Visit CDNOW for The Specials Discography The Specials' On-line Community

Information Crap concert DJ's

Post new topic Reply to topic
TheSpecials2.com Forum Index » Upcoming Events   
View previous topic :: View next topic
AuthorMessage
mambopete
Gangster
Gangster


Joined: 13 Dec 2008
Posts: 329
Location: Cardiff

Post subject: Crap concert DJ's Reply with quote

Been to a couple of concerts over the last few years where the DJ, who's job it is to warm the audience up prior to the main act comming on stage, has done anything but warm the audience up. They're either too self indulgent, playing the music they want to hear or playing the wrong type of music entirely. If I go to see a a ska band I want to hear a Bit of Prince Buster et seq. I don't want to hear dub reggae, R n B or rock n roll.
I don't expect to see the DJ bopping about when the rest of the audience looks bored out of their skin. A decent DJ should be able to grab you by the nuts and not let go until the band hits the stage.
PostPosted:
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:33 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private message
Hugh
Too Hot


Joined: 02 Apr 2004
Posts: 13749
Location: New Westminster, BC Canada

Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when DJs were into the music as well as the audience. Now they're mostly fools blathering between random tunes
_________________
There's still nothing wrong with it!
PostPosted:
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:07 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Sugarman
Too Hot


Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 6062
Location: Sun Valley

Post subject: Reply with quote

Most DJ's are the same playing it safe isn't the way to go. I was at a gig one night and the DJ played I can't stand it by mistake, he changed the cd for something else half way through B****** Mad Like anyone would notice at 3am in the morning Rolling Eyes
_________________
I'm having bags of fun
PostPosted:
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:27 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private message
Argyle
Ska Face
Ska Face


Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 135
Location: Leamington

Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with this. How difficult can it be? We all know the kind of thing to play but it's like they go out of their way to play some obscure instrumental stuff that everybody just can't wait to finish in the false hope they will actually play something we all want to hear.
_________________
It makes no sense to follow fashion, how could I be anybody else?
PostPosted:
Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:15 am
Top of PageView user's profileSend private message
fatpiggymc
Gangster
Gangster


Joined: 09 Sep 2008
Posts: 366
Location: SUNNY SHEFFIELD IN THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF YORKSHIRE

Post subject: Re: Crap concert DJ's Reply with quote

mambopete wrote:
Been to a couple of concerts over the last few years where the DJ, who's job it is to warm the audience up prior to the main act comming on stage, has done anything but warm the audience up. They're either too self indulgent, playing the music they want to hear or playing the wrong type of music entirely. If I go to see a a ska band I want to hear a Bit of Prince Buster et seq. I don't want to hear dub reggae, R n B or rock n roll.
I don't expect to see the DJ bopping about when the rest of the audience looks bored out of their skin. A decent DJ should be able to grab you by the nuts and not let go until the band hits the stage.


I do alot of gig warm ups and get accused of being too comercial but I'm a pro Dj and my jobs to get everyone going not just the annoraks at the back, a lot of the Dj's that small promoters and a lot of venues use are amateurs and they mainly play to thier mates and them selves and cos their doing it for free the promoter can't say anything, also a lot of venues use their own Dj's if it's a dance club he wont have a clue what a ska,punk, mod or rock audience want. so you tight promoters get proper specialist Dj's in and give people the experience they deserve
_________________
www.myspace.com/fatpiggymc
PostPosted:
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:58 am
Top of PageView user's profileSend private message
Hugh
Too Hot


Joined: 02 Apr 2004
Posts: 13749
Location: New Westminster, BC Canada

Post subject: Reply with quote

At a gig, I prefer ambient sounds between the band racket


_________________
There's still nothing wrong with it!
PostPosted:
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:17 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Hugh
Too Hot


Joined: 02 Apr 2004
Posts: 13749
Location: New Westminster, BC Canada

Post subject: Reply with quote


_________________
There's still nothing wrong with it!
PostPosted:
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:27 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Looniechewnz
Ska Face
Ska Face


