Clarity Encourages Creativity – It’s time to De-clutter!

De-Clutter you DJ Set-Up

It’s not the first time that a Traktor Tips article has been inspired by Leo Babuata from Zen Habits and this particular one fits that theme.

Following his recent article about de-cluttering the home, it became apparent to me that clutter, in all areas of life, can seriously constrict the flow of energy. As everything we can perceive is actually particles vibrating in space, it stands to reason that everything is a form of energy. Using this model, clutter can therefore be described as: stale energy that depletes your own energy and detracts from your focus. Continue reading “Clarity Encourages Creativity – It’s time to De-clutter!”

What makes a Successful DJ

Successful DJ
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The world has gone crazy! I know it has because I see it whenever I look at the rectangular object in the corner (not that I own one).

That little box of illusions is tempting you with fame and fortune, all the while trying to sell you an image of someone you don’t even know you want to be.

Society has made us believe that those who appear on that screen are the only successful ones.  We are shown the red carpet, the shiny lights, the money, the fame, the girls (and guys) and it’s all presented as something you must have! Continue reading “What makes a Successful DJ”

Curing RGAS – How DJ’s can save $11,862

dj-gearHave you ever had your eye on that one special piece of DJ gear? You know the one I’m talking about. The one that’s going to make you the BEST DJ in the world! The one that’s going to make all your problems go away. You said you were done with new DJ gear, but this time it’s different. Just one last purchase and then you’ll be happy. Continue reading “Curing RGAS – How DJ’s can save $11,862”

Art of Asking – Making a Living from Music

In this video Amanda Palmer tells the story of how she travelled the rocky road of the music industry. She explains her history and offers up a great model of how we can interact with others in order to develop a life rich with experiences and connections.

I feel that she offers great advice for anyone wanting to make something of themselves in the music industry. Continue reading “Art of Asking – Making a Living from Music”

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Why it’s better to know your Music than to plan a DJ Set

No DJ gig is ever the same! Even if we were to play the exact same set, you would notice that something was different about it. It might be the way in which the crowd received it, or maybe the way you delivered it, whatever it is, be sure in the knowledge that you can never have two identical DJ gigs. This is my main reason for expressing my belief that it’s better to know your music than to plan a DJ set. Continue reading “Why it’s better to know your Music than to plan a DJ Set”