Tips n Advice

November 9, 2017
Tips n Advice

Crate Digging in the 21st Century

  Back in the day, you will hear the old timers spending a pretty day and dime looking for the freshest vinyls. Nowadays, finding the hottest […]
November 3, 2017
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BASS HOUSE BANGERS FOR YOUR WEEKEND SET

At SDS, there have been many requests to cater more to the bass house crowd. At the office, we had a few bass house selectors that […]
October 26, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice

HOW TO GROW AN ONLINE FOLLOWING

If you are a DJ/Producer, chances are you use a streaming platform like Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Bandcamp, Audiomack etc. The real question is how do you grow […]
October 24, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice

HOW TO BE #1 ON DJ MAG’S TOP 100

  Martin Garrix, DJ/Producer superstar and extraordinaire has once again taken the #1 spot for the 2nd time. Many DJs, including Dillon Francis and Diplo have […]
October 20, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice

AVICII – A TRAGIC LOVE STORY OF EDM & EXCESS

Tim Bergling aka Avicii, recently announced he would cease touring from September this year. It came to the world as a shock. But in his upcoming […]
October 19, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice

HOW TO NEVER GET BOOKED AT A CLUB

“Everyone wants to be a DJ. No one wants to be a Fireman anymore” – Brodinski Louis Brodinski is right. Everyone is becoming a DJ these days. […]
October 12, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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 21, 2017
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, 2017
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 2, 2017
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 […]
August 10, 2017
Equipment, Tips n Advice

HOW TO PRACTICE FOR CLUBS WITH A DJ CONTROLLER

You’ve created the hype for your upcoming club event. Your mates and crush are coming. You’ve picked your lucky underwear. What about your set? Have you practiced […]
July 19, 2017
DJ Software, Tips n Advice

How important is bitrate in music?

  I was recently in a studio learning mastering from an audio engineer. If you listen to music anywhere in the 21st century, this person was […]
July 19, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice

The Press Kit and why it is essential

Before the internet, agents would spend thousands to develop artists ‘press kits’ and send them to booking agents, venues and promoters. They contained artist biographies, professional […]
July 11, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice

Tips for building your Facebook page

The age old (or at least millennial) question: How do we build our Facebook page? We all know we want a million followers, but it may […]
April 18, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice
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Playing Main Stage at Home The Venue

Playing on the main stage of Sydney’s superclub, Home The Venue, has been one of my greatest privileges as a DJ to date. So what’s it like playing on a main stage?
March 29, 2017
Industry, Tips n Advice

SDS Grads Seeing Double Interview

Neil Szlagowski of DJ duo Seeing Double graduated from Sydney DJ School in early 2015. Since his debut at Miind Nightclub, Sydney, he has been working tirelessly alongside his twin brother, Jake, releasing unique mashup packs and playing electrifiying gigs all over NSW.
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 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: