Jump to content
Dj's United

Dave80s

Regular Contributor
  • Content Count

    188
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Dave80s

  1. Dave80s

    Moon River

    Hi, I have been asked for 'Moon River' at a upcoming function. What is the definitive version, folks?
  2. Dave80s

    R Kelly

    Slow Jamz is by Twistaz - featuring Kanye West I think, if you struggle to find it.
  3. You can get tracks on ebay that aren't released yet (promos) but if you aren't on the web try 2nd hand music shops where people will have dumped their unwanted promo CDs, you should find the unreleased mixes you are looking for on these as well. Also buy albums, then check out the release dates on amazon or hmv and check the radio playlists for an idea of what is up and coming. Then hey presto you can play the 'new single' off the album. e.g if you bought Kanye West's album you could be spinning 'Good Life'. ok so this won't work for the 1st single I know!
  4. Here's this weeks UK top 100, with ones I wouldn't play taken out. SUGABABES ABOUT YOU NOW MARK RONSON FT AMY WINEHOUSE VALERIE BRITNEY SPEARS GIMME MORE HOOSIERS GOODBYE MR A IDA CORR VS FEDDE LE GRAND LET ME THINK ABOUT IT TIMBALAND FT ONE REPUBLIC APOLOGIZE MIKA HAPPY ENDING FREEMASONS FT BAILEY TZUKE UNINVITED 50 CENT / TIMBERLAKE / TIMBALAND AYO TECHNOLOGY SHAYNE WARD IF THAT'S OK WITH YOU SCOUTING FOR GIRLS SHE'S SO LOVELY SEAN KINGSTON BEAUTIFUL GIRLS WOMBATS LET'S DANCE TO JOY DIVISION TIMBA
  5. A couple of related questions from me. When ripping your CDs if you cannot connect to the web how does it get the CD info? Will the Denon HD2500 work with any Denon deck tray? How does it connect, does it have phono leads (for the mixer) and also the small round lead (for the deck tray)
  6. good for your back - no gear to lug around....!
  7. yes, it is called "Like This Like That" by Se:Sa
  8. Scouting For Girls - She's So Lovely It's on the radio now!
  9. When I started DJing it was to mix dance music (in 1994) and I never gave party DJing a second thought. I learned to mix house music and found it quite easy. (Although I made a few 'mix tapes' at the time as you do - I found them the other day, maybe I wasn't as good as I thought!!!) However my first real gigs (in student venues, 1995) required more party stuff. The lads who already worked there were playing party stuff and mixing it, and I thought it sounded great. I loved the fact that we would try and mix up loads of different genres and see what works and what didn't. The reaction
  10. did this one ever make the top spot?
  11. oh dear, are there any more old threads which need digging up, along the lines of 'this is gonna be number 1 for sure' etc etc. ...only to sink without trace! What happened to that David Essex track everyone was raving about? Bombed?
  12. Here's a few if you are in a 'Rock' mood Motorhead - Ace of Spades The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary Presidents Of The USA - Lump Queen - We Will Rock You
  13. Dave80s

    Spice Girls

    I only play Phil Spectre at Halloween
  14. Best place to look for work would be on forums I guess, most english resorts seem to have some sort of web presence. In the old days before the web, I just went there and asked around - usually finding something quick. Sounds a bit dodgy now but back then it was cash in hand on the night, no questions asked, no paperwork etc. Money was a pittance, but perks included all the booze and birds you could handle, and I made a bit on the side selling souvenir tapes (yes it was a while ago). Your taste in music sounds ideal for a holiday resort, and you will probably find someone from Black
  15. Songs that get featured in films usually seem to transcend generations. In the last ten years I have dropped a lot of 80s from my sets, even though it is my favourite decade. (Formative years an' all that) The 90s is a bit of a difficult decade for the mobile DJ, as several genres seemed to polarise opinion. e.g old skool dance classics may not have the middle of the road crowd on their feet, neither would a 90s grunge or britpop set. And the cooler types wouldn't be seen dead dancing to any boy/girl band stuff. Most 90s stuff I play seems to be of a "US rap style"
  16. The 5 Live EP it was released as - with 5 live tracks on amazingly. Killer was another one, and a duet with Lisa Stansfield.... Think it was for charidee
  17. Dave80s

    80's Playlist

    The Walkabout thing sounds like a red herring. Presumably they want you to DJ like the guy in your local 'Walkabout' which is a chain of Aussie Bars. Nothing to do with the shape and size of the bars. I suggest going to said venue and checking it out. Edited: oh yes, they seem to have clubs tacked on, usually downstairs/in the basement.
  18. I would DJ for free for any friends or relatives - if they set it all up etc. I would happily turn up with my cd's and do an hour or 2.
  19. I always use one sub or subs anyway. Why leave it at home? Don't kids like bass :-) I will have a listen to both anyway and then decide. Thanks for all the opinions.
  20. I will go and have a listen then. I would be leaning towards the 350/sub setup though because I like a good bass sound! I used to run my Peavey hisys 1s on their own, but once I added a sub I never looked back.
  21. Thanks for your comprehensive reply, Ed. I don't think I would ever do a gig without a sub so your setup sounds right for me. Also the SRM350s are £130 cheaper than 450s! So you could buy another sub with the change. Can you run 2 mackie SRM350s on one Opera 41.15 sub? Also do the Opera's have a hole for a stand which you could put the mackies on top. I know this would stop me from putting the subs in the middle, but it does look good and is easy to set up. My main priorities are lightness, ease of setup and foolproofability (is that a word!?!) as I will be hiring the stuff out
  22. The DB opera range is a bit confusing. Anyone on here got a pair? Which ones did you go for? I think the most suitable for me would be 402, which is 12" 300W RMS at £325 each. Although looking on the Thomann website, the 405's are cheaper at £295?!? I think the Opera 41.15 sub is the best bet. Should the fact that I am going to run a DB sub affect my main speaker buying decision? Mackie SRM450, are they 400W or 450W RMS?
  23. I suppose that was the next question - which speaker? SRM 450s seem popular round here! Although quite expensive, any cheaper options which come close? I would like to run 2 x 12" tops with 1 sub - probably enough for my needs.
  24. thanks for the tips. I never realised that there were amps in each speaker. What do you powered users use as a backup then, can you plug an external amp into powered speakers in the event of failure? I am thinking along the lines of having a spare amp, or buying a powered sub with satellite outputs which you could quickly run a lead from.
×
×
  • Create New...