February 13, 2007 at 9:19 pm #538474
Just wondering, any tips?February 13, 2007 at 9:19 pm #613052
Just wondering, any tips?February 13, 2007 at 9:59 pm #613057
on and off for a while (my first mixer was a realistic from radio shack when numark ruled supreme, we used write the bpms on the sleeves and wash of the labels, used alpha beta plastic bags for slipmats) that is a thing of the past now (thank you serato).
the one thing is to practice and practice . dont get frustrated, i know it sounds simpey but stick to it.
second know your music (whatever it happens to be). i think it is more important than even the technical skills. nobody on the dancefloor cares that you can do the crab or transform (even though they do have a place). they just want dance and be taken on a journey.
third know your song structure. you gotta learn where the downbeat is and to count your measures. there are different ways to bring a new song in and each require you to know how the songs are structured.
good luck brotha……..February 14, 2007 at 8:57 pm #613167
13 yrs total. on and of for the last 2 or so. like the other peeps said, practice, learn your music and enjoy doing it.February 14, 2007 at 9:07 pm #613169
about 4 years.February 15, 2007 at 9:56 am #613242
I’d personally say start on vinyl and move on to whatever else. But it’s a dated statement, start on what you can afford get your basic beatmatching down to a subconscious skill then move on from there.
It’s a personal adventure..no one can TELL you how to DJ. you’ve got the basics of key and time. other than that it’s all feel and personal perception.February 15, 2007 at 7:28 pm #613278
About 15 years.February 16, 2007 at 1:15 am #613305
Most important tip
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!February 17, 2007 at 5:13 am #613403
I’ve been playing about 15 years now.
As for tips – not too sure where to start.
It is so much more than just being technically proficient. Networking, marketing, blah blah blah.
Bottom line: GO OUT.
A promoter will not book a DJ that is not active in "the scene"
at least thats my take on itFebruary 18, 2007 at 11:59 pm #613556
DJ Uncle SkeeterParticipant
7 years.. stay on your grind and dont stop no matter what anybody throws atchuFebruary 19, 2007 at 12:28 am #613559
too long lolFebruary 19, 2007 at 4:13 am #613575
Wow, I see there are a lot of experienced artists here! I’ve been dj’ing for only about 2 and half years and I’m getting better and better.
The most important things to being a good music artist is practicing. Keep practicing and releasing your music and let people review your work so you know how to improve.February 19, 2007 at 11:18 am #613608
Perfect practice makes perfect playingFebruary 19, 2007 at 5:14 pm #613662
There’s a good tutorial here:February 19, 2007 at 8:03 pm #613677
I been djing for about 2 or 3 yearsFebruary 22, 2007 at 5:06 am #614022
I’ve been a Dj since the early 70’s. I Dj at two places on the weekends. Yep just me and ma trusty dual 8 track player called Lucile. She’s always been faithful. One place is called the County Line it’s a country and western bar. I work there on Friday’s. That’s square dancing night. On Saturday night i work the graveyard shift at Aunt B’s. It’s one of thum nudy bars. I have over 2,000 8 track cassette tapes. I luv whut I do.
Winston S esqFebruary 22, 2007 at 10:11 pm #614087
3 years and 2 months
everyone has basically summed it up. i would advise you to focus on getting good music and that doesnt mean you have to join record pools, it means, spending time and effort finding it via internet and if you have them in your area, visiting record stores. technical skills are obviously important, but at the end of the day, your audience will remember your music.
if you’re passionate about it, pursue it with perserverance.February 23, 2007 at 1:18 pm #614128
Digi Dj Since 2004 with musikmaker 2004.March 1, 2007 at 10:27 am #614639
I’ve been working as a DJ 16 Years. Funny thing is I’m only 31 so technically I’ve been working at it longer than I haven’t been working at it. Wierd.March 7, 2007 at 3:51 pm #615202
2 years for me… I just started beat-making a lil bit ago…I can’t wait to be comfortable enough with my beatmapping and syncing to move on to tables!March 8, 2007 at 2:14 pm #615264
3yearsMarch 8, 2007 at 3:55 pm #615266
i got serious a couple of months agoMarch 8, 2007 at 4:16 pm #615268
about 3 years right now. and still not as good as qbertMarch 10, 2007 at 2:10 am #615358
over 20 years.March 11, 2007 at 1:29 am #615423
i just started bout 6 months ago. its hardd!March 13, 2007 at 12:01 pm #615636
Hello all I’m UA – been playing since 1992-3 – been playing out since 1994
Its just practise and it takes time to build up a decent collection, although downloading has made it so much cheaper to get a bigger collection quickly
anyway stick with
cheers, UAMarch 13, 2007 at 2:03 pm #615645
Just a couple of years for me.. still haven’t played out before though! The actual skill of mixing will come, just keep at it.March 14, 2007 at 5:23 pm #615734
djing 5 years, producing 18 monthsMarch 15, 2007 at 6:20 am #615775
been djing for bout a year :]March 15, 2007 at 2:17 pm #615795
15 years, producing for 5
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