How To DJ (Properly)

How To DJ (Properly) : The Art And Science Of Playing Records - the definitive guide to becoming the ultimate DJ and spinning your way to success

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This is the world's first guide to become the ultimate DJ - and the only guide you'll ever need, perfect for beginners and more experienced DJs who want to hone their skills from music industry experts. The illustrated tutorials and no-nonsense tips and advice will ensure you're standing at the decks and mixing in no time...!

'A truly comprehensive tome ... Young musicians, as well as aspiring DJs, could learn a trick or two' -- Independent on Sunday
'An absolute must' -- ***** Reader review
'The DJ Bible' -- ***** Reader review
'A must for a potentially good DJ! Just Buy it, You will not regret it' -- ***** Reader review
'I never knew you could learn practical skills from literature but this book changed my life' -- ***** Reader review
'Really useful BUY IT NOW!' -- ***** Reader review
'Entertaining, informative and encouraging' -- ***** Reader review

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How to DJ Properly forms both the perfect introduction for the novice who wants a pair of Technics turntables for Christmas and contains enough spot-on advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs.
Written in an entertaining no-nonsense 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.

Including everything you will ever need to know:
*illustrated tutorials on mixing techniques and styles and using multiple decks (covers beatmatching, stopping, cutting, spinbacks and much more!)
*tips on buying the right equipment and records
*advice from superstar DJs and industry insider secrets aplenty
*how to make your own tracks, how to get gigs and how to get people dancing, pace the night and throw the best party ever

It really is a masterclass in becoming the ultimate DJ. Now all you need is to get out of your bedroom and do it . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 187 x 228 x 20mm | 854g
  • Bantam Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0593058119
  • 9780593058114
  • 60,088

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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
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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
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About Frank Broughton

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.
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