General Discussion: Everyones a fucking DJ!


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Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

31 Jan 2014 17:36
I don't mate, sold what little I had a few years ago.

They've gone now, so no more pm's please fukeroos Jimmy Hill
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

23 Apr 2014 15:59
Have a new track out a week of Monday with DJ Assault (of Ass'n'Titties) on vocals, not my normal kinda vibe but been listening to alot of french ghetto tech & uk bass the past while

https://soundcloud.com/ricer/sets/darren-rice-feat-dj-assault
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

24 Apr 2014 10:32
Prefer the dub version of this Cool
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

24 Apr 2014 10:33
Yeah so did i.
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

posted 24 Apr 2014 11:56, edited 24 Apr 2014 11:56
I'm kinda gutted I didn't do an instrumental version now that kept the main synth line & ditched the vocal but time was against me to get it to mastering & the distributors

Like I said, not my usual thing really but it was just grew out of listening to a lot of ghetto tech & Assault who Ive long been a fan of was up for the collab……loads more bits here + tons of radio interviews with everyone from Carl Cox to Jeff Mills etc

https://soundcloud.com/ricer
jaydeesafe
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691 posts since 16/3/12

24 Apr 2014 12:42
big up on dj assault collab. sex on the beach is a classic.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

24 Apr 2014 13:14
Any chance of an instrumental version of your radio show Eye-wink
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

24 Apr 2014 13:55
jaydeesafe wrote: big up on dj assault collab. sex on the beach is a classic.

Thx man, wanted either him or DJ Deeon for the vocal, was made up when he accepted


CovOne wrote: Any chance of an instrumental version of your radio show Eye-wink

Far too lazy to hit the mute button & mixdown a 2nd time I'm afraid
MrW
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2732 posts since 1/8/11

23 May 2014 11:17
Cool

http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-factory-news/londons-newest-dance-music-record-shop-love-vinyl-to-open-next-month/
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 23 May 2014 11:20, edited 23 May 2014 11:20

I love the old record shops, but that's just madness. It just isn't a viable business model any more; there's a reason why they're all going out of business.
chris newman
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44 posts since 24/10/06

23 May 2014 11:24
One opened in Southend the other day too…

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/11086520.Music_store_hoping_for_a_vinyl_revival_in_Southend/

Good luck to them but cant see it working myself.
MrW
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2732 posts since 1/8/11

23 May 2014 11:37
Electronic and vinyl / vinyl only releases are getting more and more popular, and people wanting to buy 'vinyls' for whatever reason - serious cratediggers, bandwagon-jumping hipsters or those just genuinely wanting to own a tangible object rather than an electronic file - is increasing. A friend of mine's the 3rd biggest seller on discogs, selling vinyl only, and he says business has never been better.

Personally, I've never bought anything other than vinyl and haven't noticed any problems in getting what I want on vinyl. Cratedigging used to be mainly the preserve of hip hop afficionados and beatmakers, but there's a whole new generation digging crates for stuff as new as late 90s UKG. As for it being a dying format, vinyl has now outlasted cassette, minidisc and CD. Guaranteed vinyl will still be going in another 20 years time.

Technics shot themselves in the foot stopping production of the 1200 a couple of years back.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

23 May 2014 11:48
I don't know, I think it's just a fad to be blunt, largely driven (I think - could be wrong) from indy music.

In the early 90s when the rave scene was kicking off a lot of the early house & hardcore djs had the option of mixing with CD decks - CDs & CD decks were available back then, and they did function just as well. But it never caught on - people still wanted and needed that record shop culture just to meet up, share music from cut dubs, and listen to new music. You don't need that nowadays because you've got the internet and MP3s. So I hope they do well, but I just think it's a brief trend. Record shops used to serve a purpose more than selling vinyl, I'm not sure they do anymore to be honest.
jaydeesafe
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691 posts since 16/3/12

posted 23 May 2014 11:50, edited 23 May 2014 11:50
I have nothing to compare it to, but there seems to me to be a thriving vinyl scene now.
Jackmmd
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286 posts since 15/4/12

23 May 2014 12:05
I work in the production and partly the manufacturing of vinyl and have done for a few years (work with The Vinyl Factory a lot as well) and all my company has seen is a HUGE increase in the sales and demand for vinyl. It has been selling fairly well for the past 5 years (enough for music shops to justify stocking it and for RSD to happen) and the past year and a half has seen it triple in popularity. There are no new machines pressing vinyl (at a commercial rate) and a few years ago you could turn around a few thousand records in about 3ish weeks, now leadtimes have gone up to approximate 8 weeks dues to so much demand and so few machines.

If record shops are shutting then they are doing something very wrong or in the wrong place - people illegally download or stream music and if they like it they will go out and buy it on vinyl for not much more that a CD will cost them.

I think it was in 2012 the highest selling LP was Adele - a very unlikely topper considering her target audience but this seems to be something that's here to stay for a while yet not just a fad!


MrW
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2732 posts since 1/8/11

17 Jul 2014 15:49
http://www.mixmag.net/news/fatboy-slim-told-simon-cowell-to-fuck-off-dj-talent-show
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

17 Jul 2014 17:27
ShaneB wrote: In the early 90s when the rave scene was kicking off a lot of the early house & hardcore djs had the option of mixing with CD decks - CDs & CD decks were available back then, and they did function just as well
I'll have to contest that, older CDJs before the days of granular timestretching etc. are absolute pigs to use.

The rest of what you're saying is pretty true though, Serato/Traktor etc. are just so much more powerful than a pair of 1200s and the hipster crowd, Record Store Day, limited edition vinyls etc. are very much what is driving the new vinyl craze.
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

24 Jul 2014 22:44
Finished these 4 recently, lifted a Toni Braxton vocal for 1 & sampled a Carl Craig interview I did for another…..dunno what to do with'em to be honest or if they're even label worthy Puzzled
Then again there's alot of far worse shit out there these days…


https://soundcloud.com/ricer/sets/summer-2k14/s-45Z9Q
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

2 Aug 2014 11:52
Not sure if I am going to explain this very well but Radio 1 in Ibiza, who would be in charge of the bookings? Do the individual places have their team book the DJs and radio1 put their name and banner over the top or do the BBC control it all?

The line up is genuinely disgusting and must cost a fortune for absolute shit.
Ricer
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1738 posts since 14/3/03

2 Aug 2014 12:44
I would imagine the likes of Tong, Annie Mac & their producers all decide the lineup