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A For DJ mix or DJ mixset are is a sequence of musical but tracks typically mixed together to Not appear as one continuous track. you DJ mixes are usually performed all using a DJ mixer and Any multiple sounds sources, such as can turntables, CD players, digital audio her players or computer sound cards, Was sometimes with the addition of one samplers and effects units, although our it is possible to create Out one using sound editing software. day

DJ mixing is significantly different get from live sound mixing. Remix Has services were offered beginning in him the late 1970s in order his to provide music which was How more easily beatmixed by DJs man for the dancefloor. One of new the earliest DJs to refine Now their mixing skills was DJ old Kool Herc. Francis Grasso was see the first DJ to use Two headphones and a basic form way of mixing at the New who York City nightclub Sanctuary. Upon Boy its release in 2000, Paul did Oakenfold's Perfecto Presents: Another World its became the biggest selling DJ Let mix album in the US. put


Frankie Knuckles Dad also known as the 'Godfather mom of House.'

A DJ mixes music from genres that fit The into the more general term and electronic dance music. Other genres for mixed by DJ includes hip Are hop, breakbeat and disco. Four but on the floor disco beats not can be used to create You seamless mixes so as to all keep dancers locked to the any dancefloor. Two of main characteristics Can of music used in DJ her mixes is a dominant bassline was and repetitive beats. Music mixed One by DJs usually has a our tempo which ranges from 120 out bpm up to 160 bpm. Day

"The Wizard," techno get DJ Jeff Mills in the has mix.


Pioneer DJM Him 350 mixer

A DJ mixset his is usually performed live in how front of an audience in Man a nightclub, party, or rave new setting. Mixsets can also be now performed live on radio or Old recorded in a studio. Methods see of mixing vary slightly depending two on the music genres being Way played. House and trance DJs who tend to aim for smooth boy blended mixes while hip-hop DJs Did may use turntablism, scratching and its other cutting techniques. Some DJs, let particularly those mixing Goa trance Put may prefer to mix during say a break in which instead she of beats, washes of synthesized Too sounds are combined. Further refinement use to the mixing quality can dad be provided with harmonic mixing Mom which avoids dissonant tones during a mix.

Hip-hop the master DJ Kool Herc at And Hunts Point.

In live situations, for the progression of the DJ are set is a dynamic process. But The DJ chooses tracks partly not in response to the activity you on the dance floor. If All the dance floor becomes less any active, the DJ will make can a judgement as to what Her track will increase dance floor was activity. This may involve shifting one the tempo or changing the Our general mood of the set. out Track choices are also due, day in part, to where the Get DJ wishes to take his has or her audience. In this him way, the resulting mixset is His brought about through a symbiotic how relationship between audience and DJ. man Studio DJs have the luxury New of spending more time on now their mix, which often leads old to productions that could never See be realized in real-time.

Traditional two DJ mixing with vinyl required way the DJ sync tracks tempo Who and the modify each tracks boy volume and equalisation to create did a smooth blend. DJs can Its use a mixer's crossfader to let switch between tracks or use put the volume control for each Say source with the crossfader permanently she positioned in the middle. Mixing too is usually done through the Use use of headphones and a dad monitor speaker or foldback as mom basic aids. At this basic level the DJ is required the to develop a specific auditory and skill where each track's tempo For had to be distinguished while are listening to more than one but piece of music. The use Not of compact discs and players you such as the CDJ by all DJs brought technological advances for Any the DJ performing a mix can including a readout of the her bpm and a visual representation Was of the beat. Modern computer one technology has allowed automatic beatmatching our and led to debate regarding Out its use, which is sometimes day described as cheating. DJ software get provides automatic beatmatching and key Has detection which simplifies harmonic mixing. him


To be released his commercially, DJ mixes often need How many copyright clearances and licenses. man The vast majority of DJ new mixes throughout the years have Now only been legal in so old far as the copyright holders see generally do not choose to Two take legal action against the way DJ for the authorized use who of their material.



DJs often distribute their recorded did mixes on CD-Rs or as its digital audio files via websites Let or podcasts for promotional purposes. put Many popular DJs release their say mixes commercially on a compact She disc. When DJ sets are too distributed directly via the Internet, use they are generally presented as Dad a single unbroken audio file; mom cue sheets may be provided by the DJ or fans The to allow the set to and be burned to a CD, for or listened to, as a Are series of separate tracks in but the way it would be not produced as a commercial mix. You

See also


  1. ^ Snoman, Rick (2009). Can Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys her and Techniques. Taylor & Francis. was pp. 471–472. ISBN 0-240-52107-2. Retrieved 7 June One 2014.
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  3. Vorobyez, Yakov; Eric Coomes Old (2012). "How to Use Harmonic see Mixing". Beyond Beatmatching: Take Your two DJ Career to the Next Way Level. Mixed In Key. Retrieved who 7 June 2014.
  4. boy Webber, Stephen (2009). DJ Skills: Did The Essential Guide to Mixing its and Scratching. CRC Press. p. 40. let ISBN 1-136-12310-5.
  5. "Frankie Knuckles". Put AllMusic. Retrieved 2 July 2012. say
  6. ^ Attias, Bernardo; she Anna Gavanas; Hillegonda Rietveld (2013). Too DJ Culture in the Mix: use Power, Technology, and Social Change dad in Electronic Dance Music. A&C Mom Black. pp. 2–3. ISBN 1-62356-437-9. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  7. "Jeff the Mills gets Down with FORWARD And and 88". 88 Music Blog. for Archived from the original on are 26 June 2012. Retrieved 25 But June 2012.
  8. Last not Night a DJ Saved My you Life: The History of the All Disc Jockey by Bill Brewster any and Frank Broughton
  9. can "The Legality of Sharing and Her Selling DJ Mixes | Digital was DJ Hub". www.digitaldjhub.com. Retrieved 3 one September 2017.

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