Any links?
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    it does exist...beat traks never gonna go away....search em out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Skyway Music View Post
    I would love to hear examples. Any links?
    just go to any online record store and search for "locked groove"

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