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Restless1 replied to the topic 'Andy C Residency at XOYO' in the forum. 6 hours 4 minutes ago

Ian Saunders wrote: This prompts a question regarding residents BITD - When I first started going out, and not living in London, there weren't really any residencies. What makes a good resident DJ? Are they freer to experiment, or do they just play safe and let the guests do that? Do they/did you get bored of them playing every week?


They know the crowd inside out. If a guest flops, guess who saves the day? The resident.

If anyone is going to play it safe it will be the guest, as a guest is usually a headliner, and headliners usually play big tunes.

I think the idea of a resident died years ago, but a few of them on weekly rotation worked well as they all brought something different.

I personally didn't get bored as the three that were residents were all completely different, but I did yearn for a different big name to play as residents can be predictable.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'If you could ask one question.....' in the forum. 6 hours 9 minutes ago

Good question! I'd probably ask The Fantazia boys to lend me a tenner....

All seriousness, I'd ask Vibes when is he going to call it a day (joke).

Seriously, I'd ask Jason Kaye which scene he preferred out of Rave and Garage. He was a HUGE name (and still is) in both scenes, and was one half of "Garage Nation" (the biggest name/brand/promotion that scene) and Top Buzz were massive too.

That or I'd ask a proper headliner like Carl Cox where were the better nights between '88/'93 - north or south?

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 7 hours 52 minutes ago

With regards to Vibes' transport, I think it depends on where the gig is and how much cash the promoter is willing to lay out. On Bunter's radio show he talked about getting the National Express to gigs in Bristol as it was a hell of a lot cheaper than driving and he was going to be there partying all night anyway.

I do really want to know if Vibes has a day job, I don't know why. I can't imagine that he'd have been the type to save his cash.

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Ian Saunders created a new topic ' If you could ask one question.....' in the forum. 7 hours 54 minutes ago

To any DJ, producer, promoter, dead or alive, what and who would you ask? (They would have to give an honest answer too!)

I'd love to ask the people behind Sunrise etc how much they earned on average per rave. The stories of them being sat there with bin bags full of money telling the DJs to help themselves etc. Also, with the parties being illegal, what did they do with the money? Did they pay tax on it?

I'd also love to hear about some of the political shenanigans going on in the (IMHO) dreadful UK Hardcore scene. I only pay attention to it due to the handbags.

I'd also ask Nookie if he ever got sick of Ray Keith not doing anything in the studio :D

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alphawave ep replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 7 hours 54 minutes ago

I saw on Vibes Facebook page a while back a story about one of his gigs and he said he uses a hire car...

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Ian Saunders created a new topic ' The Prodigy on Tour in 1992' in the forum. 8 hours ago

Did anyone go to any of their tour nights? I'm not talking about when they were booked to play at Amnesia House etc, but their actual tour with Sy-Kick, Devious D, Richie, Physics, MC Ruff etc.

How was it? What was the structure of the night, did it have that pretty tight flow that happens in most raves between DJs and PAs, or was there a bit of a gap?

I always wondered why they chose their support as they did. Physics was obviously a mate, but why Sy-Kick, Devious D & Richie?

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 8 hours 3 minutes ago

Like everything in life....it depends.

I do think it takes a special person to be at the cutting edge of music for so long, Most musicians don't manage that, or keep themselves fresh (apart from Miles Davis).

There is a space for older DJs which, unless they're special, is not perhaps main room at peak time, but at other stages of the evening. It doesn't mean that they can't be on point, it's just that not being at the forefront of things should give you a lot more room to experiment. Hearing older DJs, especially those who aren't doing it as their main job, just smash out anthem sets with no individuality is pretty pointless. The old skool scene is perfect for older DJs I think.

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Ian Saunders replied to the topic 'Andy C Residency at XOYO' in the forum. 8 hours 11 minutes ago

This prompts a question regarding residents BITD - When I first started going out, and not living in London, there weren't really any residencies. What makes a good resident DJ? Are they freer to experiment, or do they just play safe and let the guests do that? Do they/did you get bored of them playing every week?

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Traffic Cone replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 8 hours 39 minutes ago

i think sometimes people are a bit too obsessed with being on-trend.

i mean if Vibes was presenting himself as being at the cutting edge of music maybe it would be a bit sad. but he really isn't. :cheer:

i would ask this: do you think that some of the older members on here should give up listening to oldskool? still listening to the music that they were 25 years ago? and if the answer to that is no (which i would hope!) - then why doesn't that apply to DJing too?

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haunts replied to the topic 'Fozbee & Cooz / Matchstick Man double pack' in the forum. 12 hours 25 minutes ago

Cool, double vinyl - received mine thanks! :)

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DJ Chance replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. 14 hours 5 minutes ago

I go to Caister Soul Weekend and see DJ's in their 60s (old enough to be my Dad) playing quality music and breaking new tunes to me.

It has never crossed my mind that they should give up. I am not sure any of the 4500 people there think it either!

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

Richruffcut wrote: I can see why you might cringe at it though.

I watched Madness at glastonbury last year and I did feel the same way.

Just down to opinions again i think


Exactly. This is how scenes go stale: Same old faces.

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

Richruffcut wrote: It is deffo about passion with vibes. Why else would he be doing it?. The moneys not there


I get that, but it might be a case of "what else am I going to do on a weekend?" kinda thing.

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Richruffcut replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

I can see why you might cringe at it though.

I watched Madness at glastonbury last year and I did feel the same way.

Just down to opinions again i think

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Richruffcut replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

It is deffo about passion with vibes. Why else would he be doing it?. The moneys not there

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

Traffic Cone wrote: but...why should he care if he's so much older than the crowd? and why should he care if the music he likes is dated?

as far as i can tell the only argument that those things matter is that other people might look from the outside and think it's a bit uncool.

and why the fuck should he care about that? i really don't see your perspective at all. he's not trying to be anything he's not, he's just someone who knows what he likes to do!

you say grow up: surely the person following their passion even if other people think it's a bit lame is the grown up? rather than the younger people worrying about relevance or credibility - which basically comes down to "do other people think i'm cool".


Is it really a passion, though, getting up at 3am for a 5am gig in some unknown city for a few quid? Or is it a case of "it's all I know"?

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Restless1 replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

I find it embarrassing, tbh. Weird how nobody else sees it that way.

When you've got say an AMAZING sportsman in their prime, and then they age (badly) and their reflexes, sped, stamina etc is shot to bits, and they retire, how come that doesn't apply to DJ's? You know, crap at mixing, playing the oldest tunes know to man on hammered vinyl, there's NO improvement. And the audience is teenagers? It;s tragic, IMHO.

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Vinyl Conflict replied to the topic 'Green Apple 1992 id' in the forum. yesterday

You absolute star! Cheers

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haunts replied to the topic 'Green Apple 1992 id' in the forum. yesterday

Sir Spence - Life Will Mean Nothing - Headhunters Recordings :)

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dj jedi replied to the topic 'When do you call it a day as a DJ?' in the forum. yesterday

Actually Vibes is one of the younger DJs, he's only in his mid 40s. There are much older DJs and MCs especially in Drum & bass, yet nobody calls them names,

There are countless 60s and 70s bands still playing gigs to people a quarter of their age, I really don't see the problem as long as they can still do it and people enjoy it.

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