Category Archives: Lessons

Is Planning A DJ Set Cheating?

The folks at DJTechTools wrote a great article earlier this week that examined a question that a lot of us face: is planning for a set cheating?

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DJ Basics: 8 Bar Edits

A Brief History:
For a long time, mainstream American music has been a sequence of 4-bar (or multiples of 4-bar) phrases. In American Hip Hop, an 8 or 12 bar verse is followed by an 4 or 8 bar chorus. Usually popular dance music is a collection of longer multiples of 4-bar choruses (8 to 16-bar intro beats — 8 to 16-bar introduction of an instrument leaving a 32 to 64 bar segment before the heart of the song begins). Some “edits” only add an 8-bar intro while others also attempt to correct phrasing in the chorus or bridge even quantizing a track to perfect 4/4. Continue reading