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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:33 pm 
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I AGREE WITH PETE DENIS ON ONE OF HIS SELECTIONS FOR RECORDS THAT WERE BEST FOR LIVE CLUB MIXING.THERE WERE MANY AND THE KEY IS A LONG, LONG INSTRUMENTAL BREAK , SOMEWHERE IN THE TRACK TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM "TRICKS" WITH 2 COPIES OF THE TRACK. (IF YOU HAD 3 TURTABLES, YOU COULD REALLY SET THE BLOOD RUSHING ON THE DANCE FLOOR BY USING A SEAPARTE SONG ON TURNTABLE 3 AS A "SOUIND EFFECT" WITH THE MAIN SONG BEING FEATURED ACROSS THE FLOOR ON THE 2 MAIN TURTABLES.)

LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED, RIGHT!

MY FAVORITE 5 ARE:

AT MIDNIGHT-T CONNECTION
DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO-T CONNECTION
DOWN TO LOVE TOWN-THE ORIGINALS
UNDECIDED LOVE-THE CHEQUERS (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION ONLY)
DONT STOP THE MUSIC-BAY CITY ROLLERS

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 Post subject: You See!!
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It was no secret that a great introduction usually meant a greater mix and remix.As you will see, PINKY and I will have many occasions where we agree. We both learned our craft in the same area, the same time period, with the same music and Dancers! I missed hearing him after 1978, came south, he remained in NYC, and, continued to be the very best. I really wish I could have heard him in the early Madonna era, and the beginning of FREESTYLE. I bet he loved the group CHANGE, especially LOVER'S HOLIDAY. It had such a great introduction. Here is a quicker, shorter introduction, but if you timed it perfectly, it led to a simply great mix. DISCO NIGHTS by GQ. That little guitar rift would sound so good coming in over the top.

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 Post subject: Good Times
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Did not GOOD TIMES by CHIC have an introduction so good, that others simply copied it? I think that song was great, as was their first hit DANCE DANCE DANCE. I remember Pete mixing that from the break, the YOWSEA YOWSEA YOWSEA vocals, then right back to the beginning. CHIC gave us great mixing material.

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 Post subject: Expose
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I loved all the EXPOSE introductions. The POINT OF NO RETURN was the first of it's kind. They could not be beaten!


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Intro hum... I was always looking at DJing like an art form so I was looking for an opening song as an intro to grab there attention. I found one I use to use in one of those old movie musicals and it became my intro record. It was a scene where the choreographer of a musical is giving a speech. It starts with " Alright now everybody quiet and listen to me" then he would go into how they were gonna work days and work nights, At one point he says your gonna dance until your feet fall and that's when I would drop in my first record. I used a lot of old movie dialog when I mixed it became a style used in Jersey a lot among black clubs (don't know if anyone used on latino or white clubs). I always looked at DJing like a vaudeville act. Always lookin for new ways to improve the act.

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 Post subject: Intro not Opening
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Hippie, you might have misunderstood the question. Not intro as in opening the night, but intro, as in which record had the best lead in to mix. Like as in the beats at the start of the record. But what you described was pretty cool, I opened a night with new songs first, and sometimes, the strangest stuff I could find. Others with a favorite ballad, say SAMBA PARA TI, or REASONS, stuff like that. I cheated, because if you played REASONS ect., that would pack the floor, then I would simply go into the jams, floor full already, and it would start the night, stay the night, and finish the night full!

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AH OK my bad LOL.

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 Post subject: Human League
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Any of the Human League's songs would fit in this thread, for sure. am I right!

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 Post subject: Remix
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The Human League 'B' side 'dub / remixes' by Martin Rushant for sure!!!

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 Post subject: Galaxy
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"Galaxy" by WAR had more than one introduction. The 12" version started right away with a beat that let you create some fantastic mixing and remixing if so desired. The LP version had a spaced-out beginning that led to a great entry mix. The jazzy break was so spectacular, that the sky is the limit. This is a fabulous song to play with!

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 Post subject: Ultimate
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Ultimate had a few, the best was RITMO DE BRAZIL.

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