The Answer Lies Within – Explore Your inner DJ

go-withinIt’s not often that an article on a DJ tips website talks about meditation, but It’s time one did, so stick with me and find out how you can discover your own path to “success”, with this uplifting ‘go-getter’ attitude piece of advice, that I dug up from within the realms of the unknown.

I try to walk a somewhat spiritual path. I meditate as often as possible, recently it has been a twice daily occurrence. And whilst I don’t do yoga, I do a kind of yoga inspired ‘stretching’. I find that meditation clears my mind and puts me in a state of flow. Continue reading “The Answer Lies Within – Explore Your inner DJ”

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Benefits of Being Flexible

There’s a lot of talk flying about regarding what gear is right for you and many questions around what piece of equipment you need to be the next best thing since Paris Hilton. Sorry, that was a joke. But seriously you have to navigate this arena with much caution and also try to understand the importance of being flexible and not to have such laser focus on one particular piece of equipment. Let me explain why. Continue reading “Benefits of Being Flexible”

The Problem with Instant Gratification

The World is slowly becoming smaller. Now I don’t mean this in the physical sense, but in the way we can access anything within it.

Not only are flights connecting us more quickly, the internet is giving us access to things almost instantly. Amazon is even talking about introducing delivery by drones, so we can receive our material purchases as soon as possible. Continue reading “The Problem with Instant Gratification”

Most Important DJ Advice I Can Give You

You think it will never happen to you, you feel invincible, you follow all the rules when it comes to keeping your computer clean and you practice safe web browsing. Your computer has never crashed and you use the best, most expensive equipment, there’s no need for you to worry.

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you, but today is the day! Continue reading “Most Important DJ Advice I Can Give You”

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!”

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”

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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”