Ellen's Audition CD
For Ellen's DJ Search, you are required to submit a Tape/DVD explaining why you want the gig as well as a CD of songs you would play. I completed everything on Sunday and sent with Chris on Monday to forward to our friend Lisa in America so she could, in turn, pass along to Ellen's P.O. Box in Burbank, CA. Of course, Tuesday morning I awoke and realized the CD just wasn't good enough.
Considering how much time I spent on the DVD, I should have thought a little more about the CD. On the original submission, I included a hodge podge of songs from the 80's to today. I decided I needed to create a new one and resend.
So yesterday, I spent all afternoon creating three mini-mixes. One dance. One R & B. One disco. After three hours of beatmatching, I realized I couldn't split the mixes into separate tracks. As a result, Ellen would have received three tracks about 10-15 minutes long. I dont' think they'd have the patience to fast-forward considering the amount of submissions they'll receive. So, I reverted to my back-up plan of a traditional "Mix CD." However, to give it some flair, I grouped the songs according to style together and separated with static - as if you were changing the channel. I included such songs as:
Love Generation - Bob Sinclair (Club Mix)
Be Without You - Mary J. Blige (Moto Dance Mix)
Run It! - Chris Brown
Beep - Pussycat Dolls
Knock on Wood - Anita Ward
Best of My Love - The Emotions
After completing a CD sleeve titled "House Dance - A Little Fun for Everyone," I headed to FedEx to overnight the CD. 67 Euros later, the package was on it's way.
It wasn't exactly what I wanted. I would have preferred to include a mix. But from what I can tell, it doesn't really matter. I think the search is based more on personality. Let's hope she finds me entertaining! And if you didn't get a chance to see the video, it's below!