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How to combat DJ performance anxiety or stage fright

How to combat DJ performance anxiety or stage fright

Performance anxiety is tough. Especially when you’re getting started it can feel so daunting to get up there in front of everyone and showcase your skills. I still remember my first set in a club so vividly and the nerves that haunted me beforehand. Once […]

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 for Radio Show Host Success

10 Tips for Radio Show Host Success

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 […]

How To Promote Your Music Without Being Spammy

How To Promote Your Music Without Being Spammy

So you’ve just made a banging new mix or tune, you’re super proud of it and you’re ready to share it with the world. Here’s how to get a good response without coming across as a giant spammy spammer. Posting your new mix to social media […]