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We're Rollin'

Post by ian saunders » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:32 am

When producers and DJs talk about tunes being "rollin'", isn't that just a euphemism for "boring"?

It "rolls" I.E. it does the same thing for about 8 minutes.

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by enfield_paul » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:42 am

not related to roller express then?

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by dj_gyr8 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:36 am

Hi,

Very funny - I see your point. I also remember those events where you'd hear the MC, "We're Rollin', we're Rollin" and yes, it was BORING! Every DJ playing the same 10 tracks, and often some rewound and played upto 3 times per set... Super Sharp Shooter, Ready Or Not... Back then the theme was to have 1 little sample, and 10 mins of the same loop, just the occasional key change...

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by dj_yt » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:02 am

God there were a lot of boring jungle tunes from that era. It's easy to forget about them now and just remember the classics!

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by Traffic Cone » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:27 pm

i've heard people use it to refer to techno too. i think for tunes which are repetitive, but in a good way. although in the case of 90s d&b, i'd say yes, it means boring, in effect.

isn't rolling also what they call being on pills in the US? or molly, these days? never understood that.

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by dj jedi » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Well I think it's fair to assume people don't mean 'boring' when they say it :lol: I would interpret it more as tracks that followed a path and took you on a journey as opposed to much of the 92-93 hardcore that could have breakbeats for 3 bars then a bar of 4/4 then an 80s synth for 30 seconds followed by a sample from a TV advert :lol: so tracks with a bit more structure.

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by aize » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:25 pm

^ This. I'd describe something like Dj Crystl 'warp drive' as a rolling tune and that's anything but boring.

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Re: We're Rollin'

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by DJ Chance » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:52 pm

dj jedi wrote:as opposed to much of the 92-93 hardcore that could have breakbeats for 3 bars then a bar of 4/4 then an 80s synth for 30 seconds followed by a sample from a TV advert :lol:
Sounds like a tune, have you got a clip :)

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Re: We're Rollin'

Post by maxxvinyl » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:00 am

This is rollin, but far from boring (imho) emotionalcore :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Ql1EmrzZE

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