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    Mixing and Music Sets for Mobile DJs
    Posted on Tuesday, March 05 @ 21:21:30 EST by DJAdvantage
    Topic: How To DJ   Printer Friendly Page Send to a Friend

    We've all heard those incredible mixes on the radio or at the club and were amazed at how one song just seemed to magically flow from one to another without missing a beat. In some cases, you couldn't even tell where one song ended and another began. Beatmixing, as it's called, is an awesome skill that is sure to impress once you've mastered the technique.

    However, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You don't need to know how to beatmix to be a successful mobile DJ. That's right. In most cases, a simple segue or a smooth transition from one song to another is what you'll be doing. Think of it as what you hear on the radio. As the first song fades out or ends, a new song begins. It sounds pretty simple and it is for the most part. It just takes quite a bit of practice. Each song is different and if not done properly, it will sound like a train wreck.

    I'm not going to give you step by step instructions on how to mix/DJ, but there are a number of great resources that explain the process much better than I could. I highly recommend taking a look at the How to DJ books and videos found on our website. 

    For mobile DJs, when it comes to playing music, a good rule of thumb is to play 3 or 4 fast songs of a particular style (oldies, rock, top-40, etc..), followed by a slow song of the same style or the style that you are going to go into next. Think about it. If you play a Britney Spears song followed by You Shook Me All Night Long and then a rap song, you will probably lose your dancing crowd after each song and your music set won't flow very well. A good example of an oldies set might be: The Twist, Great Balls of Fire and Louie Louie. You would then follow up with a nice slow song before the next set of music (top-40, rock, country, etc..).

    Rotating the music styles allows you to cater to all of the guests and not just focus on one particular group. This will help ensure the success of the event and you won’t have people leaving early. The key is to keep an eye on your audience and play the music that they want to hear. If you see people leaving the dance floor, it might be time to play a slow song or move to a different style of music. You can also ask for requests to help determine what the guests will dance to.

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