How to DJ (Properly)
The Art and Science of Playing Records
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How to DJ (Properly) by Bill Brewster
Book DescriptionEveryone wants to be a DJ. Playing records and MP3s isn't rocket science, but there's a universe of difference between doing it and doing it well. DJing is like modelling: most people could have a stab at it, some can earn money doing it, but only a very few can become supermodels. This book both forms the perfect introduction for the novice who wants a pair of Techniques turntables for Christmas and contains enough spot-on advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs. Written in an opinionated and entertaining no-bullshit style, with a healthy dose of realism, it shatters some illusions about the dance industry and offers in return some powerfully inspiring visions as it explains the true rewards of the DJ's craft. It includes everything you will ever need to know, from illustrated tutorials on mixing techniques and styles, digital mixing, tips on buying the right equipment and records, advice from superstar DJs aplenty, plus how to make your own tracks and how to throw the best party. Now all you need is to get out of your bedroom and do it ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780593058114
(230mm x 186mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Bantam Press
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bill Brewster
Record Players, Paperback (August 2012)
Presents a tribute to the obsessives, the playboys, the musical eccentrics who founded the craft of DJing. This title includes interviews with 50 of history's most significant DJs, including Fabio, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Cool Herc, John Peel, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Shadow, Jimmy Savile, Paul Oakenfold, Norman Cook, Pete Tong, and more.
Techno Rebels, Paperback (April 2010)
An history of techno music, dealing with its roots in Detroit. It focuses on Detroit's role in the birth of techno and takes readers on an insider's tour of techno's past, present, and future in an account filled with firsthand anecdotes, interviews, and artist profiles. It examines the underground 1980s party scene in Detroit.
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Bill Brewster
An updated edition of the definitive history of dance music, published to coincide with the centenary of the DJ
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Author Biography - Bill Brewster
Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton are the authors of the hugely successful definitive history of the DJ, 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life', as well as writing for magazines and newspapers including I-D, The Face and the Guardian.
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