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Lil dan the fire man.
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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 20th Nov 2003
Total posts: 4
Posted:i am not that keen on the dance scene but poi does look good along to music. does any of you guys spin along to rock music eg, rage against the machine, the red hot chili peppers, etc.

im thinking that it may be posible to rage against the machine but im not sure about doing it along to quite alot of other bands like the chili peppers.

im just wondering if any of you have experimented with doing it? ubbrollsmile

cya l8r


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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:Quote:
Hmm i used to own a soundtrack to titan ae but it broke i downloaded most of it though - cosmic castaway is a nice one to poi with. You might just find it online i think.



Thanks smile I didn't even know if there was a soundtrack! ubbrollsmile


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automaticforthepeople
automaticforthepeople

Obama supporter
Location: Boston, Mass
Member Since: 19th May 2003
Total posts: 32
Posted:Hi,

For crazy fast spinning,

'Machete' by Moby (off the Play album).

'Dancing with Myself' by Billy Idol (back when he was part of Generation X).

'Clocks' by Coldplay (off A Rush of Blood to the Head).

For slow spinning,

Miles Davis' masterpiece album Kind of Blue. Track one 'So What' and the 'Flamenco Sketches' are great.

If you REALLY want to throw them a curve, try 'Ubi Caritas' by Maurice Ravel. That composer got MAAAAAD skillz.

Fo' sho'.

michael


"The storm it came up strong,
and shook the trees,
and blew away our fear."

-R.E.M. "Half a World Away"

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Julie2022
Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR
Member Since: 26th Aug 2005
Total posts: 145
Posted:I've been practicing to slow-fun songs like Copperhead Road and that song that goes "How do you like it, how do you like it?...." - that one works well for me, very groovy. Anything disco works for me (my true colors are shining out, here)



And then there's Type O Negative - I'll dance to anything of theirs. I think Peter would be proud. :? Nine Inch Nails and Tool just demand my attention, as well.

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"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Sporky
Sporky

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Location: Glasgow
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Posted:Type O Neg are fantastic to spin to. As are HIM, their new song Wings Of A Butterfly is great for spinning, its nice and slow. I have a routine bassed mostly on butterflys for it.

R.I.P. Pete Steele


Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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HeadSwim
HeadSwim

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Location: at my PC....obviously!
Member Since: 26th Jul 2003
Total posts: 580
Posted:I listen to stuff like VNV Nation, A23, Coventant, cut.rate.box etc etc i.e. EMB/future pop/goth electro and love spinning to it but I was at a summer festival a few weeks ago and just happened to be at a spot they set up a massive reggae sounsystem. Now that was really good to spin to!!! All bouncy and relaxed - very good beats to spin to! biggrin

Nothing is easy.......until you can do it! biggrin

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TeaCup
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Member Since: 17th Aug 2005
Total posts: 4
Posted:Tool are awesome to do poi too biggrin
I also like dancing around to Head Automatica its great ^_^


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Julie2022
Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR
Member Since: 26th Aug 2005
Total posts: 145
Posted:Hey - I tried Enya last night - very very nice.

So is Patsy Clein (Ok - so she's country and far from anything that anyone's ever thought of) but some of her songs sound more Celtic than country folk. smile

Shoot- I just tune into a comcast music station and there you go - live DJ smile


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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house_of_mill
house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England
Member Since: 20th Jul 2004
Total posts: 896
Posted:Does the Beatles - Hey Jude count as Rock?


I've been trying to isolate to it, the slow held back bit help we think!


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

Roman, Trippie Hippie,On the way back from Play Festival

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JerryD
JerryD

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Location: Maryland
Member Since: 2nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 136
Posted:So, tonight I had my iPod on shuffle while I was spinning. I have ALL sorts of music on there and it was great, because it made me change things up and spin in all sorts of different ways...very good learning tool me thinks.

There were two very good spins, one to a Lords of Acid remix, but I don't remember which one, but the best spin of the night was to a slow Latin jazz number "Somewhere in the Night" by Cal Tjader...the flow was sweet.


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JonnyRok
JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa
Member Since: 2nd May 2005
Total posts: 446
Posted:Course rock works,devil one of my personal favs is the old Apollo 440's "Stop the rock", it rules! But yeah, you dont necessarily need to spin super fast to rock (though it is fun). You can try doing one poi beat on like every second beat of the song and it slows evrything down a notch.

Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

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Miranda (mewcat)
Miranda (mewcat)

queen of all the hipsters
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham
Member Since: 6th Jul 2005
Total posts: 150
Posted:I figure that you can spin to whatever you damn well like! The only thing I've found I can't spin to at all is Belle and Sebastian, which is a shame as I adore them in all their twee glory...

to live at all is miracle enough

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ficklampa
ficklampa

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Location: sweden,stockholm.
Member Since: 6th Dec 2004
Total posts: 81
Posted:you can poi to anything where you can find the beat.
as soon as you've found the beat its poiable.
though i really like spinning to cultus ferox and kaizers orchestra:P


the only thing worth dying for is life itself

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:ah I cant stand it when people make videos of poi and choose music they like over music that has abeat. Sure you can spin to anything you like, but if you do a video I allways think its better to find a song that fits, couse tis not for you to watch its for other people.

Best music ide say is are the sngs that dont focus too much on the lyrics, but more on the insroments and the beats. You cant allways spin to words the same way you can spin to a repeating beat.


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Lyra
spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 314
Posted:Last night i spun to the remix of Elvis Presely's "A little less conversation" and it was the best spin of my life.

