Tips N Advice

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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?

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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.

Andrew

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.