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You Should Be Recording Your Sets

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Do you record yourself during gigs and practice sessions? Whether you’re a new or seasoned DJ, recording your sets can improve your skills and create content to keep fans happy.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about why you should always press record before you press play.

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How Long Should You Let Songs Play?

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Do you know how long you should let songs play for? Your answer might change depending on the energy of the crowd and the type of set you’re playing.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM has some tips to consider while you’re getting ready to mix your next track.

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Should You Upgrade Your Gear?

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It’s tempting to get the latest DJ gear as soon as it’s released. But do you really need it, or does the equipment you have still get the job done?

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about what to consider when you’re thinking about upgrading your gear.

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How to DJ With an Artist

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If you’re DJing with an artist for the first time, there are a number of factors to consider. These gigs involve a lot of preparation including rehearsals, learning the artist’s setlist, and more.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share The Knowledge, DJ TLM shares tips on preparing for and performing this type of set.

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DJs Should Always Have a Backup Plan

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From a frozen laptop to a broken needle, technical difficulties can be hard to predict. But what’s the best solution when your equipment fails during a gig?

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about why DJs should always have a backup plan.

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DJ TLM: Should DJs Play All Genres?

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In the digital era, it’s easier than ever for DJs to build a music library. But should DJs play all genres?

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share The Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about why playing all genres may or may not be right for you.

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Can DJs Please Everyone in the Crowd?

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The ability to read a dance floor is an essential part of DJing. But does that mean you can please everyone in the crowd with every song?

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share The Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about how rocking a party doesn’t mean making everyone in the crowd happy.

Related: DJ TLM: Mixing With Live Music Can Improve Your Beatmatching

DJ TLM: Mixing With Live Music Can Improve Your Beatmatching

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Beatmatching is one of the first and most fundamental skills a DJ can learn. And as a result of modern music production software, most current music has a consistent tempo throughout the track.

However, many older songs were recorded with live musicians, and thus have subtle changes in BPM. Mixing those songs adds an extra level of difficulty, requiring a keen ear and a lot of adjustments.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about how DJing with live music can help improve your beatmatching.

Related: How to Organize Your Music Library

How to Organize Your Music Library

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With all the record pools and digital music services available today, it’s tempting to download as much music as possible. But as your music library grows larger, it can become more difficult to find tracks.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share The Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about how you can organize your library.

Related: DJ TLM: DJs Should Learn How to Play Longer Sets

DJ TLM: DJs Should Learn How to Play Longer Sets

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While veteran DJs may be used to playing longer sets, new DJs might not be getting the same experience. Promoters have started booking more DJs per event, which means each DJ ends up with a shorter time slot. But there are a lot of skills that DJs can only learn by rocking a party for more than an hour.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about the advantages of playing longer sets and why promoters should book fewer DJs per event.

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