How To Respond To “Play Something I Can Dance To”

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Whether you’re a mobile or club DJ, you’re bound to get someone rude saying this to you. You’ll get someone come up to you (usually a girl/woman) asking you to play a song she can dance to while the dance floor is packed. The initial gut reaction is to take it personal or tell her “tough sh**” and “I don’t take requests.”

Most DJs have heard this dreaded phrase even while the dance floor is packed and people are having a great time. But what do you do or say? [Continue reading]

Should I Hire A DJ Assistant?

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Want to save your back and have someone else setup all your DJ gear for your mobile events? It’s the only way to go and costs less than you might think. Seriously, if you could pay someone to do all the hard work of setting up your DJ gear, how … [Continue reading]

How To Get The Crowd Going As A Club DJ

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Did you actually think DJing was just about playing music? It's about creating an experience for everyone in attendance and interacting with them in an organic way through music, MCing and lighting. As a club DJ, sometimes it takes the planets to … [Continue reading]

How To Beat Match

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After scouring the internet for the most basic of basic beat mixing tutorials, this video really hammers down the basics of beat matching / mixing. DJ Magic Wong goes into music in 8 count and how important it is to understand where to start and … [Continue reading]

10 Steps To Create A DJ Website With WordPress

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Wordpress is THE standard when it comes to building blogs, but it’s also a fantastic way to build a DJ website.  Wordpress is a CMS (Content Management System), which means you can organize your website content using a graphical user interface.  I’ll … [Continue reading]

Song Selection At A Nightclub

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You could be the best at beat matching, but not be able to keep people on the dance floor.  Half of DJing is finding the right songs to play.  In this article I’ll explain how I pick songs to play throughout the night at a nightclub.  Many people … [Continue reading]

What Nightclub Owners Look For In A DJ

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You just met with the nightclub manager, got the job as the DJ for Wednesday night. Not too bad, except you wanted Saturday night, the busiest night. They’re trying you out to see how well you’ll do on their slower startup night. That’s okay, just … [Continue reading]

Cheap DJ Equipment

Cheap DJ gear is everywhere, but the term "cheap" has it’s pros and cons.  Cheap signifies a lack of value, so I like to call it affordable DJ equipment instead since you wouldn’t want to buy anything that isn’t worth buying.  The obvious upside is … [Continue reading]

How To DJ With A Laptop

DJing with a laptop is a great way to learn to DJ while on a budget.  The real DJ gear is expensive, but it would be nice to know if you're cut out for it before making an investment in DJ gear.  In this article I'm going to assume you are learning … [Continue reading]

How To Advertise Your Mobile DJ Business

The key to advertising as a DJ is to get your name out there everywhere, but not spend a fortune doing it. Ultimately the more places that you advertise, the more people will notice you and your brand. Create profiles at all of the websites below and … [Continue reading]