yeah i agree with djknowledge lmao
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im white as fuck and ive done a couple all spanish music parties. Like banda cumbia mernegue. I made sure to hit up my hispanic friends to get all the best music of course because i obviously dont listen to it
Pero que asen cuando alguien les pide una cansion?
I'm starting out... When attending a "Mexican" party ..expect to play "Mexican" music. Rancheras, Corridos, Nortenas, duranguense, Banda or w/e the host wants. Then Occasionally throw in some Reggaeton, Cumbias, bachata Mambo something with a little higher BPM to change the tone. Thats just my 2 cents. but you cant play Mexican Music for a non Mexican Crowd..due to they will not understand it and cant even dance to it cus is totally different than any other type music besides Polkas. To answer the Question DJ'ing a Mexican Party without knowledge of "Rancheras, Corridos, Nortenas, duranguense, Banda" i wouldnt even touch the Gig. Also you cant just go to Top 100 mexican latin songs and expect to get the hits...cus alot of what people want to hear are not even up there.
Whats popular right now is Tribal Music Just youtube it..little example 3ballMTY- Intentalo/ Baile del Amor are 2 good songs.
I seen to much DJ's playing Spanish Rock in Mexican Parties and the Crowd is like WTF is this...might be cool for the younger crowd...Like stated before what you like goes out the window when it comes to DJ'ing its all about what the Crowd wants....I dont like Lil wayne...but ill play it just to keep the crowd happy. If i wanted to play what i loved i would play underground Hip Hop and support Independant Artist trying to make it. But the People love The Wayne and the Beebz..so give them what they want i guess lol.
I know im goin to get alot of people bashing me...but i know my Music (Latin, Hip Hop, 90's Hard house, Oldies" i know rock and some techno/electro but not enough to play it though i enjoy it in my car.
I would just stick to what "I" know and keep the group of people with the same taste in music as you happy than trying to make everyone happy ...it will just end up in Failure.
Last edited by Statik; 08-01-2012 at 08:24 PM.
Little late to this party, but whatevs'! I play exclusively tropical - salsa (for LA, NY, and cuban style dancers), merengue, reggaeton/cubaton, timba especially - and even cumbia! The thing about salsa dancers - in my opinion - is that yes they don't like their salsa songs mixed, but they also (as a generalization) contribute the least to the bar! Bunch of water drinking, big-steppin', spotlight-seekers LOL!
That said, I usually don't mix salsa but will play with the others. For salsa, I find the *most* critical skill is to harmonically mix, stay on top of BPM progressions (especially if going from one genre to salsa and back), and above all in a bar that accepts but doesn't overly cater to salseros, set up cue points and load-in/out markers so there's a gapless transition. Of course, if it's a salsa night, that totally changes everything! Cheers!
lmao ur definitely right about the water drinkin, big-steppin' , spotlight seeker part. Most will stay in hiding until some salsa comes on and all of a sudden its an episode from dancing with the stars or somethin lol. I play when it is needed but most of the time no one even cares. I'm spanish and although i wouldn't consider the parties i do to be latin the population of definitely there and will request it inevitably, at least around these parts.