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Read a crowd as a DJ
10th June, 2021
How to read a crowd as a DJ & what happens if you don’t!

As a DJ your job is to play music, but it’s a lot more than that. In particular, you have to be able to read a crowd. If you jump up and just play whatever song you feel like playing, there’s a good chance it’s not going to go well. It doesn’t matter how much […]

Music Organisation
21st May, 2021
8 Music Organisation Tips For Digital DJs

Music Organisation For Digital DJs. If you’ve just started DJing, there’s a good chance you just want to download a bunch of music, throw it into your software, and start mixing. I think we pretty much all started off like that at one point, and it’s totally fine while you’re learning the ropes. But as […]

Choosing a DJ Name
10th May, 2021
How To Choose A DJ name! – The Ultimate Guide

Once you’ve learned the ropes of DJing and you start to take it a little bit more seriously. One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make aside from the equipment you use, is your DJ Name! So in this article, we’ll go through why it’s so important, and what to consider so you […]

Record Vinyl To Computer
21st April, 2021
How To Record Vinyl To Your Computer

As you know, Vinyl records have made a massive comeback over the last few years, and for good reason. It’s not just that beautiful analog sound we all long for. But also the feeling you get putting the needle to the record, the look, the album artwork, and the inner sleeves. As good quality of […]

How to choose an acoustic guitar
16th April, 2021
How to Choose an Acoustic Guitar – The Complete Guide

Looking to buy your first acoustic guitar? Aerosmith guitarist, Joe Perry, says his first guitar was awful. ‚ÄúThere were two strings missing, and the other ones were half an inch off the neck. If there was ever a guitar designed to turn you off playing, it was that one. It hurt so much to play, […]

Guide To Guitar Pedals
18th March, 2021
The Beginner’s Guide to Guitar Effects Pedals – 5 Must Haves!

Whether you’ve just got your first electric guitar, or you’ve been playing for a while and want to explore some new sounds. You’ve probably seen those fancy, coloured boxes on the floor next to your favourite guitarists. You’ve probably also wondered what the hell each one of them does! In this day and age, there […]

The Best Electronic Drum Kits
18th March, 2021
The Best Electronic Drum Kits For All Drummers

Over the last few years, Electronic Drum Kits have seen a massive improvement in quality. Offering the perfect solution for replicating the live drumming experience, while remaining quiet enough to practice at home without disturbing your housemates, family, or neighbours! Including sturdy racks and formidable trigger technology; it has never felt better playing an electronic […]

Wireless Guitar Systems - DJ City Buyers Guide
11th March, 2021
The Pros & Cons Of A Wireless Guitar System (Buyers Guide)

Jump To: Best Value | Best Overall | Best BodyPack System | Best Pedalboard System Wireless technology is thriving in all aspects of electronic products, with cables almost completely a thing of the past! In particular, the range of wireless guitar systems available has significantly improved over the last few years. Giving you all the […]

10 Common DJ Mistakes To Avoid
4th March, 2021
10 Common DJ Mistakes That Could Cost You!

No DJ is perfect, and everyone’s going to make a mistake or two along the way. That goes especially if you’re a beginner DJ who’s just starting to play your first gigs. But some of them are just completely avoidable and could end up proving costly in terms of future bookings, damaging your equipment, and […]

How to use Reverb in a DJ Mix
25th February, 2021
How To Use Reverb In A DJ Mix

What makes a DJ mix stand out? What is Reverb? The elements of reverberation Reverb tags Pushing the boundaries Hardware & Software Where to add reverb in your mix Transitioning Ambience Practice makes perfect What makes a DJ mix stand-out? Reverb! The days of simply recording a DJ set with no bells and whistles, straight […]

Upgrading your DJ Gear
23rd February, 2021
When To Upgrade Your DJ Equipment? 7 Things to Consider

We’re only a couple of months into 2021, and we’ve already seen a host of new product releases in the DJ and music industry. Industry leaders Pioneer haven’t been quiet with two new mixers DJM-S11 and DJM-S7; following their new 4-Channel Controller the DDJ-FLX6. While Reloop has introduced a new beginner controller in the BUDDY, […]

How To: Finger Drumming Tutorial
18th February, 2021
How To: Finger Drumming Tutorial

Finger Drumming is more than just a fad. It’s an emerging skill that’s becoming more and more important to have, especially if you’re a beatmaker. Not only does it look super impressive once you’ve got your head around it. But it fuses rhythm, composition, and performance into one. Transforming your simple MIDI pad controller into […]

25th January, 2021
The Complete Beginners Lighting Guide for Mobile DJs

If you’re a mobile DJ, your main job is to play the music. But more than that, it’s all about providing an experience for the guests at whichever event you’re playing. A big part of that experience is lighting! DJ Lighting can completely change the mood and atmosphere of a venue. It can also be […]

25th January, 2021
NAMM 2021 – Believe In Music Week – The BEST New Products!

