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  1. I know some DJs know it all but looking through past posts no one saw this year coming!!
  2. The DJ Demo Day / Coalville DJ Show Charnwood Arms, Beveridge Lane, Bardon Hill, Coalville, Leicestershire. LE67 1TB :cense:FREE ENTRY:cense: Sunday 8th February 2015 - 12:00 - 17:30 Speaker Demos start from around 12:30 _____________________________________________ Room sponsorship covered by Advanced Event Designs http://www.AdvancedEventDesigns.com/ _____________________________________________ :cense: WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN:cense: - A good old fashioned Whiskey Square will be doing the rounds during the day to be drawn at the end.. £1 per square with a prize of a bo
  3. Lots of new exciting things are happening at mobile DJ network we are currently planning several meet ups for next year . I would also like to announce the re-launch of the Monthly newsletter from the first of November to paid members this will have tons of savings from retailers all over the country with exclusive discounts and offers all as a benefit of membership.. we have lots more planned but we have also made this cheeky promo video to explain a little more about Mobile DJ network
  4. Mobile DJ network now have a policy specifically for Mobile DJ and karaoke hosts in Ireland http://www.hmrc.eu/ Membership includes the following: DJ PLI - DJ/ Karaoke Host specific Public Liability Insurance of £10 million (around €11.6 million), the maximum any venue will need Web Hosting - 500mb of webspace and up to 5 email address at your domain Printing - Monthly offers to keep your overheads low Enquiries - Listing on our websites with direct links to your website, email and phone number Retailer Discounts - Regular offers and deals on the equipment you need an
  5. last week I was so ill i couldn't make a gig. luck shines down on me at the times... I didn't feel lucky! I was in a lot of pain and was tucked up in bed but I found out last night that last week a guy at the venue got stabbed six times in his legs and a big brawl broke out, so as you can tell I would rather have been in bed feeling sorry for myself rather than dealing with that! It kicked off again last night when i was back but it was handbags and nothing serious , I do wish people not out for a good time but out for trouble would take up MMA or some other way of releasing pent up an
  6. I'll bet a fiver to charity this particular problem isn't just Digital rights management. The wrong labelling is due to database errors of the free database when ripping , the non playback could be DRM . The trouble is you have used various methods to rip and different software does different thinks. I personally Manually tag both ID3v1.1 and ID3v2.X tags i make sure there is no album art (i know this can look pretty but i have had various software refuse to play when there are picture files hidden in the ID tags) I standardise them to how they are labelled the file names are se
  7. wow well done! bet you were on cloud 9 afterwards . well chuffed for you matey no holding you back now!
  8. cheers minty that's really appreciated , I won't be giving up without a fight though! Today I have had no voice at all and I have had to cancel at my residencies this weekend BUT even though I cant move up and down stairs just yet or speak I have had my logo redesigned , got a client meeting late next week for a gig in October and this new medication is amazing stuff , I have been in pain for a long time and thought it was gout attacks it seems it was something else the pain is really manageable at the moment .. if I can keep it like this and get my self fit (i need to loose a few s
  9. The thing on the news that they kept mentioning ..what was it ..wait ..it will come to me...oh yeah that's it recession ..do you think that has a baring on anything. Almost every industry is suffering but that's not to say there is not work to be had , found or created i saw a magician selling tricks in the local shopping centre , he now sells tricks to boost his income and while demoing them he got a few gigs and i took his card and bought a few tricks myself at one consultation i had a client say she wouldn't mind a table to table magician i said i knew someone and gave her his deta
  10. gadget.... rubbish pick... but im on my way out to a gig this is my homemade bar and its not set up properly but the top edge is straight
  11. i dont think this is too off topic as the state of the economy has a direct effect on management making cost cutting measures getting bar staff to effectively host seems on paper a great idea BUT we i think are in general agreement that over time they will lose customers and the atmosphere that a dedicated good host can provide. I have seen pubs using bar staff controlling a laptop behind the bar to host nights (illegal software , illegal tracks and youtube karaoke videos steamed), when its busy ie more than two customers want a drink at a time .. at the bar no one can get to sing or
