posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 09:45 PM
I'm not a DJ, but I do know a little bit about DJing. Pay attention to the BPM (beats per minute) of each song, usually if two songs have the same
BPM you can do some mixing between the tracks. This also allows for you to transition into the next song easier. You can make some nice mashups once
you get the hang of it by taking acapella and instrumental tracks (you can usually find them and download them off of youtube) and bringing them
together. If you do this without the permission of the artists, however, you could run into some legal trouble, especially if you try to profit off of
it. You can, on the other hand, use it as a promotional tool to get a following on social networking sites and Youtube.
As already stated, know your audience. If you're DJing a club of college kids, play dubstep, top 40, etc. If you're DJing a goth/industrial club,
play EBM. If your audience is foreign, in the case that you're touring abroad, familiarize yourself with the top artists and tracks in said country;
i.e. Romania and surrounding countries like Inna, Play&Win, etc. If you're DJing at a retail outlet for some promotional event (i.e. Christmas), make
sure to play Christmas songs. The same goes for DJing specific events such as weddings and parties.
You have to play the music that the people want to hear, and the music that they expect to hear, not the music that you might specifically like. For
example, I can't stand Lil' Wayne, but I know many people who somehow enjoy his garbage--err, music. If I were DJing that crowd I would play Lil'
Wayne for them. In the same sense, I wouldn't play Slayer at a sweet 16 party.
If you want to listen to a legendary DJ, check out Eric Prydz/Pryda. Deadmau5 is decent aswell. Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren are also great. Dinka is