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.
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.
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