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October 12, 2018
Featured, Tips n Advice

HOW TO KILL IT AT YOUR NEXT SET

This July, self-confessed (jokingly) “tortured post-trance, deep-funk acid-tinged anti-techouse futurist pop-laced groove martyr” Tiga admitted on Twitter that his Rome performance was sub-par. I’m writing about […]
October 10, 2018
Project X / Parties, Tips n Advice

HOW TO TURN ANY PLACE INTO A TECHNO RAVE

Don’t have an abandoned warehouse / factory / power station nearby? No problem. Here at Sydney DJ School we have a few tricks and tips up […]
October 3, 2018
DJ Software, Equipment, Industry, Tips n Advice

HOW TO START PRODUCING MUSIC

DJs have always had music production capabilities. However, with the rise the DJ/Producers like DJ Snake, Skrillex, Dillon Francis and Diplo, DJs are spending more time […]
September 28, 2018
Equipment

XDJ-RX2 – THE CLUB READY STANDALONE JUST GOT BETTER

The XDJ-RX was a beautiful machine. Not only was it killer in house parties and even superior to some club equipment, it was also the training […]
September 21, 2018
Industry, Tips n Advice

5 SIGNS YOU ARE A GREAT DJ

Being a great DJ doesn’t mean being the best, it means much more. Our DJ students all have amazing goals that we help them achieve. From […]
September 12, 2018
Industry, Tips n Advice

HOW TO: START MOBILE DJING

Mobile DJing is a great opportunity for DJs to be entrepreneurial, innovative and most all, perform to unfamiliar crowds. It forces you to hustle and really […]
September 4, 2018
DJ Software

MIXING IN KEY & WHY YOU NEED IT

DJing is like playing an instrument, but the notes are actual tracks, and the song is your set. Music has a natural affinity to influence our […]
September 2, 2018
Industry, Tips n Advice

THE DANCE MUSIC GENRES OF 2017

A question we ask our students the first time they are in the hot booth is: “What music are you into?”. And they reply with, “I […]
November 15, 2016
Tips n Advice

Creating a Successful DJ Set

Putting together a killer set isn’t just about having the skills to mix tracks together. Your ability to showcase music that people respond positively to and putting songs together in a way that keeps the energy pumping at events is what you should be aiming for.
November 13, 2016
Tips n Advice

Logo Design and how to do it right

All DJs have their own personal logo that represents them as an artist. It can be a creatively daunting task deciding on a logo that you’re happy with but let’s start from the very beginning. When should I get a logo?
November 9, 2016
Industry

Playing to your Set Time

Your position on a DJ line up should always be considered before you start thinking about what music you’re going to play. It is imperative you play the appropriate music for the time you are booked for or it could be disastrous for the event and for yourself. How do you play to your set time?
November 8, 2016
Tips n Advice

How to make a dope Mixtape

The mixtape is the perfect promotional tool for DJs because it showcases your personal preference in music and your skills such as song selection and mixing ability. Before you start on your mix, ask yourself these important questions:
November 6, 2016
Industry

So you want to be a DJ?

Which type of DJ do you want to be? The clearer your vision, the better your results will be as you can keep your focus on what you want. Depending on the environment and audience you prefer, you might want to consider the 4 main types of DJs:
November 1, 2016
Tips n Advice

Where can I download new music?

A huge part of being a great DJ is having a constantly evolving music library. Careful song selection and commitment to your craft, whether you’re searching, shopping or mixing, are essential if you’re aiming to develop a unique sound. Here are sites we recommend:
October 4, 2016
Equipment
evolution-of-dj-gear

Evolution of DJ Gear

In the good old days every DJ used 2 x turntables (most likely Technics 1200 – industry standard) and a mixer to play their music. This involved DJs going out and buying Vinyl / records and then turning up to shows carrying their records in crates.
September 9, 2016
DJ Software
rekordbox-dj-vs-serato-dj

Rekordbox DJ vs Serato DJ

Pioneer already have market monopoly when it comes to providing Club Standard DJ gear for the majority of clubs throughout the world, but does Rekordbox DJ have what it takes to compete with industry heavyweights, in the DJ Software scene, Serato.
September 2, 2016
Tips n Advice

Getting Clear on Your Goals

The key to being successful at anything in life is to know what you want and why you want it. It is said, “life without goals is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle without the box-top”.
September 1, 2016
Tips n Advice

Finding Music

One thing many new and fresh professional DJs wonder about is money. After all, you’re getting paid to do what you love – mixing beats, getting a dancefloor rocking and enjoying the limelight for an hour or two. But everybody’s got to eat, and DJs are no exception. Let’s take a look at how to set your rates as a professional DJ.