Short sets

15 Jun 2017 11:44 #1 by Ian Saunders
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Just seen a flyer for Moondance, some DJs are listed as having 20 minute sets.

What's the point?

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15 Jun 2017 12:27 - 15 Jun 2017 12:28 #2 by pinhead100
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Waste of time what are the djs going to play a 4 tune set complete joke trying to cram to many acts into a small time slot

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15 Jun 2017 14:38 #3 by Restless1
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None whatsoever.

Maybe a way of cramming in loads of names at a discount price? Other than that it's pointless.

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15 Jun 2017 17:07 #4 by Ian Saunders
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The longest set anybody gets is 50 minutes.

Seriously, how much do you think they're paying the 20-minute set DJs?

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15 Jun 2017 17:09 #5 by Restless1
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Ian Saunders wrote: The longest set anybody gets is 50 minutes.

Seriously, how much do you think they're paying the 20-minute set DJs?


1/3 of their hourly fee? Still great money for 20 mins of work if your hourly fee is 3-500£.

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16 Jun 2017 09:58 #6 by dj jedi
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Paying them? You're joking aren't you, they need to design the flyer, sell 100 tickets and spend weeks spamming Facebook for the privilege of that 25 minute B2B2B set!

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16 Jun 2017 10:09 #7 by dj jedi
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As for the A-list DJs who don't fall in to the above category, I very much doubt they charge less for a 45 minute set than they would for an hour. It's not the hour of DJing that the fee is for, it's the travel, time spent sorting out the set and of course their reputation/pull. Which makes it even more mind boggling why these events try to cram more DJs in to each event. Give me three headliners doing 60-90 minute sets and a couple of lesser known DJs doing long warm up/grave yard sets over this garbage any day.

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16 Jun 2017 20:58 #8 by Ian Saunders
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When you look at old flyers, it was one or two headliners, some local DJs and some small fry, Now for an event to matter it has to be at least 40 DJs and 397 MCs.

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07 Jul 2017 12:11 #9 by jamsco99
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some of the big events at shorter sets too.

I am sure ellis dee at DS 2 was only about a 20 minute set

also Helter Skelter November 94 and Dreamscape 15 and 16 had some 30 minute sets

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07 Jul 2017 23:31 #10 by The_Ruffneck
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Might work out if they're back to back.If not it's a bit too stop start for me.

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08 Jul 2017 19:38 #11 by alphawave ep AKA DJ Mark C
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On top of all that what is the point in probably travelling 100s of miles for a short set..

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