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    Tips for Opening DJs Josh Wink, Hector Romero, Mike Huckaby, DJ Dan, Shiftee +

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    http://blog.dubspot.com/tips-for-ope...j-dan-shiftee/

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    Thanks for the link. These are all good tips but opening DJ's should especially keep this one in mind:

    Being an opening DJ can be very tricky and it takes true skill and talent to be a good opener. You have to keep people dancing, but not too hard. You want to keep people going to the bar without clearing the floor. Playing to an empty room is also a skill. You also need to know when to pick things up as an opener. If you bore people with too much atmosphere, people might leave. As far as opening DJ etiquette goes, know what the person after you is going to play and build up to that. Also keep your levels out of the reds! If you have the mixer buried in the reds, the next DJ has no headroom and nowhere to go with their levels.Opening up a night is a great opportunity to play those mood setting musical records you wouldn’t get to play at peak time.DJ Endo
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    I want to hear something with some peaks and valleys (that make some kind of transitional sense), no key clashing (unless it somehow works in a tension building way), no vocal clashing, and overall good energy and maybe a bit drama happening would be cool.
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    i love opening
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    Chris, sorry to say you have the worst taste on here, not for me to say but maybe you should post this stuff on commercial sites, I for one am not interested in RA or your so called style in 'house'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Wood View Post
    i love opening
    Me too; piss people off with House Music, TBK, and then get fucked up and shake it to pop and hip hop with hot chicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bootyvaldovinos View Post
    Me too; piss people off with House Music, TBK, and then get fucked up and shake it to pop and hip hop with hot chicks.
    This music was made for stompin!

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