The Society of Cool!
I am just interested in peoples opinions on the preferred format to hear the music you love played by the DJ on a night out. I'm sure you have a few do's to attend over Christmas and New Year and whether you mind or find it important when spending money to enter the mod night of your choice. Personally I collect vinyl and enjoy seeing the DJ's at work spinning their beloved collection. I know how much they have spent in money and time to make an attempt to show us a good night out. I can see the look of delight on their faces when the floor gets packed, it shows their time and effort in pursuit of top sounds has paid off.But perhaps it's just the music that counts?? what is your thoughts on this subject and please......no arguing....keep it cool, we all have different ideas :)
I certainly think it is better if the DJs are plying vinyl. I have been behind the decks at Friday Street a few times getting in Paul Molloys and Mikey Collins' road and they have some fantastic rare records. I suppose the most important thing is that the music has to be good. But if it can be good and be original vinyl that is far better to me.
Always wondered why it was so imprtant for the punter to dance to the original as opposed to a second pressing - I mean how would you know any different if you were only dancing to it?
Not particularly aimed at you Chris.
No, its too late now Graeme, you have hurt my feelings and ruined my day. And here was me going to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too.
Oh dear, I am sorry.
Back to my question - just curious to why it has to be the original?
The point I was trying to make Reggie, is that a DJ in Edinburgh who runs a cracking wee R&B club that the Friday Street lads have been aked to DJ at in recent months. Anyway, I asked him about playing Marvin Gaye's Can I Get a Witness and he said he didn't have it as he was only after the original and wouldn't own a cheaper copy.
Found it a bit bizzare if he won't own cheaper pressings if only to play for the punters.
All kidding aside Graeme. I just think its nice to have the originals. But it would not make one iota a difference to anyone on the dance floor as they would not be aware if it was a reissue or an original vinyl. Its a pity I will not be at the club as I have the original of 'Can I Get a Witness' on Tamla. Although I am not too bothered one way or another I remember hearing about a certain DJ who is also part of a famous band doing a slot here and he turned up with his ipod or computer. I would have been disappointed in that to be honest as anyone of us who has a clue about decent music can download stuff.
Col - YES.
Yeah, that's my point Chris. I wouldn't want to go to a club to here music played on CD or through a laptop etc, it's just not right.
However, if the music is played on vinyl and is maybe not the original, I wouldn't even know TBH if I was up dancing to it.
In otherwords, CD for personal use and vinyl for clubs etc.
I'm far less of a purist on the originals reissues than some (I'll settle for reissues until I can obtain the originals) & I won't use my more valuable discs in pubs where decks get bumped etc.
However the way I see the vinyl vs CD Djing thing is that I prefer to listen to collectors who DJ rather than "instant" DJs who havebought compilation CDs or downloaded tunes
By the same principle that I have more respect for proper musicians & bands that have learned their chops & paid their dues rather than instant fame wannabes on the X-Factor!
Blimey that's a can of worms you've opened there, mate
Does it matter that some DJ's & collectors spend time, money &/or both collecting classic sides & unearthing vinyl gems for your delectation, only for others to either buy compilation CDs or, even wose, download them for nothing & load them onto CDs and play them out?
You bet it does!
Just my opinion of course, but then I am a grumpy old sod