- Step 1: Meet with client Meet with your client to discuss their preferences and a song list.
- Step 2: Visit local clubs Visit local clubs to hear the music people are dancing to. This is a great way to learn about different styles from other DJs.
- Step 3: Practice Invest a lot of time in practicing your DJ skills, especially new techniques, before the party.
- TIP: Practice playing in front of friends so you get comfortable in front of an audience.
- Step 4: Bring variety of music Bring a variety of music with you to the party so you have something for everyone and can change the style, tempo, and mood for an interesting mix.
- Step 5: Set up early and check your equipment Arrive early to the party to set up. Make sure all your equipment is in working order and your music is well organized.
- TIP: Watch people's reactions and body language so you can see when they're getting bored.
- Step 6: Play slow song Play two slow songs in a row. During the first song, people may be looking for a partner. After two, switch to a livelier tempo.
- FACT: Did you know? According to Guinness World Records, in 2009 Russ Prager set the world record for the longest drumming marathon, with 120 hours
You Will Need
- Friends (optional)