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    Small Questions Thread!

    Hoping this gets stickied and helps clean up the section.
    Just shoot for quick small questions!
    I have one real quick one:

    What's your guys' take on playing multiple tracks form the same artist?
    Either throughout a set or following another or a combination of the two.

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    I don't really see a problem with it.

    But for Top 40 I wouldn't play songs of the same artist back to back, rather play the song a bit later in the set instead of straight after the previous song (of the same artist).
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    in salsa Djing ist kind of a no-no in my opinion, sign of laziness on the Djs part, since mixing is not necessary in salsa anyway then track selection is one of the only ways for a dj to show that there is in fact a human being behind the decks

    in other genres, i also think it need to be kept to a minimum

    i guess it all depends on how important Variety is in whatever style you DJ

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    Unless they're both big tracks or by a hugely popular artist most people won't notice.

    I wouldn't play them back to back though. Just leave a good 30 minutes between the tracks to be safe.

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    I was just wondering because I find myself doing it when I'm jamming at home, awesome tracks of course don't get me wrong, but part of me felt like I shouldn't be doing it.

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    DJs are expected to bring variety to their performances. Repeating tracks and artists is usually frowned upon... unless it's Michael Jackson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLH View Post
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    I have no problem re-using artists in a mix…up to a point. Then again, one of the reasons I don't spin downtempo and trip hop is that I'd just want to play Portishead and Massive Attack all the time. But when it comes to music I actually DJ, there aren't that many artists that release enough so that it's a problem.

    And I don't listen to Albums. That might help. If a house/techno/breaks/etc. artist puts out an album and isn't Daft Punk, Orbital, or Underworld, I just skip the entire thing when I'm shopping for tracks. Which is about the opposite for everything else, because for the music I listen to outside of DJing (Blues, Country, Hip Hop, Industrial) I just about only listen to albums.

    And I'm insanely tired…and thirsty…in the "I want to be drunk right now" kind of way.

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