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 […]
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.
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?
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?
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.