"andrew: thanks for the
support. at least we can still use internet. it
was pretty scary when i heard first distant explosions
last night. now i'm trying to get
used to. hope this nigtmare will finish soon. radio b92 has
shut down 2 days ago..."
"andrew, sometimes music is the *only* thing that gets me from one
day to another"?
radio b92 belgrade has
been shut down and almost shut down so
many times since it opened 9 or so years ago and it keeps on going. people keep throwing
parties. people keep
djing. i get more dj mixes submitted to the show from belgrade than anywhere else in the
world! (that's why there's been 3 belgrade djs on the show) because these people have to
try harder to geth through. john acquaviva used to play there in belgrade
all the time but
hasn't been backagain since the situation started to escalate again. but these people, regardless
of what their nationality, keep on going. when i'm seeing all the tv and print coverage
it makes me sick
because it's just another "persian gulf" or "desert storm" ie.
CNN type of
newstory being milked to sell papers and tv. it disgusts me that within hours of the
first NATO bombing, CTV had a "The Crisis In Kosovo" graphic slammed on all
of their related
reports and there were commericials in *every single batch*
to "stay tuned for
the latest on 'The Crisis In Kosovo'". It's sickening.
<from someone else in the techno scene
From: Nikola Stosic
Subject: (313) KOSOVO (1389 - 1999) -
CONQUERING THE WORLD
I'm a DJ, I'm from Belgrade, and I'm
a serbian, probably first on this
list, and I will try to connect
DETROIT and my urban zone BELGRADE.It's
very hard to me to talk about this
crisis on this kind of mailing list,
but I can see more from one
interests. Situation in Belgrade now is very
critical, because we have information
that NATO will bomb some military
buildings in the center of Belgrade.
I will remember you that population
of Belgrade now is between 2,5 and 3
millions of people. We will see.
What is connection between DTT and
When techno philosophy come to
Belgrade at late eighties and in the
beginning of nineties some of
Belgrade DJ's starts with classics, ACID
HOUSE, then germanic influence, also
some of Detroit classics.
In the year 1993. some of DJ's
started to play records from EYE Q,
SUPERSTITION, and other cheesy,
trance labels. That music for me is O.K.
but bad thing in all this is that
this people stops to play records from
Detroit [and records with DTT
In a meantime, some my friends and me
starts our radio show, also radio
B92 [last year award] started to play
some hard records from CHICAGO,
also DETROIT and we
started to organizing parties with this
'alternative' music. Two years
later (1995), most of techno population in Belgrade starts to going to parties with DTT and
CHI music. But unfortunatly when the
summer comes up, we had another
strike from T.I.P. records from Paris.
In that summer '95 from Paris comes
so many managers that our holiday
totally throws down. But again we started to organizing underground
and parties on the very
strange places. And we beat them. Now Belgrade got a lot of
talented DJ's which plays quality music [DTT
philosophy]. Two mounths ago we had expedition in Berlin and
we are booked again very soon. In the 14. century when the
TURKEY expansion starts to imperil the
Europe, and starts to conquer all world, first nation who try
to confront them was SERBIAN nation. That was
happend in the year 1389. on
Are NATO states and US goverment has
same destination as a Turkey 610
years later ?
I belive in American
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<not from me>
How to become a girl DJ in four easy
1) Be a girl.
2) Buy (or somehow get access to)
3) Buy (or beg from a friend) some
4) Disappear into your basement for a
Lessons two through four apply to
boys who want to be boy DJs. These
lessons will work for anyone,
although quality results are not guaranteed.
Best comment I've ever heard about
the idea of DJ lessons:
"I'll tell you how to mix two records
together right after you tell me how
to balance a bike."
<not from me>
Perhaps I'm too cynical. what i'm talking about is "safe" mixes. dry tracks, no
chances taken in the mix, all dancefloor all the time, you know, "book me"
tapes. I can't think of a better way to describe it. the mixtape as a booking
tool is undeniably the business card of all dj's, but unfortunately the mixes
lose a lot in the process because so often it's what the dj thinks people want
to hear to book them at a particular venue, and then this sucks out the natural flow and soul of a mix. all my tapes are done straight out of the
crates, i never pick out records
ahead of time, never practice a certain set or mix unless by
coincidence, maybe pick a crate to
use but otherwise the mixes i've heard that have the most entertainment value are ones that are improvised and
from the heart, rather than the
typical practiced, practiced, practiced set.
I like to hear dj's that realize what
tracks to play while they're playing.
not planned before. and in people's
worry to get everything absolutely
perfect, it loses it's funk. I just
got my hands on a Larry Heard mixtape
(mr. fingers) and damn that man is
smokin. some of the mixes are a little
sloppy, but I'll be damned if doesn't
have some serious funk, you can feel
the mix flowing almost like sitting
in the pasenger seat, you never know
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