Re: Do DJ's Really Play a Vegas Mix?
|Originally posted by Kirk_B |
I have lived in Las Vegas my entire life (28 years) and have been into electronic music since 1997 thanks to the movie Hackers!
My favorite genre by far is trance (uplifting, higher BPM, euphoric). Used to bedroom DJ for fun, but sold off my equipment.
I used to goto ICE before they closed it. Saw Above & Beyond back in 2005 when I liked their sound, George Acosta, Sander van Doorn, etc.
It seems the trance DJs now when they play at a Marquee, TAO, Lavo, etc play a different tracklist than usual. More housey, chunky beats, more vocals, etc. I know trance music has evolved over the years and is bringing in more house elements and the BPM has slowed, but do the clubs in Las Vegas tell the DJ's to play a certain tempo, style in their sets?
Do frequently get to see/hear these DJ's in other non-vegas venues? I only ask because pretty much everyone has been going housier/chunkier as time goes on so it might not be anything particularly special.
Either way, I doubt that the clubs make specific demands on their high profile DJ's. They are legitimate professionals and should already know that the average american crowd is already quite into house and the vegas crowd probably more so. They'll adjust their sets without anyone telling them to.