I love physical things – objects you can pick up and fondle. I love magazines and I love books, but the tangible realness of such things is lost in the virtual world in which DJWORX operates. So doing a Matrix-style Agent Smith crossing the bridge into the real world thingie, we teamed up with huge UK publisher Dennis Publishing to help them to bring you the “How To DJ” Magbook – yes that’s a magazine and book blended together. And We’ve got 6 copies to give away.
As ever, there’s some short but sweet official words:
Could you be the next Deadmau5?
New How to DJ MagBook will show you how
Dennis Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of its How To DJ MagBook. The first MagBook of its kind, the How To DJ MagBook is a comprehensive guide on how to get started as a DJ, how to improve your skills and eventually become a world-class DJ.
This step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about becoming a DJ, including beginner’s guides on getting started, as well as guides on getting gigs and improving your skills. How To DJ also provides in-depth buying guides for equipment, with reviews written in conjunction with DJWorx.com, the premier DJ news and reviews website.
It also features DJ Ed Real’s tips on getting yourself noticed and The Credence DJs’ advice on getting and using those unique samples and loops, as well as exclusive interviews with leading DJs such as DJ Spoony, Jordan Suckley and Amit. Each interview sheds light on a specific DJing area.
How To DJ is the perfect companion for the beginner and experienced DJ.
If you’re interested in becoming the next David Guetta, Deadmau5 or Tiesto, get How To DJ from WH Smiths or Magbooks.com now. It’s priced at £7.99.
It was pretty cool to be asked to contribute to this. It’s not a huge amount by any means, but if we can spread some knowledge to real beginners then it’s all good. We all started somewhere, and picking up a copy if you’re in the UK is as easy popping into your local WH Smiths. For those further afield, the Magbooks website is happy to despatch you a discounted copy in exchange for your credit card details.
But before you do that, I have 6 copies of this lovely tome to offload as a sort day 8.5 of the 12 Days. I’ll ship to anywhere in the world – just leave a registered comment below.
Will there be more? Possibly, but I’d like to get some sort of reaction as to DJWORX doing gear tutorials. It’s not something we’ve really covered with any conviction, but holding your hand through the expanding minefield that is DJ gear could be a good thing for us to do. Not teaching you how to DJ you understand, but teaching you about hardware and software from the ground up, and how it all works. Should we do it?