Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dick riding DJ's

Greetings folks... I know I know this blog is supposed to be for reviews on DJ's but there's something I need to address...... DJ's who can't find their own thing to run with. If you guys wanna jock someone else's style or sound at least give them credit in the process. Show love to those who are putting in all the work you're getting credit for! Okay vent over, you may go back about your business. Peace love and unity! Neddy

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Trap or crap?

Hey folks it's been a while! I took a break from blogging since it was drawing too much negative attention, but I feel its time to dive back in head first! With that being said lets get down to business here.

Trap music seems to be the new trend for DJ's in SL. Before I get into my actual break down of trap lets discuss DJ's and following trends. As a DJ it's your duty to hand pick every song you play. You're responsible for controlling the crowds entertainment. You're supposed to set the tone and stay original at all times. Following trends shows lack of originality and leaves those of us who aren't mindless drones to wonder if you're just another generic DJ. Genre jumping every few weeks isn't a good look for anyone. Imagine if Kanye West or Michael Jackson when he was alive decided they would become country musicians. Find your niche and stick with it, make it yours, own that shit. With that being said I think it's time for a break down.....

At first listen to the average ear trap isn't all that bad. It has a high tempo typically ranging somewhere between 140 and 160 BPM's so it has a good setting for a dance record. The snare rolls and bass drops are on point when picking the good records, but it still lacks something. Typically trap is set to an urban theme, focusing on what some would call a "Dirty South" style of drum selections. If anyone has followed Hip Hop over the past decade you'll know that Dirty South music kind of set the entire culture back several years. With that in mind, I feel that Trap music is kind of a weak stepping stone for EDM DJ's wanting to branch out into the Urban genres like Rap, R&B, Reggae etc.. Without actually knowing how to spin those genres properly...

Like I said earlier in this post, I'm sure this will draw plenty of negative attention but it's an opinion. If this offends anyone especially DJ's it's probably because deep down you know it's true.

Until next time


Monday, October 8, 2012


Hey hey everyone! Just checking in real quick with a quick post about my friend DJ Taze (Deacon Raynier). Tonight he's at Bar None Beach Club rocking out the 8-10pm with some DnB. Now this guy right here is a genuine DJ to the core. One of the most hungry DJ's I've seen on SL in years. He's only been spinning for about 6 months but you would never know it. EVERY single one of his transitions are on point and up to par with those of us who have been spinning for several years. His on air personality is lively and fits every single one of his sets. For those of you who haven't heard his mixes you truly are missing out. Make sure you check him out in world for details on his next party! Until next time, peace!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

DJ Domy - Beast from the Middle East

Pictured above is DJ Domy (Domy Rain) I've known about Domy for a while, we worked together back at NASA and now at Bar None. I'm not sure of his scheduled sets but He's a must listen. Tonight he's mixing up some Middle Eastern music and let me tell you right now it's one hell of a set. If you're looking for something soothing to your ears and not as bassy as most DJ's sets these day you NEED to check out his tunes. Very relaxing sounds, gives you the feel that you're in a hookah lounge. All the better that Bar None's tip jars are hookah's! Make sure you check him out ASAP!!

Official Launch!!

Happy Sunday folks! This is the very first official posting on Sound Check! First I'd like to thank all of you who are actually reading this. With that being said lets get down to business. Sound Check was created with informing the general public about DJ's they aren't familiar with but should be. All genre's and styles of DJ's will be put on display here along with pictures and sound clips when available. This blog was originally supposed to open with a round table discussion on the state of the DJ and music scene in Second Life featuring various DJ's with different sounds. Unfortunately there are those in both virtual and real life that have issues with how others view their opinions and that discussion will be put on hold for the time being. Instead I thought we could stay theoretical for this post and read along with what wikipedia has for their definition of what a DJ is/does. Neddy