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.
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.
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.
It’s no secret that Marlo’s journey is one of Australia’s biggest trance success stories. Marlo is taking the world by storm step-by-step with consistent releases and support on Armin Van Buuren’s record label Armada, as well as touring around the globe taking the stage at major events and festival like Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, ASOT 700 in both Holland and Sydney, and so much more.
Every DJ can get it from time to time – nervousness, self-doubt, and uncertainty before a gig. A DJ can also lack the confidence needed while playing on stage in front of an audience. This blog will reveal some ways you can maximize your confidence both before a set, and during a set.
“Confidence - The belief and feeling that things will turn out well.”
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.
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”.
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:
Some key vital steps to keep in mind before you step out and buy any DJ equipment.
Are you a DJ that loves to get to your gigs super early?
Or are you a DJ that gets to your gig 5 minutes before your set starts?
If you are an early arriver like myself, you may or may not know some of these areas which I will go through and point out. If you are a bit of a late arriver or just make it in time before you start, you are about to find out some about some helpful tips and suggestions you should take into consideration before you start your set.
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.
Some common mistakes I want you to avoid in your DJ career.