What tools do you use to learn the art of DJing? The first thing to do is to go to a club and listen to an actual DJ or listen to a mix CD. But lately there are few events, so it is very difficult to go. If you're watching a band play in real time, you may want to hear the a tune again! But you can't rewind it even if you want to. Also, it's hard to learn how a professional DJ acts or how he manipulates the mixer knobs by just listening to the mix.
I've learned from watching videos on YouTube and other sources. With videos, you can see the DJs directly as they are DJing, and you can rewind if you want to watch something again. Nowadays, with streaming becoming more common, I'm going to share with you some of recommended streaming channels!
■ Boiler Room
Boiler Room is an online music broadcasting platform based in London since 2010. It has documented shows in over 100 cities around the world. The channel picks up DJs from a variety of genres, including garage, house, techno, dub and other electronic music, as well as hip-hop and jazz, making it a channel for everyone.
For over 30 years, they have been providing information on dance music and club culture in the form of magazines. It was founded in the UK and its main genre of music is dance music.
This might be my favorite channel! The equipment is set up in a spectacular location somewhere in the world and the DJs stream their music from there. The camera angles are also very creative, so you can listen to the DJs' mixes, and it's also very impressive to watch. I'd love to try DJing in such spectacular locations.
Both of these media outlets offer online music sales with a focus on dance music. You can also watch DJs stream famous artists on their YouTube channels. If you like the song, you can buy it on each site right away.
There are also many other labels and song sales sites that offer DJ streaming on their channels. Some artists have their own channels with video feeds. Try watching some DJs' feeds to get some hints for your own mixes, or use them as a bit of background music. And while we're here, let’s have a look at some DJ headphones and speakers!