  12. on my second njd starcloth and second giraffe stand ..looking at customizing my giraffe to screwless design and changing the shelf heights made a custom crossbar with velcro to hold the starcloth straighter
  13. On the review link for the porters lodge the guy saying its the best system is the owner of the bar maybe he is a little biased? On the Edwards bar facebook page they still hire djs to get the customers in , in fact they advertise two different DJs so its seems its not a one or the other either mediatheme or not but adding to the facilities they offer ..this venue gets good reviews and seems to be well liked , they seem thoroughly pro active and I can see why they are busy it is a combination of activities on pub utopia the pub with the system for 8 years gets this review sourc
  14. I personally feel that as a pub dj/karaoke host if you see these devices as a real serious threat then you should take a look at your performance and act. I am not ashamed or hide the fact that I feel I have a personality , that is NOT the same as being a cheesy, talking all the time , cracking unfunny jokes all the time ..stereotype personality DJ though! Some PUB venues do have dj's who just automix and say nothing apart from where is my money and I feel those are the people who may feel threatened by such devices. Me I like to feel there is more to my nights than cueing up
  15. Contacting the retailer would be the best course of action.
  16. Just under a thousand pounds each ?
  17. There's an answer to that learn to sing ! I had the same when a comic using my gear got paid £400 cash in hand for a 30 min set , He ate with the guests the lavish and expensive meal then naffed off to the pub , this was two years ago now with cutbacks they realised they didnt need the MC or the comic but they still needed a dj so this year it was just me. people with extra skills will always make on average more money. If i was as funny as that comic i too would have been earning his sort of money but i am clearly not. if you are a musician and good it , it certainly takes mor
  18. While I agree in principal this will never work this would be a cartel and probably be illegal
  19. I often at one residency play a reggae sub genre dancehall and flow from dancehall into traditional reggae and back into general chart stuff , this works in that venue but for general functions the excellent recommendations by funkymook are well worth looking into dancehall faves of mine are dutty wine by tony mattherson , murder she wrote by chacka demus and pliers , get busy these can move to current tracks that flow like serani's no games and gyptians hold ya save the last dance soundtrack has a few songs from dancehall to hip hop to r&B so these work well as bridging
  20. There is a new led gobo projector and because its cool and not a hot bulb that means apparently you can print on transparent film your own gobos but i would guess as with most led lights its not as bright as its lamp counterparts , i too am looking into gobo projection so in my research this item came along click here for manufacturer web link never used or seen one in the flesh but this looks interesting to me
  21. not got a clue but what software are you using ? any other details of equipment used may also be useful. have you tried altering the file that randomly plays from the present location to another on the hard drive and see if it picks another by itself? have you checked for fragmentation of the drive? how were the zips created ? what software? these questions may help but i am not holding my breath it does sound like gremlins
  22. now that you have that deal I personally would stipulate that it is totally confidential between you and him and that no other parties should know the details and specifics of the arrangement. When I do pub gigs i do regular work at low rates i tell the bar owners that part of our agreement is never to tell clients what they pay me as the rates for a function are very different this is to protect my livelihood. If the barn guy starts bragging he gets x from you and tries a price war then the situation can get sticky so confidentiality would be important to me , how you enforce that
  23. I know with your skills Jas you wont be out of work but i too also hope everything turns out ok for you
  24. currently i have lots of low paid work but i am spending a lot of time researching new genres of music that seem to be becoming more and popular in pub type venues in my area Dubstep and Dancehall and continually researching and listening to future chart hits , this is keeping me on my toes and getting me pub work via recommendations , in publand i have seen and heard DJ's that become stale and stuck in a time zone and they don't notice there crowd is changing and evolving they often get replaced and moan its for someone cheaper but its often because they lost there edge and became complacen
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