MUSIC

And God Spoke: History That Every DJ Should Know

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of seeing a rough-cut preview of the new documentary, “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines,” a history of Detroit techno and the birth of the billion-dollar electronic dance music industry.  While Chicago has…

Music Bee is a Powerful, Easy-to-Use Music Manager

Despite the many great media players out there, MusicBee earns itself a spot high on the list with super tagging, managing, browsing, ripping, syncing and converting powers, all on top of an intuitive interface familiar to any iTunes user. MusicBee…

Filling the Well or How to Restore the Creative Juices

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…

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…

Beginner Beat Matching Lesson

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

Music As a Motivator

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…