Dancing with DJs is fascinating. A few experiments over quite a few years:
|Dance results||..... DJing results|
|Always on the beat, but nothing in between the beats, and no concept of the musical phrase.||..... Strong music, senselessly arranged.|
|Plain vanilla Salon, sense of emotional engagement hard to find||..... Careful, well-organised, reliable sets, if unexciting|
|Talented and fun, salted with a few things he can't actually do, but only occasionally||..... Enjoyable set, with a couple of interesting failures.|
|Original, interesting, rather vague, and very difficult to follow||..... 20% enchanted, 80% asleep|
|Good, give or take temporary obsessions with something-or-other, so that you dread it coming.|
..... Good, give or take temporary obsessions with second-rank orchestras and omitting the Di Sarli tanda.
|Smooth, sensual, salon with a heart, good allrounder, averts eyes from Wonderbra at the perfect moment|
..... Strong, unpretentious, disciplined sets with a good connection to the floor
|Totally secure in what he does. Total calm, simplicity, self-belief, and feeling.|
..... Full range of top tracks, so immensely arranged that everyone present is still dancing in the 24th hour of 24 hours of dancing over three days, or so the icebreaking impetus of an opening set lasts the whole weekend, and I've seen him do this over and over again.