How to DJ (properly): The Art and Science of Playing RecordsPaperback
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- Publisher: BANTAM PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 186mm x 224mm x 22mm | 880g
- Publication date: 20 November 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0593058119
- ISBN 13: 9780593058114
- Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
- Sales rank: 54,188
Everyone wants to be a DJ. Playing records and MP3s isn't rocket science, but there's a universe of difference between doing it and doing it well. DJing is like modelling: most people could have a stab at it, some can earn money doing it, but only a very few can become supermodels. This book both forms the perfect introduction for the novice who wants a pair of Techniques turntables for Christmas and contains enough spot-on advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs. Written in an opinionated and entertaining no-bullshit style, with a healthy dose of realism, it shatters some illusions about the dance industry and offers in return some powerfully inspiring visions as it explains the true rewards of the DJ's craft. It includes everything you will ever need to know, from illustrated tutorials on mixing techniques and styles, digital mixing, tips on buying the right equipment and records, advice from superstar DJs aplenty, plus how to make your own tracks and how to throw the best party. Now all you need is to get out of your bedroom and do it ...
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Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton are the authors of the hugely successful definitive history of the DJ, 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life', as well as writing for magazines and newspapers including I-D, The Face and the Guardian.
"A truly comprehensive tome, aimed at both beginners and inermediates: in other words, a truly vast international market... Young musicians, as well as aspiring DJs, could learn a trick or two" -- Jah Wobble Independent on Sunday "I love this book - it's helped me set many guidelines for my longterm dream of starting a DJ Academy" -- Danny Tenaglia "With so many books and courses available to the beginner now, it's great to find one that gets it spot on. In future isf anyone asks me for tips on DJing, I'll simply tell them to read this" -- Rocky, X-Press 2