March 15, 2007 at 11:29 pm #615859
5 years 2 months 13 days and 14 minutesMarch 20, 2007 at 7:07 am #616261
I have been spinning in clubs and on radio since 1986. My first mixer was the Radio Shack basic black mixer sold in the mid 80’s
my first turntables were Technics 1700’s
with Shure cartsMarch 20, 2007 at 9:39 am #616266
8 years and runningMarch 20, 2007 at 3:05 pm #616286
Was a DJ hating jazz saxophonist for 10 years, then a bastard DJ moved into my house, I thought that kinda looks like fun. Now I DJ for a living.
Whoda thunk it.March 28, 2007 at 3:55 am #616935
DJ Baba LouParticipant
15 Years… The most important thing is passion. With the passion comes the practice. With those 2 things going for U, everything else falls into place. I’ve been DJ’ing for a long time. I just got my 1st regular gig. (local bar from 12am to 3am) Nothing big, dosen’t pay much money, but I’m doing it because I LOVE IT!!! Their’s nothing better then seeing people dance to what YOU play. It’s a rush!! One more thing… Don’t let ANYONE tell you how to do your thing. So many people think they know what spinning is about when they can’t even tell you what crossfader is… Do your own thing. Create your own style and always have fun!!March 28, 2007 at 9:33 pm #616993
Im on my 7th year now. The tips I have for you are:
1) Practice (if you haven’t read that already).
2) Try to get industry standard equipment. Believe it or not, adapting to equipment is not an easy task at first. I started on Numark Pro TT 2’s and my first public gig was on 1200’s. I’ll never forget that night, I was nervous as heck and probably not as good as I had been in my bedroom.
3) Be yourself. Play the music that best describes you. The music that you absolutely love to hear. Do NOT let the haters steer you away from it either. Don’t be the DJ that plays a certain style/genre because its trendy. People can see through the act if it isn’t true.
4) Don’t give up. Some people are gifted and pick it up in months, some of us, not as quick. Staying with it will reap rewards down the road.
Good luck!March 31, 2007 at 1:37 pm #617237
Been dj’in since the summer of 2005.
not got much tips apart from learn the basics: beatmatching, using the fader etc.
And know your vinyls very well. one last thing if u dj a genre like house try and collect as many different sub genres.April 7, 2007 at 12:36 pm #617956
my start was 2000…strictly vinyl…by now we also play some cds, too….but the main selection is still vinyl….when we play we have just up to 5 cds…but we still practice a lotApril 7, 2007 at 6:02 pm #617977
10 years. i practice alot, alot, alot, and alot. learn music. the key to djing is bpm. beat matching.April 9, 2007 at 4:20 am #618121
10 long years, can flip numerous genres, but not like a wedding dj or some wack ish like that. I teach at the Scratch Dj Academy in NYC.April 10, 2007 at 8:46 pm #618309
4 Years – DJ
Over 5 years – producerApril 14, 2007 at 5:55 am #618681
It’s so good to be surrouned by seasoned artists.
15 years here as well. Aside from just "practice", which we all do at home… practice with an audience or record EVERYTHING for a while and play it back while driving or cleaning the house, etc.
We’re probably all guilty of poor practice and backing up tracks when we make mistakes. Of course, we don’t do that live, so doing that at home isn’t always in our best interests. Alot of really cool grooves are bred from mistakes and accidents. Roll with it.
And from above – I, personally, think that vinyl is the only way to start… but this is a new generation. Get what you can afford and move on from there. The general mechanics are universal:
how fast… when do I start… when does it stop… rinse and repeat.
Best of luck to the newcomers. YOU ARE OUR FUTURE!April 14, 2007 at 8:23 am #618688
just getting started, dj since last year:)April 14, 2007 at 9:36 am #618694
I´ve been djing now for 14 years…started with scratching and mixing. HipHop as technoid tracks as well. And it´s still the same .
It´s a great "job" , i love it and i will dj till i die. Probably this is a thing that will happen even earlier as i want to…when i play in a club i smoke a lot…*cough*
Have a nice weekend…
PS: Sorry for my bad englishApril 15, 2007 at 11:11 pm #618857
about 2 years, and i’m well on the way to becoming the next big ego…..i mean DJ!!!! as everybody else is saying ‘Practice makes perfect!!’April 17, 2007 at 5:58 pm #619043
7 yrs playing out….practice and different musicApril 17, 2007 at 6:27 pm #619052
Hmm…a few years with crappy turntables, but last year I bought a good pair.April 23, 2007 at 7:52 pm #619513
dj ste stocksParticipant
[quote quote="lalataksha":w5hbb5fg]but really i dont "practice" that much but i still love to play and i can beatmatch fine. i also dont like over practicing. i’d rather be somewhat rusty for a few minutes than be totally sick of all my tracks. no rush i am only 20.
plus can you really call it "practice" when its something you love to do? i just do it and i am getting better. thats all[/quote:w5hbb5fg]
theres never a thing called over practising… ive just come out of a 1 month dry patch my mixing was awfull but i kept at it and now im back better than i was before. if your sick of all your tracks practise something else with them… mix with loops, learn scratch techniques…. how do you think eddie halliwell got where he is??April 25, 2007 at 2:19 pm #619705
Coming up to 5 1/2 years now, started doing the odd mobile job for friends now out every weekend pretty much sometimes with 3 DJs in one night working for me. Starting to get into a bit of club work now which I am looking for more of!April 29, 2007 at 9:59 pm #620106
Awesome….Practice is the go!!!!April 30, 2007 at 5:24 am #620129
7 or 8 years…. tip – stick with it. No matter what. There nothing better than tearing up a club or festival…. and music is the key to everything….April 30, 2007 at 9:01 am #620143
umm nearly 2 1/2 years now, not including mucking around on software for a few years before that….April 30, 2007 at 10:57 am #620152
2 yearsMay 1, 2007 at 3:25 pm #620301
ive been djing nearly 7 years now
wow thats gone quick!May 1, 2007 at 11:23 pm #620357
20+ years and counting… the best tip I could offer would be to remember it’s important that the crowd enjoys what you are doing…June 11, 2007 at 11:06 pm #624908
16 years…..June 13, 2007 at 1:00 pm #625166
7 years mate and would never change a think i think it makes you respect music moreJune 13, 2007 at 3:37 pm #625183
Almost a year
But i’m not that old yet ..June 14, 2007 at 10:43 am #625305
been djing since I was 18 (now 33)June 28, 2007 at 3:19 pm #627380
11 Years total and 9 years since i first DJ’ed in a club
Wow it sounds like ages
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