DJ Secrets Revealed

Thursday, May 28, 2009

DJ Secrets -- 3 Tips

“The Most Important Things To Being A DJ”

If you put me up against a brick wall and said, “Okay, what are the most important things about being a DJ?” I’d probably have to come up with the short list that I am about to share with you in this article. Please keep in mind that this list is by no means all inclusive. There are plenty more things you need to know. But these few things are at the top of my list. Hope you find them helpful.

Number 1 has got to be your equipment. I can’t stress this enough. It kills me to see new DJs buying cheap or used equipment and expecting to get any kind of decent sound out of it, not to mention how often cheap and old stuff breaks down. The last thing you want is to be out on a gig and have everything die on you all at once. Trust me, it is NOT a good feeling. So please make sure you have the best equipment you can buy.

Number 2 has to be your selection. In most venues, you’re going to be playing to a mixed audience, so you have to make sure that you have a selection that will appeal to all tastes. One thing you don’t want to do is come up with stuff so syrupy that it chases away the hardcore crowd. You always have to keep them in mind when performing. Also, you want to make sure that you keep the ladies happy. Yes, they are your number 1 priority whether you know it or not.

Number 3, and maybe this is the most important, is that it’s not about YOU. It’s about the music. You are just the vehicle to get the music from your turntable to the ears of the crowd. Too many DJs get all caught up in the “hey look how cool I am” shtick and that’s just a disaster waiting to happen. Don’t get me wrong, you DO need to be personable and likeable. That doesn’t mean that you make yourself the center of attention.

Good equipment, a good mix of music and the right attitude will get you far in this business. Like I said, take this advice for what it’s worth to you. Ultimately, it’s your gig and you have to do with it what you want.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

DJ Secrets Revealed -- Some Tips

“Some Tips For Learning How To DJ”

So, you want to be a DJ? Welcome to a very elite club of individuals. Nobody understands a DJ like another DJ. We have our own lingo and way of expressing ourselves. Having said that, we’re not against picking up a few tips and pointers that will help us along the way. In this article, I’m going to share a few of those pointers that you might want to take to heart.

At the very top of my list is what I call “be prepared.” This doesn’t just mean to have all the equipment that you need. It means to have backups, just in case. For example, when you go out on a gig, make sure you carry a spare turntable with you. How come? What happens if the only one you have goes south on you? Then what? Always hope for the best and expert the worst. That way, if something DOES go wrong, you’ll be prepared for it.

As far as the actual gig itself, there are tons of tips I could give but this one is probably the most important…keep them dancing. You DON’T want to have any period of silence whatsoever. Naturally, in order to do this, you need to have everything planned in advance. There is no time for thinking in between songs. If you get requests, comply with them ONLY if doing so isn’t going to interfere with your set. Nobody is going to expect you to have every song in creation, though a good sized collection is not too bad an idea.

Finally, don’t destroy your sound system. I understand that the music has to be loud, but you don’t want to play things at a level that blows every speaker in your setup. Having to fill the night with silence is not a very good idea. So pick a level that is going to get the job done without turning the event into a nightmare. I’ll leave the level itself up to YOUR discretion. I trust that you’ll know just how loud to make things.

There is a fine art to being a DJ. It isn’t just about playing records and scratches. It’s about bring a living essence to the evening. You want to keep things moving and make people feel the energy. You want them to go home, ultimately having had a good time. That’s the bottom line.

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