Your Questions: "Help! I'm DJing My First Big Public Event!"

Digital DJ Lab member Charles asks: "I'm spinning a one-hour DJ set for a big public event in my city. It'll be the first time I perform for a show like this, how can I impress people during my performance? Should I create routines and perform a showcase, or should I just play it safe?"

Your Questions: Is It OK To Play The Same Track Twice?

"I DJ in bars and clubs in Kobe and Osaka, Japan. I try my best not to repeat the same tracks already played by other DJs and I don't use more than one track by the same artist in any of my sets. However, not only do the other DJs here repeat the same tracks at will, some of them even play three tracks by the same artist in a row. Does this happen in other countries, or is it isolated to the Japanese scene?"

Over To You: What Was Your Very First DJ Gig?

Alongside this week's launch of our 7 Ways To Get A Gig series, we wanted to hear tales of how you landed your first gig and how it went. What bit of advice would you give a beginner DJ before their first gig that you wish you had known before yours? My first gig was bizarre to say the least...

Your Questions: How To Convince The Bar Owner To Give Me More Gigs?

"I’ve recently started DJing and have a monthly gig at a bar in Southeast London. I was surprised at the popularity of my music and am loving DJing, so I want to gig here more frequently. How would you suggest I promote myself so I can get more bookings at this bar?"

Your Questions: How Do I Tell Another DJ His Mixing Sucks?

In today's question, our reader wants to know how to go about telling another more experienced DJ that they are mixing incorrectly without offending them: "A couple of weeks ago, I spun B2B with a friend. As I stood next to him while he was mixing, it became clear to me that he wasn't mixing properly..."

Over To You: What's The Most Unusual DJ Gig You've Done?

Today's question comes from an avid Digital DJ Tips reader... me! I'm really curious as to what your most unusual DJ gig has been so far. I'm going to kick things off with mine: A few years back, I was booked to spin a birthday party at a swanky venue. Images of all-night debauchery and profuse fist-pumping filled my head...

Your Questions: How Do I Start Mixing With Video?

Digital DJ Tips Platinum Group member Anoop Prabhu asks: "I've always played in a club setting and have never needed to mix video. However, the owner of this lounge that I want to get into told me that if I can DJ with video, I can land the gig. I have no idea where to start: Is VJing complicated?"