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For those of us who got into this whole hobby marvelling at how DJs can seamlessly blend together a whole night’s-worth of music without dropping a beat, being able to beatmix house music well is an important goal.
While today’s sync functions mean that with digital music, it is so much easier than it was “back in the day” using vinyl and even CDJs, these modern functions are never going to do much more than match the beats for you.
And while that may sound great at first, you’ll soon realise that simply lining up the track you want to play next, hitting sync, hitting “play” where you hope it may sound good, and going for it, simply doesn’t sound good.
And that’s for good reason – because even the most advanced DJ system cannot do any of the things I’m going to outline in this article for you – things that good house DJs do instinctively, but that you have to learn.