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by Restless
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Ratty one more set?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Ratty one more set?

^^ Agreed. But he wouldn't have had to play anthems from the years I mentioned, Just actually played stuff from that time to keep the dance floor busy. But I think he fell in love too much with the '93 sound and lost sight of the floors, to be honest. And if you can't read your own crowds, it's time...
by Restless
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Ratty one more set?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Ratty one more set?

It's things like this that realise my time as a DJ is nearing the end, too. You know when your favourite DJ's growing up are either retired, need to retire or are flat out awful due to various reasons? This is one of them ones. But Ratty is still awesome, he's just probably fed up with it now. Shame...
by Restless
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Ratty one more set?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Ratty one more set?

Where did you hear this?
by Restless
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 12112

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

It's much harder to chop/cut well using up faders, as you have to move both at the same time, and as you say they usually have a much more gentle curve so it often doesn't sound as sharp. Not impossible, but much harder. Although 'blend' mixing works well for some styles and tunes, it sounds wank i...
by Restless
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 12112

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

Knew a guy that swore by vertical fader mixing (crossfader in the middle the whole time), what are your opinions on vertical fader mixing vs crossfader mixing? I'm all for it. It's the only way I mix. If you've got a standard mixer, bringing it in the fader as opposed to channel is just too loud. A...
by Restless
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Any goals (musically) for next year?
Replies: 27
Views: 6829

Re: Any goals (musically) for next year?

MJS57 wrote:Get some decks, to replace the ones I sold in 2004. Record a vinyl mix, for the first time since 1996! Can't wait.
Mate, I haven't recorded a vinyl mix since 2010 (maybe 2009). And I used to do them EVERY DAY from '99 up until then!

I'd like to get back to doing that.
by Restless
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Any goals (musically) for next year?
Replies: 27
Views: 6829

Any goals (musically) for next year?

Seeing as this year is coming to a close I thought I'd ask this... Could be tunes that you HAVE to buy to finish a label, a genre or just a "want" that you really want? Could be to play out more or, specifically, at a certain venue, for a certain promoter or you might put a night on and book a certa...
by Restless
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Great tunes/remixes that SS managed to ruin with a...
Replies: 35
Views: 7618

Re: Great tunes/remixes that SS managed to ruin with a...

Now post up the tunes he made that were MASSIVE in the Jungle scene...

SS is a legend, mate. End of.
by Restless
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 12112

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

As per my post above though, he never has it bang on, his hand never leaves the pitch control. It's the mixing equivalent of driving in a zig zag rather than a straight line. Yes he has the skill to keep it in time, but personally I much prefer to know I have 2 tracks 'locked' and can leave them fo...
by Restless
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 12112

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

Can't always rely on the pitch though, as some turntables are just so f*cking stiff and hammered. I've got no problem speeding a record up by hand. I can push a turntable platter borderline very finely, so I'm Ok. But I agree that the tune should be "locked" before the channel or fader starts gettin...
by Restless
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 12112

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

Is it easy to match beats? Sure. Is it easy to match beats and hold a mix down for 2 minutes on hammered turntables? NOPE! I would say that it should be easy on good turntables to mix for more than 2 minutes if need be... ... on hammered turntables is a completely different proposition... if there ...
by Restless
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 12112

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

Beat matching isn't a one size fits all thing. Look at Andy C. He has some of THE tightest mixing ON EARTH. Then take an average D&B DJ's beat matching skills. There are levels to this. Saying there isn't confirms to me that you simply don't have a tight lock. Is it easy to match beats? Sure. Is it ...
by Restless
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 12112

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

This idea that digital djs don't spend time beat matching is a complete and utter myth unless you play rigidly quantised music with no swing a la trance and hard house. There's plenty of analogue techno that requires you to pay attention to the track, and 93-96 era jungle is an absolute given, I st...
by Restless
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Bought anything "Retro" lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Bought anything "Retro" lately?

Can be anything from tunes to trainers...
by Restless
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Fusion This Saturday
Replies: 61
Views: 12433

Re: Fusion This Saturday

I would love to see the djs build over the evening i think planning is a big part. This is something I've noticed the likes of Fusion and Moondance do more recently, cram as many sets in to the night as they can. Does anybody really want to see two DJs back to back for 45 minutes? That's 22 minutes...