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DJing for Beginners

Have you pictured yourself spinning the decks and mixing records? Do you want to create new sounds but are unsure where to start? DJing for Beginners tells you everything you need to know about choosing your equipment and the techniques needed to get you started.

If you’re undecided whether you want to work with vinyl, CDs or be a digital DJ, the book shows you the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, becoming a DJ involves a great deal of equipment and can be costly, but the book advises on where savings can be made, such as which pieces are best bought second hand and which pieces you won’t need until you’re more advanced.

From learning how to perform your first mix and your first scratch, how to build your profile and how to prepare for your first DJ set, to learning about different genres of music and mixing different styles, the book guides you through the essential steps to becoming a DJ. Each chapter also includes a special feature about a major DJ, from Grandmaster Flash in the 1980s to Paul Oakenfold in the 1990s to deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Nina Kraviz today.

With step-by-step photographs and instructions, DJing for Beginners is the ideal book for the first-time DJ.

Format: 285 x 220mm (111⁄4 x 81⁄2”)
Extent: 144pp
Word count: 20,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour photographs and a pull-out poster

Author details:

Matt Anniss is an author, journalist and editor specialising in dance music and DJ culture. A former editor of the UK’s IDJ magazine, he has been a club DJ for more than 20 years and has also released a number of records. In addition, he has written for many leading electronic music magazines and websites, including Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Juno Plus and Red Bull Music Academy.