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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 music production software, most current songs have a consistent tempo throughout the track.

However, many older songs were recorded with live musicians, and thus have subtle changes in BPM. DJing with 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 mixing with live music can help improve your beatmatching.

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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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DJs Should Learn to Use Different Equipment

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Many DJs have a certain set of equipment that they’re most familiar with. However, the gear you practice on in the studio might not be available at the club you’re performing at. But as long as you know how to use all the basic features, you should still be able to rock the crowd.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about why DJs should get familiar with different types of equipment.

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