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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 […]

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 […]

What it takes to be a successful DJ

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 […]

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.