Learning how to dj can be very confusing. Dj Lessons can be very expensive & theres a ton of bad DJ advice out there telling you to teach yourself. This is why so many new DJs get stuck dj mixing in their bedroom and end up giving up before they discover how to be a DJ.

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DJ Equipment Review: Akai Pro AFX

Do you have the modular control the AFX gives?

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If you’re a dedicated Serato DJ and you’ve been looking for…a little more control then you just might be in the market for the Akai Pro AFX. This is a modular controller that’s meant to be integrated into your pre-existing setup. The point of this DJ controller is to, well, give you more control over certain parts of your DJ software. You will be able to more precisely control samples, cue points, effects and more.

This is the perfect DJ equipment for DJs looking to go minimalist in their set up or those looking to add more features to a basic setup. So let’s see what the Akai Pro AFX has to offer. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Akai Pro AFX” »

 DJ Equipment Review: Akai Pro AFX

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Booking A Gig – 6 Tricks That Just Might Work

Are you using everything in your arsenal when booking DJ gigs?

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If there is one thing all DJs know about booking a gig, it’s that it ain’t easy. Venue owners, promoters and club managers can be a finicky sort and most of the time their decisions have nothing to do with the caliber of the DJ. I’ve been passed over for DJ gigs because the owner’s wife’s cousin has recently decided to become a DJ or because some up and comer offered to do my gig for free. It sucks, but it is part of being a DJ.

So what can you do to reduce the number of times you don’t get a gig? Trust me when I tell you it has little to do with your DJ equipment, your musical style as a DJ or even your look. Of course those things can help but I’ve never heard anyone say to me “sorry dude, I only book DJs who use Pioneer.” It has never happened and I doubt it ever will.

So I’m going to let you know about a few tricks that I have tried or other DJs have tried and somehow…they actually worked! Continue reading “Booking A Gig – 6 Tricks That Just Might Work” »

 Booking A Gig – 6 Tricks That Just Might Work

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5 Habits To Ensure Your DJ Success

Are You Working Like A DJ Or Playing Like A Party DJ?

 5 Habits To Ensure Your DJ Success

When you take a look at the DJs that make it big and those who don’t, doesn’t it make you wonder why one and not the other? What is so special about Tiesto and Avicii and not DJ whatshisname?

The truth is that achieving DJ success is about a lot more than spinning the tracks everyone wants to hear and coming up with some amazing mixes. Those who make it live and breathe the music but they also do a lot of other things throughout each day that allow them to keep up their energy to work towards the success they seek.

Ask yourself, am I doing everything I can to be the DJ I want to be? If you aren’t…what else could you be doing and why aren’t you already doing it?

Add these habits to your day and you just might be a few steps closer to professional DJ success! Continue reading “5 Habits To Ensure Your DJ Success” »

 5 Habits To Ensure Your DJ Success

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5 Tips To Boost Attendance At Your DJ Gigs

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While it would be great if all the DJs all over the world could just focus on the music, the DJ scene isn’t like that. At all. Packing people into the bars and clubs that book you is an essential part of your job. Some ahem, more cynical DJs out there will tell you that packing the place is more important than the music. I’ll agree to disagree with that statement because a crap set will clear the club out faster than the police, but it is a major part of your job and the entertainment.

So many DJs endlessly post the when and where of their DJ gigs and that’s it. Then they wonder why no one showed up. It isn’t enough to just say “hey I’m playing here, show up!” and hope everyone who laid eyes on the post does in fact, show up. Nope, a little more than that is required to get people to show up.

Here are a few tips—in no particular order—I’ve found helpful. Continue reading “5 Tips To Boost Attendance At Your DJ Gigs” »

 5 Tips To Boost Attendance At Your DJ Gigs

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5 DJ Tools To Keep You Connected

Are you not getting gigs because no one can find you?

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It doesn’t matter how hard you work, how many hours you spend in the DJ booth or how many times you’ve warmed up for a big name artist…if you don’t have a way for fans, promoters and festival organizers to reach out to you. When someone—promoter, club owner or event planner—is in need of a DJ they start shuffling through their mental Rolodex. First up are DJs they’ve used in the past, new and old, and then the interest for a dragnet approach.

It doesn’t matter which category you fall into, but what matters is that you have ways you can be reached. I know you have a Facebook page and a Twitter feed and every day more people are pinning your gig images. But what about people who are looking for more information about you as a DJ? This is your chance to talk about yourself, boast about your gigs and basically show off.

