|Originally posted by The Highroller |
but one thing that really annoys me about this type of sound is when you have DJs playing extremely slow and pitched down the entire night. This is fine if you're doing it right, but I find a lot of DJs these days are playing pitched down music just to say that they did, because all of a sudden the slower you can play, the cooler you are. I'm sorry, but I don't go out to hear elevator music at 4am. Don't get me wrong: I'm not saying slow music is bad. In fact, it can be the best kind of music if done right, but playing slow just for the sake of playing slow is pretentious and frustrating for people on the dance floor.
i kind of disagree with this, i think playing slower music works perfectly if you know how to execute it properly, not every slow track is great but some slow tunes don't even sound slow, when the pace for the night is set early on you don't even notice the speed of a slow track if it's not a track that was 125 bpm pitched down to like 110 or something, that surely will sound like shit and drag along.. i have more beef with dj's that play elevator music like you call it, meaning it's way too "soft" sounding for the slot that they are playing. soul clap/wolf + lamb/deniz kurtel are notorious for that, a lot of times it works but a lot of times it doesn't.
it doesn't have to be a banging set but it has to have some "meat" on it to get people to move, if i want to listen to some very soft shit at peaktime i'd go see some jazz performance or something.