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.
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]
What do super successful DJs actually do? How do people like Calvin Harris earn millions of dollars? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Oh hive, what are your favorite remixes of "Happy"? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a Android music player app that will read the artist and track name out-loud. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Help me understand electronic music! [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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).
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]
I need a solution to share a single iTunes library with two machines. Possibly. [more inside]
What essential hits of NOW must I have with me when I DJ tomorrow night? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help identify this mystery item? [more inside]
Is there a Streaming track service specifically for DJs? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me put together a Hitchhiker's Guide / outer-space themed DJ mix for a friends' birthday party! [more inside]
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?
What criteria do you use to determine mix tape/CD/playlist order? [more inside]
Wedding DJ recommendations in L.A.? Alternatively, do we really need dancing at an evening wedding? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
[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]
How can I control floodlights via a foot-switch whilst on stage? [more inside]
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]
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?
MusicFilter: Looking for website or databases that show dj's set lists or peoples playlists based on various factors? [more inside]
I would like to listen to some new diverse music mix podcasts. Please advise. [more inside]
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!
Do club DJs still use vinyl? [more inside]
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]
Recommend me some music near the intersection of"dance" and "punk." [more inside]
What's the most basic MP3 DJ software for an hour-long laptop set? [more inside]