# 31 – Sober October for Djs

Like many, I am taking the month of October off from drinking alcohol, and maybe beyond that too.  Sober October is an extra challenge for busy djs, so we got to have each other’s backs 🙂 Why is Sober October scary for djs?  Many reasons. First of all, alcohol is...

#30 – Flow Between Djs

One thing that bugs me nowadays is when djs don’t mix out of me at all.  Sometimes they make a big show about giving me props, but you’ll get more props from me by showing me you know how to mix out of a track that you’ve never heard before, and blessing the dance...

#29 – Dj Billing

People who perceive me as mellow are sometimes surprised that I care about my DJ billing.  The truth is, I’ve worked hard and consistently hard for 23 years to get to where I am, and I do care about being represented properly. Like anyone who has put in the work, I...

#28 Enough with all the damned pop remixes!

It would be one thing if these tracks stood on their own but they rarely do. Here’s a good rule of thumb – if you took that familiar and oh so catchy Depeche mode vocal out of the track – would you still buy it? If the answer’s no then don’t buy it. ...

#26 – Protecting Against USB Music Theft

We all now DJing has changed a lot since the 90s.  I started in 1996 and only had my records stolen once in 99, at a place I never would have expected it – from the dj area behind the decks at a lovely party on Vancouver Island, Canada.  Of this crate of about...