How could one really become a great dj?
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    Default How could one really become a great dj?

    Its a question i find asking myself quite often. What does it take really? Or learning all the tricks out there is the way to go? How can one be a top dj according to you
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    To become a DJ that is good in the eyes of other DJs, practice a shitload. To become a DJ that is good in the eyes of the masses, know the right people.

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    it should be about "becoming" the best DJs, all the "best" DJs just played for the love of it and some how stumbled into the lime light. Just keep at it, network, and put yourself in a situation to succeed

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    Well don't think, "I want to be a great DJ!" for a start, I'd say. Focus on doing great things but if you're looking only towards the destination then you won't know the journey required to get there.

    For me, it's being able to connect with whoever your target audience is. It's no good knowing everything if you can't use it to make a connection. So, for a DJ, this is involving every person in every crowd in every single gig and just keep going at that rate. With DJ-ing, to me the most important aspect is trust. In other words that the people you're playing to trust you, meaning you can push the envelope because they'll go with you, and only through doing that will you improve.

    Respect from your peers is overrated. If you're bad, they'll hate you because you're shit. If you're good, they'll hate you because you're better than them. If they love you, it's either because you're just a cool guy they like as a person or because you validate their own beliefs somehow. The audience will tell you if you're 'great' or not: either through appreciation or, on the flip side, through what your not hearing (i.e. not getting repeat crowds when you're advertised, not getting booked etc).

    But what do I know? I don't think of myself as a 'great' DJ.
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    Love for your trade comes first because you need that in order to be dedicated. Then comes lots and lots of practice.
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    how deep is your throat? jk... just become a world renowned producer... it's that easy
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    Do you think being a DJ/Producer would help make someone famous quick?

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    If you want to be recognized in a wider sense by people across the world then production is basically essential. very few major DJs don't produce, or produce rarely.

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