5 Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag
Kutcorners: Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag
As part of Serato’s artist relations team, Matt Perry, a.k.a. Kutcorners, is constantly on the road. From festivals and competitions to conferences and workshops, the Vancouver, Canada native does it all. Kutcorners is also a resident at Good Life Sundays at Republic and is in two groups: The Freshest and Live Evil. Check out his must-have travel items below.
“I’ve got a few different versions of these, but I’d say my favorite is the first Red Bull Thre3style edition.”
Microsonic ER-15 Custom Earplugs
“These are so essential; I even DJ with them. I can hear clearer and better and wake up feeling good. Hearing is a major cause of fatigue, and when you’re going to an event every night for a week, these babies enable you to stay focused, make music, and enjoy it the next day.”
Supreme Kleen Kanteen Water Bottle
“Drinking water is very good for you, but plastic bottles are bad for the environment. I don’t bust this out in the club, but I use it everywhere else to stay hydrated.”
Powered USB Hub and USB Cables
“I don’t usually use CDJs, but when I do, I use HID mode. It’s the easiest and most fun way to perform on CDJs for me. I sometimes find myself in a club with the typical CDJ and DJM900NXS setup, and the hub enables me to take full advantage of that rig. Plus, you can use it to charge your phone, etc.”
“I use this with the Serato Remote quite a bit. I really enjoy having access to cues, loops, samples, and FX regardless of the setup. Also, since the iPad is small and flat, it fits in my bag nicely and doubles as a movie player on flights where there isn’t a TV. I’ve yet to read a book on it, though. [laughs]”
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KILLAKA5: Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag
As a DJ in one of the world’s best nightlife cities, KILLKA5 must always be prepared for gigs. The Nicaragua native currently holds residencies at Rockwell, Wood Tavern, Icon, and Rec Room, and serves as DJcity’s Miami representative.
Below is a list of his must-have items in his DJ bag.
External Hard Drive
I have a backup of all my music on external hard drive, so if worse comes to worse, I can plug into whoever’s laptop I’m playing with. I use a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 750 GB; it has more than enough room for all my music, and it’s USB powered, so it’s quick and easy to use with any laptop.
I rarely carry cash, but I try to keep some in my bag when I’m at gigs. I always tip the bartender, server, and bathroom attendant if I’m playing somewhere new.
DJ Emergency Kit
A lot of venues don’t take care of their DJ equipment and sometimes they don’t have the right cables, so I always bring an “emergency kit.” It has 1/4 to 1/8 adapters, RCA cables, fader knobs, USB cables, RCA to 1/4 adapters, and other useful accessories.
These are a must! They come in handy after a pre-gig meal and long night. I actually carry two: one for personal use and one to clean my needles.
Long nights of partying can sometimes catch up with you and Alka-Seltzer is my to-go hangover remedy.
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