James Hype Plays Insane Set On Lowly Pioneer DJ DDJ-400

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
DDJ-400 James Hype Pioneer DJ
Last updated 24 September, 2021

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If you EVER wanted proof of the fact that when it comes to DJing, it’s not the gear, it’s the skills… watch this video. In it, our tutor James Hype shows once and for all that the best tricks ARE possible on the lowliest gear.

As a DJ school, people often ask us questions along the lines of, “If I buy this or that piece of gear, will it make me a better DJ?”

But the truth is that it’s not about what the gear can do, it’s about whether you can get it to do what you want it to do.

In other words, DJing is about ideas, not about features on equipment.

Or to put it yet another way, great DJ tricks don’t start on your gear, but in your head.

Next time you feel frustrated with your equipment, or feel that if only you had better gear you’d be a better DJ, remember that a good DJ can play great sets on any gear, but there are plenty of lesser DJs who often manage to make the best gear sound bad!

Want to know more?

If you like the skills you see James showing off in the video, and you want to learn how to DJ like this for yourself, please do check out our James Hype’s Mixing Skills course, where he teaches pro tricks and transitions, which you can perform on ANY DJ gear.

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