April 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm #648038
16 Years total but 10 professional in clubs and on the FM.
I feel kinda old now looking at it like that.June 18, 2008 at 5:07 am #651479
45 years…. use ur ears.June 18, 2008 at 6:04 am #651486
since 98 i suppose… 10 years, wow.
Had a few stints on radio after i won a dj comp. But never saw out my desire to dj in clubs, and then lost that desire
But outdoor festivals… that would be rad. And i might go back to radio, it’s fun to share the love.June 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm #651891
ALMOST 10 YEARS!!
LEARN TO READ A CROWD.
DONT BE AFRAID TO HEAR BOOOOOO
(THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN AT LEAST ONCE IN YOU LIFE)
BE A PEOPLE PERSON
KNOW YOUR GENRE OF MUSIC
DONT BE A BEDROOM DJ FOR YEARS THINKING YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE FOREVER, THE BEST WAY TO LEARN (OR THE WAY I DID) WAS TOSS YOURSELF INTO THE FIRE OF A HOT PARTY, YOU WILL LEARN SO MUCH THAT WAY
JUST MY 0.02July 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm #652428
Been djing since i was 16 with cd players saved up my money got my turntables at 17 i just turned 21 so ive been djing for like 4 1/2 years and i learn something new everyday Djing has been the best thing to ever happen to meJuly 7, 2008 at 10:43 am #652982
3 yearsJune 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm #669157
Round About 2-4 years (Can’t actually remember)August 4, 2009 at 6:36 pm #670529
10 years…time fliesAugust 26, 2009 at 2:03 am #671167
I’ve been DJing for little over a year now. Started off learning to beatmatch with a friends pioneers but because I’m a poor college student I tried to go the cheap route and learn on my own with software based DJing (big mistake). Now I’ve found a decent balence with using Ableton Live an external sound card and a KP3 as a MIDI. Its still not what I eventually want to be using but it lets me put out some bangin tunes without actually being good. For the record I don’t spin gigs, mostly just house parties so I’m not too ashamed of my ghetto set up =DSeptember 8, 2009 at 11:45 am #671603
5 years. even at 19, i know what im doing. practice not just the skill but listening too. gotta train that earSeptember 10, 2009 at 11:18 am #671706
Since 1993, though I was only gigging seriously from 95.
Practice and listen, rinse and repeat until good…
Seriously though, I would record my mixes / play-abouts and listen to them back a few days later.. you can hear all your mistakes. Think on them and work out how to improve.. then when you try again, push record and do it all again.
You can actually hear your improvement this way, and work out easily which areas your struggling with.
Its also a great way to learn break and drop points in new tracks and find better places to mix into / out of without having to break out the vinyl say in the car or on your mp3 player!October 23, 2009 at 8:08 pm #673285
almost 2 years just keep practicing create a practice schedule when i first started i would wake up and dj for 2 hours then at night dj for 3 hours before bedJanuary 21, 2010 at 4:00 am #676351
i can remember doing a house party when i was in the 7th grade with the record player out of one of those big chests that had the 8-track player and the radio in it along with a tape deck…..man, ain’t technology greatJanuary 31, 2010 at 2:17 am #676825
Djing 5 yrs…producing 1.5 yrsMarch 18, 2010 at 3:58 am #678208
I’ve been at it on and off (mostly on) for 22 years. I’m now 40 and started djing at 18.March 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm #678305
Wow, everyone in here seems to be so experienced I feel like I haven’t done anything yet. I’ve been playing only two years as a hobby, and one year playing in clubs. So three years in total. Not so muchJuly 7, 2010 at 2:31 am #680825
10 years. As trite as it is, practice is the only thing that will really help you. You have to become one with your gear so you can have precise movements and thus, beatmatches/pitch matching. But if I were you I would switch to a computer and get into designing soundscapes more. This allows you DJ and add music of your own creation into the mix. Makes it sound like YOU and not just a DJ.April 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm #686956
about two yearsJune 15, 2011 at 3:05 am #687583
about 10 years…February 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm #691636
he one thing is to practice and practice . dont get frustrated…but alse you have to n-joy to play the music which makes you feel betterFebruary 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm #691637March 20, 2012 at 1:27 am #691896
I’m entering my 23rd year now.April 20, 2012 at 12:54 am #692339
Producing for 5 years, just recently got into DJ’ingMay 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm #692516
i first ventured into the world of djing in around 1986 or so .. alot has changed since thenJune 21, 2012 at 9:22 am #693353
five and a half monthsNovember 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm #695863
I have been DJing for 12 years now. all sorts of genres. I must say that while i miss vinyl, I personally love where technology has taken Djing.December 13, 2012 at 2:57 am #696071
On and off for over 28 years. Taught myself by listening to Friday night mix shows and trying to figure out how things were done.
That would be nearly impossible these days with people having access to state of the art remix tools out of their bedroom!
Advice… practice practice practice… and, if some old coot comes by and tries to give you pointers, pay attention. You never know
when you will get access to invaluable information (even if 50% turns out to be drunken babble!)December 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm #696179
a few months but I don’t even have a proper set up yetJuly 8, 2013 at 10:08 am #699320
[quote quote="SWADE23":1v58nfvj]DONT BE A BEDROOM DJ FOR YEARS THINKING YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE FOREVER, THE BEST WAY TO LEARN (OR THE WAY I DID) WAS TOSS YOURSELF INTO THE FIRE OF A HOT PARTY, YOU WILL LEARN SO MUCH THAT WAY[/quote:1v58nfvj]
Been bedroom DJ-ing since the beginning of 2012 (with a couple of sets at mate’s house parties in the meantime) – Playing out for the first time at a party on Friday, looking forward to the learning experienceJuly 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm #699332
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