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    Phil Morse
    Keymaster

    What one piece of advice do you wish somebody had given you before your first ever DJ gig?

    #1013855
    Hee Won Jung
    Participant

    make sure you pee before your set

    #1013859
    Rob Francis
    Member

    Take different kinds of music – upbeat / downtempo / etc

    On my first gig I was told to play chill out. When I got there everybody was “on it” and really up for dancing, not chilling! Luckily I had a handful of upbeat tunes and managed to scrape through – went really well for a first gig.

    (and it was on vinyl!)

    #1013867
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Few hear small mistakes so don’t worry.

    #1013872
    Prude leRude
    Participant

    Yeah I agree with Kent, just remember that even if every single one of your mixes is a little out, if your tune selection is good then no one apart from other DJs in the room will really care. Also make sure you don’t let one bad mix get to you, put it behind you straight away.

    #1013903
    Terry_42
    Keymaster

    Be yourself, have fun.

    #1013939
    Hee Won Jung
    Participant

    Now i know this may not sound like good advice…but do whatever you have to before your set to not be nervous…if its a puff of the funny stuff or having a beer or 2 before your set then do it….just dont get wrecked lol.

    I still to this day get nervous DJing…so i usually have a shot of jager and drink 2 beers, then im in my groove and im a lot more relaxed. A

    #1013977
    DJ Menno
    Participant

    The best advice I was given when I started was : “You are the DJ”. Means nothing and everything to me 🙂

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