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I've tried mixing in some other stuff, I got people dancing to some UK Funky house and some Kerri Chandler at one point. But I don't even try that sort of thing unless its after 1:30 or 2 am, the people who actually like dancing will usually stick around for stuff thats a little outside their comfort zone.

I'm kind of torn about the first question, I actually find myself liking this music the more I play it.

I would have considered it hellish to have a Chromeo song stuck in my head even a year ago.

Now its not that bad, I'm basically just trying to find a midway point between my tastes and the audiences.

(I do get sick of the constant requests for Daft Punk songs though).

Siah Alan, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

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Check out this chart: Soviet Panda of the Too Much Love night.

Its actually about 50% stuff that I like whole heartedly.

Siah Alan, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think middle school dances condition Americans to only dance to songs they recognize--so they won't get down to house unless there's a jayz acappella on top

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

I am a fan of that Crookers Day & Night remix

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

no max normals dont dance to house because of theyre not gay - this is changing w/the release of the film "milk" now

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

those kids who do Indie Queer are the WORST perpetrators of this.

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha i forgot about gay/straight binary in my o.p.

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

the usual thesis being america hates the gays

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

like i would say this stuff doesnt sound gay enough except apparently its real big at queer nites around here too. well im stumped -- how can i work identity politics into my fundamental dislike of this stuff???

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

I used to definitely ride for this shit but I agree it's gotten embarassignly bad. the barrier to entry is way too low (logic+serato+blog friends)..the genre has given us a couple dope tracks though...

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^^when ppl post like this they make me want to go vahid on a motherfucker

the only point at which this makes sense to me is the actual sound quality of the traxx that are created - i dont get why tracks sounding like shit, from an engineering standpoint, can ever be seen as a 'good thing'

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

the drums are just not cool. It's made to either stand around to or like stage dive while spraying beer everywhere

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think that now america can see because of things like indie queer and such as that gays are not actually something to be worried about as far as people who show you up to be cooler than you because like indie even for not v cool people was something abandoned in at the latest 2004

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh. I guess maybe you mentioned that in some of the text I didn't read. I wasn't even thinkng about sound quality

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

so in conclusion we all just assumed a lot of things that turned out to be wrong :)

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

yea no idea where this gay stuff came from I'm talking about the djs who play that specific night. Sound quality issues probably comes from guys like sebastian and kavinsky who use cdjs and trainwreck and throw half the eqs to ten and the other half to zero instead of properly mixing

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

gayness is natural is comes from everywhere like water or the air

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 00:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

well water you have to pay a bill for usually

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

The weird thing regarding bad mixing is that this stuff really isn't that hard to mix.

Its just big obvious riffs half the time, its nowhere near as touchy as even mixing good deep house or disco can be. Maybe its just years of being a metalhead (and being into industrial and EBM in my teens) that makes it easier for me, mixing Funky drives me crazy.

Siah Alan, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

i have no idea whether the dj at this night im thinking of doesnt beatmatch because he cant or just wont

W i l l, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

i should ask via the txt request hotline

W i l l, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

its not really about the beatmatching per se imo -- too many djs get so focused on that they forget to pay attention to the vibe of the room
not that its not important, trainwrecks are bad obv

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

you are opinionated .. some people dont like beat matching and what it has done to people .... the grey dark woods has answers .

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

nah its not that i just think blaming it on 'djs who dont beatmatch well' or how the bar has been lowered for entry misses the point im trying to make in this thread

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

or rather the point im trying to discuss in this thread - im not really sure what point im trying to make

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

the point is to get chix to make out w/each other - that is why people dj

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

exactly -- what i dont understand is why this shit makes anyone want to make out. i think maybe its that ppl dislike it so much they decide to get drunk which leads to more making out

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

now were cooking w/fire!!

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

the point of this thread is to get chix to make out with each other???

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

i dont think any chicks have even posted in this thread yet br0s -- we got work to do. im going to drink a beer and see what happens

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

pay the blog-house louder they'll hear us over on "i love style"

Ron Polarik, PhD (and what), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

deej with an attitude like that no ones ever going to make out because of this thread

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

i hav 0 beers :(

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

My issues with Justice style riff music are basically along the lines of over-compression makes for a lack of dynamic range. The music is loud but also very flat sounding, even though tracks like Digitalism's Jupiter Room can be very impressive when played out.

I keep finding myself wanting to mix in Border Community artists, people like Ricardo Tobar. I can't handle the flatness of everything. My issues with fidget mostly revolve around the occasionally just stupid attempts at humour.

I don't play Club music because I'm not from Baltimore, don't play Juke because I'm not from Chicago.

I'm certain I'd just come off as clueless Midwestern white kid who knows nothing about the music.

Now I go find myself alchohol.

Siah Alan, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

im drinking a whiskey

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

yr prob not a clueless midwesterner because i am not detecting a can do spirit xp

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

yah beatmatching isnt the sine qua non of dance music, im not saying that, just personal taste, i like not to have to cease moving between tracks. or should i say songs. for me what it maybe comes down to is this rock or dance music, lame binary i know, and not what this thread is supposed to be about im sure
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W i l l, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think i hav some whiskey but really i want a beer

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

i ordered a pizza

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

i could go to the store - id hav to put on shoes - tough :/

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

i had pizza earlier

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

i might get some beer then do more work then tomorrow i will buy an iphone

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

and maybe party

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

its a iphone celebration yall

ice cr?m, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm drinking Bulleitt mixed with vanilla cream soda, its tasty.

This is both rock and dance, I'm kind of split between thinking of it as deep electroclash (joke) or Heavy NRG.

Siah Alan, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

knob creek straight, gift from coworker

W i l l, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

great thread so far

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

serious ILM threads RIP

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

thats mostly a good thing but i thought maybe ppl would have some insights here

deej, Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah until tim or vahid shows up all youre gonna get is shenanagins and a <shrug emoticon>

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

or at least just tell me which one i fall into

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 10 October 2009 01:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

keepin it positive jocular humor i <3 cricket crew

max
ice cream
lamp

the serious dance musics discussion crew

vahid
tim f
matt dc
rtc
lex
blueski

(? basically the funky house crew)

input from the jackoff sesh regs

me
rev
deej
surfboard dudes totally (?)

the dance nerd posse

not sure how this is different than the other group? i guess ppl i've never heard of

j@cob
w i l l
siah alan
display name

(?)

it takes a nation of 51 to hold us back (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 10 October 2009 01:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

poll

i got nothin (deej), Saturday, 10 October 2009 01:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dance nerd reporting in, how do you all feel about the Salem remixes of Gucci Mane?

http://www.thefader.com/2009/10/01/salem-remix-gucci-mane/

Yes, I know its the Fader, I'm sorry OK?

Silent Ally (Siah Alan), Saturday, 10 October 2009 05:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

i dunno if he's on this thread (i'm not gonna look) but surely ronan is a dance nerd

butt sound insanity (gbx), Saturday, 10 October 2009 06:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

or srs dance musics discussion crew

butt sound insanity (gbx), Saturday, 10 October 2009 06:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

ronan is serious dance musics discussion crew

those remixes of gucci were awful

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE GUCCI (deej), Saturday, 28 August 2010 22:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

"why yes, i am a climber-- we should go back to my place and climb into my hot tub while i tell you about it."

― ♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:10 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Sunday, 21 August 2011 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

i'm into these dudes

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 10 May 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

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