Date registered: September 26, 2009
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I contacted some local djs who will be submitting mixes to be hosted on Chengdu Living. The idea is to have a page which has a list of all the DJs in town with links to their mixes and tracklists, etc. Here's the forum post with more info: http://www.chengduliving.com/[...]
To submit your mix, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll host your mix for free. I have extra server space that I don't mind dedicating to this.
@surrender you're entitled to your opinion, but I doubt being a vague, anonymous shit talker on the internet will lead you anywhere productive. Respect to all the folks who have contributed to the scene in Chengdu over the years, though: Dave, Andy, Wu Peng, Geezer, Harry, Marco, R-Sun, Joe, etc.
@Bertalan solid mix dude! I like the track selection and how it builds up to higher energy tracks at the end. Hit me up at my email address below, I have an idea.
If anyone in Chengdu wants to have a session sometime, whether you scratch or just want to mix and listen to tunes, feel free to hit me up. I have speakers, turntables, midi controllers etc at home and am happy to network with other DJ's in the city. justcharlie at gmail
@Bertalan thanks man, I'll check out your mix.
@surrender I never said one was better than the other, which is why I expressly used the word traditional. I've hosted dozens of events in Chengdu and distributed hundreds of mix cd's for free. What have you done for the scene in Chengdu that you feel justified in calling me out for posting a link to mixes for free download? I'm curious.
What up man, did not realize it was you.
You're right about the demise of traditional DJ's, no doubt. That's how it goes though. Things change, they always do. The "these young cats don't know what real dj'ing is!" argument is tired in my opinion though since there is cool shit happening that didn't exist even a few years ago. Eskei83, DJ Enferno, Girl Talk, etc.
Some traditional DJ's like you and I (and the other handful of vinyl djs in Chengdu) will stick around as we get surrounded by a crowd of dudes auto-syncing Deadmaus all night long, but that's just how it goes. We both know that ain't real dj'ing, but what ya gonna do?
These are the craziest parties I've seen in China, period. If you're looking for a quiet night out, do not go to one of the Mega House Parties at Dojo.
Honestly the location is further out than any other nightlife related event in Chengdu, but what you gain by traveling that distance is something that you can't get inside the city - an actual house with front and back outside areas. Feels like an American house party.
The upcoming (August 2013) event looks to be the biggest yet, with MASSIVE headliners who are on a national tour and playing at Little Bar before tearing it down at Dojo. If the cops don't shut this party down and/or the house doesn't catch on fire, I'll be surprised.