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Beats Per Minute Mixing With Vinyl Records

Beats Per Minute Mixing With Vinyl - Keeping The Flow With Gradual Ups & Downs

The key ingredient to keeping a full dance floor is to keep the flow using gradual ups & downs using Beats per minute as a guide to creating a good flow of music. Using BPM's gives you the option to adjust the speed up or down to match the tempo of the record currently playing and a classic song that wouldn't normally work will give a new take and a whole new character at a different speed. (Plus or Minus)

Mixing Vinyl (Not pressing sync or play!)

You can let people watch as your records are placed on the turntables and skilfully manipulated by moving the record by hand to cue the stylus to exact points and touching or moving the record to stop, slow down, speed up or even spin it backwards to create a mix.

Experiment and dare to be different

Using your Musical and BPM knowledge you can maintain consistent BPM's from one song to the next, there is a smoother transition, and less likelihood of dancers deciding to leave the dancefloor.

When you have the BPM's of all your records you will be able to experiment and be different - you can come up with some truly spectacular segues and mixes that will leave the dancers amazed at your musical knowhow and imagination!

Mid-Tempo Selection Example

  • Make It On My Own - Alison Limerick (112)
  • He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge (113)
  • Soul Man - Sam & Dave (114)
  • Let's Dance - David Bowie (115)
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (117)

Up-Tempo Selection Example

  • Let's Go Round Again - Average White Band (129)
  • This Old Heart Of Mine - The Isley Brothers (130)
  • Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind And Fire (132)
  • Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters (135)
  • Mamma Mia - Abba (138)

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