“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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