Friday Roundup: 10 Things That Don’t Actually Make You A Better DJ

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Friday roundup
Last updated 6 November, 2017

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Is your DJ set-up starting to look like it could rocket you to the moon? Having all the best gear and a gazillion hardware effects won’t make you the best DJ, in this world or otherwise, says the lead story in this week’s Friday Roundup…

In this week’s Friday Roundup of the “best of the rest”, find out some of the things that don’t make you a better DJ, read some great interviews (Todd Terry and Laidback Luke), and learn how to set up a great-sounding practice room. All of that and much more is below. Have a great weekend ahead!

  1. 10 Things That Don’t Actually Make You A Better DJ – A list of myths you’re better off not believing, compiled by the Passionate DJ website Read more
  2. Laidback Luke Gets In Your Face – The Dutch deck wizard lays it bare in this tell-all interview with Thump Read more
  3. Tomorrowland: A Primer – Get the lowdown on the biggest festival on the face of the planet. The BBC has it Read more
  4. Can EDM Songs Become Classics? – Will triplets, buildups, and breakdowns join a musical pantheon occupied by crooners, guitar slingers, and folk activists? NoisePorn gives us their two cents Read more
  5. Groove Philosophy With Todd Terry – Take a stroll through the house legend’s mind and get front row seats to his DJ mindset clinic in this Thump exclusive Read more
  6. Warning: Hard drives do fail… – It’s the harsh truth digital DJs face on a daily basis. Here’s a failsafe method for backups from Traktor Tips Read more
  7. Cheap Ways To Make Your Practice Room Sound Great – Some basics on getting your DJ room (or bedroom) sounding its best from tutsplus Read more
  8. Harmony For Dummies – Get started producing your own sweet-sounding tunes with this handy cheatsheet from DJ Techtools Read more
  9. The Best Worst DJs In The World – If there’s a Top 100, then you’ve got to have a Bottom 100. Inthemix brings us the trolls! Read more

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