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Over To You: Patriotic Music In DJ Sets

So today is, of course, Independence Day in the USA. Remembering a bizarre thing that happened to me once when DJing, I want to talk to you about music that – for either tribal or national reasons – you simply have to play in your DJ sets, either on certain days of the year or even generally. Let me tell you the story…

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Review & Video: Gemini Slate 2 Serato DJ Controller

Gemini has had a chequered history in the digital DJ world, with a handful of “almost there” devices, and a few that frankly failed to make the mark. But the company appears to have turned it around with the Slate 2 (reviewed here) and the bigger Slate 4.

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7 Hidden Qualities Of Successful DJs

7 Hidden Qualities All Successful DJs Share

If you want to make a career in this difficult industry, giving yourself an honest score for each of the seven points that follows will help you, because it’ll show you where you need to work on your personal development. Treat it as a checklist, or way of measuring progress – and why not come back in a year to see how you’ve moved on?

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Your First Day With: djay Pro For Mac

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through your first encounter with Algoriddim’s djay Pro. Developed specifically for OSX, djay Pro is the only professional DJ software that’s Mac-exclusive, and it shows: Your music library within the app is directly tied with your iTunes library, so this is a great option for DJs looking past the traditional “big three”.

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Your First Day With: Rekordbox 3.0

In this article we’re going to walk you through Pioneer’s Rekordbox. We’ll begin by taking a quick look at what Rekordbox really is, since it’s not a DJ app per se. We’ll then download Rekordbox from the Pioneer DJ website, install it on your computer, and get your music into it and onto an external USB drive. Let’s go!

Spotify For Brand Building

5 Ways To Build Your DJ Brand With Spotify

While most people use Spotify as a way to listen to, discover, and consume music, you can leverage it to strengthen your brand as a DJ and to engage with your fans (and potential fans) in ways that stretch far beyond the “Download my new mixtape!” route thanks to its social and playlist making features.

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