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djjdelay

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Apr 24, 2022
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Hi Guys my name is James (J deLay) im 30 years old and havnt gigged for 10 years now. I fell back in love with djing over lockdown and have just recorded a couple mixes i hope to share with you.

my passion lies with tech and electronic / expermental dance music but i have a guilty please for early 90s UK jungle and breakbeat
 
May 8, 2022
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Hello, I am Richard. I was first a DJ at my high school during my Jr and Sr years (vocational broadcasting) in '79/'80.When I enlisted in the USAF my recruiter promised that I would be in the broadcasting field - but turned out to be a false promise. Fast forward 40 years and I was asked to do Karaoke DJ and a street dance DJ once a month.. I had accumulated something like 80k karaoke mp3+g files. Going through these has been (still is) time consuming trying to find all the duplicates and naming the remainder consistently the same. These are in a spreadsheet format and it looks like the next time consumer will be to get the song book created. Once that is completed, the next task will be to go through the 500GB of FLAC/MP3 files for meta tagging consistencies.

Equipment I have is a Gemini Gv2 controller, Behringer Xenyk 1202 Mixer, Gemini PA speakers, Acer Nitro 5 17" laptop, PCDJ DEX 3 Pro for the Karaoke and VirtualDJ for the DJ'ing.

Thanks for allowing me into the group :)
 

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Welcome Richard
 

Brumster

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May 28, 2022
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Hello everyone, thanks for accepting me into your community. I stumbled across this group quite by accident, while searching for some secrets of the sorcery that is Freestyle.
As regards my full-time employment, I got an apprenticeship in telecommunications, and stayed with the company until I took early retirement in 2011.
I must have started my DJ dabbling around 1969/1970, while still at school. Initially, three of us used to get on stage at youth club, we had turntables mounted on tomato boxes sporting pressed steel pick-up arms. Lighting consisted of a theatrical dimmer with a 500W lamp in a wooden box at front of stage.
In the early 70s, I picked up a few bookings on my own as I gathered some better gear. Did a couple of residencies for a short time, but mostly the wedding / engagement / birthday circuit, mostly in the upstairs function room of pubs around the Birmingham (UK) area. I do not miss lugging all the gear and cases and cases and cases of records up and down stairs!
Many of those upstairs rooms had wooden floors and rickety stages. You had to be really careful how you shifted your weight to prevent the stylus from jumping a few tracks. I learned to sort of fake a dance - top part of body moving, but feet firmly planted in one place!
I moved to Wales in the 1980s and, although I bought my gear with me, didn't really bother with trying to pick up any DJ work except for the occasional party at the village pub. Somewhere in the early 1990s, I got involved with the local hospital radio, and joined forces with one of the guys doing more mobile discos. I have to say that 1993 / 1994 were fantastic years for that. By then, we had a stack of CD players, and the music library was getting lighter to carry around.
I joined up with a fantastic team of people who arranged a temporary local radio station. All official and legal. We broadcast once or twice a year for a couple of weeks. Greatly educational and enjoyable.
Nowadays, I have virtually all my music stored to hard drive, along with karaoke tracks, but I have to accept that I am nearly as old as a conker tree, so have been slimming down my gear. The power amps and speakers have gone, much of the lighting has followed, but I can still do a spot at the local pub by plugging into the house PA.
 

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Welcome Brumster
 

DJ Forbes

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Welcome new-comers! I'm new myself... there are a lot of knowledgeable folks here who are willing to help if you need it. Just have to ask. :)
 
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Welcome new-comers! I'm new myself... there are a lot of knowledgeable folks here who are willing to help if you need it. Just have to ask. :)
I’m a newby. Got a wedding coming up. They want studio version of “it’s your song” by Garth brooks. All I can find is live version. Any suggestions?
 

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Welcome George we have a few members from Ohio here. @Scott Hanna is about an hour away from you
 

DJ Palsy P

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Jul 22, 2022
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Hello,

I am a gentleman with a physical disability, cerebral palsy.

I have been a DJ since 2006 on and off - I stream on Twitch every week for 4 days. It also helps my mental health, the world today is so depressing.

I hope that what I do spreads awareness and inspires everyone to do what they want even though they might not think they can - I put the possible in impossible. When I was born, I was only given 24 hours to live (due to lack of oxygen to the brain), thankfully they were wrong, as 48 years later, I'm still here!

I even get messages and comments about how I'm an inspiration (I understand some dislike that phrase), which does make me humble, some messages bring a tear to my eye.

If you like electronic music, feel free to search my DJ name on Google to read all about me.
 
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JP_HTX

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Hi everyone,

I've DJ'ed from 2003 to 2018 and then took a break. I'm getting back into the game. Looking forward to learning from everyone. I'm recovering gear whore but thankfully never sold my gear off.
 

sonic-vision

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Welcome back to the game! I had to take a 12 step program years ago for gear whore problem😀
My accountant keeps me in check today.
 

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Welcome aboard JP
 
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johndjmix

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Hey guys, this has been a long time coming.

I am DJ John Ferrari, from the WKTU.COM website back years ago. We did a Freestyle mix show every tuesday and thursday and had quite a following. We did a few shows in NYC, including one people still talk about at Club Amazora!

Back in NY i was resident at Polyesthers on Hempstead Turnpike and every other week at Savoy night club in Melville. Both in Long Island, NY.

Back then it was 3 1200's a Rane MP24. Times have changed!

The business i started back then, (Unrelated to music) blossomed, so i had to focus my time on that company. That company is still running an growing. So i started another company in Denver, CO. Denver is awesome. Thats where i live now.

Now that both companies are doing well, i have gotten back into the music scene. A lot has changed in the equipment area! Just before i got out of it back then i had just bought a serato SL1.

Now i have a DDJ1000 (Serato), 4 Full Range Harbinger VARI V4115 full range speakers, and 4 (Have 2, 2 more on order) Yamaha DXS18XLF-D Subs. Its nice to have money to afford some serious equipment vs back in the day. I bought the sound system for a few reasons, one is a non-paid big bike rally that happens every thursday here in Denver, the other is, and i noticed this, those with their own sound systems tend to get a lot more work, than those that cant provide this.

I almost went with those numark turntables that don't have needles, then almost with CDJ's, until i saw a DDJ1000 being using at a club, and another at a popular bar. You get the exact same platters, displays and feel of the CDJ's with it in an all-in-one package.

I spin popular house/top 40 remixes....normal pop bar/club/college stuff. Bars/house parties, fun stuff like that. That is the crowd i worth with, and not really interested in doing any weddings or such (Unless i can spin my format)...but i do have TONS of respect for those of you that do the mobile thing!

--DJ John Ferrari