The Return of the Son of Dubtrack

NOTE: As of last week, the Main Room schedule is no longer posted on the Room’s Info tab itself; rather, a link in that Info tab takes you to a Google doc that houses the schedule.

That way, you all can alter the schedule as needed without having to wait for me to do it (only the Room Owner can make changes in the Info tab).

I haven’t been around Dubtrack as much lately due to work, so I wanted to take a minute to remind people we have these rooms, and encourage their use. It’s easy and fun!

WHAT IT IS

Dubtrack is a social DJ site, using YouTube and Soundcloud as its library. Users queue tracks, and the room plays those tracks, round-robin. There’s also a chat, and a PM function.

If you’ve used Rabbit, it’s a similar concept, except more streamlined and limited in its function (it has no video or voice chat), and tailored more specifically to music than video (though obviously if YouTube has the video, it can be viewed).

Essentially, if the Avocado is the bar we all hang out at, Dubtrack is the jukebox we can all be pumping quarters into.

And a bar with a good jukebox, is a good bar.

There are currently two Avocado Rooms: the main one, which carries a schedule of musical “themes” or “shows”, and the Annex, which is 24/7 free-play, whatever you like within bounds of etiquette (more on that below).

CURRENT SCHEDULE (All Times US Eastern – a link to this same schedule is also posted on the “INFO” tab of the room itself):

(NOTE: If it’s ten minutes past a scheduled start time and no one has arrived for that show, that show block goes free-play. So set yourself a reminder for your shows, and speak up for them when you arrive!)

*Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM:* “For Those About To Bach” (Classical/Choral/Instrumental)

*Monday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM:* “Girls to the Front” (Female Artists)
*Monday 3:00 to 5:00 PM:* “Avocados’ Choice” (Varies: Use Google Doc to moot/choose topics)

*Tuesday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM:* “All That Jazz” (Jazz)

*Tuesday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM:* “Floyd Hole” (Prog)

*Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM:* “Decades A Go Go” (1st Wed/month 1950s; 2nd 60s; 3rd 70s; 4th 00s; 5th Anything Goes)

*Wednesday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM:* “Chunk O’ Funk” (Funk/Soul/R&B, From Then to Now)
*Wednesday 3:00 to 5:00 PM:*“Deep Roots” (Blues/Folk/Country)

*Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM:* “Roaring Nineties” (1990s)
*Thursday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM:* “Head Music”. Rotates. 1st Thu/month “Hum” (ambient/drone); 2nd “Psych!” (psychedelic); 3rd “Isn’t Anything” (shoegaze/dreampop); 4th ”V H S” (chillwave/vaporwave/synthwave); 5th Anything Goes
*Thursday 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM:* Avocado Album Club (Whole Albums – Use Google Doc link to schedule)

*Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM:* “Raveocado” (House/Techno/Electronic/Dance/Disco)

*Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM:* “Neon Dreaming” (Eighties)

*Friday 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM:* “And You Don’t Stop” (Hip Hop)

ETIQUETTE/RULES OF PLAY

The rooms are Private, with a password. This means that we restrict access to anyone who’s either an Avocadet, or has an Avocadet vouch for them and give them the password. We did this after we got tired of dealing with random drive-by trolls.

Basically, act like you would here at the Avocado.

Dubtrack is a party. Don’t be a jerk. Don’t be a troll. Don’t be a racist, sexist, or other-ist. Some good-natured ribbing is fine, but don’t rag on others’ tastes in music. If the room is full, don’t queue really long tracks that mean that no one else’s pick is coming up for a long time – a good rule of thumb, is probably max your picks out at six or maybe eight minutes at most, unless you are in a show that explicitly favors long pieces (ex. prog, classical, electronic dance), or the other people in the room are OK with it (just ask!)

WHERE IT’S AT:

Main Room:
https://www.dubtrack.fm/join/the-avocado

24/7 free-play in the Annex:
https://www.dubtrack.fm/join/avocado-15

You will need to set up a Dubtrack account (can be done with an e-mail address, or social media logins) and the password.

If you are interested, ask me or one of the other Dubtrackers, and we will get you that password, often by leaving it on an old comment of yours then deleting it when done (again, we are trying to discourage random drive-by trolls from getting it).

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:

Now, by default I have a reputation as “The Dubtrack Guy”. But I need to stress that I am NOT THE BOSS OF IT. This is a collective Avocado space and effort, and the more people participate, the better it works and the more fun it is. Plus, I have at least two jobs already, and this cannot become a third one for me.

So, if you have ideas for what to do in these spaces (schedule changes, new shows, etc.), or other suggestions and things you’d like to see happen, BE THE CHANGE. This is a room for Avocadets; go play!

Use the comments to provide feedback, solicit feedback, ask questions, etc.