Mixing: Essential to DJ Performance

August 14, 2016 by Arnoldo Offermann

I’m going to do something I’ve not done when writing articles. I’m going to literally just type what I feel and see what comes out, and it’s not going to be a how-to piece. This is rather ironic, as I personally hate “here are my thoughts” articles (aka editorials) but screw it, I think I’ve earned it. This month’s issue focuses on performance, so I know the magazine will be cover-to-cover in performance tips, tricks, and ideas.172-2829

I want to share some thoughts I have that may be borderline controversial, but it just wouldn’t be my style to be anything else. I’ll lay out my thoughts because this is what has helped me brand myself better, and it may help you. You may scoff and think my way of thinking is odd, and that’s your mistake to make. 😉

My first question to you is why are you putting so much work into being an MCvsaDJ?

Look, I’m not going to discredit a good MC. After all, how you present yourself on the microphone is the biggest impression your brand will make. However, unless you’re Ryan Seacrest or you have a really niche market, most likely your client contacted you for one main purpose: to be a freakin’DJ. I know very dedicated DJs who take every MC course imaginable, yet some of these same guys put ZERO effort into learning to mix. Imagine this conversation:

Client: We are looking for a DJ that’s lively, can mix music well and knows current hits and oldies, and isn’t afraid to get the crowd going.

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Arnoldo Offermann is the president of 4SchoolsOnly, a national phenomenon in school dances. In a market where DJs cry about $500 school DJs, 4SO sees 10-20x that price tag per event. Arnoldo is also the creator of Master School Dances, the leading educational tools for DJs wanting to get into this great market. He is a sought-after speaker, reviewer, and DJ tech-writer. You can learn more at http://MasterSchoolDances.com


Filed Under: Issue #172, Performing, School Dances