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How to DJ a Party

Keep your crowd on the dance floor by following these tips.

Instructions

  • 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

  • Research
  • Practice
  • Music
  • Equipment
  • Friends (optional)

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