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Friday Roundup: The Rise & Fall Of The Mixtape

In this week's Friday Roundup, we've got a feature by the Red Bull Music Academy on the dance music mixtape, once the most powerful weapon in a DJ's marketing and promotions arsenal. This and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news from around the web.

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Features & Opinion

5 Reasons Why I Went Back To Controllers From CDJs

I experimented with going the CDJ / USB sticks route for a few gigs recently, and contrary to the whole “one day I’ll play on CDJs” idea, using this set-up felt like moving backwards, not forwards. Here are the five reasons why I went back to a laptop and DJ controller.

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Your Questions Answered

Your Questions: When Can I Start Calling Myself A "DJ"?

Digital DJ Tips reader Oisin asks: "When can you officially say you're a 'DJ'? Is it when you first open up Serato / Traktor / Virtual DJ? Is it after you've played your first public show? Is it when you've been paid to perform? Or is it when you've had your first DJ fail in front of an audience?"

Your Questions: How Can I Weatherproof My DJ Gear?

Digital DJ Tips member Josh Griffith writes: “It's that time of the year when we begin to have frequent rain and thunderstorms rolling into our area. How can I weatherproof my DJ gear and sound system set-up in case it starts raining during a show?"

Over To You: How Much Do You Experiment In Your DJing?

Digital DJ Tips reader Gonzalo writes: "Are you into, what I call, 'experiments' while DJing, such as strange / surprising mixes, with changes not only in genre, but also in style (as an example, introduce non-electronic music and then do a mini-set)?

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