How to DJ (Properly)

How to DJ (Properly) : The Art and Science of Playing Records

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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 ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 186 x 224 x 22mm | 879.96g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • BANTAM PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0593058119
  • 9780593058114
  • 70,001

Review quote

"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 2show more

About Bill Brewster

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.show more

Back cover copy

* The world's first credible and comprehensive guide to DJing * All levels from beginner to advanced * Packed with hints and tips from the worlds greatest DJs 'With so many books and courses available to the beginner now, it's great to find one that gets it spot on. In future if anyone asks me for tips on Djing, I'll simply tell them to read this. ' Rocky, X-Press 2 'I love this book - it's helped me set many guidelines for my longterm dream of starting a DJ Academy. ' Danny Tenaglia THE CRAFT What makes a great DJ? How does a DJ create so much energy and emotion? Real insight into the art of playing records. THE BEDROOM A complete step-by-step guide to all basic DJing skills, including a whole chapter on beatmatching. Plus CD and MP3 DJing, choosing equipment, setting up, and more. THE DANCEFLOOR Taking your skills onto a real dancefloor. Using your bedroom talents to make real people actually dance. How to cope with your first gig. THE MASTERCLASS Advanced techniques for experienced DJs. From the amazing moves of turntablism, to FX, EQing and harmonic mixing - even how to use three decks. THE INDUSTRY Endless insider secrets. Solid no-bullshit advice on getting gigs and getting paid. Everything from how to start a pirate station to how to make and release a record. THE EXTRAS Packed with contacts and websites for finding out even more.show more

Review Text

"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"show more

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