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Old School Vinyl DJ

Started playing music from 1980 then professionally back in 1984 and quickly earned a name for himself in London & The Canary Islands DJ scene. Interested in music at a young age and influenced by genres including Soul, Jazz Funk, and Disco, He developed his unique style by experimenting with an acoustic landscape of hooks and innovative mixing methods. You can find Dave Live every Tuesday & Thursday from 2pm also Saturday & Sunday from 10am Gmt on Soul Central Radio.


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Bending Ears Back Since 1984

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committed to working closely with clients to understand exactly what they need, and producing a result that exceeds expectations. Get in touch to learn more about any service offering including The London Soul Train Cruise

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With a diverse background and expert skill set, Rest assured that you won’t be disappointed by what he brings to the table. These availabilities fill up fast, So don’t miss your chance to book today.

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Throughout many years of providing this service to countless clients, Dave has gained the experience and expertise necessary to make the process completely seamless and the result is extraordinary.

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When did DJs stop using vinyl?

Well not completly..Read on. 


Things changed completely with the introduction of the Pioneer CDJ1000 in 2001. These had a platter that DJs were able to spin and touch. This closely replicated the style of mixing that DJs were used to and effectively sealed the fate of vinyl decks.history..Anyone can be a digital turntable DJ these days. Using a laptop and some mixing software is simple and it does not require much of an upfront expense.But it wasn’t always this easy.In the past, you needed two turntables and a mixer and a lot of skill. DJing was considered an art form.It was challenging and exciting, especially when two highly skilled DJs faced off against each other scratching head to head.But learning how to DJ on a turntable now seems a thing of the past.Ever since the industry has made the shift from using turntables for traditional beat matching to MIDI controllers and other types of sync devices, the art of turntabling is in danger of becoming a lost art.But it shouldn’t fall by the wayside. I encourage every DJ to at least learn the basicsEven though it’s harder and no longer necessary, there are some definite benefits to learning old school DJing techniques.Even if you normally mix using controllers and your laptop, learning how to use a turntable can add a new layer of sound to your setup and can come in handy depending on the type of gig you’re playing.These days, it can be hard to find a DJ booth that isn’t designed for CDJs, Midi controllers, and a laptop setup. Some modern DJs may feel that scratching and spinning on a turntable is just another type of outdated technology, but there are many reasons why you should learn how to spin this way.When you listen to a song on your computer, you have to admit there’s a type of robotic feel to the sound that makes it sound flat. It lacks that richness we used to enjoy when we listened to your favorite album on vinyl.Spinning vinyl also keeps you active and more in tune with the music, due to the imperfections in analogue music.Turntables have one of two types of motors: direct drive or belt-driven. A belt-driven model features a motor that’s offset from the platter and is connected to it using a belt. A direct-drive motor sits directly below the platter, so there is no need for a belt.This direct connection leads to more consistent speed. But even a with a direct drive turntable, there can be some fluctuation in speed, leading to a subtle change in BPM (beats per minute). That is in addition to imperfections and fluctuations stemming from the needle or the vinyl record.You may need to speed up some records to get them to play at their natural BPM. Others will need to be slowed down. Sometimes you’ll want to alter the BMP away from the natural BPM of the track.When you are mixing traditionally, these are all things you need to pay attention to while the music is playing. This keeps you active and paying attention constantly. With a laptop, DJs tend to simply set it and forget it, because digital music reliably plays with a constant BPM.

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