Eric Rhodes


Eric Rhodes

Eric Rhodes is the CEO/Owner of Rhodes Entertainment in Boise, ID. Eric has always had a passion for entertaining people through music. He officially started mixing records at the University of Idaho in 1999. After college Eric moved to Boise where he started making a name for himself in the local music/club scene with his unique sets of House, Indie and Hip-Hop tracks. He started his business in 2011 after realizing that his career in TV news just wasn’t for him. Since then, Eric has been following his dream by building his mobile DJ Company. Aside from music, Eric has a passion for fitness, personal development and, most importantly, raising his young family. He is the current President of his local Toastmasters Club and President of the Idaho Event Professionals group. To check out some of Eric’s mixes go to: http://Mixcloud.com/djericrhodes.




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DJ Mix Tips: DJ Intro/Outro Edits

July 12, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
In my previous post, I described the importance of counting beats and how to match two songs together. One thing I didn’t mention is how difficult it can be to find songs in the pop and classic hits genres that have 4 or 8 bar intros. Take a listen to Calvin Harris “This Is What You Came For” on Spotify. It immediately starts with Rihanna’s vocal. A talented DJ can creatively mix that in, but will likely have to wait until the previous song doesn’t have a vocal. That’s just one example, but there are plenty more. That’s why DJs and record pool companies have created DJ edits. There are different types of DJ edits, but today I’ll just describe the intro & outros. read more]
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DJ Mix Tips: Counting Beats

July 5, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
Counting beats is essential to being a great DJ. It’s one of the first things you should learn and understand before starting to mix. Counting beats is actually very simple. (Hopefully, you read my previous post about “Beats, Bars and Phrases,” in which I break down the basic components of a song.) The idea is to count your beats in a “One-Two-Three-Four” pattern starting with the first beat of a phrase. Most phrases are 4 bars (16 beats) or 8 bars (32 beats), so you’ll be counting in either of those patterns. *Since most dance music is written in 8 bar phrases, I will show you what counting beats for an 8 bar pattern looks like. Check it out: read more]
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DJ Mix Tips: Beats, Bars & Phrases

June 29, 2017 by Eric Rhodes
If you’re just starting out as a DJ or want to revisit the basics, then this post will get you on the right track to understanding the music you play. The first concepts you need to know when learning to understand your music are “Beats,” “Bars” and “Phrases.” I’ll define each of them and explain how they are related to each other. Beats Beats are simply a measurement of time in music. Usually expressed as a drum beat (kick, snare, etc.), the typical beat pattern (or time signature) in EDM, Hip- Hop and other popular music is 4x4. That means the entire song is in a 4 beat pattern. Pick an... [read more]