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#1 kevvyb

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:26 PM

Hiya all..I am doing my first NYE and just needs a few tips on the order of events on these types of nights.
I am doing it for a local pub but obviously with it being my first Nye I am a bit scared!
I am going to try the DMC Christmas and new year mega mix..Using the mix on track 2 going into the chimes which is track 3 and then into auld lang syne which is track 4.

If anyones has this cd is this right?

I think i have the timing right just want your expert thoughts!!

#2 Teez

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:36 PM

Sounds like a lot of unnecessary stress to me.

Depends on what the crowd will be like, but from experience you can't beat fading over to the radio and playing Big Ben live. I think they like the fact that it's real and not prerecorded.

There's also no doubt then about whether the DJ got the time right. There's bound to be someone there with nuclear all singing all dancing watch that will disagree otherwise.

IMHO


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#3 kevvyb

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE(Teez @ Dec 30 2009, 11:36 PM) View Post

Sounds like a lot of unnecessary stress to me.

Depends on what the crowd will be like, but from experience you can't beat fading over to the radio and playing Big Ben live. I think they like the fact that it's real and not prerecorded.

There's also no doubt then about whether the DJ got the time right. There's bound to be someone there with nuclear all singing all dancing watch that will disagree otherwise.

IMHO
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Good idea lol showing my inexperience there,I havent got a radio on my rig but what I figured I can do is take a portable one and plug into the headphone socket and RCA through my amp,going to test this tommorow.
What time is the best time to turn to radio one?


#4 Teez

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:36 AM

Mate,

You don't even need to do that.

Just plug it in at the begininng of the evening, tune it all up (I suggest not Radio 1 as they might fade in and fade out some music). Check Radio Times online and pick a boring channel that's covering Big Ben at midnight.

When the time comes, just hold your microphone up to the radio!!!!

As far as best time to turn it on, I suggest you do it before 12 071.gif

Good luck!


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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:49 AM

Does this pub not have a telly? Most years i have played right upto the time watching a telly in the background then announced get ready for the countdown it goes deadly silent then the crowd count down with the telly then straight back to tunes ..simples
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:08 AM

Last year, I pre-mixed Big Ben with Auld Lang Syne. I padded the start of Big Ben to the nearest 30 seconds, so I had about 1:30 before midnight.
I decided that trying to mix Big Ben, make annoucements/countdown and then mix in Auld Langs Syne was a bit too much for me!
This worked out fine, less stress and work for me! I knew when midnight came, I only needed to annouce it, and then had a few mins to chill.

This year, still not sure - I've got last years mix, and a few others. I will take along a Radio and plug that into my mixer - just in case!
For anyone needing to do this, make sure the venue allows a good signal, so test it out on arrival and have a back-up plan!

For anyone with time to spare and who are looking to make their own intro, here is a link to a page with the Big Ben MP3;
http://www.martynhic...don/group2.html
The page appears to allow use of the sample;
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Big Ben indicating a time of 12 o'clock (ideal for welcoming in the new year!!)


This year, I'll be warming up the crowd, with "2hrs to go" etc - not too often, but enough to set the mood.
Remember to announce a few mins in advance so any smokers will be dragged back indoors!

Double check Auld Lang Syne is ok, and make sure you hit them with a party classic!



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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE(vokf @ Dec 31 2009, 01:08 AM) View Post

Double check Auld Lang Syne is ok, and make sure you hit them with a party classic!



Out of interest, what version of Auld Lang Syne are people using?

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#8 AlexEntertainment

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:39 AM

I'm using 2 versions ....

I have a classic version by Pop Party... which is basically the crowd singing... then mixed it into Boney M version...............
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#9 Teez

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:42 AM

QUOTE(gadget @ Dec 31 2009, 01:33 AM) View Post

Out of interest, what version of Auld Lang Syne are people using?

Cheers,

David



Good point !!

There are hundreds of versions.

The best one for me is short intro, straight into the first verse, chorus and then speed it up as it goes along, with no second verse as nobody knows the words.

The one by the Shamrock Singers (The All Occasion Record) does that.

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Edited by Teez, 31 December 2009 - 02:00 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:04 AM

I've uploaded a CUT version of the tune I'll be using tomorrow night....

http://www.alexenter...sample-dj-music

or just visit my site and click on Sample DJ Music....

sorry... I lied.... It's produced by Party Poppers

http://www.google.co...s...mp;aq=f&oq=
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#11 nrgize

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:13 AM

I have found a version thats is quite good.

its by weekend - Auld Lang Syne

Its on one of the Mastermix Discs. Mastermix Party.

I have checked my collection and have realised that my CD case is an empty one and am now struggling to find this version for new years eve !!

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#12 kevvyb

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:35 AM

Does anyone know the best manchester radio to tune into if the venues do not have tv's,hopefully they will but dont want everythin going boobies up!!

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:16 PM

One of my karaoke discs (ezh41) has a great track. Even if I'm not doing karoke on NYE I always bring it. It has a 60 second on-screen countdown, with a booming voice at 20 second intervals "40 seconds to the New Year" etc then has a vocal 10-1 countdown, then "Happy New Year" (with chimes and stuff) vocally and on-screen, followed by short on-screen fireworks and then the Auld Lang Syne karaoke track. Cheesy but fantastic.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE(gadget @ Dec 31 2009, 01:33 AM) View Post

Out of interest, what version of Auld Lang Syne are people using?

Cheers,

David


Noddy Holder's Slade is a favourite of mine. Its on the Slade xmas party album - they do a mix of 'auld lang syne' and 'you'll never walk alone'

I priced myself out of the market on purpose this year as the last 2 have been miserable. Not 1 person wished me happy new year, the crowd were quite hostile and one bloke started an arguement about the exact time even though i was playing the live readio broadcast - he reackond i missed new year by 2 minutes - duh!

Now its confirmed i am djing for free at a flaming house party that we are all going to, so my other half has just informed me. I think i will play my music and stuff everybody else - Grunge + Grunge with a bit of thrash metal. Dont like the hosts - too vain for me and wont be enough room for all the ego's

Jesus im a happy chap somedays

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:22 PM

HI all in harrow getting ready for 10
Have a radio controlled didge clock that i display from the time i start it counts down never get any one moan about the chimes


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