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How to DJ a Silent Disco

How to DJ a Silent Disco

There are no speakers to match your headphones to at a silent disco. Your headphones are your only monitors when you’re djing a silent disco. So what do you do? You have to “mix into your headphones.” Set your mixer up right. Set your mixer […]

3 Hacks for Mixing Drum and Bass

3 Hacks for Mixing Drum and Bass

So, how do you mix drum and bass? Try these tips, as shared by Gracie. Drum and bass emerged from the UK in the early 1990s. Once a small underground music scene, drum and bass (or DNB / D&B) has now spread across the globe, is all over commercial radio […]

How to Save & Access Cue Points in Rekordbox

How to Save & Access Cue Points in Rekordbox

A cue point is a marker on a track that when accessed will take you to that particular position in the music. Saving cue points to your memory in Rekordbox allows you to quickly jump to specific sections of a track on the fly when in the mix. You […]

10 Tips to Make You a Better Radio Host

10 Tips to Make You a Better Radio Host

Have you been given the exciting opportunity to host your own radio show? Are you looking to get into the industry? Here’s a list of tips and tricks I hope can help you on this journey that I’ve picked up along the way from other presenters, station […]

The DJ Dictionary – Definitions of the Music Industry

The DJ Dictionary – Definitions of the Music Industry

This is the DJ Dictionary, the A-Z of terms frequently used in the electronic music industry and all of their definitions. This post was written especially for a good friend who said they were in need of a resource like this. It’s also taken me […]

The Artist Press Pack Guide That Will Boost Your DJ Career

The Artist Press Pack Guide That Will Boost Your DJ Career

A good artist press pack has three essential ingredients: press shot(s), a biography and links to your recent releases or a recent mix to download or stream. Your press pack should provide the promoter with assets that will allow them to promote your set at […]

7 Non-Technical DJ Tips To Make You A Better Performer

7 Non-Technical DJ Tips To Make You A Better Performer

To be a great DJ you have to mix great. That’s a given. Well, what are some other things you can do that help you as a performer to stand out from the rest? 1. Smile Don’t forget to flash a few smiles out into […]

Beatmatching 101

Beatmatching 101

What is Beatmatching? Beatmatching is the synchronisation of the tempo of two or more tracks so that the beats of each track hit at exactly the same time. This ensures a smooth transition from one track to the next. How to Beatmatch. 1. Select two […]

The Ultimate Guide to ID3 Tags

The Ultimate Guide to ID3 Tags

ID3 Tags are important. ID3 tags contain the data such as artist name, track name, album artwork, genre, BPM, record label and more on each of your MP3 files. Keeping your ID3 tags detailed, neat and organised will serve you for two necessary purposes: 1. For Ease […]

Channel Fader vs Cross Fader

Channel Fader vs Cross Fader

There are two types of faders on your mixers, channel faders and crossfaders. Your mixer will have one channel fader per channel, so usually either two or four in total, and only one crossfader. Channel Fader The channel fader, sometimes known as the up fader, fades […]