How to DJ Right by Frank Broughton
The Art and Science of Playing Records

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DJs have gone from being underpaid live jukeboxes to becoming premier entertainers, producers, businessmen, and musicians capable of commanding admiration from thousands and earning serious money. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the definitive history of the DJ. Now they gather their mastery of the artistic and technical aspects of being a DJ into a clear, accessible, and entertaining guide. How to DJ is the perfect guide -- from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable. Diagrams throughout illustrate phrases, beat timing, and song structure with no reliance on music theory, and resource lists recommend everything from which songs are best (and most fun) to learn with, to good sources for building a library of disks, CDs, and MP3s. For those who want to turn pro, the authors give sage advice on the vagaries of the club and music business. Short quotes, anecdotes, and photos of famous DJs such as Grandmaster Flash and Derrick Carter are featured.
 

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Frank Broughton is author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life. Individually, Bill Brewster ran Mixmag's New York bureau for two years and was editor of Mixmag USA. His writing appears regularly in Muzik. The Face, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The Mail on Sunday. Frank Broughton has been deputy editor of Mixmag USA and i-D, and also writes for Details, Rolling Stone, The Face, NME, Hip Hop Connection, and Time Out New York, where he was the founding clubs editor. Bill Brewster is author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life. Individually, Bill Brewster ran Mixmag's New York bureau for two years and was editor of Mixmag USA. His writing appears regularly in Muzik. The Face, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The Mail on Sunday. Frank Broughton has been deputy editor of Mixmag USA and i-D, and also writes for Details, Rolling Stone, The Face, NME, Hip Hop Connection, and Time Out New York, where he was the founding clubs editor.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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