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Those who have or still use pre-mixed music such as Jive Bunny / Mastermix or DMC, have any of your clients or audience complained about them? Perhaps they liked a particular mixed track and have asked you where you obtained? What's the views?

 

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Pretty much the only one I use is the Grease Megamix. Sometime I just chop different Grease songs in and out for a bit of a change. Same with Dirty Dancing.

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I love following the Grease megamix with "We Go Together". It's a fun follow-up to the big finish from "Summer Nights" and always goes down well.

 

I've only ever had positive responses to pre-mixed music, but I play ity sparingly.

I'm a DJ based in Northern Ireland with nearly 10 years' experience offering a range of services. Including club residencies, karaoke, pub quizzes, specialised wedding service, Master of Ceremonies, Compere, Night at the Races and much more.

 

 

 

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Only ones I tend to use are Grease Megamix and Soul Banana. Both work well, I like to use individual tracks for most of the gig however these two seem to blend in and the crowd always seem to like them.

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Pre-mixed music is requested from time to time. Most of the time most people don't realise it's mixed.

 

The Abba megamix remains very popular. I also play if requested:

 

Kool and the Gang

Boney M

Grease

Dirty Dancing

Jive Bunny

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Pre-mixed music is requested from time to time. Most of the time most people don't realise it's mixed.

 

The Abba megamix remains very popular. I also play if requested:

 

Kool and the Gang

Boney M

Grease

Dirty Dancing

Jive Bunny

 

So refreshing to see a DJ openly admit to playing the sort of music that many regard as "cheese". I hate that phrase with a passion and almost find it offensive.

 

Which Abba mega-mix do you use? Is it the one that starts with a repeat of the Dancing Queen intro ?

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So refreshing to see a DJ openly admit to playing the sort of music that many regard as "cheese". I hate that phrase with a passion and almost find it offensive.

 

I'll openly admit to using mix's, in fact I'll go a step further and say, unless you're a skilled turntablist, it's almost impossible to do an authentic 80's night without using mix's. DMC produced some excellent mix's in the 80's and early 90's, that can be used on such evenings, they were popular at the time and are still popular now. I think some DJ's take themselves a little too seriously, they should remember a DJ's function is to entertain their audience, not attempt to indoctrinate them. I'm not advocating club DJ's should start playing Jive Bunny and YMCA, far from it, but they should refrain from scorning the DJ's playing to the less sophisticated crowds, who like and request such stuff.

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All my audience's love the cheesy mixes, it don't matter if it's a 18th or an 80th Birthday Party, you can't go wrong with Grease, Swing The Mood, Dirty dancing, they lap it up, I often just prefer to play the songs in these mixes or mix in & out with a full length song. I never play club/dance mixes - I much prefer to mix them myself.

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So refreshing to see a DJ openly admit to playing the sort of music that many regard as "cheese". I hate that phrase with a passion and almost find it offensive.

 

Which Abba mega-mix do you use? Is it the one that starts with a repeat of the Dancing Queen intro ?

 

Kingy

 

I have no problem playing any type of music as long as I get paid for the gig. I'm not a big fan of mixes in general but sometimes they are requested or they are 'right for the function'. Bony M's excellent 1993 megamix (extended version) is another good track, as well as Kool and the Gang's 'Throwdown mix' on mastermix 11; I think.

 

I play the mastermix Abba megamix. it lasts 7 mins and i find it goes down well as a floor filler early on in the evening.

 

I'll openly admit to using mix's, in fact I'll go a step further and say, unless you're a skilled turntablist, it's almost impossible to do an authentic 80's night without using mix's. DMC produced some excellent mix's in the 80's and early 90's, that can be used on such evenings, they were popular at the time and are still popular now. I think some DJ's take themselves a little too seriously, they should remember a DJ's function is to entertain their audience, not attempt to indoctrinate them. I'm not advocating club DJ's should start playing Jive Bunny and YMCA, far from it, but they should refrain from scorning the DJ's playing to the less sophisticated crowds, who like and request such stuff.

 

Fair comment. Alot of DJ's I feel think that it is wrong to play these type of tracks.

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Generally I don't use mixes, neither do I mix, but I do agree that some have their uses.

 

I tend to use things like Good Groovin' I & II to start the evening as background.

 

 

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I'll openly admit to using mix's, in fact I'll go a step further and say, unless you're a skilled turntablist, it's almost impossible to do an authentic 80's night without using mix's. DMC produced some excellent mix's in the 80's and early 90's, that can be used on such evenings, they were popular at the time and are still popular now. I think some DJ's take themselves a little too seriously, they should remember a DJ's function is to entertain their audience, not attempt to indoctrinate them. I'm not advocating club DJ's should start playing Jive Bunny and YMCA, far from it, but they should refrain from scorning the DJ's playing to the less sophisticated crowds, who like and request such stuff.

 

I don't think that you need to be a skilled turntablist to do an Authentic 80's Night you need to know the music that you are playing. You need to know what will make people dance and what tunes are still popular today.

 

We regularly run 70's & 80's soul, funk, disco and early house (Farley Jackmaster Funk etc) nights my skills on the decks are average, you don't need to mix every single track.

 

Some of the mixes are unique that DMC and Mastermix do and can be useful when played to the right audience.

 

H

Professional DJ Since 1983 - Having worked in Clubs, Pubs, Mobile and Radio in the UK and Europe

29 Years Experience and still learning.

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