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Which Mixing Plugins Should You Upgrade First?

10th July, 2024
6 Top Micro DJ Controllers For 2024

6 Top Micro DJ Controllers For 2024 Are you looking for the best micro DJ controller on the market? Your search begins and ends right here at DJ City – the country’s largest online retailer of all things DJ equipment. But knowing that you need a micro DJ controller is one thing. How do you […]

4th July, 2024
Spotify AI DJ: What is it and how to get it

Spotify AI DJ: What is it and how to get it Spotify AI DJ is one of the latest offerings on the market leveraging the power and impressive advances in artificial intelligence. Whether you’ve heard of it and just want to know how to get it, or you’ve never even known about Spotify’s foray into […]

4th July, 2024
Making Video Recordings Of Your DJ Gigs

Making Video Recordings Of Your DJ Gigs As a DJ, you’re probably across the many different offerings of mixing software, DJing programs, equipment and general gear. But have you ever considered video recording your DJ sets and gigs? Showcasing your skills, learning from your performances and building an online following should all be goals of […]

26th June, 2024
Incorporating Visuals into Your DJ Sets

Incorporating Visuals into Your DJ Sets DJ sets are unique opportunities to create memorable experiences for your chosen audiences. In the realm of DJing, it’s becoming more and more recognised that the DJ’s role extends far beyond just playing tracks. It’s about crafting an end-to-end journey and bringing the crowd along for the ride. To […]

26th June, 2024
Exploring Different Genres: Broadening Your DJ Repertoire

Exploring Different Genres: Broadening Your DJ Repertoire For a DJ, your music repertoire is your arsenal. The wider range of genres you can master, the more versatile and impactful you’ll be as a performer. To help you get started in expanding your DJ repertoire, we’ve put together this helpful guide.  What is a DJ Genre? […]

19th June, 2024
Top All-In-One DJ Systems in 2024

Top All-In-One DJ Systems in 2024 An all-in-one DJ system, also known as an all-in-one DJ controller and even sometimes just as a “DJ setup”, refers to a compact device with numerous integrated features.  The combination of the essential components of various types of gear into a single unit is great for starting DJs needing […]

19th June, 2024
Pioneer DJ offers AlphaTheta Care

Pioneer DJ offers AlphaTheta Care A Pioneer DJ warranty could not be more welcomed by DJs the world over. After all, even hobby DJs will know just how hardy equipment and gear needs to be to keep up with the pace of music mixing, creation and performances. Pioneer DJ, one of the leading providers of […]

11th June, 2024
Budget Monitor Speakers for DJs & Music Producers

Budget Monitor Speakers for DJs & Music Producers If you’re in the market for a reliable yet cheap monitor speaker, DJ City has everything you need and then some. To help you find the right gear for your DJing or music producing needs, check out the top recommended budget monitor speakers we’ve listed right here. […]

11th June, 2024
The Best Trance Anthems from the Mid-To-Late 90s

The Best Trance Anthems from the Mid-To-Late 90s What are the best trance anthems of all time? Well, that’s a bit of a tough question to answer, however if you were going to attempt it one would probably begin by focusing on the 1990s. Why? This decade, especially the latter half, was a transformative era […]

5th June, 2024
6 Best Budget Studio Monitors Under $500

6 Best Budget Studio Monitors Under $500 Whether you’re decking out your studio or preparing for an upcoming gig, studio monitors (also called monitor speakers or studio speakers) are a must have. Fortunately, DJ City supplies the best budget studio monitors, so if you’re looking for a pair or a single monitor, we’re the one-stop-shop […]

5th June, 2024
How to Build a Podcast Production Setup for Under $500

How to Build a Podcast Production Setup for Under $500 Are you considering starting a podcast?  If you’re looking to get set up with the podcast equipment you need without having to break the bank, we’re here to help! Podcast Equipment: What do I need to consider? There are a lot of different options for […]

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29th May, 2024
21 of the Best Music Producers in History

21 of the Best Music Producers in History The role of a music producer in creating hit songs and iconic albums is pivotal and should not be underestimated. Behind every artist and their soulful melodies, memorable beats and captivating hooks is a visionary producer. From the days of analog recording to the modern digital era, […]

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29th May, 2024
The Best Disco House classics from the 2000s

The Best Disco House Classics from the 2000s The best disco house songs offer a perfect fusion of the groovy, four-on-the-floor beats of disco music with the infectious energy of the house genre. For that reason (among others), disco house classics have always held a special place in the hearts of music enthusiasts.  Finding the […]

