Could give me some pointers on crafting a mix with the intention of booking gigs?
Right now I'm just looking to get out and play some small parties, clubs, bars w/e. I'm willing to settle on what I get to play and obviously I can't cool shit right away and am probably expected to play top 40 and stuff. At least from the networking I have been doing I have some people willing to work with me but are interested in hearing a mix first (obviously).
So before I get started on that I was wondering if any of the more seasoned and professional dj's could give me any advice on getting the best bang for you're buck. I run traktor 2.5 at home on my laptop and use allen+heath controllers and can work my way around teh program and my music pretty good now. How would I best record the mix within traktor? What length would you suggest the mix be for this purpose? I don't scratch. What would be some necessary elements in the mix to let people know its me. Some type of tag I gather? Should I use all top 40 or could I mix in some of what I consider to be hipper music if it makes sense?
Sorry if this post is rather unlettered and all over the place but I think you get what I'm saying. Just trying to get as much advice as I can before I post my first mix. Thanks!