So, do you have the tools you need to highlight your skills and achievements? Continue reading “5 DJ Tools To Keep You Connected” »

 5 DJ Tools To Keep You Connected

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DJ Lessons Part V: Living The DJ Life

Are You Doing All You Want As A DJ?

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When it comes to learning how to DJ there is a pretty clear cut trajectory you need to follow, starting with learning how to DJ. You learn the nuts and bolts—mixing, beatmatching, scratching, DJ equipment—and then you learn the art. The art of DJing is the harder part because it is pretty subjective. The things that appeal to one club full of people might send another club eagerly towards the exit. But hey, you do your best and from your mistakes.

But there is no manual or guide book of DJ lessons how to live the life, walk the walk of a DJ. Because everyone’s journey is different. Only you can decide if you’ll be the cool yet gracious DJ everyone wants to work with or if you’ll be the douchebag entitled DJ who thinks he’s way better than he is.

You can be either of these DJs if you choose, but today’s DJ lessons will help you cope with the life of a DJ. Continue reading “DJ Lessons Part V: Living The DJ Life” »

 DJ Lessons Part V: Living The DJ Life

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6 Things You Need To Do To Be A Celebrity DJ

Are you working hard to be a DJ superstar?

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You can DJ your entire adult life and still not become a well-known DJ, while others seem to become overnight sensations. We may not admit it to others, but admit it to yourself, that we’d all love to be celebrity DJs. The fact is that being a celebrity means that people actually know who you are and that can translate into all kinds of perks such as residencies at some of the hottest, coolest clubs on the planet, big paydays, endorsements and headlining tours.

Sounds good, right?

Yeah it sounds really good. But that kind of superstardom doesn’t come easily. It requires hard work—tons of it—and a determination to succeed. So let’s talk about what you need to do to push your status from unknown DJ to superstar! Continue reading “6 Things You Need To Do To Be A Celebrity DJ” »

 6 Things You Need To Do To Be A Celebrity DJ

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How To Up Your DJ Game When Gigs Are Scarce

Are you doing all you can to get DJ gigs?

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It’s the economy, stupid. When you work in a profession that is deemed ‘non-essential’ your abundance or lack of work comes down to the economy. When the economy is booming DJs will have more gigs than they can handle and when times are skinny, well DJs are some of the first on the chopping block. Whether it is a nationwide thing or simply one of your regular gigs is having money troubles, you need to find a way to make yourself “economy-proof” during those lean times.

Right now you mix tracks and have been focusing on your online presence, right? Well you’ll need to up your game if you want to keep DJing as your primary job. So let’s talk a bit about what you can do to stay relevant and booked no matter how tough times get. Continue reading “How To Up Your DJ Game When Gigs Are Scarce” »

 How To Up Your DJ Game When Gigs Are Scarce

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DJ Software For Digital DJs in 2015

Have you tried out any new DJ apps this year?

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Most of us knew that when DJ apps started to pop up for iOS and Android that eventually they would become part of the DJs box of tools. In the last few years however iOS has pulled ahead of the bunch, showing signs of greater functionality and maturity. While in those early days most of us found these apps a novelty, fun little tricks to break out to impress a cute girl or to introduce new DJs to the fun of this digital art form.

But now the DJ software produced, mostly for the iOS platform, is full of features that DJs actually need. Whether you’re a professional mobile DJ with tons of gigs lined up or the recreational mixer, these apps provide high quality solutions. Of course some apps, like all DJ software, are better than others so let’s take a look at your choices. Continue reading “DJ Software For Digital DJs in 2015” »

 DJ Software For Digital DJs in 2015

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Learn How To DJ…Like A Pro

How To DJ: Fake It 'Til You Make It!

 Learn How To DJ…Like A Pro

When you first decided to learn how to DJ you wanted to do it fast. You wanted to order all of your DJ equipment one day and start booking gigs the next. What happened when that didn’t work out for you? You let your DJ gear gather dust, brushed off DJ lessons and decided it was just impossible to become a professional DJ in the digital age. Sound about right?

WRONG!

By now I’m sure you’ve learned that it takes a lot more than desire to learn how to DJ and become a professional DJ. Of course you will need to learn how to use your DJ software and hardware but that is where my DJ lessons come in handy. Today we’re talking about the everyday things you can do to learn how to DJ like you’re already a pro. Continue reading “Learn How To DJ…Like A Pro” »

 Learn How To DJ…Like A Pro

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