In today’s digital age, it’s becoming harder for veterans to explain to younger DJs the benefits of learning to beatmatch manually (by ear). While I do believe that, for better or for worse, beatmatching continues to quickly lose relevance in the DJ realm, that doesn’t mean that I suggest writing it off. Due to the […]
This guide contains a 9-step process to assist in your journey of learning how to DJ. Since its original form in 2013, it’s helped thousands of beginner DJs to get their start. But it’s up to you to take real action! When learning to DJ, you’re learning to match your own musical expressions with the desires of an audience. It isn’t just matching beats, or scratching over songs. It’s about being observant, empathic, and reactive. Today we’ll learn about the art of deejaying, and how to do it with passion and purpose!
One of the more frustrating things about DJs: our incessant ability to redefine what real DJing is.
It seems like we’d have a lot of better DJs in the world if we spent more time focusing on things that matter. Things like observation, intuition, crowd-reading, programming, moods, empathy, music theory, marketability, and so on.
Instead, people seem to get held up about things that are, frankly, irrelevant.
The DJ hardware market has grown exponentially in recent years; people are now able to choose a controller which fits their budget, their workflow, and their choice of software. This is wonderful news for DJs, but it also makes the shopping process difficult.
That’s where the Controller Compendium comes in! This guide is meant to help you make an informed decision, so that you can feel confident when spending your hard-earned money.