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did you regret not having a dj at your wedding?

I am in the early stages of planning my wedding for next spring, and starting to look into who I would hire to play some tunes for the ceremony and party. I have a pretty good grasp of how insanely expensive wedding stuff is, but I'd sorely underestimated the going rate for a dj. Can I skip it, or is that a terrible mistake? Snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by cakelite on May 28, 2016 - 44 answers

How do you hire a wedding DJ?

I need some help knowing how to navigate hiring a DJ for my wedding reception. The difficulty: my fiancee and I are fairly particular about the music we want to hear. Can I just hand a flash drive or a playlist of 100 songs to a DJ and just say "only these songs, nothing else" - is that a thing that happens, or what? Because that's really what I'd like to do, but I'm not sure wedding DJs actually are willing to do that.
posted by koeselitz on Feb 17, 2016 - 23 answers

Club-style mix of crowd-pleaser dancing songs

I host parties sometimes and would like to play a mix that my guests will love dancing to. I am looking for an app/service that plays DJ-mixed music similar to what I often hear in dance clubs, i.e.: (1) A mix mainly of pop, hip-hop, R&B, dance, and EDM; (2) Many chart-toppers & crowd pleasers; (3) Mostly recent songs but maybe some old ones too; (4) Song transitions are professionally done (mixed into each other to keep the energy level high, and match in BPM) [more inside]
posted by ElEmigrante on Nov 7, 2015 - 9 answers

How do DJs earn millions of dollars?

What do super successful DJs actually do? How do people like Calvin Harris earn millions of dollars? [more inside]
posted by Triumphant Muzak on Aug 28, 2015 - 8 answers

Trying to remember a song with a spoken word element

I'm trying to remember a song I listened to many times years ago - it had a great spoken word part at the beginning of a woman talking about how we use wheels and doors for their emptiness - very similar to the Tao Te Ching chapter 11: http://earlywomenmasters.net/tao/ch_11.html [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me make an awesome playlist for an elementary school field day

Help me make the ultimate school field day playlist! [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 19, 2015 - 17 answers

non iTunes music player that allows me to do three specific things ...

After years of avoiding iTunes 11, a new laptop (Windows 8) has recently forced my hand. Needless, to say I'm unimpressed. More to the point, as a semi-pro-DJ who works from rather large playlists and loves working with shuffled playlists, I have some rather particular needs ... [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Mar 14, 2015 - 6 answers

Help Me Indulge My DJ Dreams

I want to take two songs and mix them together so that it goes something like Song A, Song B, Song A. I'm using Audacity (but am open to suggestions of other programs), and I have a mac. I'm not sure of the correct lingo for what I'm trying to do. Any help would be hugely appreciated.
posted by kmr on Jan 8, 2015 - 7 answers

I need someone to teach me how to replicate sounds I hear in songs.

Where could I find this person online? Using a DAW, what sound settings produce that type of sound? What instrument is it, etc. [more inside]
posted by amsterdam63 on Jun 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Gear For Just One Mix

I'm going to make a mix on CD to mail out to a bunch of friends. I need to know which software to use and how to make 70 copies of the disc. [more inside]
posted by Hennimore on Jun 16, 2014 - 9 answers

I want to be Happy-er!

Oh hive, what are your favorite remixes of "Happy"? [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Jun 5, 2014 - 5 answers

What do I need to be a bedroom / no plans on going public / turntablist?

I am obsessed with DJ Yoda, who is a pretty famous turntablist DJ. Example of his work In a nutshell, he takes either existing music or beats he creates on his own and mixes it with dialogue samples from other music, tv shows, movies, etc.....Add some scratching and all that type of stuff. I wanna learn how to do that. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Mar 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Android MP3 app with Text-To-Speech?

