Hey everyone,

I'm A.J. and I just moved back to St. Louis. I have always wanted to learn how to DJ and I now have the time to, finally.

I've been pouring over this site in the past 24 hours and have been finding a lot of really useful information. Being the holiday season, I figure this is a great time to be able to get some equipment. What is some good, beginner equipment that will be useful for playing house parties? I figure that's the easiest way to learn, seeing as I can screw up and nobody will likely care.

Also, if there's any DJs here in St. Louis that wouldn't mind be shadowing them, that would be amazing. I know next to nothing on the matter, and I'm looking to learn the fundamentals.

Thanks for the help in advance, and I look forward to being a part of this community!