29th May, 2024
Common Myths about Music Production, Debunked

Common Myths about Music Production, Debunked There is a lot that goes into music production which requires understanding, skill and talent. But unfortunately, as with many industries, music production is also the subject of many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings which can give those with strong understanding, great skills and natural talent the wrong impression. Whether […]

22nd May, 2024
Acoustics Explained: How to Optimise Your Studio Space

Acoustics Explained: How to Optimise Your Studio Space A studio space needs to be set up to enhance your creativity, facilitate your workflow and be conducive to making music. So, acoustics is one of the key considerations to take into account when you’re putting together a studio space. Whether you’re a professional musician, an audio […]

22nd May, 2024
The Ultimate Guide to Sound Design & Synthesis

The Ultimate Guide to Sound Design & Synthesis Both sound design and synthesis are creative pillars that support the vast and exciting world of music production. Understanding the fundamentals of both of these pillars is integral for amateur creators of electronic music as well as experienced producers. With a strong foundation behind you, you can […]

15th May, 2024
Music Production Through the Ages: From Analog to Digital

Music Production Through the Ages: From Analog to Digital Music production has certainly evolved through the ages. Once exclusively analog-based, recent developments in technology have enabled a whole new world to emerge within the industry. What is Music Production? The term music production refers to the process of creating, recording, editing, and manipulating sound to […]

15th May, 2024
Digital Marketing Strategies for DJs: Building Your Brand

Digital Marketing Strategies for DJs: Building Your Brand Building a brand is always important for commercial success, but it is equally crucial for DJs looking to stand out in a competitive market and appeal to a potential target audience. Branding, it should be noted, goes beyond just the clothes you wear and the style of […]

24th April, 2024
How to Handle Technical Difficulties During a DJ Set

How to Handle Technical Difficulties During a DJ Set Live DJ sets offer some of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences for a DJ, but technical difficulties can stump even the most seasoned of artists. Whether it’s a sudden equipment malfunction or human error caused by a glitch, knowing how to handle these challenges with […]

24th April, 2024
How to Optimise your DJ set up for the Best Sound Quality

How to Optimise your DJ set up for the Best Sound Quality When considering how to improve the sound quality of your DJ tracks and music, your set-up optimisation should be at the top of your list of factors. It will be no surprise that achieving a pristine sound quality is paramount whether you are […]

How to DJ with your iPhone blog
28th February, 2024
How To DJ With Your iPhone – Rekordbox App Tutorial

How To DJ With Your iPhone – Rekordbox App Tutorial The Rekordbox App is a fantastic tool for DJs of all backgrounds and levels of experience. It allows you to DJ with an iPhone putting the power of music creation right into your pocket. About the Rekordbox App Touted as the best DJ app for […]

17th January, 2024
The best Disco House classics from the mid-to-late 90s

The best Disco House classics from the mid-to-late 90s More than one electronic subgenre of music emerged, and in some cases erupted, during the transcendent decade that was the 1990s. Disco house is one of those genres. Disco house proved one of the more beloved and enduring of the musical trends from that era. Its […]

11th January, 2024
The Best DAW For Beginners – Digital Audio Workstation Guide

The Best DAW For Beginners – Digital Audio Workstation Guide If you’re looking to use your computer to start producing or recording music, you’re going to need a DAW or Digital Audio Workstation to do so. But with so many options available, it’s hard to know which one to choose! At the end of the […]

Why You're Scratching Wrong and How To Fix It
11th January, 2024
Why You’re Scratching Wrong and How To Fix It

Why You’re Scratching Wrong and How to Fix It Learning how to become a successful DJ is a journey with ups and downs. Gaining the skills to scratch properly is just a small part of that journey, but one that all DJs should learn at some point. Many beginner DJs scratch incorrectly and most of […]

11th January, 2024
How to Build a Song in Your DAW with Multitrack Recording

How to Build a Song in Your DAW with Multitrack Recording One of the many important skills that a budding DJ should build up is knowing how to put together a song in your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) using multitrack recording. What is a multitrack recorder? How can you use multitrack recording to take your […]

10th January, 2024
How to Use EQ, Filters & Effects for a Professional Mix

How to Use EQ, Filters & Effects for a Professional Mix What is EQ? When putting together a professional mix and creating music, there are many different effects and filters that a DJ can use. EQ, which stands for equalizer, is one of those tools. In summary, the EQ filters music by allowing you to […]

10th January, 2024
The 6 Best Drum Machines Under $500

The 6 Best Drum Machines Under $500 Are you on the hunt for the best drum machines that won’t cost you an arm and a leg?   We’ve put together the top six drum machines under $500 to help you get started on your search. What is a drum machine? Drum machines come in a […]

