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Its no secret, becoming a DJ can bring you a great DJ lifestyle. Most new DJs want to learn how to DJ so that they can get girls, get paid to party and share the music they love. This all does happen being a DJ but theres more to the DJ lifestyle than that. This section has all of your dj culture & dj lifestyle needs covered!
As a DJ I am always on the lookout for more. More information, more music, more DJ equipment, more gigs and more festivals. Some may call it greedy, but I simply call it being informed. I know that forums have gotten a bad reputation since the early days of the internet, but that is just not the case when it comes to the DJ forum.
I have learned a lot by participating in, observing and starting new DJ forums. Sure, a lot of it is rubbish. DJs are just like many other people hiding behind the safety of the internet: they talk a lot of crap about things that don’t matter and disseminate misinformation. BUT there is also a lot of valuable information and I think new DJs in particular can learn a lot from a DJ forum.Continue reading “6 Good Reasons To Join A DJ Forum” »
This amazing documentary follows around Armin Van Buuren for a year. You get to see him in some very intimate moments including with his parents, at his old house, in the studio, driving and of course DJing! The video is in Dutch but even if you don’t speak the language, its still AMAZING to see how Armin handles his DJ business!
How many times have you been passed over for a gig in favor of the club owner’s nephew or the event promoter’s girlfriend who decided yesterday she wants to be a DJ? You cry and you scream about the unfairness of it all. And it is unfair, but you know what? It is also life.
That’s right it doesn’t matter if you can out-DJ Tiesto or Guetta or any of the most popular DJs on the planet. What matters a lot more is that you get the chance to prove you’re a more skilled DJ and doing that requires knowing the right people. How do you think so many actors, actresses and heiresses get high profile DJ gigs?
You need to be close and personal pals with the movers and shakers who make the DJ world go ‘round and ‘round. In that spirit we’ve come up with a list of contacts that you should make to help you get your foot in the door!Continue reading “5 Contacts Every DJ Should Make” »
This is an hour long video of Kaskade In The Studio! Kaskade is one of the world’s largest DJs and you get to go hang with him in the studio. Right of the bat you’ll see how humble Kaskade is. Think being a DJ means you have to have a huge ego? Think again! Kaskade shows you the right attitude to have as a new DJ!
Kaskade first walks you through his studio, he shows you his gold plated mixer and he walks you through how he made some of his tracks. Its a really open-door look at DJ Kaskade’s DJ and producing career.
Don’t listen to the DJ haters when they say “DJing is dead. Robots can do the same as DJs now”. While these tech nerds are right, electronic music systems can perform a lot of the same functions as DJs, people still keep piling in to see DJs play.
Take the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) for example. This year they passed 100,000 attendees> Ever wondered what its like to play to a dancefloor that big a DJ? This video takes you backstage before, during and after the gig with Kaskade.
Ironically the best DJ booth to play in the world doesn’t exist except for 7 days of the year somewhere in the Black Rock Desered in the South of Nevada. And the funny thing is that it isn’t just one DJ booth, there are like 30 amazing DJ booths with packed dancefloors for 7 days straight!
This paradise is known as Burning Man and its one of the craziest parties in the world. 50,000 people drive, walk and even skydive into the middle of one of the dryest deserts in the world to camp for 7 days over September long week. Its a music, art and expression festival where anything and EVERYthing goes.
And the best part is that its such an amazing party, with 50,000 partiers all going off together that some of the world’s top DJs come to Burning Man to play for free. Thats right Free. Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Bassnectar, Tiesto and other top names have all made appearances at Burning Man just to be a party of the energy.
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In case you needed more proof that the Sweedish House Mafia are one of the biggest acts in dance music right now, they just confirmed their world-wide One Night Stand Tour for 2012.
The DJ tour includes stops at venues that have always been thought to be too large for a dance music artist including Madison Square Garden in New York City and Milton Keynes National Bowl in the UK.
It was just a few years ago that the top 40 world and the urban scene were calling electronic music dead. And to be honest it was heading that way. The music became stale and all the same. The producers and DJs didn’t seem to care. Innovation wasn’t there. Then came the technical revolution that allowed kids in their parents basement to make dance music with a $100 program on their PC.
It’s the news that rocked the dance music world; talented producer and DJ – DJ Mehdi – passed away last week in his Paris apartment. I was floored to hear this because Mehdi has been unleashing a number of dance floor killing tracks that showed him a promising future. He was just starting to make it big.
Mehdi and his friends loved going to the roof top of his Paris apartment to catch a glimpse of one of the most beautiful cities in the world by night. DJ Mehdi was relaxing at night on the roof with some friends and part of the roof gave way. All of the friends fell a number of stories with three not surviving the fall – including Mehdi. One friend is alive but in critical condition.
He was so young and the way he passed was so unlucky that you have to wonder why someone with such a gift had his life taken early. Whenever I hear tragic news like this it reminds me that life is precious, short and thus we have to make the most of our time.
Paris Hilton has now decided to become a top DJ. Her management team has realized that there is no dominant professional DJ and that she could easily become the top female DJ in the world.
This is a shocker considering last year’s scandalous nightclub fight with DJ Steve Angello. Paris – now DJ Paris Hilton – came up to the DJ booth to ask him to play hip-hop. The dancefoor was going off to Steve’s usual peak-time bombs. Steve Angello politely said no. She called him an asshole because she didn’t get her way. DJ Steve Angello called her names back.
The night then escelated when Paris Hilton (DJ Paris Hilton) asked her boyfriend to go up to the DJ booth and get DJ Steve Angello to play hip hop. Steve said no. The boyfriend slapped Steve and started to threaten him. Steve shoved him back and a fight broke out. The result was that Paris said that DJ Steve Angello was just some nobody DJ.
So now the bratty girl that doesn’t know how to make a request is training from some of the world’s top DJs – like DJ Paul Oakenfold – to learn the ropes.