I also really like to spin to The Clash's "London Calling" and Franz Ferdinand's "This Fire"

i think im going to make a mix cd of good music to spin to in all different moods that i can memorize what the tracks are and choose the one that i feel like working with

happy spinning
Lyra


if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Managed to spin to 'Ace of Spades' and 'Blood Sweat & Tears' once. Quite tiring I tell you! But it worked.... A lot of industrial/metal I find very suitable for poi-ing to. All depends on what different rhythms you find in each song....

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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DeviantPenguin
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Location: Dover, DE
Member Since: 4th Apr 2005
Total posts: 7
Posted:One of the better spinning spinning experiences I had was with a group of folks at camp playing Sullivan Street by Counting Crows. Spinning to live music is incredible.

Speaking of spinning to rock though, Down with the Sickness by Disturbed is excellent.


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Julie2022
Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR
Member Since: 26th Aug 2005
Total posts: 145
Posted:Hey, Disturbed! hadn't thought of them smile

I've found that disco is excellent - for me, I love to dance like a devil, Saturday Night Fever gave me inspiration to spin to my disco tunes.


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Demon
Demon

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Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 5
Posted:I love spinning to "World In My Eyes" by Sonata Arctica, and "Wish I Had An Angel" by Nightwish. Great beats, and seriously atmospheric. Plus, it indulges my love of Finnish metal. Heehee. Other than that, "Confusion" by New Order, and definitely "Hot For Teacher" by Van Halen. Keeps you on your toes!

Wait in the fire...

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matty390
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Location: wakefield yorks uk
Member Since: 31st Aug 2005
Total posts: 71
Posted:Written by: Lil dan the fire man.


im thinking that it may be posible to rage against the machine but im not sure about doing it along to quite alot of other bands like the chili peppers.

im just wondering if any of you have experimented with doing it?


hey RATM and the chllis is my fav to spin to. biggrin
The older stuff by the chillies is better though e.g Apache rose peacock and Sir Psyco sexy from blood sugar sex magick

matt


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Sporky
Sporky

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Location: Glasgow
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Posted:Hey Demon get yourself an intro thread so I can say wavehello properly.

I finished editing a video of us (Demon and myself) and used The 69 Eyes "Lost Boys" and Dream Theater "The Dance Of Eternity". Will post it when I can find some way of compressing it without losing too much quality.

I'm thinking of making a series of wideos that look at how I spin to different artists. I have about 6 songs that I'm thinking of using. Cue gratuitous self indulgence...


Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Miranda (mewcat)
Miranda (mewcat)

queen of all the hipsters
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham
Member Since: 6th Jul 2005
Total posts: 150
Posted:Written by: Lyra

Last night i spun to the remix of Elvis Presely's "A little less conversation" and it was the best spin of my life.




That is such a good song to spin to! One of my favourites...


to live at all is miracle enough

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Lyra
spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 314
Posted:I m glad you agree Miranda, i totally love spinning to it. Its, got a good beat and speed, but its also funky, and not entirely what you'd expect. My friends think im a total dork for it, but i really love Elvis.

im burning again friday, ive got to find a good song for that, my brother wants me to use Purple Haze, by Jimi Hendrix

peace
Lyra


if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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Julie2022
Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR
Member Since: 26th Aug 2005
Total posts: 145
Posted:Written by: OneFinalStep
As are HIM, their new song Wings Of A Butterfly


I spun to that song earlier, very nice, indeed.

Purple Haze! There you go, that's a good one smile

Got you Where I Want you by the Flys is ideal, too.


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Sporky
Sporky

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Posted:I have the first of my iPoi routines done and the song that I used was "Wings Of A Butterfly". I'll post it as soon as I get it filmed.

The other songs are:

"Fury" - Muse
"Bless The Child" - Nightwish
"I'm The Hell Outta Here" - Steve Vai
"My Wound Is Deeper Than Yours" - For My Pain...
"iv. The Test That Stumped Them All" - Dream Theater
"Judith" - A Perfect Circle
"Such The Fool" - SiKth (yes I am gonna die trying to do something for that song)

My aim with this is to find something that links the routines with the songs so perhaps "The Test..." will have lots of isolations and weird things to confuse people, "I'm The Hell..." might be lots of releases and catches and I'm thinking of doing at least one with a staff.


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firepheonix59
firepheonix59

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Location: MPLS, MN, US
Member Since: 6th Sep 2005
Total posts: 26
Posted:anyone else love spinning at drum jams??

"be true to you and screw labels"

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matty390
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Location: wakefield yorks uk
Member Since: 31st Aug 2005
Total posts: 71
Posted:omg i cant believe no one has mentioned ska yet, i think two tone is brill to spin to! especially the specials!!:D
matt


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Sporky
Sporky

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Posted:Written by: matty390

omg i cant believe no one has mentioned ska yet




Because most of us have ears... wink tongue


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:i like fwirling to psytrance with rock guitar samples:
"Magical Energy" by Dark Nebula
"Machines" by Void
"None of this is real" by Infected Mushroom

i have a funny guitars set ready for when i can spot enough bogan doofers on the dancefloor.


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Chickpea
Chickpea

mostly a muppet in need of distraction...
Location: bristol
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 305
Posted:at the moment i love spinning to a band called 'rise against' - a life less frightening, its pretty fast but a stunning tune at the same time.(go and find it!!!)
i'm mad about spinning to rock/metal - especially loving the chillies, foo fighters and rage!
B x


Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Posted:Written by: bender

i have a funny guitars set ready for when i can spot enough bogan doofers on the dancefloor.



what are 'bogan doofers'? umm my ozzie's not too good..


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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