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Do your DJ skills even matter?

In today’s flooded DJ market, one must ask, just how important are your DJ skills for getting DJ gigs? With the rise of the dance music industry, we have seen marketing more important than ever before, music production taking over as the new norm, as another saturated market, and creative lucrative branding like we have never seen before. So, to get DJ gigs, where should we put our attention the most to get the quickest results?

Posted on April 21, 2016 and filed under DJ.

Deciding to go from DJ to Music Producer: Part two

Before you go spending your pennies to invest in any D.A.W’s and studio equipment, there are some little things that can help reassure your buying decisions, to make sure that music production is right for you. The first thing I would suggest is to….

Deciding to go from DJ to Music Producer: Part one

It can be both a big and daunting decision to make going from DJ to music producer. Maybe you are deciding whether or not to make the jump into music production. If you are anything like I was five years ago, you might sit on that decision; perhaps you may need to know a few more things that can help you make up your mind before making the choice.

Why you need to make your own music as a DJ

Producing your own music as a DJ is starting to become more essential now to get bookings for DJ gigs. Almost gone are the days where DJs just mixed other people’s music to get their first gig. The importance of developing your own sound and brand are paramount to getting more gigs and achieving long-term success in the music industry.

Here are some major reasons why it is so important to start making your own music and developing your own sound as a DJ.

How to impress a promoter

This blog is dedicated to the first timer that has his or hers first DJ gig coming up, and wants to make a great impression. Besides the playing of ones set there can be other factors to take into consideration when it comes to keeping a gig in the long term. These key points will help you achieve a better result on first impression for a DJ gig.

How to read a crowd

Being able to pull off a successful DJ gig comes down to knowing how to read a crowd. This is one of the main factors when it comes to learning how to DJ at a high level. As a DJ, we must have great musical intuition and an inner knowledge of how we can engage the crowd with our music to keep people moving on the dance floor. In this blog I will identify some key takeaway points to expand your knowledge in this area.

How to become a better DJ

I am sure we have all asked the question, “How can I become a better DJ at some point in time?” The fact is, there can be perhaps over twenty areas in which to become a better DJ. In this blog I want to identify six key areas which I feel are most beneficial to make you stand out and master the art of DJing faster.

Why DJs are more entrepreneurial-like now

Gone are the days when the DJ just had to worry about selecting their favourite tunes and just showing up to play gigs. Over the course of the last ten years, there have been dramatic changes in the field of the dance music industry. With a flooded market of DJs, dance music dominating commercially, and the social media explosion, it’s fair to say DJs are not just DJs anymore.

In this blog I will explain the role of today’s DJ and what has now become required for all of us to stand out, get the gigs we want, and gain more success in our hobby or career.

Posted on October 27, 2015 and filed under DJ.

Harmonic Mixing

In this blog I am going to talk about how important harmonic mixing is, what it is, and why we need to know how to apply it to our DJ sets. If you want to take your mixing to the next level this article is for you.

Posted on October 1, 2015 and filed under DJ.

Whats that ringing in your ears?

A special blog for every DJ/Producer and week to week clubber.

I want to help raise awareness and bring up a topic I feel we can really take for granted most often and that is our hearing. First of all I want to talk about tinnitus and what it is, and the effects it has on our hearing. And secondly earplugs, why they are a “must have item” especially if you are a DJ. If you want to save your ears from permanent hearing loss and help protect them in the long run, “You must read on”.

Posted on October 1, 2015 and filed under DJ.

Having A Role Model - The Quickest Way To The Top

The best way to fast track any success in life, or in this case the DJ/Production area, is to learn off the people or person that has achieved the results in that area you want. Why be stubborn and try to be a lone soldier to achieve success when you can short cut your learning time by years?

Here are 4 things you can do to learn super fast and be more efficient by following certain practices:

Posted on October 1, 2015 and filed under DJ.

What Makes A Great DJ?

There are many things which make a great DJ, but in this post I want to talk about the things that don't really come up that often. Here are some of the important aspects I feel are needed to be discussed as they can be some of the things that can make or break you in the industry.

Here are 3 key things which I have found over the years that truly make a great DJ stand out above the rest.

Posted on May 26, 2015 and filed under DJ.