[quote="soul rebel"]I know some selectors, mainly ones in the "revive" scene, like to play records from beginning to end. As a "modern" selector on an "all-round" sound this practice drives me crazy. Of course it depends on what part of the dance we are talking about, but if it's primetime and you're dropping big tunes, tunes that everyone knows, and have heard a million times before, please don't play the whole thing... I'd rather rewind the first 20-30 seconds of Dennis Brown's Revolution 2 or 3 times, than just let the tune go to the end. Alternatively, you can cut it out a the right point, let the crowd sing it, and BOOM drop in the next tune. Work with speeches, effects, etc. There are so many ways to go, which keep the dance flowing, moving, and EXCITING.
I know all it's all a matter of opinion and taste but I don't like this approach at all - I don't mind the odd rewind but play the tune!
I've never gone to dances much but when I've listened to them or watched bits on YouTube and they take this approach I just turn it off.
I wonder if this got started or became more prevalent during the Dancehall era when there certainly seemed to be a lot more songs that had nothing but one good hook line - play that a couple of times and dispense with the rest.
And of course, I'm happy to hear no more than the first few seconds of any Michael Prophet song...
BTW, I'm more the age of the revive scene..