Re: Top Ten May/Jun 2005
- From: Pyromancer <pyromancer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 21:12:39 +0100
Upon the miasma of midnight, a darkling spirit identified as
Nephilim.babe0@xxxxxxxxxxxx gently breathed:
>Exactly. Any decent DJ will be able to ensure that all song flows into
>each other, so placing new stuff stratigically within a set shouldn't
>be a problem.
>Just don't smother your audience with new songs.
That's not the question I was asking though. New stuff, as you say, is
relatively easy. It's the "getting established" bands I was thinking
Last Sunday I wanted to play some SBA and some GoL. But I didn't want
to play them very early when there was hardly anyone in. As a result I
didn't get to play them at all because once the place busied up and the
guest DJ had done his stuff, it was non-stop requests till closing time.
So, is it better to play tracks that you know deserve a bigger audience
early, just to ensure they end up on the playlist (and in the chart
here), or to hold off and hope they can be fitted in later? I'm a great
believer in playing what's right, and the crowd wants, at the time, and
to hell with how it may or may not look afterwards, but at the same time
bands like SBA, GoL and ZZ really deserve wider coverage.
TBH it's not that much of a dilemma as we don't usually get quite that
many requests, but I just wondered how other people dealt with it.
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