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Hercules DJControl Glow

Hercules Announces Glow In The Dark DJ Controller (Yes, Really)

Do we really need a DJ controller that glows in the dark? Hercules thinks so, and has just announced the DJControl Glow. It’s a two-channel DJ controller that looks a lot like the Hercules DJControl Instinct, except that the whole controller lights up thanks to its translucent case. Looks like a fun toy gift for the budding child DJ.

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Core Values #3

Our Core Values #3: Do It Yourself!

So you think there’s a path you can easily tread to become a DJ, do you? That if you only do this, then do that, then inevitably the other will happen, and bam, you’ll have made it! Well I hate to break it to you, but that isn’t the case, and probably never was. You have to make it happen on your own. You have to do it yourself.

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firstgig

Your Questions: How Can I Get My First DJ Gig?

Digital DJ Tips reader Alex writes with a question we obviously get asked an awful lot. He says: “I am new to DJing. I have been thinking about how to book my first gig but am struggling. I play mainly techno and tech-house but am having trouble finding where to try and get a gig, and how to do so.

Track Names

Over To You: Is It OK To Hide The Names Of My Tunes?

Digital DJ Tips member DJ Ninja writes: “Would be interested to know your thoughts on having track names hidden when playing out live. I’m generous with my music – if people ask me the name of the track in the booth I’ll tell them the name. I do hold the view of sharing my music to a certain degree among people I trust.”

Get organised!

Your Questions: Organising Music For Different Types Of Gigs

Digital DJ Tips member Chris writes: “I currently DJ at a few different gigs: weddings (about 4-5 a month), bar gigs (chart / hip hop / dance and pop), cooler bar gigs, and the odd club gig . The subject of organising music is obviously well documented, but I’m still having trouble. Would love to hear some examples and advice.

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