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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How To Be A Better DJ

Are You Doing Everything You Can To Be A Successful DJ?

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If you’re already satisfied with your skill, your contacts and your gig lineup then you aren’t trying hard enough. DJ’s are like any other artist in that they always want to be better than they are, they’re always looking for new ways to present their art to the world and they are always on the lookout for that one contact that can take them to the next level. It is in our nature and unlikely to change as long as there is music to spin, mix and produce.

New DJs often have no idea what the next step is once they’ve gotten a few gigs under the belt. They simply think “well this is it. I just have to wait for my big break”. I just have to say if it were that easy none of us would be working as hard as we do to stay relevant and stay popular.

There are always things you could be doing to improve your DJ skills. Continue reading “How To Be A Better DJ” »

 How To Be A Better DJ

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DJ Gigs 101: Dealing With The Crowd

Are You Keeping The Crowd Engaged?

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One of the most overlooked aspects of DJing is interacting with the crowd. We focus so much on learning the equipment and perfecting our craft that we often forget the importance of knowing how to deal with the people who have showed up and paid money to hear us spin our tracks. We forget about these people yet they are exactly why we do this job; to see them gyrating and rockin’ out on the dance floor to our musical genius. Sure, they may occasionally be a little belligerent and a lot drunk, but they are why we’re here so dealing with them properly is not just advisable…it is essential.

When you work in a party atmosphere you will, at times, have to channel your inner customer service agent and be nice even when they make you want to choke them with your DJ controller cord. But most important of all, how you handle these guys will let the promoter or booker know you’re not just an amateur. Continue reading “DJ Gigs 101: Dealing With The Crowd” »

 DJ Gigs 101: Dealing With The Crowd

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Keep Your DJ Calendar Booked

What's In Your DJ Calendar?

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One of the best things about being a full time DJ is calendar flexibility. You can work early in the morning, late at night or smack in the middle of the day if the creative urges strike. You are not confined by punching a clock at a day job, so you have time to dedicate to being the best DJ you can be. You set aside a few hours each week to look for new music, you spend your evenings listening to other DJs and chatting up promoters, club owners and seasoned DJs.

But are you doing everything you could be doing to put your name out into the DJ world? Think about it and be honest; is there more you could be doing to further your DJ career? Of course some DJs are content with 2 or 3 gigs each week, but if you want to do more than pay your bills—you want to make a name for yourself—there’s a lot more to do than pack your kit and update your DJ set.

Keep reading to find out what else you should be doing to be THE DJ you want to be. Continue reading “Keep Your DJ Calendar Booked” »

 Keep Your DJ Calendar Booked

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How To Handle Yourself In The DJ Booth

How Do You DJ In The Booth?

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One of the things aspiring DJs always ask me is “how do I be a DJ” and that is actually a very astute question. You see, being a DJ is just about the music you play and the DJ equipment you use and selling yourself to get gigs. There is a whole other level of being a DJ that begins after you’ve booked your first gig.

How you handle yourself during gigs will not only determine how the crowd responds to you, but also how promoters and venue owners view you as a professional. You will have to learn how to walk the fine line between capable professional and cool artist. Continue reading “How To Handle Yourself In The DJ Booth” »

 How To Handle Yourself In The DJ Booth

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How To DJ And Work Full-Time

How To Balance Your DJ Gigs With A Day Job

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Unless you’re a wealthy heiress chances are good that you can’t just afford to quit your day job and dedicate all of your time to DJing. Well maybe you can, but you’d be living out of a refrigerator box in no time and you’d have no way of checking your Facebook DJ fan page. You have to work but your desire to be a DJ is always at the forefront of your mind…how do you manage?

You would not be the first aspiring DJ to ask that question; it is something most of us without unlimited funds struggle to balance. But…balance we must. The key is figuring out how to do your day job properly without sacrificing practice time, marketing and gigs so you can quit that day job for good. Continue reading “How To DJ And Work Full-Time” »

 How To DJ And Work Full Time

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7 Lessons Every New DJ Should Learn

Are You Prepared For DJ Success?

