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Freestyle kinda day.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I have big respect for DJs who's been around for so long and turntablism takes huge loads of practice and skill.
That said, the music he played seems very ordinary (read: not exciting) and most of these "live" DJ shows where they play the songs out in real time sound worse than a regular DJ set.

I really dig this set by Blawan. While he might not be the best technical DJ, the tracks are dope and the set is packed with energy.


He gets paid to play predominantly top 40/ open format. His sets range from part "live remix" to just turntables and a controller, it all depends on how he's booked. I've heard his "normal" sets live - it's mostly his scratching / personal edits that make his sets. Then again, 99% of people at a venue won't notice any of it, expect for maybe some clever transitions/song selection.

This is one of his DMC competition routines - he took second in 03. The bit around 1:44 is my favorite.

Q Bert's a beast, but he doesn't get have the same booking value, because he's not as into production / and hasn't adapted his style to something easier to digest. Many of the big Vegas club music directors were old school DJ's, but they still have pretty safe music programming. That's why "big" acts like Dennis Ferrer can get kicked off the decks at big clubs - inability to adapt their sets to the crowd.

http://dj-scene.com/2011/03/ustream-video-final-mikidz-show-w-dj-scene/

That's from early last year, so some of the songs will be dated, but Scene's paid his dues and he's a Vegas resident DJ as well. Some pretty clever word play transitions / old school incorporation, but in the end, it's an open format set essentially.
Edited by cyc wid it - 11/2/12 at 12:25am
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Freestyle kinda day.
In a Dream - Rockwell

uhoh.gif no

a couple more rap shit:
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cool videos even if you don't like rap
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i think childish gambino is the best rapper of all time
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i think childish gambino is the best rapper of all time

wat? 

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How can you be born in the 80's and not like freestyle even a little? A lot of music from today comes from freestyle roots.

Also Breezy, wtf foo.gif
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

How can you be born in the 80's and not like freestyle even a little? A lot of music from today comes from freestyle roots.

i dont really listen to much gangsta rap or hip hop nowadays its kinda done and dusted, now is just about making the next club hit beat with idiot lyrics (versus lyrics that just glorify ghetto life sarcasm.gif)
but some random stuff that came to mind when you wrote that -- altho i'm 64 like sipang, not born in 80s.
old skool free style (Click to show)
a bit newer, mos def (Click to show)

mos def -> saw this guy in nyc at blue note he's done collab with mos def teodross avery (Click to show)

music collab -> beatbox, if your mother only knew.
vocals and the beat do it all same time, slow dat ish down the human beat box (Click to show)
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Yeah but a lot of current electronic/reggaeton/etc took cues from disco/freestyle. Oddly enough, Filipinos seem to love freestyle, even though Latinos blew it up.

I'm probably a rap fan first, but I can get into most types of music. Mos Def is great (and by extension Black Star), or should I say Yasin Bey these days. Rahzel and Biz Markie still doing it.
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this video is hilarious Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but of course mos def aka یاسین did the song his own way Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

just like when MIMS did this is why im hot then talib went around with niggas lie a lot laugh.gif
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Edited by the shah - 11/3/12 at 7:58pm
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Finnish trio, that lasted for a short while. Started by Finland's most famous jazz pianist, Iiro Rantala, a beatboxer called Felix Zenger and a wonderful guitarist called Marzi Nyman. Cool stuff.
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Mostly electronic music.
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