Graeme Sinden DJmag mix
For whilst most of our GBB DJs are up and coming, and still building on their careers, Graeme already plays at the world's number one club Fabric (as voted for by 600 DJs in DJmag's Top
50 Clubs poll 2006) and for one of the
biggest dance music acts around
Graeme Sinden is resident DJ for Basement Jaxx' club night
Graeme Sinden isn't going to be big. He already is.
"I don't mind dropping 'office party tunes'," jokes Graeme.
"I don't think I'm commercial as such, but I'm a big fan of pop and play eclectic club music that makes people move."
Graeme Sinden has done an exclusive mix for DJmag, and it's probably our
most eclectic to date.
Digging it the crates for some eclectic flavas
"People are so much more open-minded these days," reckons Graeme.
"Because of downloading and MP3 players everyone has started to appreciate more genres of music, and open their minds to other sounds.
"It makes my job as a DJ much easier."
Inside OutGraeme Sinden is resident jock for Basement Jaxx' monthly club night Inside Out at Jamm in London.
Because the Jaxx are known for their cut-up house music that draws on a diverse range of sounds, Graeme has enjoyed a freedom behind the decks that few resident DJs experience.
"The clubbers that come to Inside Out are very open-minded, and seem to appreciate good music, regardless of genre.
Yo Yo! Graeme Sinden mixes it up with an MC
"It starts of with hip hop, but moves through different sounds till it gets to house."
DJ TechniquesSo are there any special DJ techniques when mixing dramatically different genres together?
Graeme explains: "I cue up tunes really quickly, and then slam them into the mix suddenly – that has a big impact on the dancefloor.
"Mixing different styles isn't as technically demanding as a long-drawn out mix, but it requires speed, accuracy, and you have to know your music."
Check out Graeme Sinden's Gotta Be Big mix at www.samurai.fm/djmag now!
1) E40 - Yay Area (Warner Bros/WEA)
2) Pitbull - Bojangles (TVT)
3) Young Leek - Jiggle It (Def Jam)
4) E40 vs Peter Gabriel- Tell Me When To Go (Sinden Remix) (Counterfeet CDR)
5) T.I - Why You Wanna (Atlantic)
6) Yung Joc (feat Nitty Song) - Goin Down (Bad Boy Records)
7) Gnarls Barkley - Smilin Faces (Warner Music)
8) Mary J Blige - Without You (A.Brucker and Sinden mix) (Counterfeet)
9) Hector el Bambino - Dejale Caer To El Peso (Feat Yomo) (?)
10) Tego Calderon Feat Yandel - Se Entrega Bailando Reggaeton (?)
11) Tito el Bambino Feat Daddy Yankee - Mia (?)
12 ) Daddy Yankee - Muchucando (?)
13) Plan b - Freakytona (?)
14) Tito el Bambino - Caile (?)
15) Foxy Brown vs Pat Benetar - Fly With My Battlefield (A.Brucker and Sinden Mix) (Counterfeet CDR)
16) Beenie Man - Hand Up Inna Di Air (Wipeout Riddim) (Dangerzone)
17) Buju Banton - Bongo Cart (Wipeout Riddim) (Dangerzone)
18) Mr Vegas - Build Back (Wipeout Riddim) (Dangerzone)
19) DJ Sandrinho - Samba Ou Funk (CDR)
20) Deize Tigrona - Injeacao TNT (Edu K Mix) (CDR)
21) Teddybears - Cobrastyle (Diplo Mix) (CDR)
22) Debonair Samir - Samirs Theme (Unruly Records)
22) Radioclit - Mature Macho Machine (Feat TTC, Skepta, Ears & Tinchy Stryder) (Counterfeet CDR)
23) Skepta - Duppy (White Label)
24) Surkin- Ghetto Obsession (Institubes)
25) Daft Punk - Prime Time Of Your Life (Para One Mix) (Virgin)
26) DJ Nephets - Lay It Down (Databass)
27) Kelis - Bossy (Switch Remix) (CDR)
28) Solid groove & Sinden - Red Hot (Atlantic Jaxx)
29) Para One - Def Tea Machine (?) (Institubes)
30) Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls (EMI)
31) Midnight Star - Freak-a-zoid (Solar)
32) Vanity 6 - Nasty Girls (WEA)
33) Cherelle vs L'trimm - Cars That Turn You On (A.Brucker and Sinden Remix) (Counterfeet CDR)
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