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DJing

DJ vs. The Band

March 6, 2012 DJing

How many DJs have a horror story to tell about the time they worked with a live band? I would wager a large amount of money that almost all of you would have at least one tale to tell.
In my 22 years as a professional DJ I have played with 100s of bands. Some good…some [...]

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Wedding Playlist Template Feb 2012

February 28, 2012 DJing

We’re gathering together a selection of playlists from experienced, professional DJs to find out what they’re playing at the moment, and also help out others who might be needing some inspiration and guidance for their own sets!
This playlist comes from DJ Mark Weller. Mark’s an experienced full time DJ having worked in the industry for [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About DJing & Success

January 25, 2012 DJing

Danny Rampling has been one of the world’s leading DJs/Producers for over 20 years. His pioneering DJ technique introduced new and exciting music styles to a global audience which included a hugely successful stint on national BBC Radio One.

In 2008, Danny published his book ‘Everything You Need To Know About DJing & Success’ and I [...]

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Christmas Party Playlist

December 9, 2011 DJing

Many DJs will perform at the same venue throughout December. Each night will usually see a different audience but how much will the music you play change each night?
This year I was asked to DJ at Magna in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Magna is an old steel works that has been transformed into a science park [...]

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The Christmas Party

November 18, 2011 DJing

The silly season is almost upon us and as DJs it is time to prepare for one of the busiest times of working year. Many DJs will enjoy increased amounts of work as venues cram punters in on any night, and some afternoons, of the week. The average DJ will probably be working between 15-20 [...]

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Memories of a DJ Legend

October 31, 2011 DJing

This blog is dedicated to the memory of Sir Jimmy Savile who passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on the 29th October 2011.
I suppose I first found out about Jimmy Savile the same way as most DJ’s and people around my age (40) when I used to watch Jim’ll Fix It on BBC1 [...]

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Turn it Down a Bit More!

September 21, 2011 DJing

Earlier in the summer I did a blog about noise levels when doing outdoor parties but for this one I will look at setting the appropriate levels for indoor functions of different types.
Now I’m not trying to teach anyone to suck eggs here but I’ve been to functions where it is obvious that the DJ [...]

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Celebrity Status!

August 2, 2011 DJ Guest Blogs

A few weeks ago, we asked the members of our Facebook Page if they had any good DJ stories to share with us in our blog!
Jacob Quelch rose to the challenge and sent us this story, about dealing with ‘celebrity status’ at his regular gig:
I have a regular gig in a popular club in Devon [...]

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Blame it on the Weatherman

July 20, 2011 DJing

No, it’s not a tribute to B*Witched…breathe easy!
It’s the perfect booking, an all-day wedding in August, in a lovely hotel, you’re getting paid top dollar and the bride and groom have been really good in the run up regarding music and event details.
You’ve come early to ensure you are set up in the marquee outside [...]

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Turn It Down A Bit!!

July 4, 2011 DJing

It’s the summer time! People are having BBQ’s, music is on, and friends are laughing and talking so the music goes louder. But you are next door trying to get some peace in the sun and complain. So, who’s in the right here?
Nothing to do with DJing I hear you say, but what about all [...]

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