I’m going to give you 5 Dj tips for beginners!
DJ Tip #1 -Gear is not important starting out is!
So many of us get your acquisition syndrome, which is basically the mentality that in order to be good we have to have the best gear with us right now.
But the truth is: it’s not about having the best gear it’s about having the best mindset and using what you really have with you.
Like what you’re using right now to watch this post, you’re probably watching this post with a cell phone or with a computer. And with a cell phone there like a ton and tons of DJ apps that you can use to DJ, to practice with and to get into the art of deejaying.
With a laptop, there are tons and tons of programs that you can download legally and illegally to start practicing and to start DJing yourself. So it’s not always about having the best gear. It’s about having a good mindset with what you have and determination in order to use what you have in order to get where you want to be.
Dj Tip #2 -It’s not about advanced technique it’s about the basics.
When I started out DJ I thought to myself: If I knew the hardest most difficult scratch if I know the hardest most difficult techniques then I will be the best DJ out there. Because I know all the best techniques.
But the truth is I never became that DJ because I never had a solid foundation. What I mean foundations I mean your knowledge of the basics. Basics of mixing basics of the equipment,
Do you know what this gear does? Do you properly know how to use the equipment in front of you? Do you knowing what each knob finish button can do for you? That sort of stuff is important in order to become a good DJ.
So don’t rush into trying to be the best by learning the most difficult techniques. Build your foundation upbuild your basics.
DJ Tip #3 –Practice
You have to practice all the time. And it’s so easy for us to get caught up in life with school with the family with relationships. It’s so easy for us to put DJ and some of our passions aside to sort of focus on other things:
Like the next episode of Game of Thrones. Because the truth is if you love your passion you will make time for it.
So if that means sacrificing or watching some episodes online or hanging out with friends or going to parties then do it. Because in order to get where you want to be you have to do things that you aren’t comfortable doing.
DJ Tip #4 –Go out and be sociable.
I get so many questions online asking me: How to get gigs? How do I spin a disc party? How to rule at this event?
Well, the truth is in order to spin there you have to support the night sincerely. So go out at night meet the promoters meet the people there bring your friends to support the night and show those promoters and those DJs that you really want to be in this nightlife, that you really want to be in their scene.
Because if you love DJ if you love your passion if you love music then you would have to also love the nightlife because that’s where you want to be.
That’s where you want to get. So go out support the night, meet the promoters meet the DJs make friends with them and maybe just maybe opportunities would come to you.
DJ Tip #5 –Be Patient.
In this day and age, instant gratification is everywhere. If I have a question I type it on Google and I get an answer. If you want to get good at DJ you can’t just type that down and get good at DJ. You have to put in hours on the deck.
You can’t find those skills. No chance you can buy those gigs that you want to get into. You have to sincerely work hard for it and it’s going to take you a long long time.
I know so many people who are like this: I’ve been practicing seven hours a day for seven days a week I am a not getting any better. Why is this other person getting all the gigs and it’s not even as good as me? Why is it happening?
And that’s happening because of your mind right now. If you think about other people if you think about other factors that have wasted energy and attention that you could be spending on yourself. To spend that energy on yourself learning how to become a pro DJ.
- Learning how to socialize.
Learning how to promote and support the night.
Because if you really want to be good at anything you have to put in the time, you have to put in the hours and I’m sorry it’s not going to be easy.
Do I regret giving up on having a good time with friends while I should be at home practicing? No, I don’t regret it. I sacrifice those good times in order to have better times in the future. If you’re willing to do that then you’re gonna get somewhere.