Hot N Ready DJ Tips By Eris Drew And Octo Octa
Hot N Ready DJ Tips is available on Eris Drew and Octo Octa’s website.
What with knowledge being power and all, Eris Drew and Octo Octa are sharing theirs with the release of a 16-page ‘Hot N Ready DJ Tips’ guide.
Split into two sections, the guide focusses on the following aspects of DJing: methods and club skills. Methods lends advice on the best way to prepare yourself for the experience of DJing, including how to build a tune collection, practice and set prep and different styles of mixing.
Club skills provide advice on what equipment to bring with you, how to negotiate set fees and how to work when others (or you) are in varied states of intoxication.
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As helpful of a guide it may be, Eris Drew and Octo Octa make it clear that you have to forge your own path as a DJ.
“This guide is not meant to be an elitist text declaring that our ideas and methods are the only way to do this properly!” They say, “There are so many different ways to approach DJing. Our intention is to stimulate creativity and consideration of new ways of working. We just want to share our knowledge and experiences to hopefully help others, not make them feel othered by declarations of ‘this is what a real DJ does’.”
Previously Octo Octa published a guide on how to build your own home studio, which you can read here.