Category Archives: PERFORMANCE

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]


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!

Featured DJ: Jack Bermeo

Jack Bermeo

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” For this article, I caught up with Jack Bermeo, the recently crowned 2016 “DJ of the Year” at the DJ Times International DJ Expo held this past August in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For Jack, this was his third time winning DJ of the Year. Bermeo won his initial title…

Find the Fire in Your Belly!


By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” In my last installment, I spoke about a great performance winning out over even severe technical difficulties and other shortcomings. But what about that great performance? Where might that come from? By The Numbers Many DJs learn their craft by playing “follow the leader”; going to seminars and…

An Open Letter to Aspiring Female DJs

DJ Randi Rae

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional” Dear Aspiring Female DJs, You may have heard that the DJ industry is a male-dominated field, and that your chances for success are slim to none.  Well I’m here to advise you otherwise. Who am I?  I am a DJ company owner based in Central New Jersey and a former…

DJ Mixing Lesson On a Transition in the Middle of a Track

ellaskins (The DJ Tutor) gives the lesson.

Putting Your Performance First


By Stu Chisholm, “The Complete Disc Jockey” This past July I was spinning tunes at a city parade, on a street corner where the City Hall is located. I had my sound gear all up under a tent, and had several microphones available for a co-announcer from the city’s Parks & Rec department as well…

5 Simple Ways to Get Over That First Crack of the Mic

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By Anna-Jeannine Herman, “Performance Professional” So many entertainers fear those first few words, those first few moments that can make or break your credibility with a room full of wedding guests.  “Owning the room” from your first words can certainly make a world of difference in the successfulness of your performance. Earlier this month, Graham…

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Being a Female DJ

Have you thought about hiring a female DJ for your multi-op? Do you already have female DJs working for your company and are wondering what issues they have to contend with? Then check out this video featuring prominent female DJs from across America and the UK and learn!