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How to DJ

How to DJ

The Insider's Guide to Success on the Decks

Tom Frederikse and Phil Benedictus in Association with Point-Blank

St. Martin's Griffin


How to DJ is the insider's guide to becoming a professional DJ. Written by two industry insiders who DJ and produce hit records throughout the world, this is the concise, how-to sourcebook that comes straight from real DJs and musicians. They explain and demonstrate everything you need to know---from the basics of what DJs do and how they got their careers off of the ground to the worldwide phenomenon of DJ/producers who work with the biggest names in the business and make the music in the charts today.

-- top advice on how to DJ---from selecting what to spin to getting gigs to keeping your audience dancing

-- technology made easy---what you need and how to set it up

-- how the DJ and music business works and how to rise to the top

-- how to make hit records at home

-- interviews and tips from celebrity DJs including Tall Paul, Boy George, Tim Westwood, Andy Cato, Mr. C, Andy Wilson, BT, Jeremy Healy, Allister Whitehead, and Sasha.

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Tom Frederikse and Phil Benedictus in Association with Point-Blank

Tom Frederikse has been a record producer since the birth of DJ culture in 1988. He has worked for artists such as Robbie Williams and Michael Jackson and has worked with many top DJs including Sasha, Allister Whitehead and Joey Negro.

Phil Benedictus has been a top DJ for 10 years. He has played in top clubs all over the world. In addition to producing records, he developed the original DJ course for Point-Blank.

Point-Blank is a music school in london that teaches courses in DJing and Music Production in conjunction with Ministry. The tutors have worked with such artists as Massive Attack, Blur and Leftfield. Voted best music production and DJ course in 2002, 2003, 2004 by DJ Magazine.

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