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.
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.
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?
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.
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”.
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.
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?
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: