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Veteran South Florida DJ , since 1976 resident at such clubs as Mystique, 609, Bermuda Bar, Alcazaba, Cafe Iguana, Rebar, Cafeina ( Wynwood) and many more Specializing in the eras 0f the 70s and 80s Disco and Classic salsa
One year after releasing her top charted debut album ,”Louder!”, which ranked #1 in sales in the U.S., the Latin Grammy nominee Sofia Reyes is returns with her new single titled “1,2,3” featuring Jason Derulo and Latin urban artist, De La Ghetto. Here is a DJ friendly Version FOR DJs ONLY NOT FOR SALE Download Here … 123
Friend of mine DJ Leo Perez recently had an event a wedding where most of the music requested was in German , he had no prior knowledge of this group , but told me this particular song was requested multiple times , he then proceeded to mix in Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature which inspired this Mashup.
Fettes Brot is a German hip Hop group . The title of their song is ” Jien” Their name means fat bread in German. The band took the name from a fan who called them “Fettes Brot” after an early gig, which was probably meant as a compliment, but the members considered it so bizarre that they took it as the name for their new group. They are sometimes referred to as “Hamburg’s hip-hop-dinosaurs” by the group members.
DJs Only Version Here … Naughty by Fettes Brot
This track seemed to have caused quite a stir due to what some call ” offensive” lyrics comparing pure love to pure cocaine and another line about Chris Brown and Rhianna …who knew ..people still pay attention to the lyrics
at 98 BPM here is a good DJ version
Click Here To Download .. Amarte Duro
In 1979 local Miami band “Mantrap” ( founded by Nelson Correa) changed their name in order to perform at local nightclubs. Almost 40 years later Correa assembles many of his original members as well as a few who have played with him throughout the years and creates his new band ” Nightshift” Their debut, standing room only performance at Miami’s Bru’s Room on Bird Road was a celebration of friendships and music. I had the pleasure of introducing the new band as they began their first set with a classic and never before performed ( by a local cover band ) Disco hit ” In New York” by Passion, the rest was a collection of the 60s and 70s funkiest hits. ” We tried to come up with a set list that was unique, songs that would move your feet but at the same time touch your heart ” says Correa. The band performed a variety of styles ranging from the Doobie Brothers to Earth Wind and Fire, one of the highlights was their performance of the Dramatic’s ” What you see is What you get ” which was a crowd favorite and a gem rarely heard at any of these events .Emi Jimenez’s vocal range allows the band to perform many hots of the era ,unaccessible by other groups. Luis Gutierrez nails every authentic keyboard sound heard on the original records.Lina Arguelles and Rali Guanche’s percussion rounded out an ensemble of seasoned musicians adding their own energy to the all the songs. There is definitely an audience for these types of bands on the local scene. The demographic that follows these groups have long abandoned the nightclub scene but is still yearning for a night out. This age group was raised on music , and dancing was a Friday and Saturday night ritual that had disapeared until a few years ago when Correa revived the open house scene of the 70s.
Nightshift’s members Nelson Correa, Emi Jimenez, Luis Gutierrez, Special participation by Lina Arguelles ( Legends 5 ) and Rali Guanche. The group gave away their new CD ” After Hours” at the show that included a mix that I produced specifically for them.
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You’ve just executed the perfect mix , the crowd goes wild , confetti rains down on you as thousands of flashes go off as your fans take you picture. Time to get a drink, you take off your headphones , but where do you put them? Do you balance them on the side and hope no one knocks them off on to the sticky floor ( yeah, it’s real sticky).? Here are a few ready made solututions , I’m sure resourceful DJs can come up with their own solutions
Below are a few options. Click on the Links
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I Hear DJs calling Remixes edits , calling Edits Remixes , Redrums are called Remixes, even simple DJ intros , so i set out to find the most accurate description I could of each to set the record straight.
Occasionally DJs will like a song that isn’t the genre they normally play but want to use it in their sets, so we set out to find the right REMIX, Edit, Dub, Redrum that suits our style and audience.
The problem with these terms is that there’s the formal definition, and then there is the misuse of the terminology .
I won’t go into each and every term , here are a few of the most commonly misused terms.
A remix is a version of a track that the original artist sanctioned and usually paid the remixer. Commonly, the Original Artists sends the ‘stems’ of the original track. All the instruments on separate tracks , although to save time they may send groups of instruments such as Percussion , together on one track. The Remixer then rearranges these stems or uses only a select few and adds his own production.The Remix contract always stipulates conditions and usage of the material that is LOANED to realize this Mix. The sounds and instruments remain property of the Original Artist and would be returned or destroyed after completing the work and could never be used in other projects.
An “edit” means that the track is cut in some way. Shortened , prolonged or rearranged in some fashion using the original track.
On the other hand, a bootleg is just a remix that was done unofficially. The remixer did not ask the Artist or record Label permission to alter the track in any form. Using acapellas and adding original music or looping and /or filtering sections of the track are the most common forms of the ” Bootleg” The Bpm is usually altered ( Faster or Slower ). Recordings may be copied and traded among fans of the artist without financial exchange, all though some DJs sell these recordings for profit on their own or different sites.
For the listener, though, there’s no difference between a remix and bootleg.
In rare cases artists themselves will create a different version of their songs, maybe an acoustic version or a Latin version while still maintaining the lyrics .
Some DJs will process a track and line up with a drum track they have created or have removed from another song , Running it continuously through a song usually with poor results ( the percussion overpowers the original or does not blend well with the style) Again, some erroneously label this a ” Remix”
DJ friendly versions with Intros and outros to facilitate mixing have become popular . Are the Legal? You are unable to make a profit from re-edits. ( you could , but you would have to license the track)
Altering a track for personal use in your sets will probably not get you in trouble if you don’t openly advertise the sale of these tracks. In fact this can actually enhance your sound and become your identifiable signature . Learning to use a specific software that would allow you to do any of these things is probably in your main interest and adds another dimension to the art of DJing. .
DJ Alex Gutierrez
In 1979 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer recorded “No More Tears Enough is Enough” written by ” Honeymoon in Puerto Rico’s” Paul Jabarra & Bruce Roberts ( Who had also written the title track to Streisand’s movie The Main Event ) and produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermyer for Summer’s double album entitled On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. It also appeared on Streisand’s album titled “Wet” A longer 11 minute plus DJ version (the 12″ version) was featured on Summer’s album. The track became a staple of dancefloors all over the country , DJs embraced the collaboration between the Disco Diva and the 60s Pop icon.
Fast Forward 39 years, Miami’s own Salsa Diva who has previously recorded another one of Summer’s hits ” Last Dance” returns as part of a powerhouse duo with the Latin Grammy Award Winner for Best Salsa Album “Intensamente India Con Canciones De Juan Gabriel ” La India” The New Trackto be included in Lucy’s new album ” A Peticion ” ( By Request )
Early reactions from South Florida Djs are extremely positive . Local DJs hunger for New Salsa material which has been scarce in the last few years . No More tears , The Salsa version captures the essence of the original track, Lucy and India’s emotional voice play at the beginning of the song brings a great big smile to those skeptical that such a musical feat could have never been pulled off. The Latin Rhythms explode immediately, calling all salsa dancers to the floor. The track is uplifting and energetic all the while staying faithful to Donna and Barbara’s vision infusing the latin nuances and arrangements that have made Lucy Grau a star in the genre that she and artists like Carlos Oliva invented right here in Miami known as ” Disco Salsa” .
Check out Lucy’s other great Material here at this Link… LUCY GRAU
DJ Alex Gutierrez