Sunday, September 8, 2013

Summer of 2013!

Whoa. After taking a moment to think about it, I realize that this was the busiest couple of months that I have ever had (as a DJ) in my entire career.  I DJd almost 100 gigs from the beginning of June to September. I averaged 6 gigs a week, including a handful of weeks that I DJd 8 gigs or more and there were several nights that I had more than one gig. INSANITY!! The summer just flew right past me but I DID manage to (kind of ) have a life which is very important to me:)

The one thing that I started doing this summer which I never did before was I started to record my DJ sets and the experience has been bittersweet to say the least. I should have started recording my sets a long time ago. The original purpose of recording my DJ sets were to share them on this blog. However this purpose has evolved into something much deeper, it has become a major growing experience for me. I could NOT believe how many bad habits I have: i.e.: I'm a little scratch happy, I let mixes bleed too long, I cut songs too short, and then there are a handful of random songs (that I don't even like) that seem to always wind up in my sets. A perfect example would be Chris Brown's She Aint You....WTF?! I hate that song! It's really weird but after thinking about it, it does make sense. The song samples human nature which makes it the perfect crossover song. I do crossover a lot so I tend to depend on certain tracks like this and I didn't even consciously realize it until it was popping up in ALL of my recordings.


Of course I am hyper critical of my DJing and most of these issues will probably go unnoticed to the average listener. Recording my sets have also made me take a lot of pride in what I do. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing myself pull off a really difficult mix while making it sound so smooth and easy;)!!!

The following is the latest installation to my little "1st hour series" (for more info please visit an earlier post Please remember that it's live and it's raw but it's ME:)


  1. I really appreciate u sharing ur experience w recording ur mixes. It takes a certain type of woman to say this is what I liked that I did; but this is what I'd love to work on n share that. We're random fb friends but ur posts always seem genuine to me & this is my first time checking out ur blog. Just wanted to send props. Maybe we can chop it up one day woman dj to woman dj. Lol.