The Best Digital Pianos
10th January, 2024
BEST Digital Pianos & Keyboards for Beginners in 2024

BEST Digital Pianos & Keyboards for Beginners in 2024 Getting your hands on a high quality digital piano or keyboard is going to make a huge difference in the music you’re playing. Whether you’re just starting your journey learning how to play piano or you’re an experienced player; your gear is what’s going to help […]

Tips for DJing outdoors
20th December, 2023
Tips for DJing outdoors

Tips for DJing outdoors There’s certainly a thrill to playing music, as a DJ, in the open air and for a live audience. Indoor gigs are fantastic in their own right, but a well thought out outdoor DJ setup can create a unique and exhilarating experience for everyone involved. But being an outdoor DJ comes […]

13 Electronic Music Gifts, Books & Stocking Stuffers
8th December, 2023
13 Electronic Music Gifts, Books & Stocking Fillers

13 Electronic Music Gifts, Books & Stocking Fillers Believe it or not but it’s just about that time of year where you need to find the perfect gift for a loved one or friend. If your intended recipient is a music producer or DJ, you may want to prioritise finding some music production gifts… But, […]

The future of DJing with AI
1st November, 2023
The Future of DJing with AI

The Future of DJing with AI DJing with AI (artificial intelligence) is not a question of if it will happen, but when. The world of DJing is no different to any other in modern society and as technology and AI evolve it will change and redefine the art of mixing music. From the way that […]

25th October, 2023
The best Trance Anthems from the 2000s

The Best Trance Anthems from the 2000s The 2000s had some of the best trance anthems of all time. It was an era of electronic music underscored by vibrant, exciting energy, and among the more iconic genres at the forefront of this period was trance.  In many ways, the best trance anthems encapsulated the essence […]

Preparing for a DJ gig blog
18th October, 2023
Preparing for a DJ Gig: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginner DJs

Preparing for a DJ Gig: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginner DJs If you’re preparing for your first DJ gig, congratulations – you’ve taken the plunge and launched yourself into the world of DJing. If you’re looking for some assistance in preparing for your next gig, don’t worry – we’re here to help. Gigs are great […]

How to brand yourself as a DJ or Producer
20th September, 2023
How To Brand Yourself: For DJs & music producers

How To Brand Yourself: For DJs & music producers Music producer and DJ branding is more important than ever. The modern day music industry is highly competitive and with more and more avenues for musicians to connect directly with fans, the crucial nature of a strong personal brand is becoming more apparent. The personal brand […]

Blog Comparing DJ Software for Stems
30th August, 2023
Comparing DJ Software For Stems

Comparing DJ Software For Stems DJs working with stems (more on what they even are in a bit) often wonder what sort of DJ software is best. As the world of DJing has evolved and progressed over time, the equipment and software have made similar leaps and bounds. With the rise of new and more […]

Podcast tips to start a successful show
10th August, 2023
Podcast Tips To Start a Successful Show

Podcast Tips To Start a Successful Show Podcasts have exploded in popularity over the last decade and for good reason. This powerful medium is a unique way to share ideas, stories, and information to literally a global audience. If you’re looking for the best podcast tips to help you get started with your own successful […]

The best vocal microphones for the studio and stage
2nd August, 2023
The Best Vocal Microphones For Studio And Stage

The Best Vocal Microphones For Studio And Stage In the market for a vocal microphone for use on stage or in the studio? DJ City have you covered on everything and anything vocal microphones.  But if you don’t know where to start, we’re here to help you explore, understand and navigate the world of this […]

Where to find killer drum samples
26th July, 2023
Where To Find Killer Drum Samples

Where To Find Killer Drum Samples Drums, and drum samples for DJs, form the backbone of many a mix or production. However, finding high-quality drum samples can be confusing for some and overwhelming for others. Where can you find free drum samples that are killer in more ways than one? In this blog, we’ll help […]

How to make a Lo-Fi Hip Hop
19th July, 2023
How To Make A Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Beat

How To Make A Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Beat Lo-fi hip-hop has been increasing in popularity among music enthusiasts, artists and DJs in recent years. Thanks to its laid-back, nostalgic and pleasant vibe, it’s become a go-to genre of music for playing in any chilled, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. As a DJ, you’ll likely experiment with lo-fi […]

Which Mixing Plugins Should You Upgrade First?
12th July, 2023
Which Mixing Plugins Should You Upgrade First?

Which Mixing Plugins Should You Upgrade First? Mixing plugins are essential tools for producers to use when mixing music, and mixing music is an essential part of producing dynamic, original and amazing new tracks. There are a lot of mixing plugins out there. Knowing where to start with finding the ones you need can be […]