In truth I am a little nervous about this one as I like preparing playlists and to release a raw mix like this without rehearsing or knowing the tracks in advance makes me feel a little exposed. However I share it and make public because I feel it's important for people to know - even more experienced DJs make mistakes when rehearsing - that's how we learn about new genres and get ideas. They say if you wish to completely master something, you have to first be a disaster. Either way, despite what people may say - I had fun and if you lace your jamming sessions with a sense of fun and enjoyment then, in my opinion, this is the first rule of success - fun and play - it's the only way!! Thank you for your support! Personally I like preparing and if you would like a free mini course on how to prepare the perfect playlist (which includes videos on:
- where to set cues - using DJ software - mixing harmonically and so much more) check out this link: https://www.clubreadydjschool.com/free-videos/
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With covid restrictions easing a tonne of my students are now getting shows in clubs and some of them have been asked to do a back to back DJ set. So in this article (video above) I will explain what is a back to back set, the different ways you can approach your back to back set, why the promoter would even ask you to do a back to back set, how to prepare for it and how to assure that when you both play you stand out and make an impact assuring repeat shows.
Have you ever used USBS in clubs and experienced problems? Or perhaps you haven't used club gear yet but you're open to it but not 100% sure how it works or maybe you've already jumped on club gear only to find the gear is not reading your USB properly and every time you load a track you can't see the waveform or BPM?
As many of you know I often take the positive thinking outlook side of things and I've actually done a whole heap of mindset for success videos that were really popular yet I wanted to share something I read recently that I think could really help you manage your expectations and feel victorious no matter what happens. The concept: negative thinking for positive results haha.
I love my job so much and one of my favourite things is listening to student mixes and giving them feedback. The majority of the time, I am blown away by how talented they are, and lots of the time I feel it's kind of like that grasshopper analogy, where the students have surpassed the skills of their teacher, which to be honest makes me really happy and to see so many of my students now landing residencies in clubs and getting really good gigs, it blows my mind.
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Not sure where to start? In this mini series I answer many of the questions beginners have about learning to DJ.