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May 9

Written by: masterblogger
5/9/2011 7:15 AM  RssIcon


1 Be open-minded. Good DJs are musically open-minded, ready for anything, and have an encyclopedic knowledge of all kinds of music.

2 The audience is all that matters. DJs live and die by the reaction of the crowd, so they’re constantly reading the mood of the audience and adjusting their tracks accordingly.

3 The big picture is crucial. When a DJ has to keep a crowd happy over two or more hours, the focus is less on individual cuts and more on overall flow. Bands should pay as much attention to their set lists.

4 Hands-on control is essential. Computerbased recording fans, pay heed. DJing is about control and feel, and, similarly, hands-on mixing gives you a mix that’s more of a “performance” than just setting static levels.

5 Music gets people high. In the club scene, the music isn’t just a listening experience for individuals, but the glue that holds the tribe together. DJs never lose sight of the fact that they’re trying to walk that fi ne line between trance-like repetition and the “shock of the new.” The music becomes a shared, communal, and almost religious experience.

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