September 12, 2012

Over To You: How Can I Find A DJ Mentor?

A digitaldjtips.com forum member politely asked, “How Can I Find a DJ Mentor?”  The inquiring member stated that he’s used almost every outlet available to him, yet is still unable to find a mentor that is willing to offer advice and instruction.  The hard fact that needs to be restated is that working DJ’s work in a competitive arena – and there is not enough work to go around.  Most veteran DJ’s cringe at the thought of losing precious time behind the decks, to a new arrival on the scene.  Maybe they fear the student who becomes more powerful than the master.

However, other DJs have been lucky enough to have found a veteran that taught them the ways; not just how to mix and select music, but how to traverse their way through the industry – with all of its ups and downs.