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Friday Roundup: House Legend Offers DJ Truths To Live By

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’ve got an article about a veteran DJ’s life lessons on the business and art of DJing, a close look at Traktor’s new Traktor Kontrol D2 controller, and some Pioneer CDJ tips and tricks to use in your next club gig. They’re all here in our weekly muster of DJ news from around the web. Happy weekend, folks!

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[Video] Musikmesse 2015: Xone:43C DJ Mixer

The new Allen & Heath Xone:43C mixer caused quite a stir at the Musikmesse 2015 show, being both a fully capable mixer with audio interface included, and also Serato compatible straight out the box, meaning you could use it as a DVS or HID mixer at the heart of a modular DJ system for a grown up approach to digital DJing.

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Get Our New Keymixing Video Course At 33% Off!

To celebrate the public launch of How To Master Keymixing – our great new video course, that teaches you everything you need to know to go from absolute beginner to mixing in key like a pro – we’re offering it to you for one week only at a huge 33% off!

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8 Lessons Learned When Someone Hijacked My DJ Set

“I’m a friend of the bride! I’m gonna DJ now, can you end your set already? And can you remove your controller and laptop and set the CDJs up for me? Where are they, anyway? I only mix with CDs, you know!” Check out the lessons I learned going through this ordeal.

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The 6 Powerful Daily Habits Of Successful DJs

What is it that successful DJs do “behind the scenes” that others don’t? Sure, they are clearly networking with the right people, they obviously obtain (and often make) great music, and they demonstrably know the technical skills of DJing. But what is it they do that keeps them laser-focused on success when others fall by the wayside?

If you want to get the big gigs, you need to play the big game, and that involves working out and delivering what promoters really want.

Getting Gigs: What Promoters Are Really Looking For

During my long career in music (working on both the DJ side and the promoter side of bookings), I have picked up some valuable insights into the relationship between DJs and event promoters. There is a fairly large disparity between what many DJs feel promoters want and what the majority of promoters are actually looking for.

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