DJF TRANCE CHAMPION 2011/2012DEEPER SHADES OF TRANCE - TRANCESONIC FM - BAM RADIO GLOBAL - CLUBRADIO NYC
the one mix using both edm and hip hop sounds cool.
and i think to keep the battle short and people interested the team idea works as well. i think the team thing somebody metioned would be like the ryder cup. people face off individually but teams get points and win.
and from what i read is it a song limit or a time limit or both? if it is a time limit then you should not have a song limit. like i said you want everybody to be able to do what they do. i know if i personally have a 5 song limit and want to do the best sounding mix i would end up with a problem of style vs getting closer to the time limit. two quick intro/outro songs (30 secs each) and i only have three/four songs to mix with in the middle. i don't know about other hip hop dj's but that would hinder me. i just did two mixes with 8-10 songs in about ten minutes each. and i have heard reddi's mixes and he gets more songs in in ten minutes.
New proposed rules (so far):
1. Each DJ will select an appropriate number of tracks to make a mix with, and send those tracks to their competition partner (listed in the table made by Interracial Tea)
2. The final track of the mix MUST start before the 30min mark for EDM, and the 15min mark for hip-hop
3. Each DJ will be allowed two weeks to make a mix from the tracks provided
4. All tracks must be exchanged before the two-week countdown starts (perhaps everyone should report back to this thread when they have their tracks?)
5. Minimal post-production is allowed (limiting, slight compression, normalization, or other level corrections to produce a listenable mix)
6. Significant post-production is not allowed (edits, multi-tracking, overdubbing, or other creative changes)
7. Each individual mix-battle victory will net one point for the winner's team
8. Any DJ winning both the hip-hop and EDM battles in their match will net three points for their team, one for each victory and a bonus point for performing a sweep
9. We're all in this for the fun. Don't ruin the fun for others by being a dick
Did I miss anything? Does anybody want to include anything else?
Also, how will we handle the native-genre mixes? Is everyone comfortable with recording a mix, then forwarding the tracks to their competition partner? How much time should be allotted for the native-genre mix? Two weeks again?
If you don't keep the songs, I don't see the problem. You could trade records with a friend, why not trade digital files? If they record the record while they have it and then give it back…that's not your problem, nor is it the problem of the coffee shop where the exchanges took place.
The only issue is that there's no way to document chain of custody for digital files, which is a fundamental problem with the medium and not something that I think anyone here should worry about.
My suggestion……if anyone gets in trouble with a label……write about it……post it anywhere you can. I–for one–will commit to boycotting those labels for the rest of my life if it happens.
pos rep pen, rules seem really cool, and the team thing will keep people tuned in and ready to vote. thanks for taking my suggestion about song number.