Staying Cool During Summer Gigs

May 31, 2018


Ah, summer. It’s the time of the year many of us look forward to. Sunny skies, longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures mean more people are outside at events like pool parties, rooftop club nights and beautiful outdoor weddings. It’s a DJ’s dream; in addition to the regular gigs, more outdoor opportunities present themselves for the taking, resulting in more money and exposure. While summer can be a lucrative time for DJs, the soaring temperatures can make staying cool while working a bit of a challenge. (more…)

Which Audio Files Should DJs use?

May 17, 2018

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DJs have an ear, figuratively speaking, that’s different from most listeners. They hear nuances in songs and mixes that most people don’t. Much of that can be attributed to each person’s affinity for music and DJing. However, it could also be because of the type of digital audio files they use. There have been more than a few debates about this topic, and the deliberation has been highly subjective. To determine which audio files are best for DJs, you must consider several different factors. (more…)

How To Recover from Mixing Mistakes as a DJ

April 26, 2018

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Picture it: you’re behind your decks, packed crowd, everyone’s having a great time…the scene is lit! Suddenly, the track skips. The file glitches. You hit the wrong cue pad. Maybe you fade in the track and it’s out of sync for some reason. There are tons of things that could go wrong, and one or more of those scenarios has happened to us all at some point in our DJ careers. (more…)

Why You Should Be Attending Music Conferences and Expos as a DJ

March 29, 2018

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Here’s an introspective question for you, DJ: are you an industry dinosaur? Are you set with your equipment, playlists and ways of doing things in the entertainment industry? Do you think your way is the best/only way to do a party or event? Do you have an “us four and no more” mentality when it comes to your connections? Having a mindset remotely near any of these is detrimental to professional growth. That’s why attending music conferences and expos as a DJ must be a priority. (more…)

Connecting your display output to a second screen

March 15, 2018

Mister Vince from Mixcity Inc shows how to properly connect your computer display output to a second screen.

Enhance your St Patrick’s Day party with JammText

March 5, 2018

Increase audience interaction at your St Patrick’s Day party with JammText text-to-screen software. David Barese shows you how to customize your display to match the event. FREE trial and more info available at

Keys to Finding A DJ Manager

February 6, 2018


Most DJs know that there’s more to their business than actually playing music. Many busy DJs may be thinking that hiring a DJ manager may help take some of the extra responsibilities off their plates. The question is, what are the keys to finding a DJ manager? Consider these suggestions before you set out to hire the perfect professional help. (more…)

Get Out of Your Regular DJ Set Rut!

January 23, 2018

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Seasoned DJs know that perfecting various sets takes time and repetition. Once they’re perfected, though, it can be really easy to fall into a comfortable routine when you get behind the decks. That’s okay for awhile, but you don’t want to run the risk of sounding stale or stagnant. If you have regular gigs with returning patrons, this can definitely be a trap you don’t want to get caught in. Try some of these tips to avoid the regular DJ set rut, and add some color to the mixes you’re used to creating. (more…)

Things to Look For When Buying Used DJ Gear

January 22, 2018

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Wouldn’t it be great to win a mega-million lottery and spend the cash on new DJ equipment? Yeah, that probably won’t happen anytime soon. What can happen, though, is finding someone who has upgraded their DJ equipment and is looking to sell some older gear. Buying used DJ gear can be a hassle, but not if you look for a few key things before shelling out your money. Protect yourself and your money with these helpful suggestions. (more…)

Surefire Ways to Retain Your DJ Clientele

January 16, 2018

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An amateur’s eye might lead you to believe that building a client base as a DJ is nearly impossible, but that’s anything but true. As with any other career, establishing yourself comes with its fair share of challenges, but the reward is worth it. Securing an impressive client roster and steady gigs is only half the battle. You’ll want to find surefire ways to retain your DJ clientele. (more…)

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About Mixcity Inc

Mixcity Inc was founded in 2008 with the mission of creating innovative software solutions and engagement tools for the working DJ. The team's first DJ product, KueIt, was groundbreaking when it was introduced years ago, and still remains an industry standard software solution to this day. Mixcity's latest innovation, JammText, is a revolutionary text to screen software solution that allows DJs to reach exciting new levels of crowd interaction and audience engagement.