|Tune of The Day: Andre Harris - 10 Things Not To Say To A DJ|
|28 March 2009|
The track was released last summer, but in the recent fight between Steve Angello & Paris Hilton it has a very actual lyrics. Also read the comments from the German DJ/Producer Till West about this case.
I dont want to repeat everything written about that issue, BUT... I am just wondering why all people seem to wonder that it happened. There are always people arround who think they can get what they want - everywhere - and think the DJ's are their personal Human-Juke-Boxes. If, like in this special case, the person is a celebrity, that can raise problems ...By the way greetings to Bob Sinclair ... Paris seems to love his music, but not his name, which is actually Bob Sinclar!!! I think she can be lucky that it was Steve Angello and not Mark Spoon (who sadly died 2006) who she treated like that, otherwise ... or, ... Imagine she would ask a hip hop dj to play electro/techno ... mhhh could be worth maybe.
NEVER tell the DJ:
"Please play (stupid over-hyped pop track) by (stupid over-hyped pop sensation)?" .... HEY... go to a club or a party where this kind of music is played!
How could people - very often in Germany - think, a DJ in a Housemusic-Club would play Hip Hop, if they ask him???
Andre Harris "10 Things Not To Say To A DJ" (by the way my fav mix is the Ron Carroll's Chicago Beat Down Mix) is in the news again.
"1. PLAY SOMETHING GOOD...SOMETHING WE CAN DANCE TO !
The DJ has to play for more than one person...so what you hate may be another's favorite song and EVERYTHING played here can be danced to one way or another.
2. WOULD YOU PLAY SOMETHING WITH A "BEAT" !
BE SERIOUS! We know of NO songs played in a club that don't have some sort of BEAT!
(i know some, ... but i won't play soooo ... - till)
3. I DON'T KNOW WHO SINGS IT AND I DON'T KNOW THE NAME OF THE SONG, BUT IT GOES LIKE THIS....
don't sing for the DJ. They have to put up with smoke filled rooms and dangerous decibel levels all night long...Do them a favor and DON'T give them a rendition of your favorite song.
4. EVERYBODY WANTS TO HEAR IT !
Oh, sure... you polled everyone in the club and, as their spokesperson, you're requesting the song.
5. EVERYBODY WILL DANCE IF YOU PLAY IT !
The DJ won't. I guess that blows a hole in that theory!
(off cause - till)
6. I CAN GET LAID IF YOU PLAY IT !
Why settle for one night? Buy the album and get laid for a whole month!
(maybe Paris should have asked that way ... and i guess most dj's would not play it just because of that question - till)
7. I WANT TO HEAR IT NEXT !
The ONLY people who can get away with that statement write the DJ's paycheck!
(no, no way even they can't - they booked the dj because of his music - till)
8. WHAT DO YOU HAVE ?
It's a lot easier for you to go have another beer and figure out what you want to hear than it is for the DJ to recite the name of every record in the booth!
(wait, ... i will print you a list ... WHAT??? - till)
9. HEY, MAN, NOBODY CAN DANCE TO THIS !
It's NOT advisable to say this when the dance floor is packed (but some people do anyway) ! HOWEVER, even if there is only ONE person on the floor, it STILL contradicts the statement!
10. PLAY IT SOON, BECAUSE WE'RE LEAVING !
If your gonna leave after he plays it, why shouldn't he wait till the very last song so you stay all night!"
I had to say this in some quick words.
Peace - Till
And one more cool video how to NOT interact with a DJ:
Download the original release:
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