Become a DJ – Where to Start !

Dec 3, 2009
Become a DJ – Where to Start !

One of the most common questions I get asked is: If I wanted to become a DJ where exactly do I start?

For simplicity I have broken down the answer into three separate short answers! I have also added some relevant quotes from a couple of the best DJs in the world.

Become a DJ – Get your Feet Wet

If you are thinking about learning how to be a DJ and have had no experience playing around with Equipment then you need to either go to a shop that has a display set up that you can play with or find a friend that will let you have a play around with their DJ equipment. You need to get your feet wet and test the waters.

DJ equipment is affordable in most cases but it still isn’t cheap so if you can get your hands on someone else’s equipment to get a feel for what you are about to embark on then when it comes time to hand your hard earned money over you can hand it over with confidence that you know what you are getting.

Another suggestion is to check out  Virtual DJ (free version) a FREE DJ mixing software for amateur and professional DJs alike, providing everything you need to create live mixes with club-worthy sound quality. Perfect for not only wetting your feet but kick starting your DJing dream without spending a dime.

Combine Virtual DJ with the DJ Master Course and you have everything you need to become an incredible DJ for a little over $100 bucks!

Become a DJ – Learn all you can

If you haven’t already bought your equipment then I always say that it’s a great idea to learn all you can before you do. This way you will have a clear understanding of what is involved and what challenges lie ahead. It will also help fast track your progress if and when you decide to take the plunge. This way you will be clear with what you need to be practicing to begin progressing.

Little Louie Vega Quote:

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“I just want to say to all those people out there who want to get involved in DJing to educate yourselves. Don’t be afraid to try something different. Go for yours. There is always more to learn.

Become a DJ – Practice

The last thing left after you have had a play around with some equipment, learnt all you can and taken the plunge is to practice.

Over 500 students from all over the world have completed the DJ Master Course training program and I can tell you the things that separate the real DJ’s is a true desire to learn, an attitude of being prepared to do whatever it takes and practice – lots of it!

Practice makes perfect!

Above is a very simplistic way of working out where to start when you want to become a DJ. If you are serious about becoming a DJ it doesn’t matter which way you go about it as long as you stay passionate, keep learning and enjoy yourself!

Paul van Dyk Quote:

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“When I started, DJs weren’t in the media, electronic music wasn’t in the sales charts, and a DJ was the freak in the corner that provided the music while other people had fun. So to do it, you must have been a freak and a music lover. And I still am: this is still the engine which drives me.”

If you haven’t already, check out the FULL DJ Master Course Training Package

Leave A Response »

  1. Luke Harper December 8, 2009 at 4:24 am -

    Yeah man, backs up what we’ve been talking about. Also got a mate whos got sum basic djing eq, myt spend sum more time with him getting used to his stuff. Just what my pschologist said this morning lol.

  2. Marissa L December 16, 2009 at 2:23 am -

    thanks benny for the post very helpful. I want to learn everything.

    paul van dyk is DJing royalty, cool share.

  3. kholed abdo December 26, 2009 at 4:55 am -

    hey bro its me kholed i wanna turn out a pro dj from u if u get me started with the job

  4. Rocky December 27, 2009 at 1:06 am -

    wtf… woaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, finally someone sharing valuable insight.

    I want to learn how to pro dj. I like your site, keep up the good work thanks.

  5. Ari December 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm -

    If you are passionate enough then no need to wet your feet just start learning everything and spinning.

  6. Nicolas (DJ Niko) January 5, 2010 at 12:53 am -

    Well written, great advice, nice one bruva :-)

  7. Nat Sorenson January 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm -

    forget about getting your feet wet, just start learning, you wont regret it. The best feeling eva betta than…

  8. Jaycee January 28, 2010 at 2:28 am -

    Great advice, it doesn’t matter how you go about it just get going about it… A passionate mentor finally.

  9. Akram March 9, 2010 at 12:08 am -

    This is a great article and opportunity to learn. Things have changed so much since techno arriving in 1995, the technology and music available today is endless.

    Quality information on how to get the most out of this technology and music is few and far between UNTIL now… Respect DJ Benny!

  10. Dj Xhell March 13, 2010 at 2:44 am -

    this is awsome it helps me thanks to u
    this shit gives me everything i want
    keep up with the good work :)

  11. katlego April 20, 2010 at 3:37 am -

    By being a pro DJ u have to start by playing music all the time and listen to the mix of different DJs

  12. Valky Riesy August 19, 2010 at 7:59 am -

    hello! this is a great post! I have learned so much about the change of technology! xD
    thanks!!!

  13. Andrew Francis April 8, 2011 at 6:24 am -

    Thanks for all the advice man, this site is Awesome.
    After reading the posts I feel even more confident about giving this my All.

  14. DJ Dark PWR June 2, 2011 at 5:36 am -

    This site has opened my eyes… Thx Benny

  15. DJ Warren Waxx June 14, 2011 at 8:12 am -

    I have been DJin since 7 yearz old and beatboxin since 12, but in all DJin iz somethin I will never give up, I love the music way 2 much. It iz definitely somethin 2 get into if interezted, make sure u parctice, practice and practice ur azz off. U will love it, I promize, lol.

  16. Mark September 29, 2011 at 4:31 am -

    Thank’s Benny
    Some great content here. I just hope people listen and understand what you preach. Awesome stuff! :)

  17. junior December 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm -

    This site has opened my eyes… Thx Benny

  18. DeeJay Dee February 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm -

    Thanks bro, this is perfect.

  19. nitin patel February 29, 2012 at 5:02 am -

    i m a student from india, but i have a lot craze of becoming a dj like david,
    thanx a lot

  20. Melina "dj melz" March 30, 2012 at 8:38 am -

    Am a y0ung gal hu love music nd i always wanted to be a dj..bt when i read you advice it make me think and start doing what i like..”tnx bro you’re the best” mwaaah

  21. Hemense April 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm -

    I wnt 2 b1 dj

  22. nick April 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm -

    hey im 13 and im getting into the dj stuff and this webpage realy helped me

  23. Deep-rhupa December 30, 2012 at 3:38 am -

    Thnx bro “to all the young dj’s dnt gve up guyz 1 day u wll mke it”

  24. Shashank April 7, 2013 at 10:06 am -

    First thing bro I LOVE this SITE 2 much, I like ur explaintion and all the tips u have gave to all the guys who want to b dj. I Tell u from my HEART to u that i’ll try the bestest to be a “PROGRESSIVE AND A PROFESSIONAL DJ”

  25. Richard April 25, 2013 at 9:22 am -

    Great post with excellent advice to anybody who is wanting to or considering becoming a DJ.

  26. Richard April 25, 2013 at 9:22 am -

    Great post with excellent advice to anybody who is wanting to, or considering becoming a DJ.

  27. tanya June 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm -

    hey i would just like if you could send me an email cause i would really like to become a dj i have for a very long time, please get back to me asap

  28. Mdobzto August 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm -

    This owsome man, i dream abt 2be dj for manyyrz ,this time want to make it in realy world

  29. DJ BIG T. September 6, 2013 at 10:38 am -

    Hello Ben Drohan,
    I really like this website and all it’s content. Honestly,
    you are wonderful. I really appreciate you for what you did.
    You really make me happy. There are young people out there
    Who have it in mind to be a DJ and don’t know how to go
    bout it so I appreciate you for that. I will like to know you
    More.
    Thanks. Much love bro.

  30. Catherine Wadi March 11, 2014 at 10:33 am -

    I really wanna become are DJ,please if u guyz can learn me more about becoming DJ??