Joined: 07 Jan 2009
Posts: 107
Location: OTLEY WEST YORKSHIRE

Post subject: Reply with quote

I hold an annual Ska, Reggae & Northern Soul night & the trouble is a lot of the customers don't know some of the early Blue Beat stuff & even the 2 tone album tracks. The want to hear Baggy Trousers & Lip Up Fatty so it's a matter of trying to do both but let them hear some stuff that's new to them. Not easy but we can only try.....
_________________
"It's not wise that you should be another man's footstool"
PostPosted:
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:35 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Liam_Ska
Too Hot


Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 2129

Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the main reasons I started DJing was because my girlfriend was getting fed up with me saying 'I could do better than that' everytime we went out! Laughing
_________________
www.timetunnellondon.blogspot.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/TimeTunnelLondon
PostPosted:
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:28 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private message
Guest






Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to please all sections of the crowd was the the reason Mark & I decided to use "mutiple" DJ's for our pre gigs.

like everything else, if you run anything that involves people you have have to cater for all levels of involvement - I don't really like to hear too much 2Tone stuff played at warm ups I prefer the older (less well known) Ska/Reggae stuff.

That probably makes me an annorak or one of the few at the back, whilst I might like stuff I don't hear everyday, there are a great deal more people less involved than I am and only want to hear what might be described as "the standards"

The skill of any DJ is to play music in such a mix that everybody goes awy thinking they have heard what they came to hear.

That's why DJ's like Liam are so good - they have the abilty to get very close to pleasing the majority - most of the time
PostPosted:
Sun May 01, 2011 10:20 am
Top of Page
Rankin Robbo
Too Hot


Joined: 12 Aug 2003
Posts: 3155
Location: Royal Leamington Spa

Post subject: Reply with quote

I find a good old fashioned spit roasting entices the crowd
_________________
!!!
PostPosted:
Sun May 01, 2011 10:44 am
Top of PageView user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailVisit poster's websiteMSN Messenger
Guest






Post subject: Reply with quote

Really Robbo Very Happy
PostPosted:
Sun May 01, 2011 10:51 am
Top of Page
Liam_Ska
Too Hot


Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 2129

Post subject: Reply with quote

TTN wrote:
That's why DJ's like Liam are so good - they have the abilty to get very close to pleasing the majority - most of the time


Why thank you, kind sir! Embarassed

I've DJ'd at quite a few gigs for all sorts of bands and it's so easy these days to find out about a band that's playing and play appropriate music. If I didn't know a band I was DJing for I'd look them up on YouTube, MySpace etc. Most bands list their influences on MySpace so I used to pick out the people that had influenced them that I also liked and play songs by them. That way, I'm still playing stuff I like so I'm happy and the people that come to see the band have been generally happpy.

When doing pre-gigs, my job as I see it is to get people in the mood for the main event and this is what I tried to do at the Specials Cardiff pre-gig and at the Selecter pre-gig and both sets were very successful in terms of getting people dancing and enjoying themselves.
_________________
www.timetunnellondon.blogspot.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/TimeTunnelLondon
PostPosted:
Sun May 01, 2011 4:10 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private message
Guest






Post subject: Reply with quote

No probs Liam
PostPosted:
Sun May 01, 2011 4:16 pm
Top of Page
chemode
Too Hot


Joined: 29 Dec 2008
Posts: 2024
Location: Area 7

Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with a bit of Armchair Disco.....always gets me going eh Liam?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSc0dM58_n8
_________________
I got one art "O" level, it did nothing for me !!
PostPosted:
Sun May 01, 2011 8:33 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private messageMSN Messenger
Hugh
Too Hot


Joined: 02 Apr 2004
Posts: 13749
Location: New Westminster, BC Canada

Post subject: Reply with quote

Commercial hits should be heard only on the radio 'cause it's the same old show
_________________
There's still nothing wrong with it!
PostPosted:
Sun May 01, 2011 11:10 pm
Top of PageView user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
All times are GMT
Post new topic Reply to topic
TheSpecials2.com Forum Index » Upcoming Events  

Jump to:  
Key
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Community powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group :: Theme & Graphics by Daz