Category Archives: MUSIC

Filling the Well or How to Restore the Creative Juices

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By Julie Oshins – Play It Forward The other day I found myself playing with music and feeling kind of blocked, and not in the zone . . . it just wasn’t flowing. . . I am in the process of moving, and honoring a bunch of other commitments and felt exhausted and uninspired. Mixing…

An American DJ in Oz: An Incredible Gig Abroad [+ Photos]

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By Julie Oshins – Play It Forward As soon as I knew I would be working in Australia for five weeks (primarily for non-DJ-related work), I reached out to my community to connect me with friends here in Oz. One friend of a friend is a local DJ (Cassette Walkman) who also books DJs and…

Beginner Beat Matching Lesson

ellaskins (The DJ Tutor) shows you how it’s done!

Beginner Beat Matching Mixing Lesson

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/gWqLGox6A00″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Ellaskins (The DJ Tutor) teaches the lesson.

Music As a Motivator

Heart & headphones

By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” You know how there are different types of intelligence? For example, emotional intelligence, street smarts, etc. A friend of mine recently observed that our career (as djs) requires a type of intelligence that helps people connect to music and movement. It inspired me to pull a book off the…

DJ Tips in under a minute: play for the whole crowd

DJ Jay Brannan say’s: Play for the whole crowd. Simple, just be a professional but play for everyone at the right time during the night! And when a song requester sends up 5 people to request the same song thinking you’ll rush to it, remember to play to EVERYONE!

Harmonic Mixing and the Camelot Easymix Wheel

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Mobile DJs looking for an edge in creating dance floor magic should consider adding harmonic mixing to their arsenal of tools. The good news is that you don’t need a doctorate degree in music theory to employ harmonic mixing. Rather, there are inexpensive and easy to use software solutions to…

DJ Education What Prince Can Teach Us About Programming

Did you know Prince got booed off the stage in the early 80s? MC Mike Walter tells that story this week and what we as DJs can learn from it.

The Universal Language of Music

Music Speaks

By Julie Oshins, “Play It Forward” “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand- with an equal opportunity for all to sing, dance and clap their hands.” – Stevie Wonder I’m blessed and grateful because I grew up in the music industry, and was exposed to a very diverse span of…

Is There a Future for Pop Music?

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was driving back to home base earlier this week and had one of the satellite channels on the car stereo, and as I cruised down the interstate, I focused on some of the songs being played.  In doing so, it simply reinforced my long-held belief that pop music is…