Category Archives: MUSIC

Mashups and Mixes

The Mash Up_final proofing

By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete DJ” During a chat some years ago in an online forum, I was asked if I play mashups and mixes produced by other DJs. I was incensed! “Absolutely not,” I replied indignantly! After all, I’m very proud of my own mashups and special mixes. Why would I even THINK about…

Too Much Thump?

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By Alan Dodson, “Wedding Wizard” A while back I wrote an article called “Wedding Sound Systems,” which talked about the need for subwoofers for wedding DJs and some of the science that goes along with the selection process. While I firmly believe that low end frequencies are essential for great sound reproduction, I see far…

Fun With Samples, Looping & Chops

This is the kind of stuff DJ Brian S. Redd likes to do when he can’t sleep. Enjoy!

Famous Musicians You Never Heard Of – Bob Hilliard

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” A couple of days ago I was working in my studio, and as usual, had some music going on the sound system.  Although I’m not a great country music fan, I must admit, I’ve always enjoyed country-pop singer, Ronnie Milsap. So, when his “Any Day Now” (originally released by Chuck…

Set Lists vs Music Programing – What’s The Difference?

DJ Brian S. Redd attempts to explain this.

Famous Musicians You Never Heard of – John D. Loudermilk

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was wandering through one of the music stores in Nashville some time back and I struck up a conversation with another fellow as we were inspecting some item of gear.  After a few moments, we got round to introducing ourselves and he told me his name was John Loudermilk. …

The Return of Vinyl – Chapter II

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By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I’ve recently had a new studio built in the hope of having sufficient space to house my (not small) vinyl and CD libraries, my office operation and, in the not-too-distant future, a broadcast facility.  Already, I’m wishing I had opted for a larger building, and as with most such undertakings,…

BSR’s Top 20 Classic Rock Tracks For Mobile DJs

These are Classic Rock DANCE SONGS for a USA mobile DJ mainstream audience. Most are 60’s & 70’s, with some 80’s & even a 90’s track. They are all up-tempo. These are for a mixed audience (not a Biker bar) & most should appeal to people other than Classic Rock.

How Mobile DJs Can Use Spotify

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By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” This article pertains to the music streaming provider Spotify. Spotify is a fast-growing company that offers users the ability to stream music from a catalog of 30 million songs. Other than the typical non-participants like Prince, The Beatles and Garth Brooks, Spotify’s depth of music is incredible. It has offered…

Beginner DJ Lesson About Using the EQ On a DJ Mixer

Ellaskings (The DJ Tutor) gives this helpful lesson for newcomers.