How to Handle Requests as a DJ

Every DJ in this world has probably dealt with crowd requests at least once in their life. If you haven’t had the honour yet, picture the following: you’re behind the table, minding your own business at the decks, maybe sipping on a cocktail. Before you know it, you see a pair of arms reach over […]

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Tips for the Perfect Warm-Up Set

I think I won’t be too far from the truth when saying every DJ in the world has started off with warm-up sets for someone else’s main performance. Much like bands and singers will play as opening acts for someone better known to make a name for themselves (while still being paid, mind you), beginner […]

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How to Discover New Music for DJing

There’s a few details no one tells you about this whole DJ thing – and one of them is that you have to keep your style and your mixes as fresh as possible, and the only way to do that is by constantly mixing new tunes. I already feel a few disapproving looks as I’m […]

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Vinyl 101: How To Care for Your Records

As a DJ, your most important tool is your hearing. However, your music is the second most important thing – and you want to make sure you always offer the best quality sound at your gigs. And if you’re an old-school DJ who prefers vinyl over anything else, you need to know how to care […]

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Should You DJ For Free?

In this time and age when everything is moving so fast and there are so many newbies looking to get into the DJ scene, it’s becoming harder and harder to make a name for yourself in this industry. With too many DJs for the current market demand, it’s quite natural that the wages and prices […]

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Are Wireless Headphones Good For DJs?

Headphones are probably the #1 most important tool for a DJ. They help you queue and sync the tracks when mixing live, and can be a pretty good help for honing your mixing skills at home without annoying your roommate. However, there’s one thing about DJ headphones I’ve always taken for granted – the fact […]

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How To Build Your Brand as a DJ: Tips and Tricks

Any DJ – and, for that matter, any artist will tell you that putting yourself out there is the most challenging part of it all. We all like making music and rocking the dancefloor in clubs on weekends – but building a brand and marketing yourself sounds a bit too serious and complicated. However, you […]

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Protect Your Hearing as a DJ: 5 Essential Tips

Hearing is the most important tool for a DJ. Ironically enough, it’s also the thing that’s most prone to damage while we’re at work – as clubs are pretty loud environments, and a DJing career means you have to be in those loud environments for hours on end, several days a week. Whether you’re serious […]

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Start DJing with No Money: 4 Essential Tips

DJing is a fairly expensive hobby – or at least that’s what the vast majority of beginners and casuals and to think. The truth is that you can pick up DJing as a hobby without putting too much money down at once – and by that, I mean no more than a couple hundred dollars. […]

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Can you DJ from Spotify?

Spotify has quickly become the number one music streaming service in the world. And while its library is not exhaustive (at the top of my head, I can already think of at least 10 artists I usually use in my mixes that cannot be found on Spotify), you can’t really deny that’s it’s a great […]

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