7 Tricks For Making Your Crowd Go Wild To Music They Don’t Know

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It’s every DJ’s dream, right? Banging out all your favourite tunes that you just know nobody in the room is going to know or have, but you’ve got ‘em, and they rock. The place goes, wild, those phones are Shazam’ing, there’s a queue of people wanting track titles. So how do you do it?

Over To You: How Do I Find Songs That Go Well Together?

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Digital DJ Tips reader Robert writes: “Was curious as I’m trying to get a better grasp of DJing. Is there a method you use when grouping songs together to play, to make sure they go together?”

Your Questions: Am I Relying On Key Mixing Too Much?

Software such as Mixed In Key has popularised harmonic mixing for DJs, but it's not the only way to slice and dice your music for your DJ sets.

Digital DJ Tips reader David writes about his DJing: “I think I’m focusing too much on getting the key changes right, whilst wanting to get some specific tunes in… am I over complicating it? Should I just let the music do the talking?”

From The Forum: Your Song Choice & Set Programming Tips

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When it comes to programming a DJ set, my number one tip is to sort out a crate of music for the gig before you set off. In other words, do exactly what vinyl DJs used to do. Decide what’s “going with you” and what isn’t. Here are a load more tips…

Over To You: Can A Club Set Have More Than One Style?

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Digital DJ Tips reader Luke writes: “I have been both a mobile DJ for over four years and over that space of time have played every genre there is. The problem that I have had is that when it comes to wanting to put together a mix for a club gig it’s generally expected to be all in the same genre, which for me is quite boring as I love mixing it up.”

Over To You: Why Does My Gig Preparation Always Go Out The Window?

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Reader Grant Johnson writes with a problem that we hear in some shape or form pretty regularly, especially from DJs who don’t gig frequently. Here’s his question: “I’m a college student and up and coming DJ. I’ve played three gigs now and I really enjoy getting the dancefloor pumped up. However, I come to you with an interesting problem…

How To Create A Unique DJ Sound

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Part of being a successful DJ is creating your unique DJ sound. Anything is possible in the DJ world. For you to have a chance at real success, locally, nationally or internationally, you’ll need to stand out from the rest and create your own unique style.