Take a break from the dance floor to test your DJ skills!
DJs use their turntables/decks together with their mixers to manipulate recorded sounds and produce new music. In essence, their deck and mixer are their musical instruments.
Did you know that Harris's real name is Adam Wiles? Yup! And he recently released some music under a new alias - Love Regenerator
Scratching was invented accidentally by DJ Grand Wizard Theodore when he was trying to save a spot on a track he was listening to while talking to his mom.
In musical terms tempo is the speed or pace of a given piece. It is usually measured in beats per minute (or bpm).
The longest DJ set ever played lasted 230 hours! It was played by DJ Obi at the Sao Café Lagos.
Unlike most music player software designed for regular consumers, DJ software can play at least two audio files simultaneously, display the waveforms of the files on screen, and enable the DJ to listen to either source.
Radio edits, which are also called radio mixes, are often shorter versions that are more commercially viable for radio. Adjustments may also include cleaner language, changes to form, and adjusted instrumentation.
DJ stands for Disk Jockey, while MC stands for Master of Ceremonies.
The phonograph/gramophone record was the main sound storage medium used in the 20th century. Records were typically made of shellac until the 1940s when polyvinyl chloride came into use, hence the name - vinyl.
While the audience is hearing one track the DJ is using their headphones to select the next and adjust the speed and volume so that it suits the atmosphere.