I'm looking for a Android music player app that will read the artist and track name out-loud. [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on Jan 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Mobile dj option, similar to turntable

Social music/dj system for a group of people similar to turntable.fm, app-based is preferable. Out-of-the-box/wacky ideas are encouraged. [more inside]
posted by artifarce on Jan 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Please recommend some DJ mixes to put on my running iPod

I've started listening to hour long DJ mixes as the soundtrack to my daily runs. I love BigBeat, Funk, GlobalHouse, Soul, mash-up type stuff. There are millions of DJ sets to download but the names mean nothing to me as I left the 'scene' well over a decade ago and find searching for new artists exhausting. Current faves and musical tastes inside, please help me find more? [more inside]
posted by BlerpityBloop on Nov 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Techno/Rock mixes?

I'm trying to please a group of friends who have different musical tastes and coming up empty. I'm looking for mixes or DJ sets that blend rock and techno. [more inside]
posted by newpotato on Oct 2, 2013 - 11 answers

What is the DJ trying to do?

Help me understand electronic music! [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Sep 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Calling all DJs and Jukebox Wizards

I am looking for examples of songs that bridge genres, or help transition from one type of music to another, in the context of a fifteen-song jukebox set. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Jun 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Spotify (or other) app to sequence existing playlist?

I've got a collaborative Spotify playlist for a party house weekend. We have a DANCE playlist and a NOT DANCE playlist. Is there a Spotify app or other service that will sequence these tracks? [more inside]
posted by wemayfreeze on May 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Control a web browser using a USB controller (Korg NanoKONTROL)?

I want to be able to use my Korg NanoKONTROL to DJ using Grooveshark and other things. Does anyone know if/how this is possible? Thanks yall.
posted by defmute on May 25, 2013 - 10 answers

What is a good DJ software that uses tags?

Is there any free (or swedish free) DJ software for Windows or Linux that lets you add tags to tracks in your library and then search using those tags? [more inside]
posted by Fermin on May 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Need Advice on Purchasing Equipment to DJ House Music

Should I buy an "all in one" DJ controller or should I buy component-by-component (i.e., two turntables, a mixer and a serato box)? Details follow... [more inside]
posted by Jason Solo on May 1, 2013 - 9 answers

need more Mudd!

Earlier this week I was updating my podcasts and especially looking forward to catching up on a few months of Mudd Up! with DJ /Rupture. Alas, turns out the show stopped airing back in February. Anybody know any music podcasts in a similar vein? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Apr 12, 2013 - 5 answers

need hip-hop mixes

Can people recommend some good hip-hop mixes? I like everything from the underground on up, from the seventies to now. Genre-specific mixes are welcome, and I particularly enjoy traditionally dj'ed mixes (with some beat juggling and good transitions).
posted by neuromodulator on Mar 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Where to go dancing in Chicago?

We like a range of music: house, soul, funk, techno, some of the recent top40, nuwaveglitchhopstep, daytime disco(?). Emphasis on the beat and getting down. The other patrons, similarly, should have a pro-dancing agenda and friendly vibe. [more inside]
posted by mai on Feb 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Single iTunes Library and 2 Macs

I need a solution to share a single iTunes library with two machines. Possibly. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Jan 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Essential soundz of NOW

What essential hits of NOW must I have with me when I DJ tomorrow night? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Dec 3, 2012 - 27 answers

Small audio mixer with mic in, line in, level meters?

DJ switching to controllers-only: What is a (very) compact audio device (most likely a mixer) that will give me a mic input, an audio input, and reliable, accurate level meters? [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record on Nov 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Identify this track based on a vocal sample

Can you help me identify a song based on a vocal sample? A female voice singing softly and slowly, "Maybe, tomorrow, I'll be..." [more inside]
posted by J0 on Sep 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you help ID this siren-like thing?

Help identify this mystery item? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Sep 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Streaming for DJs?

Is there a Streaming track service specifically for DJs? [more inside]
posted by alextprice on Aug 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Help, I need to organize 120 hours of music!