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When you first start DJing there is so much you have to learn, beyond mastering the equipment and playing to the crowd. It is the behind the scenes stuff that new DJs don’t know that can have the biggest impact on their career moving forward. When you’re spinning for your friends and you dream of playing the biggest clubs and festivals around the world, you have no idea just where you’ll end up. All you have are your dreams.

This is one of the reasons I encourage new DJs to find a mentor and for older DJs to take up the job. It can be a hard road to DJ success if you don’t know how to respond to the unexpected. So today I’m going to share with you a few lessons so you don’t have to learn them the hard way. Continue reading “7 Lessons Every New DJ Should Learn” »

 7 Lessons Every New DJ Should Learn

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Choosing Digital DJ Music: Do’s & Don’ts

Are You Making Wise Digital Music Choices?

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Whether you have been a DJ for one year or ten years there is one thing we all understand: there is more music available today than there has ever been. In fact if you are still coming into your own as a digital DJ you might be more than a little overwhelmed by all the choices that lie before you. I have heard from many DJs who aren’t partial to any particular genre of music and they have more trouble than most sifting through the offerings and figuring out what to use.

This is the balancing act of being a DJ in the digital age. There is so much digital DJ music available that you’re tempted to get everything because, you never know what you’ll want to use, right? WRONG!! In fact that is probably the worst thing you can do to your poor music library.

Choosing digital music is an important part of the DJs job and making the wrong choice could have you spending a lot of unnecessary time finding tracks. Continue reading “Choosing Digital DJ Music: Do’s & Don’ts” »

 Choosing Digital DJ Music: Do’s & Don’ts

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DJ Equipment Review: Reloop Beatmix 4 Controller

Is The Beatmix 4 Controller For All DJs?

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Whether or not you’re in the market for a new DJ controller, as a DJ it is your responsibility to know about new equipment as it hits the market. I know tons of cynical DJs who rant against how commercialized DJing has become, but the truth is that many manufacturers are upping their game and putting out quality equipment for all budgets.

Today we’re going to take a look at Beatmix 4 for Serato. My first impressions are pretty positive but I will say that this isn’t the machine for a highly skilled and experienced DJ. So if you’re just starting out as a DJ or finally making the switch to digital, keep reading. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Reloop Beatmix 4 Controller” »

 DJ Equipment Review: Reloop Beatmix 4 Controller

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Top Tools Every DJ Needs

What DJ Tools Will Make Your Life Easier?

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When it comes to the tools of the DJ trade most DJs are pretty set. They have the laptop, controllers, tablets, music and any other tools they deem necessary. Of course with all the new gadgets popping up left and right it can be hard to say whether you actually need all the tools in your arsenal. But there are plenty of other tools that I think will help make your life as a DJ much easier.

For the most part DJs are a one man team, acting as manager, promoter, public relations, marketing, accountant and talent. When you wear so many hats there are a lot of other necessary tools that will help you promote yourself, get to gigs and negotiate with promoters, club owners and festival organizers.

What tools will help you become a better DJ? Continue reading “Top Tools Every DJ Needs” »

 Top Tools Every DJ Needs

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6 Things Every Digital DJ Should Know

6 Tips For Longevity As A Digital DJ

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Every young person starting out in a new career has a steep learning curve. You need to learn who you can trust (and who you can’t), who you should suck up to and where to get the tools of the trade to get the job done. Unfortunately if you never run into a kind-hearted soul looking out for you, much of what you learn will be done the hard way—after many mistakes you fear may end your DJ career before it begins.

The key to success as a digital DJ is to minimize the number of lessons you have to learn the hard way. A guy I knew back in my early DJ days quit after someone he thought was a friend bad mouthed him and stole a regular gig right from under him. Honestly it wasn’t a career quitting kind of event, but when you’re so fresh to the industry it feels like you’ll spend the next several decades looking over your shoulder for potential enemies. Trust me when I tell you that is not the case, at least not always.

But there are some things that will make your job as a digital DJ easier, more fun and far less stressful if you know them ahead of time. Continue reading “6 Things Every Digital DJ Should Know” »

 6 Things Every Digital DJ Should Know

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