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 Post subject: Pink is cool
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:12 am 
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Pink is very cool. I guess we all agree with that. Now, if we talk RED, that is different. Red usually means bad news! Anyway, I want to know from Pinky and Alan, who taught you guys how to deejay. Someone influenced you, who?


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 Post subject: Get off It
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Alright, get off it! Ray Velazquez, affectionately known as PINKY was one of the very best LIVE remixers of our time. Ray, what was your favorite LIVE remix of a song, using real vinyl?

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:20 pm 
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PETER,

I AM NOT SURE IF I AM UNDERSTANDING YOUR QUESTION.

WHEN YOU SAY" BEST LIVE REMIX" WHAT DO YOU MEAN?I

I BELIEVE THAT LIVE MEANS THAT I AM ACTUALLY SPININNING RECORDS LIVE.

BEST LIVE REMIX MEANS?

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 Post subject: Simple!!
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My definition of a LIVE remix= when the same song is remixed using more then one record/vinyl.--- Like what we all did every night. I heard you do that with YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE a few times. And many, many others too. When you change the songs arrangement, like starting in the break of the song, then restarting it and so forth. I loved to do it all the time. I played my own extended versions nightly, as you did. YOU FAVORITE songs to do that with is the question? I loved, example, GARY'S GANG. Follow my thinking?

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Pink is very cool. I guess we all agree with that. Now, if we talk RED, that is different. Red usually means bad news! Anyway, I want to know from Pinky and Alan, who taught you guys how to deejay. Someone influenced you, who?
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JOSE,

YOU ASKED ABOUT MY PAST DJ INFLUENCES.

WHEN I WAS LEARNING THE ROPES, PAUL CASELLA AT THE MONASTERY ON QUEENS BLVD, QUEENS NY, OVERWHELMED ME WITH HIS PERFECT MIXING ABILITIES.THIS WAS BEFORE 12 INCH SINGLES EXISTED.

DAVID MANCUSO OVERWHELMED ME WITH HIS SOUND SYTEM AND MUSIC SELECTION. EVEN THOIUGH HE WAS NOT A TECHNICAL MAESTRO.HIS MUSIC WAS GREAT UN UNTAPPED.

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MY FAVORITE "LIVE REMIX"WHILE ACTUALLY SPINNING LIVE WOULG HAVE TO BE "DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO BY T CONNECTION" ON TK RECORDS.THE PERCISSIVE BREAK IN THIS TRACK IS, RATHER. NASTY . IT IS PERHAPS THE NASTIEST PERCUSSIVE BREAK THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD AND STILL HAS IT'S OWN FORM OF CLASS ALL BY ITSELF,TO SAY THE LEAST--- AND IT IS CONSIDERABLY LONG. I COULD RUN AND MIX INTO ANOTHER COPY OF IT, BACK AND FORTH, AND KEEP THE BREAK GOING FOR "HOURS" WITHOUT HAVING THE AUDIENCE GETTING BORED.IT EMOTIONALLY BUILDS ON ITSELF EVERY TIME IT IS MIXED LIVE INTO ITSELF.

OTHER PERSONAL FAVORITES WERE:

LOVE IS THE MESSAGE-MFSB
MY LOVE IS FREE-DOUBLE EXPOSURE
UNDECIDED LOVE- THE CHEQUERS (INSTRUMENTAL 12 INCH VERSION)
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC-THE SOFTONES
AT MIDNIGHT-T CONNECTION
TRINIDAD-JOHN GIBBS
DOWN TO LOVE TOWNT-THE ORIGINALS
I'LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA-INTRUDERS (9:28 12 INCH VERSION)
DONT STOP THE MUSIC-BAY CITY ROLLERS
DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT-THE KEANE BROTHERS
FLIP-JESSE GREEN (7 INCH)
IT'S IN HIS KISS-LINDA LEWIS (7 INCH)
THEME FROM KING KONG-LOVE INLIMITED ORCHESTRA
MY SWEET SUMMER SUITE-LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA

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 Post subject: Pinky
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It is impossible to argue with The T-Connection. That was the greatest introduction and break EVER! All those tracks you listed were great too. LINDA LEWIS was not a very popular track in most clubs, well, I should say MY clubs. It never worked for me?? Getting back to the T-Connection, I always felt that a TIMBALE was a great percussion instrument, one that usually meant a DESCARGA was here, and it is time to get up and go dance!! Hearing DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO use that TIMBALE in a way that I had never heard in an American record, made me grin and chuckle. I expected others to follow suit, and incorporate that instrument into the new Disco songs. It never panned out that way. I could not understand why others did not see the reaction that it created. Any idea why? I also loved the percussion on SHINE ON SILVER MOON. It was a great song to mix as well. I also loved STEEL DRUMS, but never found it a viable instrument in Disco songs. And KEG DRUMS were a great sound. Percussion! So influential to a deejay, it often was the determining factor if we played a song or not. With that said, few songs took advantage of that fact.

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 Post subject: My Sweet Summer Suite
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Did you ever"remix" this 12"? I know there were two different versions. One had the percussion instrumental, the other did not. Some mention this song as one of the disco era's greatest song. It was very deejay friendly, very dance floor friendly, and simply one of those Classic songs everyone loved. What was your perception?

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 Post subject: Do What You Wanna Do
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This was a great song. As a young kid I loved it, as an adult I cherish my TK 12" version!

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 Post subject: Pete's own page!!
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Come on! He got his own page! Granted, he was/is one of the world's best, but he can be such an ass****! Has he changed or something.? I got it, he bribed you all! LOL

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 Post subject: Welcome Jimmy
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Welcome Jimmy, I told you that this site was for Deejays, Disco music and clubs! It is! So make yourself at home. But take it easy on me, I am an old man now! No more ass****. Well, I try not to be!! But you, you will always be!! So you think the Dolphins are going to the Super Bowl!! LOL

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Pinky don't know if you remember me I was the skinny kid who use to hang with George Rodriguez when we use to come and check you out during the week. Weekends I was workin so only time we got to see you was weekdays. Anyway glad to see you're still around and appreciated. Still remember Over Like A Fat Rat 10". Just wanted to say hi.

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 Post subject: Live From Dallas
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Hold on to your horses boys & girls, it is time for the Brother Love show! Yo ever hear the words,"respect your elders", well I have been a dj since 1972. Before Disco! At 60 years old, I still work at least three nights a month, and it is mostly disco! Dallas is a party town. So come on down, for fun TEXAS style!

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 Post subject: COME ON!!!
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This is "Brother Love"? I thought that MICK FOLEY retired!

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HIPPIE,

IT IS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

OF COURSE I REMEMBER YOU AND GEORGE.

BOTH OF YOU GUYS WERE ALWAYS A SPECIAL BREED OF PEOPLE.

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