How to DJ for beginners
Being a DJ and mixing is an awesome and exhilarating thing to do, there isn’t anything quite like it. Today there are a ton load of remixing software out there online for anyone to use, so almost anyone can become a DJ. It does take time and practice to fully grasp the basics of pitch, tempo, mixing and BPMs (beats per minute) but if you love music like I do, it gets easier and easier with practice. I quickly realized the most important thing is you must enjoy and love what you’re doing or else it will just be another job. I loved music and just sitting around playing some beats turned into a profession. It was just something I enjoyed so much that I would do just about anything to keep doing it.
If you are just starting out, take time to discover which style of music you want to play. That is very important. For example, if you love and enjoy Hip/hop and RnB but your playing techno, you wont find it fun after awhile. Just because “DJ A” is playing Techno, Trance, Dirty House or anything doesn’t mean you have too!
How I started to Remix Songs together
When I first began my gigs I didn’t know anything at all, but I was lucky enough to find a mentor to guide me. Without his help I don’t think I could have developed my passion for music into an actual paying career. I borrowed his equipment and learned the ropes from scratch. Back then we didn’t have access to all the brand new remixing software available to people now, so mixing music was a lot more complex. I picked up everything from the basics and once I developed my own personal style of music and mixing, I began to branch off to my own gigs and experiment with various music remix software available. It’s easier now than ever to start mixing your own beats and songs.
But more on this in the next post. Peace out and see you soon!.