dan i dubdub wrote:On the subject of selection, Barry Issac once said to me that it's boring and frustrating to only hear unreleased music at a show, the audience want something they might be able to find in the couple of days after the dance as well as something fresh.
... My own philosophy is that brand new music needs to be set in a context and that should include a dynamic range of music, not all boof boof. There are only about 3 producers I could bear to hear play only their own work.
That's exactly how I feel about this and I'm glad I'm not the only one. There's more to DJ-ing than just playing heavy tunes, that's a fundamental rule for every dancefloor. The crowd will respond to music they recognize and like. There's a reason soundsystems used to say 'last plastic' around 1 o' clock- the first part of the session is necessary to get people in the right vibe. And yes, playing your own productions three hours in a row tires very quickly.