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  • Playing a decent mix of music for a party
  • Premier Icon Rich_s
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    Looking for some assistance, please.

    We’re having a party for SWMBO’s 40th at home and I’m trying to figure out how to play some funky choonz. We have Amazon Music plus various downloaded stuff on laptop/etc. Is there an easy way to “mix” the music together so it’s a bit more seamless than 2 random records that happen to be next to each other?

    Happy to create a playlist for it but just a bit uncertain whether there is a magic solution I can use to make this work. (Hiring DJ is not an option at present)

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Does anyone coming have Spotify? They have user-generated playlists for all sorts of things or they have preset playlists for all sorts of genres.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    There are some good dj apps for spotify. Someone will of course have to be an expert knob twiddler and I’m not sure how it would work double dropping Pulse into Messiah mind.

    There are automated ones too, but don’t know what they are like !

    edit: If you make a playlist can you post it here so we can ‘constructively critique’ it  🙂

    Premier Icon stevied
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    You could also ask guests to give you a few songs prior to the party so you can add them on a playlist on AM (if you can create playlists?). We did similar for our wedding and it worked pretty well..

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Whatever you do make sure it’s downloaded for offline use – or there’ll be no music if your ‘tinternet goes down!

    I’ve just created a Spotify playlist in the past and stuck it on random. No one will give a monkeys how smooth the transitions are after a few drinks.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Agree with the above, find someone with a paid Spotify account, get them to log in and find a playlist from there. Or make your own if you have time, but really, the play lists on their are better then you’ll put together anyway.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Spotify? Soulless.

    Get someone in. A great dj adds personality and pzazz to any soiree!

    Premier Icon mrwhyte
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    We’re just hiring some sound equipment from a friend and then having a spotify playlist on, with tunes people have requested for our wedding. I would have DJd myself, but I do not think people would expect the groom to be djing at his own wedding.

    Will have a look in to the spotify automated mixing apps.

    Premier Icon centralscrutinizer
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    If you can use Spotify look for these playlists :
    Global Funk
    Ninja Tune/Trip-Hop/Chillout

    Premier Icon binners
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    Premier Icon grantyboy
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    download a free copy of DJ Pro (7 day trial) and you can link it to mix with your Spotify playlist. As it’s an 40th go heavy on 80’s (All Out 80’s playlist in Spotify) and throw in a generic bit of current radio pop hits and some power ballad rock classic. Job jobbed!
    Alternatively leave an open playlist and people can add to it as they want and leave it on shuffle, that works well if it’s not to big a function.
    The more dance oriented playlists in Spotify now have algorithms to do basic mixing

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    All Out 80’s playlist in Spotify) and throw in a generic bit of current radio pop hits and some power ballad rock classic. Job jobbed

    By that you mean everyone leaves? 🙂

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    plenty of mixes on soundcloud or mixcloud without adverts, (which you’ll get on youtube) but they’ll be dance music. It is a party afterall. just search for ‘*your favourite dance music genre* mix’ and sort to most recent.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I’ll do you a mix 😀

    Premier Icon Rich_s
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    Some great ideas on here! Thanks peeps. I’m loving the idea of just getting people wasted so they don’t notice the gaps.

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