New Gear, New Mix, First Gig – I’m back!


It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, which is partly due to me saving up for a new set-up. Gone are the Dell 1750, Vestax Spin and Akai LPD8 running Traktor Pro . I’m now running shiny new Traktor Scratch Pro 2 on a Macbook Pro with a VCI -100 MK II + Kontrol X1 + Audio 4 DJ.

So with my new gear in hand I recently ventured out to my first gig in front of actual human beings. It was my friend’s birthday/BBQ party and I volunteered to play a hip-hop set for a few hours.

I think it went well. I had read horror stories of first gigs going completely wrong. So I did my homework way in advance. Revised my playlist/library about 20 times the week before, brought a back up library and a shit ton of extra cables.

I had originally planned on playing a two hour set, thinking that there might be someone else playing, but that wasn’t the case. My set was over 6 hours, so next time I’ll prepare a warm up set and have a larger song selection,

Here’s the set list, which can also be found on my Mixcloud page or right here on the right side bar —>

In Stereo – Fort Minor
Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay Z
Big Poppa – Notorious B.I.G.
Six Days – DJ Shadow ft Mos Def
Black Mags – Cool Kids
Passing Me By – Pharcyde
Bucktown – Smif n Wessun
Put It On – Big L
Dolla – Fort Minor
I Gotcha – Lupe Fiasco
Let Me Blow Your Mind – Eve ft Gwen Stefani
Kick In The Door – Notorious B.I.G
Flava In Your Ear – Craig Mack
Ya Mama – Pharcyde
C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan
MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know – KRS One
Ms Fat Booty – Mos Def
Keep Their Head Ringing – Dr Dre
California Love (Remix) –Dr Dre ft 2Pac
California Love –Dr Dre ft 2Pac
Born To Roll – Master Ace
Creep – TLC
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
So Ghetto – Jay Z
Get Down – Craig Mack
Boom – Royce Da’ 59
Nas Is Like – Nas
Nuthin But A G Thang – Dr Dre ft Snoop
Kick, Push – Lupe Fiasco
Give Up The Goods – Mobb Deep
Do For Love – 2Pac
Murder Was The Case – Dr Dre ft Snoop
Drop – Pharcyde
Summertime – Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Full Clip – Gangstaar
Regulate – Warren G ft Nate Dogg
Burn – Mobb Deep
Juicy – Notorious B.I.G
Express Yourself – NWA
Shimmy Shimmy Ya – ODB
High Fidelity – Jurassic 5
Oh My God (Album Version) Tribe Called Quest
Real Love (Bad Boy Remix) – Mary J Blige ft Notorious B.I.G.
I Wish – Skee-lo
Electric Relaxation – Tribe Called Quest
Slam – Onyx
Going Back To Cali – Notorious B.I.G.
Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty By Nature
OPP – Naughty By Nature
Run’s House – Run DMC
Tennessee – Arrested Development
Can I Kick It? – Tribe Called Quest
Chief Rocka – Lords Of The Underground
T.R.O.Y – Pete Rock and CL Smooth
EVA – Gangstarr
Insane In The Brain – Cypress Hill
Mamma Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
Straight Outta Compton – NWA
93 till Infinity – Souls Of Mischief

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