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Founder of the dance label Coldharbour Recordings, Markus Schulz has been tearing up the trance scene for years, and is always open to sharing advice with fellow DJs.
To get paid to spin the tunes you’ve got to have a true passion and commitment to the job. You gotta be a DJ like JT Quik.
Britain’s late prime minister Benjamin Disraeli said “Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.”
If you’ve noticed, DJing isn’t a one-track ideology. It’s not the same job in every venue you end up in. Playing for a wedding is not like playing in a massive rave. Playing in a sports bar isn’t the same as playing for a big club. In order to better market yourself, you need to focus on the kinds of DJing you want to get into.
Imagine: There’s a crowd of people in front of you, and they’re all grooving to your sounds. And it’s all because you’re mixing and beat matching in perfect harmony with the mood. Sound appealing? Maybe you’re meant to be a DJ.
I get asked all the time “How do I become a DJ?” I love having this conversation because I love being one.
Do you remember the first time you heard a DJ mix? Can you recall that perfect blend of two songs that stayed right on beat, transitioned beautifully, and kept the energy going?