Episode 139 is a continuation of last week’s latest installment of “Ask Us Anything”! Do we avoid food like tacos before recording sessions? What will DJs who rely on iTunes do now that their business model has changed? What music did we used to love that we no longer don’t? What spirits does the team like to drink? Is DJing getting older or younger (in terms of the new people coming in to the craft)? How to fill the room […]
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Episode 138 brings all of the co-hosts back together for another installment of Ask Us Anything! There were a ton of great questions, and we had a lot of fun with this one. Is spinning vinyl more fun? Are you ever too old to start learning how to DJ? Is it ok to sample/use older music? When do I know that I need an agent/manager? Who should it be? how should they be compensated? What are some favorite ways to […]
XDJ-RX2 Review: Is Pioneer’s Standalone DJ System Worth It? The RX2 is the second iteration of the original XDJ-RX, which was kind of a big deal when it was released back in 2015. For DJs wanting to enter the Rekordbox ecosystem (but not wanting to buy more expensive, separate components), it makes for a logical choice. Being a standalone system, the XDJ-RX2 plays directly from USB stick and no laptop is required. This setup simulates a full Nexus setup (though, […]
Episode 137: Adventures in Networking Today’s episode features a side conversation between David and Tony, about interactions within a personal circle. You’ll hear their brainstorm session, as they discuss how to network with DJs (and other influencers within the music community) in a positive way. As DJs, it’s often necessary to reach out to others within our community in order to help both parties reach their goals. At Passionate DJ, we try to encourage a spirit of collaboration whenever possible… […]
In Episode 136, we ask….what is longtime fan? Where do you find them? How do you make them? How do you KEEP them? Spoiler alert, we rehash SEVERAL topics that we cover frequently, here at Passionate DJ, because guess what? It’s MOST relevant here, when you’re trying to create and grow the audience that is in to your music and DJ craft. Create more content, play more shows, get in front of more people. Is this too obvious? Sometimes not. […]
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.
The Pioneer CDJ Guidebook: A Comparison & History of CDJs and XDJs When the CDJ-500 was first introduced back in 1994, turntables ruled the roost. Since it was geared towards vinyl DJs moving into the digital realm, the design focused on emulating the classic turntable. For instance, the jog wheel was introduced in order to give DJs a way to “nudge” the track back and forth… similar to what you might do when touching a record. The CDJ-1000 was the model […]
Episode 135 is all about playing well with others, social cues, and respect…in other words: Etiquette 101 for DJs! We can all think of at least a handful of DJs we know or have seen that violate everything we consider to be good etiquette. But, do we know what it really means to practice “good etiquette”, in and out of the booth? Approach the booth humbly, and with appreciation. You wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for a number of […]
Today we’re proud to present our exclusive interview with KRANE! KRANE is a Producer/DJ from Oakland, CA who is making huge waves in the EDM/Trap/festival scene. His latest album, Fallout, was released this past October. It’s a powerful electronic album full of big synths, wonky drops, beautiful strings, and gritty bass. With roots in jazz music, and a love of modern classical music… much of his time is spent creating powerful festival bangers, lightly dressed with pretty synth melodies. We were […]