This year, the annual NAMM 2021 Convention looked starkly different from what we’ve come to expect. However, that doesn’t mean your favourite brands strayed from releasing heaps of new gear! NAMM 2021 virtual Believe in Music week has now come to an end with plenty of exciting announcements, including a number of massive ones from […]

Is there a right and wrong order to turn your DJ gear on?
13th January, 2021
Is there a right and wrong order to turn your DJ gear on?

Is there a right and wrong order to turning on your DJ gear? You might be thinking, surely not. Well, in fact, there is! While getting the order wrong at home might seemingly not make a difference. Doing the same thing at a club or large event and you might end up looking like an […]

What is the best DJ Controller 2021
4th January, 2021
What Is The Best DJ Controller in 2021? A DJ City Buyers Guide

Jump to: | Best Cheap DJ Controller | Best Beginner 2-Channel | Best Intermediate | Best Premium Controller | Best Traktor Controller | Best DJ Controller for Live Streaming | Best Standalone Controller It’s 2021, and the typical DJ setup continues to change! These days, most DJs have turned their backs on the traditional turntable […]

How to build a killer karaoke setup at home
8th December, 2020
How To Put Together A Killer Karaoke Setup At Home!

Karaoke is a whole lot of fun wherever you are, but if you prefer to create your own setup in the comfort of your own home it can quickly become somewhat of a minefield! Do you need new speakers? Are wireless microphones better? Is your room big enough? The complexities of Karaoke can at first […]

Ableton Live 11
12th November, 2020
Just Announced: What’s new in Ableton Live 11?

Ableton Live is one of the most popular DAW’s for musicians, producers, and performers all over the world. Known for its simplicity, ease of use, and seamless workflow; Ableton Live 10 impressed everyone. Now, Ableton has announced the latest Live 11 version with some massive updates. So whether you’re using Ableton for recording, performances, or […]

Christmas gifts for music lovers
2nd November, 2020
The Best Christmas Gifts for Music Lovers, DJs & Producers

Christmas is fast approaching, and you’re yet again faced with the difficult task of “What do I get for Christmas!?”. We feel your pain, so we’ve compiled this list of the best gifts for music lovers to help! Whether you’re buying for a budding DJ, music producer, musician, looking to learn an instrument, starting a […]

Mobile DJ Setup 1500
28th October, 2020
Complete Mobile DJ setup for under $1500

Offering your services as a Mobile DJ is the perfect business idea. Whether you’re looking to use your love of music to make a little extra money on the side. Or, you’re trying to grow your skills as a DJ to transition into making a living doing what you love! But to get your business […]

The Best DJ Record Pools
20th October, 2020
The Best DJ Pool’s in 2021 – 5 Record Pools for DJ Music

If you’re a DJ, you’re going to need some music! In this article, we take an in-depth look at 5 of the best Record/DJ Pools on the market. Whether you’re looking for intros, outros, acapellas, or original edits. DJ Pools allow you to download high-quality, DJ-ready versions of tracks that are sure to help get […]

8th October, 2020
The Best VST Plugins in 2021 – Synths, Instruments, Samplers & Effects

Virtual Studio Technology or VST Plugins as they’re more commonly referred to, are software interfaces that integrate synths, instruments, and effects into your favourite DAW. When it comes to VST’s, there are literally thousands on the market, with both free and paid varieties. From software emulations of all the classic analog hardware synths and effects […]

How To Organise Cables
24th September, 2020
How To Organize Your Cables & DJ Gear!

Whether you’re a DJ or Producer, audio cables are a must. But you’ll know that cables are capable of turning even the cleanest desks or DJ booths into an unbearable mess. It’s even worse when you rock up to a gig only to pull out a bunch of unorganized cables that are all jumbled up […]

18th September, 2020
The 5 Different Types of DJ: Which One Are you?

The art of DJing is growing more than ever. So it’s no surprise there are a number of different categories and sub-categories that DJs fall into. But which one are you? In this article, we go over the 5 main types of DJs and what’s involved in each area. Chances are, most of us will […]

9th September, 2020
Facebook is BANNING DJ Live Streams!

