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just felt the need to post this...

djcheezwhiz

TRIBE Member
back when i was 16 a few friends & myself got together & formed the corporation sound crew...my friends dad had bought some home stereo speakers, some belt driven turntables & a pyramid mixer for him, so we took this equipment & our show on the road...we hit up houseparties for our highschool, playing a wide variety of skinny puppy, depeche mode, new order, kmfdm & others...this was tempered by my love for beats & listening to the fantastic voyage show on saturday afternoons on ckln (back in grade 8 i had tried my hand at breakdancing, & the sounds of grandmaster flash)

as we moved through high school a friend of mine got me interested in house music...the sounds of adeva, joe smooth & other classics...inner city was an anthem in our gym class...somehow i managed to continue to play a few gigs here & there, grade 8 graduations, sri lankan cricket dances to name a few...our attempt to dj a high school dance ended in failure when we realized we didn't have any hip hop & the sounds of jesus and mary chain weren't moving the crowd...but things moved on...

in university, got a radio show on the cable station at uoft scarborough with a good friend...this tuesday night mayhem was known as the cow show...aside from our love for stone roses & all things madchester, "rave" music was sweeping the nation...i started buying altern 8, and listening to the sounds of malik x on ckln & the sunday night sounds of james st bass on ciut...pub night craziness followed...but this often meant playing the easy way out, the sounds of spirit of the west, tragically hip & blur (song 2 was quite the anthem)...however friends of mine (rhythm & rhyme) kept me on the path to house music salvation (& even gave me the handle i use on tribe today)...

university finished...i still found myself searching out new music...albums like northern exposure found their way into my collection...dj'ing continued...frat parties, house parties, & as many of my friends started to get married, it turned to weddings...

so tonight almost 16 years after i first went out & played records to my friends on those old realistic decks, i bought a pair of 1200's...i realize it's the digital age, but there is still something magical about the 1200 and the feel of vinyl as you place it on the platter...so many people have influenced me in the past & present (fabric & 1000 crew)...so many people have put up with my urge to play records in their kitchens & living rooms...i appreciate you allowing me to share this love of music...i sort of feel complete tonight...

i'm off to buy some records...

jc

ps really wacky & sentimental, it must be the cold weather affecting me :D
 

Psyrel

TRIBE Member
^^^ awww!!

Congrats John, I know you've been wanting those babies for a long time.

Looking forward to seeing (and hearing) them soon.
 

smack

TRIBE Member
The Godfather

This was such a nice post to read whilst stoned. :D

Way to go John! I know finally buying decks means alot to you, so I'm happy to see that you finally have a pair of 1200s for your own. If anyone NEEDS a pair its you. Hell, I still need some 1200s!
 

Jon Tremblay

TRIBE Member
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good on you John, always good to hear how people got influenced within music, no matter the style. Hell I started out being a drummer in an alternative band. :)
 

chipotle

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by djcheezwhiz
i realize it's the digital age, but there is still something magical about the 1200 and the feel of vinyl as you place it on the platter...so many people have influenced me in the past & present (fabric & 1000 crew)...so many people have put up with my urge to play records in their kitchens & living rooms...i appreciate you allowing me to share this love of music...i sort of feel complete tonight...

i'm off to buy some records...

jc



way to go...your post for some reason reminded me of playing the doc martin fabric... with that voice intro about house music.
 
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slingshot

TRIBE Member
congrats jc

Tips his hat - only to say:

JC the day has finally come. The question is - do you have a mixer?

I even feel warm and fuzzy inside.

ss

p.s. I am coming down next weekend to help you break them in.
 

djcheezwhiz

TRIBE Member
thanks everyone :) kind of goofy to post this, but so many of you have been influential in my continuing enjoyment of music & partying...& much thanks to aaron for remembering our conversation a few months back and allowing me to purchase his decks...(best wishes in your travels to austrailia...)...

& simon, i have to upgrade the mixer, but i have a temporary one in place...see you next weekend (ps you should come down the week after for luke & dave)...

john
 
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MOD ONE

TRIBE Member
Nice! it was really cool when you broken in Warren and my turntables on new years that was a lot of fun, and the funny part you didn't have tables at the time and you are good on those things.:)
 

BarneyIllfingas

TRIBE Member
i can't wait to hear the sweet and sexy sounds of the man they call cheez streaming on the site they call bringthebeats. congrats john, how much do you charge for a lesson?
 
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man_slut

TRIBE Member
John,

We have to hook up and have a practice session in the near future. Marcus, Shawna and I are having a blast with our new tables. If you're getting your records from Release we live right around the corner. ;) Congratulation!!!!!!

Smack! I have your $70! I'll PM ya.
 
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chipotle

Well-Known TRIBEr
Re: Re: just felt the need to post this...

Originally posted by chipotle


way to go...your post for some reason reminded me of playing the doc martin fabric... with that voice intro about house music.
I just felt like posting this 'cause I was baked for like the first time in like... 2 years!!


Oh boy!.. do those vocals of doc martin's intro take a WHOLE new meaning when they come on ... I was messed!
:cool:


regardless... nice one jon. best of luck with spinning.. please come and spin to one of our house parties... :) ;)
 

loopdokter

TRIBE Promoter
Tings a gwan Jon.

Welcome to the world of proper 'DJing'. You'll never be the same again. You're destined to be broke for the rest of your life now. ;)

Record shopping is a worse addiction than heroin. It's a shame I can't afford records at this moment in time. ;)

Cheers,
JK
 
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