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June 23, 2018

How To Kill It At Your Next Set

This July, self-confessed (jokingly) “tortured post-trance, deep-funk acid-tinged anti-techouse futurist pop-laced groove martyr” Tiga admitted on Twitter that his Rome performance was sub-par.
June 23, 2018

How To Turn Any Place Into A Techno Rave

Don’t have an abandoned warehouse / factory / power station nearby? No problem. Here at Sydney DJ School we have a few tricks and tips up our sleeve that will bring Tresor, Printworks and Berghain straight to your doorstep.
June 23, 2018

How To Start Producing Music

DJs have always had music production capabilities. However, with the rise the DJ/Producers like DJ Snake, Skrillex, Dillon Francis and Diplo, DJs are spending more time in the studio and upping their production game. Here is an introduction article on how to get started.
June 23, 2018

XDJ-RX2 – The Club Ready Standalone Just Got Better

The XDJ-RX was a beautiful machine. Not only was it killer in house parties and even superior to some club equipment, it was also the training ground for the CDJs & DJMs.
June 23, 2018

5 Signs You Are A Great Dj

Being a great DJ doesn’t mean being the best, it means much more. Our DJ students all have amazing goals that we help them achieve. From gaining residencies, winning DJ competitions or just being able to throw a crazy party, here at Sydney DJ School we have you covered.
June 23, 2018

How To: Start Mobile Djing

Mobile DJing is a great opportunity for DJs to be entrepreneurial, innovative and most all, perform to unfamiliar crowds. It forces you to hustle and really kill it. Being a mobile DJ means you are more than just a Spotify playlist. So how do you become a Mobile DJ?
June 23, 2018

Mixing In Key & Why You Need It

DJing is like playing an instrument, but the notes are actual tracks, and the song is your set. Music has a natural affinity to influence our mood, and different sounds will evoke different emotions.
June 23, 2018

The Dance Music Genres Of 2017

A question we ask our students the first time they are in the hot booth is: “What music are you into?”. And they reply with, “I like this kind of music, but I don’t know how to define it”. Don’t worry, we have a hard time as well.
June 23, 2018

How To Practice For Clubs With A Dj Controller

You’ve created the hype for your upcoming club event. Your mates and crush are coming. You’ve picked your lucky underwear. What about your set? Have you practiced on club gear yet? No? But you have a DJ controller? That can work.
June 23, 2018

How To Get Booked At A Club In 2017

Promoter: "Hey you, do you want to play at our club this Sat?" You: "Yeah sure why not?" You wish it was that easy right? In 2017, being an aspiring DJ playing at clubs is harder than ever. There's a lot of competition. You need to be the entire package - "kwan".
June 23, 2018

How important is bitrate in music?

I was recently in a studio learning mastering from an audio engineer. If you listen to music anywhere in the 21st century, this person was the reason it sounded full, impactful and professional.
June 23, 2018

The Press Kit and why it is essential

Before the internet, agents would spend thousands to develop artists ‘press kits’ and send them to booking agents, venues and promoters. They contained artist biographies, professional photos, music, press reviews and artist interviews.
June 23, 2018

What it takes to be a successful DJ

You may not be a superstar DJ yet but have no fear! There are undeniable qualities in almost all successful DJs. You will also find out why you need “kwan”. So let’s get straight into it!
June 23, 2018

Creating a Successful DJ Set

Putting together a killer set isn’t just about having the skills to mix tracks together. Your ability to showcase music that people respond positively to and putting songs together in a way that keeps the energy pumping at events is what you should be aiming for.
June 23, 2018

Logo Design and how to do it right

All DJs have their own personal logo that represents them as an artist. It can be a creatively daunting task deciding on a logo that you’re happy with but let’s start from the very beginning. When should I get a logo?
June 23, 2018

Playing to your Set Time

Your position on a DJ line up should always be considered before you start thinking about what music you’re going to play. It is imperative you play the appropriate music for the time you are booked for or it could be disastrous for the event and for yourself. How do you play to your set time?
June 23, 2018

How to make a dope Mixtape

The mixtape is the perfect promotional tool for DJs because it showcases your personal preference in music and your skills such as song selection and mixing ability. Before you start on your mix, ask yourself these important questions:
June 23, 2018

So you want to be a DJ?

Which type of DJ do you want to be? The clearer your vision, the better your results will be as you can keep your focus on what you want. Depending on the environment and audience you prefer, you might want to consider the 4 main types of DJs:
June 23, 2018

Where can I download new music?

A huge part of being a great DJ is having a constantly evolving music library. Careful song selection and commitment to your craft, whether you’re searching, shopping or mixing, are essential if you’re aiming to develop a unique sound. Here are sites we recommend:
June 23, 2018

Evolution of DJ Gear

In the good old days every DJ used 2 x turntables (most likely Technics 1200 – industry standard) and a mixer to play their music. This involved DJs going out and buying Vinyl / records and then turning up to shows carrying their records in crates.