There are djs and there are DJs, with the invention of the internet, Mp3 downloads and software like Serato it is easier than ever for someone to get into djing, I should rename this post How To Become A Good DJ. I have been Djing for over 24 years, but my love of music started from when I was a small boy. In the forthcoming weeks I will give you tips on how to become a DJ and on how to become a god DJ.
Tip 1 – For The Love Of Music
To become a good DJ I think music needs to be in your soul, heart, run through your veins, in your genes, I think you get the gist lol. I grew up in the early 70’s and before I even started DJing I was always listening to the radio, the weekly countdown on a Sunday to find out who was No 1, heavily into musicals like Grease, Flashdance, Breakdance, Marry Poppins and TV programmes like Soul Train, Top of The Pops & Fame. I was there at the birth of Hip Hop some of my favourite artist were The Fat Boys, Roxanne Shante, LL Cool J & Run DMC. Later on in life I became interested in Bollywood films, programs like Dance Energy, Yo MTV Raps, music videos and listening to over DJs (mix,scratch & play) and following the whole clubbing scenes (Happy Hardcore, Acid House, Jungle, Drum & Base, Speed Garage, Garage. Grime, UK Funky, Dubstep) Basically common sense tells you that to become a DJ you have to like music, I think to become a good DJ you have to love & live music, it needs to become part of your everyday life and I feel listening to different types of music through various mediums like i mentioned above greatly helps in your journey to becoming not only a DJ but a great DJ.