I've come into the position of being responsible for DJing a certain amount of music. I have a big archive of music but it's completely disorganized, and there's a lot that just doesn't work at all. Software suggestions for organizing it? [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Aug 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me kick out the jams

Looking for a DJ controller that includes a soundcard for under $200. Ideally, it will be compatible with Traktor 2 and have bass/mid/treble controls. [more inside]
posted by quelindo on Apr 30, 2012 - 5 answers

What tracks for a Hitchhikers Guide party mix?

Help me put together a Hitchhiker's Guide / outer-space themed DJ mix for a friends' birthday party! [more inside]
posted by thedaniel on Mar 22, 2012 - 41 answers

What happened to Ecler?

Ecler is a Spain-bases audio manufacturer, including for DJ equipment. However, they haven't made a new DJ mixer or updated their website in years. Does anyone have any idea what is up with the company?
posted by heybudday on Mar 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Seeking DJ wisdom

What criteria do you use to determine mix tape/CD/playlist order? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Feb 15, 2012 - 15 answers

DJ or Dominion?

Wedding DJ recommendations in L.A.? Alternatively, do we really need dancing at an evening wedding? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jan 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Rare, interesting, awesome dance tracks needed!

Accidental DJ is on deck - I need alternative/underground/indie/queer dance hits of the last decade, any genre. Help me minimize looking a fool! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jan 19, 2012 - 31 answers

Dance party USA teeny bopper type ish?

Looking for a source for DJ dance mixes that lean toward the indie rock/pop side of the spectrum but don't neglect radio dance-pop. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Movies with Radio DJ narrators?

What are some other movies like Vanishing Point and The Warriors with a radio DJ-style narrator that exists in the same time and world as the characters?
posted by JauntyFedora on Nov 28, 2011 - 20 answers

DJ NFIN8 seems less than infinite

[asking for a friend] Trying to find DJ NFIN8 who used to spin at Retrospect, held at the Rogue in Scottsdale, AZ. We want to see if he is interested in doing our wedding. [more inside]
posted by phritosan on Nov 22, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I control floodlights via a foot-switch whilst on stage?

How can I control floodlights via a foot-switch whilst on stage? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Nov 17, 2011 - 4 answers

I also want the contract to include an ironclad "No Chicken Dance" clause.

I'm looking for Boston-area DJ for my wedding. How does one find a DJ (yes, the Google, but how do you pick)--particularly given that my fiancee and I have particular musical parameters (on the hipstery/dancey spectrum)? Feel free to post/MeMail particular recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

DJ Screw - where to begin?

Recent convert to DJ Screw's mind-boggling 3 'n the Mornin', Pt. 1. Pulled down the lion's share of his catalog but I'm stumped as where to go from here. Any Screw fans have a road map handy for navigating his enormous discography?
posted by porn in the woods on Nov 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Playlist Please...

MusicFilter: Looking for website or databases that show dj's set lists or peoples playlists based on various factors? [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Oct 29, 2011 - 2 answers

More Beats in Space?

I would like to listen to some new diverse music mix podcasts. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Oct 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I find great scratching hip-hop music?

Where can I find great scratching hip-hop music? I have figured out that scratching DJ music makes for great working tunes for me. Little lyrical content, minimal sampling, but good beat and good scratching. As an example, here's one of my favorite tunes on Spotify: I'd appreciate if you lot could point me to other tunes like this, either artists/albums or individual tracks that fit the bill. Thanks!
posted by jxpx777 on Aug 29, 2011 - 15 answers

Do club DJs still use vinyl?

Do club DJs still use vinyl? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Aug 5, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for the best website to download music for DJing.

I have some DJ equipment (serato, turntables, mixer, etc) I play random stuff at parties, which is great, but I'm starting to get offers for more formal events (apt pool parties, high school dances, receptions, etc). Looking for the best website to download music for DJing. [more inside]
posted by stlboi on Jul 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Recommend me irresistible dance-punk-wave music

Recommend me some music near the intersection of"dance" and "punk." [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jun 23, 2011 - 42 answers

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