April 6, 2013

7 Essential Books For DJs and Producers

For anything or any hobby that can be considered art, there will usually be a group trying to make a science out of it as well.  The same applies to the converse.  We’d like to think of both the arts and sciences as two piece of the same puzzle, but there are many who don’t like the idea of an art form becoming a science.  Perhaps it is like the first mirror makers, who wanted to keep the designs and technique a big secret.  With DJing, odds are that most of the skills and techniques are passed down by hand or by sight – rarely is it learned from a book.

I mean, who would want to read a book, when a video can show you how to do the same thing in a matter of seconds.  Why does it need to be formulaic in nature?  When you find a book that teaches DJing, it may be hard to take it seriously given the amount of free information available; but don’t let this get to you.  Much of what can be learned through sight can also be transcribed into a way that is readable on paper.  The truth is that DJing IS a science as much as it is an art.