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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The most basic DJ software known to humanity?

What's the most basic MP3 DJ software for an hour-long laptop set? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jun 21, 2011 - 9 answers

DJ Recommendations in Vancouver

I am getting married this July in Vancouver (BC), and am currently looking for a DJ for the ceremony. Any suggestions/recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Arandia on Mar 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Trainspotters Nightmare

Trainspotters Nightmare...trying to find a track. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Jan 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Electro versus "electro" (electro house/pop/clash)

What should we call real electro music now everyone refers to electro house / -pop / -clash as just "electro"? [more inside]
posted by iivix on Jan 17, 2011 - 27 answers

Song Identification Request: "I'm just a star on a democratic flag"

Song Identification Request: "I'm just a star on a democratic flag"( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcusEEdmkig) [more inside]
posted by lonelid on Jan 14, 2011 - 2 answers

DJ iPad

Help me learn deejaying basics to use iPad + djay app at low-key friend gig. Long rambling interpretive snowflake dance inside. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Dec 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Who's making the best deep house in the world?

Who's producing the best deep/latin/jazzy/disco house music these days? I no longer have the time to go to clubs or crate-digging so I've lost touch with the community. Please tell me who you love, who's making the music that makes you move, and who's on your "most played" list! Live streams are are great, but I'm really looking for stuff I can download/buy. [more inside]
posted by dolface on Nov 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Songs you've heard at wedding parties

What are some songs that you've heard played at wedding reception parties or dances? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Nov 10, 2010 - 35 answers

More music like Girl Talk - Night Ripper

INMO, Girl Talk - Night Ripper is the best CD to listen to while I run. It's a blend/mix tape filled with recent radio hits, and some much deeper cuts. Beats/Lyrics typically last less then 16 bars. Most songs seem to have 3-4 samples playing at once. I need more. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Feb 16, 2010 - 30 answers

What songs are like this one song?

I want Pandora, but only for a specific set of user defined songs. Is there software that will listen to a song and then tell me what songs are similar to it within another given set of songs? I explain better inside. [more inside]
posted by brgale on Dec 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Recommendations for DJ samples/songs ala Fatboy Slim?

My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
posted by heatherfl on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

White Meets Black Music Mashups

I really like mashups that juxtapose hip-hop/R&B/reggae with classic rock/radio pop. Some good examples are Girl Talk's music, this Biggie Smalls/Miley Cyrus mashup, and this Beatles/Black Eyed Peas/Ludacris/ etc mashup. What are the best executed and most fun ones you've heard?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Nov 14, 2009 - 29 answers

HELP! Need Wedding Playlist!!

HELP! I am (was) using my ipod instead of a DJ for my wedding that is in 10 days and it just CRASHED! It synched to my computer without warning and now all my wedding playlists are GONE! I'm a dope and only very recently started using an external hard drive...long story short I need help to rebuild my wedding playlists. With the stress of the wedding planning I cant even remember to poop, let alone the collection of music ive been building for years!! [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Nov 11, 2009 - 21 answers

Help a newbie DJ!

I want to start DJing - specifically mixing and mashing songs and learning to scratch. I only want to make mixes for myself but might someday want to play for a house party if my skills improve. I need your input on equipment and how to get started! [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Nov 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Should I buy a Tonium Pacemaker?

Should I buy a Pacemaker if I am not a DJ and don't have all that much dance music? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Oct 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me avoid having the Dallas club experience while I'm in Vancouver

Techno in Vancouver? Is there such a thing? If no techno, how about a really good blues bar? Help me find it before September 6. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Blanket Fort Party

In approximately two weeks, I will be holding a Blanket Fort Goodbye Party on almost the entire top floor of an apartment building. Given the excellent ideas I got from this previous party thread, I thought I'd ask what you crazy kids: what would you want to see at a blanket fort party? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Gear Porn

Tomorrow, my boyfriend and I will be photographed nude and somewhat covered in electronics (music making equipment and cords). Is there anyway to attach expensive, somewhat heavy mixers and controllers to our bodies? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Music track suggestions for beginner DJ

I just bought a dinky music mixer for my PC, and would like some suggestions on specific tracks to try out on it. Would also like suggestions on bands to use in general. [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Jun 12, 2009 - 9 answers

DEATHMATCH: Tenori-on Vs Monome

Which is a better musical instrument: the Tenori-on or the Monome? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me DJ a bar in Toronto!

I'd like to pitch a DJ night for a bar/pub in Toronto wherein I'd play retro (i.e. '50s-'80s) Canadian music of the sort featured on my websites -- country, r&b, reggae, rock, jazz, pop, you name it...although I could tighten things up, genre-wise, depending on the bar's preferences if need be. Anyway, could anyone suggest any bars that might be suitable for this sort of thing on a weeknight? (note: I've already approached Sweaty Betty's and The Cock and Tail).
posted by The Card Cheat on May 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Don't Bore Just Dance

I have my first show coming up. My first show will be an admittedly lame DJ set where I pretty much just play one song after the other...if I had more time I would try to come up with something more interesting, but any suggestions for making this performance not so boring? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Oct 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Best software for newbie DJ

Best software to start mxing and creating my own dance tracks? [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008 on May 26, 2008 - 14 answers

help me find some cool drum sounds

ProducerFilter: i'm looking for inspiration and influences for my drum sounds. what electronic/dance/rap producers have interesting, unique, forward-looking drum sounds? [more inside]
posted by messiahwannabe on May 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Hit me with the hot beats!

Where to find digital hip-hop EP's? I want the backing tracks and vocals split up, but ripping to Ableton Live from my turntables is a pain (and I am having trouble sourcing the records I want). [more inside]
posted by jstef on May 3, 2008 - 4 answers

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