No.1 Skill needed for Digital DJ'ing
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    Default No.1 Skill needed for Digital DJ'ing

    Hey guys.

    Been really getting into Digital DJ'ing and DJTT the last few months and its fuckin amazin haha i love it!!!!

    What do you all think is the most important skill you need when DJ'ing live? I know there are so many like track choice, track ordering, crowd interaction etc etc etc.

    Be great to hear what everyone thinks as i am guessing everyone will have a different Numero Uno.

    DJew

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    Being able to ignore the people that tell you you're not a real DJ.
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    IMO #1 will always be track selection. If your track selection is garbage, everything else will be garbage as well.

    You can't make butter out of shit.
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    Style and flow.

    Style to give the audience a unique experience, flow to get the dancefloor going.



    You could rock a club even if you only use hiphop-slams if you have those two down IMO.

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    @photojojo......love that comment mate, so true, had so many dj's here in manchester that i know saying "learn on some real hardware etc"....and these are the ones who barely get gigs!!

    @Redlight......"You can't make butter out of shit"...haha thats real talk!! True.

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    Yeah the #1 skills remains being able to give the crowd what it wants.
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    #1 Rock the place
    #2 What Photojojo said

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    I'm really new to this aswell, but I'd definately say knowing your tracks back to front.
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    #1 for all DJs : Track Selection
    #1 for digitalDJs : IMO is to get a good midi mappings and know your stuff well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HedgeHog View Post
    Yeah the #1 skills remains being able to give the crowd what it wants.
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