December 16th, 2012
Our reader started out DJing EDM from the likes of Calvin Harris (pictured) and Tiesto, but now he feels he’s outgrown it. So should he take a gig playing it?
Digital DJ Tips reader Michael writes: “After almost a year of DJing I have become comfortable with playing in public, many thanks to your website and advice.
“Some of the DJs in my area have told they could get me a gig at a place they have played at, a place I have been to and know the crowd and music. The gig would be helpful in getting my foot in the door of my local scene – however I know I would have to play the music they expect.
October 20th, 2010
UK indie/dance DJ Andy Tokyo uses Ableton and Traktor to play sets where dance, indie and pop meet.
You maybe think of digital DJing as something solely for EDM DJs, who show their skills by looping, chopping, rearranging, sampling, filtering and generally reinventing the dance music they’re playing “on the fly”, mixing in their own creations and re-edits, adding effects, and scratching over the top of it for good measure.
And while this kind of DJing – especially when done with modern DJ controllers – is a fantastic match for digital equipment, it’s not the whole story, not by a long way.