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Let's Talk Phrasing

Updated: Apr 27, 2022

DJ Talk - Sunday 27th February from 08:30am SLT

Bassment, ES Downtown

Lead Topic - Phrasing by electroRogue


Join us this Sunday for our first DJ Talk.

Please enable SL voice before arrival.

The following images will be referenced in the session and a summary of the main discussion points will be posted here shortly afterwards.

If you would like to host next month's DJ Talk at Electro Space, please get in touch.


[UPDATE]

Talking Points from this month's DJ Talk

Things to Consider

  • Song Phrase - What's happening when

  • Energy levels - Mood and emotion it is reaching

  • Listener fatigue - How long has a level been maintained

  • Song story - The character of elements, the journey

  • Dance ability - Smoothness, excitement

Avoid

  • Bass over Bass

  • Melody over melody

  • Lyrics over lyrics

  • High energy over low energy

  • Low energy into low energy

  • Using the same tricks every mix

Aim for

  • Bass end, bass in

  • Drops hitting together, high energy with high energy

  • Breaks hitting together, low energy with low energy

  • Low energy into high energy

  • High energy into high energy (Moderation)

  • Varied mixing techniques

Tools

  • DJ warnings - 4 / 4 - 8 - 16 - 32 - 64

  • Jumping - moving instantly to a different part of a song, cue points or skipping

  • Looping - repeating parts of a song

  • EQ - changing the elements and current journey

  • Track Volume - changing the elements and current journey

  • FX - changing the elements and current journey

Results

  • Extend song parts

  • Shorten song parts / phrase

  • New breaks / low energy parts

  • A new twist on a song already known

  • A new story

  • Good mixing


Track Structure - example 1

Track Structure - example 2

Track Structure - example 3

Track Structure - example 4



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