There was a time when DJ’s didn’t just build their music collections sitting at the laptop and surfing the web. I’m not saying that strategy is a bad one, but there’s a whole wide world out there. Why not take advantage of it and see if it takes your DJ sets to the next level? I have a feeling it will. Let’s take a look at how just a bit of strategic thinking can help you expand your music collection and really bring out the best you have to offer. The tips that follow can really be what makes the difference. So, give them a shot. Read More »
You’re learning to DJ because you enjoy it, right? If you enjoy what you do, then inspiration will strike whenever you want it to, right?
Creative inspiration is a fickle muse; you have to learn to tame it if you want money-making creativity on demand. With most creative pursuits, you can only get better by actually actively exercising your creativity! In other words, you have to make it a part of your daily routine. Commit to at least an hour or two of mixing or put together at least two mixes every day, no matter how tired, busy or uninspired you are. Read More »
Do you want to become a great DJ? A good DJ not only knows which music to play but also keeps the crowd happy and ensures that they are having the time of their lives. If becoming a DJ is your life dream, the following are golden rules that can help you achieve your dreams. Read More »
Are you wondering how to mix songs from different genres into your DJ set? It’s a common problem so don’t let it get you down. Even experienced DJ’s sometimes need a hand grasping the technique of making the jump from different BPMs without it sounding artificial. Check out these exclusive tips and you’ll never have to stress out about this problem again. Read More »
With so many sources of information competing for our attention these days, it’s important for a beginner DJ to avoid distraction. When we’re at home in our free time, the TV, radio and internet are almost always at arm’s reach, providing a convenient way to take up time without any real thought or constructive intent. This often takes up time that you could be spending on honing our DJ skills. If you want to become one of the best, then it is important to stay focused. Read More »
Keeping your DJ music organised may seem too much like hard work, but it really can benefit you in the future. With digital storage and access to music is all too easy to let your music library get out of hand. Without structured meta data your thousands of music files can certainly get overwhelming.
Here’s 5 reasons why it’s absolutely worth setting aside some time to get your music in order. Read More »
It’s no mystery that your job as a DJ is to entertain the crowd and ensure that they’re having a good time. But how do you know if you have actually achieved what you set out to do? Some nights it’s more obvious that others. If the dance floor was packed, girls were screaming and there was a clearly pumped crowd, you can be pretty confident that the night was a success.
However, other variables can make things difficult to read such as bars with no dance floor, non-capacity nights or seemingly ‘too cool’ venues where people refuse to dance and have an openly good time. That doesn’t mean that these gigs can’t be successful and the crowd can’t have a good time. Here’s 5 ways to read the crowd and beat that voice in your head telling you that no-one’s having fun and you’re tanking. Read More »
When you’re performing in front of an audience, your DJ sound quality can make or break your set. If the sound is bad or distorted it doesn’t sound good to the ears and as a result people can quickly disengage from the music that you’re playing. If that starts to happen, then you are failing to do your fundamental job of entertaining the crowd.
When the quality of the sounds that you’re playing is at a high level and is ultimately clear, people are much more likely to enjoy your set and appreciate the tracks that you are playing within it. The more the crowd enjoys the tracks that you are playing, the more they begin to lose themselves in the experience that your creating with the music. Therefore, the sound quality is absolutely vital to the whole experience. Here are some essential tips to put in practice to help make your sets sound great. Read More »
In today’s world of digital DJ’s it’s common to see many beginners take a pass on the time and effort it requires to learn how to beatmatch. After all, when you can just use your BPM counter to bring two pieces of music in sync, it might seems as though there’s no reason to learn the skill from the pre-digital age.
So why is it important to learn how to do this yourself despite technology being able to take care of it for you? Here are some reasons to consider as to why you should learn how to beatmatch by ear: Read More »
Ultimately if you want to know how to become a DJ fast, building a fan base is what it’s all about. The size of your fan base is going to directly impact the size of your career. This includes the type of DJ gigs you play, how frequently you play, where you play gigs and the size of the crowds that you attract. The music industry, like any industry, depends on commercial success in order for it to continue to grow.
Electronic dance music, is the fastest growing genre of music in the world, largely due to the popularity of club events, touring DJ’s and festivals around the world. Every DJ has to take the responsibility of developing their own fan base, especially at the beginning of their career. Read More »