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.
Related Post: Should You Upgrade Your Gear?
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?
Related: How to DJ With an Artist
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.
Related: DJs Should Always Have a Backup Plan
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?
Related: DJ TLM: Should DJs Play All Genres?
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?
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.
Related: How to Organize Your Music Library
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.
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.
Related: Should All DJs Know How to Scratch?
DJ Lady S was born in Belgium and is currently based in New York. She has evolved musically from her love of hip-hop and RnB to house, afrohouse, techno, a...
DECIMA is a DJ from Sicily, Italy. He is currently a resident DJ at TB and TBSummer in Augusta and performs in clubs such as Iride Disco Club (Augusta), Zo...
DJ Ikz is an open-format DJ from Krakow, Poland. He was the 2015 IDA vice champion in the show category. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below. F...
It's an international affair: DJcity has released its "Worldwide" apparel collection, featuring new tees, hoodies, coach jackets, and windbreakers. Now ava...
London's DJ Cable is back with part two of "The Best Of" mix series, this time dropping 60 minutes of the biggest and baddest UK Garage house bangers. Stre...
Essie de Vall is an open-format DJ from Spain. She is the official F1 DJ in Bahrain and performs around the world at many different residencies. Stream or...
Algoriddim's djay Pro AI with Neural Mix technology. (Source: YouTube) Algoriddim has introduced djay Pro AI, an upgrade to its popular DJing app for iOS...
GRAYMATTER. Yesterday, DJcity revealed its most downloaded tracks of 2022. Today, we dive deeper to uncover the most popular remixes, bootlegs, and edits o...
Music streaming services SoundCloud and TIDAL will be integrated into an upcoming release of Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite, the company has announced. T...
Danero is a DJ from Aachen, Germany. He's a resident at the Nox in Aachen and the Soul Express party. He’s shared the stage with artist like Tyga, Lil Jon...