I recently did a video on how to get out of sticky situations and the long and short of it is, the more prepared you are the less likely you'll even find yourself in a sticky situation, so in this video I will share with you some common ways to organise and even categories your music so you are ready for any eventuality.
Do you know how to DJ without ever pressing play? This is a priceless DJ tip because when playing in clubs you'll most likely be expected to use their gear...
The beauty of learning to DJ is, absolutely everyone can do it. I have taught people from 8 to 80 and most of these people had no background in music or experience of any kind.
People are always asking me what should I expect to get paid when I play at events. This can vary a lot, depending on the venue and the event, so in this video I will break down what I think is fair pay and what you can expect to be paid when playing at different types of events and parties.
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.
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...
You may not be a superstar DJ yet but have no fear! There are undeniable qualities in almost all successful DJs. You will also find out...
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.