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C.J. MacIntosh

Discussion in 'Event Reviews' started by Guest, May 27, 2001.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I had been hearing a lot of bad things about his DJing skills, but all in all he played a pretty good set. His mixes for the most part were tight and his programming was wicked.
    I had a great time and I would definately check him out if he came back.
     
  2. stanimal

    stanimal TRIBE Member

    Yeah, I was there celebrating two buddies' birthdays.

    I wasn't too into the music, but he did show great djing skills.

    Never heard of this guy before. Who is he?
     
  3. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    Ok....so I figured that I would go to System to see this CJ guy. I have never heard of him before but I was interested in checking out "the other street mag's party".

    Now...I hold System very close to my heart. I have seen some of the worlds top notch acts there. I enjoy the staff, the decor, and the way they cater to the underground scene. Their residents for the Breathe and Bang nights usually keep each event tite.

    But now I think its time for me to vent. Dino and Terry....no disrespect but they were kinda lame. As I have asked before, do locals DJ's spin soft so as to make the guest DJ sound better? Or are the guest DJ's just better than the locals? Well tonight I gotta say that both the locals and CJ (the guest) were...um...uneventful. In order to have a good night tonight...I had to concentrate on other things....like the crowd....the ladies...and my friends. Heck I even ventured into different rooms whereas I usually party in the main room. Music was not at the forefront for this party.

    CJ's tracks were unimaginative and boring. I didn't even know the difference when Dino and Terry stepped off the decks and CJ came on. I had to make myself move to the music instead of the music moving me. CJ's mixing was o.k. His track selection was o.k....I think that the crowd was dressed to impress to perhaps get their picture taken...but no one commented on how "good" the music was.

    So...in order to give System the benefit of the doubt. I am gonna blame Klublife for getting such a crappy headliner for their event. But hey....everyone's a critic.

    Peace Party People...

    P.S. I should also state that the injection of life back into the party was thankfully done by Evil P. Thank goodness for another local who never ceases to undermine the crowd and continues to play HARD!!
     
  4. miguel

    miguel TRIBE Member

    solacevip,

    you are obviously not a fan of garage, but other people are.. and dino and terry are actually very well respected garage DJs and producers. they have put out tracks on many major labels, and play internationally to large acclaim. believe it or not, they have a very good international reputation and are considered to be one of Toronto's premier house exports.

    you may not enjoy their style, but they've been playing and producing since the 80s.. they've accomplished a lot... and they have garage records no one else in the city has.

    also bang saturdays is generally not "hard" themed.. (i say generally because there are exceptions).. but by and large the hard stuff doesn't start until evil p gets up to the decks, late at night.

    Miguel
     
  5. *SiLver*RoBoT*

    *SiLver*RoBoT* TRIBE Member

    Been around forever - he was part of the act "M/A/R/R/S" - known for their track "Pump Up The Volume". After their split, spun at various clubs in the UK (not sure which ones). Usually dresses in drag, not so sure anymore....

    There's some info for ya.

    *over*and*out*

    *SiLver*RoBoT*
     
  6. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    I hear all that you are saying Miguel...and hey. I'm not slamming Garage either.... But if I wanted Garage....I could always go to Roxy Blu or 5ive!!

    System Soundbar is known for their slammin' nights. Not Garage....

    I believe that Dino and Terry are respected...no disrespect to that....but perhaps their residency for Saturday nights should be examined a little closer. You say there are exceptions to the rule of Bang Saturdays not being a Hard night. I believe there are more exceptions to this than it being a rule.

    The evening is called BANG Saturdays...not THUD Saturdays!

    Hmmmm let's list some of the HARD dj's that Dino and Terry haved opened up for during their residency for Bang Saturdays....

    Roy Davis JR, Cevin Fisher, Jose Nunez, Rhythm Masters, Tony Humphries, DJ Disciple.....are those DJ's Garage DJ's?!?!?
     
  7. miguel

    miguel TRIBE Member

    solacevip,

    bang saturdays isn't called bang saturdays because its supposed to be about hard music dude! not at all!

    what i meant was that it's not generally hard themed because they cater to everyone's tastes, all sorts of varied house djs are brought in for the night. you might hear a garage dj headlining one night, you might hear a harder dj headlining another, or a funkyer DJ. it all depends

    i'm sure that people that run the night will tell you the same thing.. don't go to bang saturdays expecting hard music headliners every weekend, because it's not about that.

    they want to keep everyone happy!

    two things you know for sure about bang saturdays:

    1) the night starts out with garage since dino and terry are residents

    2) the night ends on the harder tip (evil p)

    anything in the middle, it depends..

    miguel

    ps- tony humphries actually calls himself a garage house dj and is considered to be one of the godfathers of garage :)
     
  8. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    Well at least now I know what time to show up. Da later Da better Da harder Da Music. No need to listen to Muzak when I go to a club...when I can hear it at Walmart for free.

    Peace...

    Looking forward to Humphries anyway...
     
  9. miguel

    miguel TRIBE Member

    cool man, i can't make it myself.. but it would be great if you could post a review the next day.

    -miguel
     
  10. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    Solacevip:
    "I am gonna blame Klublife for getting such a crappy headliner for their event".

    Really? Guess you have to blame someone. Crappy? You say you never heard of him before....like Silver Robot said the guy has been around since the start....he hasn't been here in a long time...bringing him in wasn't a bad move...i think you're out of line for blaming the publication for bringing him in.

    Does nothing but fuel the rivalry between both mags...both of whom i support. Unity not segregation is the only way the scene will prevail.

    peace
    Chris
     
  11. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    Guy....my comments have nothing to do with comparing two mags whatsoever. I have no intention of segregating the scene. Nor am I one to cut down trees to fuel any sort of fire. I love both mags and they both cater to the same and different audiences. I am merely talking about da music.... I am allowed to doubt Kublife's choice of DJ. I know, in the past, System kicks shit up in the T dot O dot when it comes to bringing in talented DJs. Is it not possible that one sub par DJ can venture into a club and become a headliner? Sure CJ may have been "in the scene" from the get go. But you can keep the Eric B and Rakim Remixes....I'm just saying....in compared to many, many, many other nights at the good old Sys....da shit wasn't really happening.

    I believe that I have the right to say CJ wasn't my cup of tea. I'm not outta line for saying that!!! No one is outta line for sayint that they don't like a DJ or the opener. Take two puffs and chill homey. You gotta believe that I love System to death...In my opinion it is the best club in the city...CJ just wasn't the best DJ compared to others that I heard that on a "Bang" night!

    I'm entitled to my opinion as you are yours. That's what this board is all about. Many people voicing their opinion. In nooooo way am I totally dissing Dino and Terry and CJ altogether...ie...their mixing was fine!

    That night I just couldn't stomach it..

    Peace Party People


    (no harm...no foul, my bad, I guess)
     
  12. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    That's cool mate...ignore what i said...i was tired when i said it...i did over react (but i am aware that relations between both mags are not exactly great, so any comments about the other one on this board isn't exactly going to improve that relationship).

    peace
    Chris
     

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