Dixon on Rules of DJ'ing

Friday, February 23, 2018 05:18 PM

I want to entertain myself. This is the first and most important rule [of DJing] for two reasons. First, I don’t want to be standing there like some machine. Second, if I entertain myself, I play the records I really believe in. Then I transfer a message that may be more authentic than otherwise: you should always be honest and only play records for yourself. It sounds very selfish, but actually it’s not. If you do this, the crowd gets the best out of you and then, you make a difference. As a DJ you should only play what you really love, otherwise you’re just like 90% of all the other DJs out there. - Dixon


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 03:28 AM

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. - Khaled Hosseini

Three simple rules

Monday, December 11, 2017 06:07 PM

  1. Expect failures.
  2. Keep things simple.
  3. Automate everything.

Credit: Brian Hatfield

A Proper DJ Selects Well and Mixes Well

Monday, October 16, 2017 04:10 PM

Great article by Mixmag entitled THE SECRET DJ: "A PROPER DJ SELECTS WELL AND MIXES WELL".

Keep moving. Keep learning. I still try. I know I will sometimes fail. Knowing failure cannot harm me is the key to staying alive.

Race Horse

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 08:17 PM

"I don’t give a fuck what anybody thinks,” Iovine says. “When you’re a race horse, the reason they put blinders on these things is because if you look at the horse on the left or the right, you’re going to miss a step. That’s why the horses have blinders on. And that’s what people should have. When you’re running after something, you should not look left or right — what does this person think, what does that person think? No. Go." - Jimmy Iovine