If you’ve spent any time live streaming your DJ sets, you already know just how hard it is to keep your stream, well, LIVE, on Facebook. The bad news? It’s about to get a whole lot worse. That’s because as of October 1st, Facebook is introducing some hefty new guidelines regarding how you use their […]

How to stay sober during your next DJ set
3rd September, 2020
How to Stay Sober During Your Next DJ Set

Staying Sober during your DJ Set. As a DJ, you’re almost guaranteed to find yourself surrounded by drugs and alcohol. Because when it comes to nightlife, music and alcohol are just about inseparable. In fact, it’s quite normal for DJs to drink on the job, which is something you won’t ever find at a “normal” […]

20 Fast Ways to Get More DJ Gigs
26th August, 2020
20 Fast Ways to Get More DJ Gigs

One of the most asked questions by beginner DJs is “how do I get more DJ gigs!?” While there are no straightforward or one-size-fits-all answers to this question, there are two distinct ways that DJs will typically find gigs. You either hunt them down yourself, or they come to you. While every DJs goal should […]

How to sidechain in FL Studio
19th August, 2020
How to Sidechain in FL Studio 20 – Step by Step Tutorial

If you’re just getting started with music production in FL Studio, chances are you’ve heard the term sidechain or sidechain compression thrown around. Compression is one of the most popular tools used in professional audio recording, producing, and performances. So no matter what genre of music you listen to, your favourite songs are sure to […]

10 Mistakes Live Stream DJ Sets
6th August, 2020
10 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Live Stream DJ Set

Depending on where you’re reading this from, your circumstances might (hopefully) be different. But Melbourne has just entered stage 4 lockdown, and our favourite nightclubs won’t be re-opening any time soon. That being said, it looks like live stream DJ sets and DJ at home videos are here to stay, at least for now! If […]

How To Soundproof a room cheaply
5th August, 2020
How To Soundproof A Room Cheaply

Talk to any audio engineer, producer, or musician, and they’ll tell you how they wish they would have acoustically treated and soundproofed their room or studio space earlier. But while there are some methods that can quite quickly break the bank, it doesn’t have to be so expensive! In this article, we show you exactly […]

The 10 Best Ways to protect your DJ equipment
30th July, 2020
10 Best Ways to Protect Your DJ Equipment

If you’re a DJ, making sure your equipment is well protected is one of the most important factors you need to consider. Especially once you start moving up the ranks and upgrading to more advanced gear. Because the hard truth is that the very place you want to be taking your equipment, is the most […]

23rd July, 2020
Why EVERY DJ should learn how to scratch!

These days, every DJ knows how to push buttons, play music, and smash the beat-sync button. But how many DJs can prove themselves on the crossfader when it comes to being able to scratch? In the early days of hip-hop especially, you had to be able to manipulate vinyl like a god before you could […]

16th July, 2020
How to handle annoying song requests as a DJ!

If you’ve been DJing for a while, you can probably spot a song request coming a mile away. You’ve probably even experienced some PTSD from the vast amount of requests you’ve had to deal with. You see someone typing on their phone, they whisper to their friend, and the next minute they’re making their way […]

Headphones & hearing Loss
9th July, 2020
Headphones & Hearing Loss – 5 Ways To Protect Your Ears

We all know that listening to anything at a loud volume has the potential to damage your ears and cause hearing loss. So we already know to use earplugs when we’re at gigs and festivals. But how much damage can your DJ Headphones, Studio Headphones, or even casual earbuds really be doing to your ears? […]

30th June, 2020
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 day, whichever DAW you decide to use is going to […]

Most Expensive Guitar
22nd June, 2020
The Most Expensive Guitar In History – Kurt Cobain’s Guitar

History was made over the weekend when the founder of Rode Microphones bought the most expensive guitar in history. The 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar was famously played by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance. Going to auction on the 20th of June at a Beverly Hills Music Icons auction, Peter Freedman quickly surpassed […]

vinyl dj vs digital dj
17th June, 2020
Does switching to Vinyl make you a better DJ? Vinyl vs Digital DJ

Digital DJing VS Vinyl DJ’s. Does switching to vinyl really make you a better DJ? This debate has been thrown around since the introduction of the very first digital DJ decks, and it seems like just about everyone in the industry has their own opinion. But is there a cut and dry answer to settle […]

DJ Prices - How to price your DJ gigs and how much does a DJ cost?
10th June, 2020
How to Price Your Mobile DJ Services

If you’re gearing up to DJ your first paid mobile DJ gig, one of the biggest uncertainties for new DJ’s is prices. How much should you charge for your mobile DJ services? Unlike almost everything else in the industry, there’s no set standard for pricing. In this article, we’ll cover all the things you need […]

How old is too old to dj?
2nd June, 2020
How Old is too Old to DJ Nightclubs?

Have you ever asked yourself if you’re too old to DJ? It’s easy to look at the host of young up and coming DJs in their late teens to early twenties and get discouraged. But does falling into an older age-bracket mean that DJing as a profession has to be a pipe dream? Short answer, […]

27th May, 2020
5 DJ Tips To Going From Bedroom DJ To Professional

How do you make the transition from Bedroom DJ to professional? Maybe you’ve just picked up a DDJ-400 and are looking for some DJ tips to get started. Maybe you’ve been a bedroom DJ for some time and you’re looking to start your journey as a professional DJ. Whether you’re looking to DJ at parties, […]