Beginner to Advanced DJ Techniques – Free DJ Tutorials

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Beginner to Advanced DJ Techniques – Free DJ Tutorials

Are you ready to up your game and take your skills to the next level? Well, you’re in the right place! This article has some killer tips and tricks to help you mix hip-hop, streaming songs, and finger drum like a pro. And, if you need more than that, we’re also giving you an exclusive peek behind-the-scenes of a disco house mix so you can learn how to plan and perform your own DJ set.

Best of all, we’re using music from Beatsource, so you can follow along step-by-step and learn at your own pace. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned vet, these tips will take your DJ skills to the next level. So, get ready to have some fun and let’s dive in! If you’re just getting started with Beatsource, check out our guide on getting started here.

How To DJ With ‘Hard To Mix’ Streaming Songs

Mixing streaming songs without intros can be challenging for DJs who want to maintain a seamless flow in their set. One solution to this problem is to use loops at the song’s end to transition back to the beginning seamlessly. By setting hot cues at the appropriate points in the song, DJs can quickly jump back to the start of the track and avoid awkward pauses or jarring transitions.

Beatsource is a great place to find songs that already have intro versions however only some songs have an intro version equivalent. Using this technique, you can mix confidently with any song from any streaming service.

Tracks Used In This Tutorial:

Mixing Radio Edits – Rekordbox

Mixing Radio Edits – Serato

Hip Hop Mixing Course

Are you a Hip Hop DJ who wants to take their skills to the next level? Our Hip Hop Mixing DJ Course is the perfect solution for you! Whether you specialize in Trap, Drill, Old School, or any other relevant sub-genre, we’ve got you covered. Our course will teach you the core skills you need to master, from music theory and beat-matching techniques to more advanced creative features and transitions. Plus, with our easy-to-follow format, anyone using any DJ software/hardware can easily join and follow along.

But that’s not all! The course is filmed using music exclusively from the Beatsource streaming service. You can follow along with everything taught in each lesson and access personalized DJ playlists within the course to make your learning journey as smooth as possible. By the end of the course, you’ll be confidently mixing your favourite artists, such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Cardi B, and more! Take your skills to the next level – enrol in our Hip Hop Mixing DJ Course today!

Finger Drumming Techniques

Finger drumming is a technique that has become increasingly popular among DJs in recent years. It involves using one’s fingers to play various drum sounds, rhythms and patterns on a drum pad or controller, often in real time during a live performance. By incorporating finger drumming into their sets, DJs can create dynamic and engaging performances that keep the audience energized and entertained.

Finger drumming allows DJs to add a new layer of creativity to their performances, enabling them to manipulate and remix tracks in real-time and add their own personal touch to the music. Learn how to perform your own finger-drumming transiton in the below tutorial taken directly from our DJ Transitions Course.

Songs Used In The Lesson

Hip Hop to D&B Switch

This lesson was taken directly from the DJ Transitions Online Course – your one-stop-shop for mastering the art of mixing between any genre of music. Whether you’re a club DJ, wedding DJ, or love to spin tunes for any crowd, this course is designed to help you confidently mix any genre of music and keep the crowd engaged. With this course, you’ll learn how to mix songs with different BPMs, DJ to a diverse crowd in any environment, and keep everyone happy and on the dancefloor. Plus, you’ll learn some unique techniques to make your DJ routines stand out.

So, if you’re ready to take your DJ skills to the next level, sign up for the DJ Transitions Online Course today!

Disco House Mix Breakdown

Get the Beatsource Playlist here!


  • LF System – Afraid To Feel
  • Jamie Jones – My Paradise
  • Redondo – No Love, No Life
  • Phil Fuldner – That Girl
  • Cavi – Don’t Stop
  • Jay Pryor – Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now
  • Duck Sauce – Put The Sauce On It
  • KC Lights – SOL

Mix Breakdown

Final Mix

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We hope you have learnt some new tricks to take away and practice.

If you are interested in taking your DJ skills to the top of your game, our Complete DJ Package is literally guaranteed to do just that!

With unlimited access to all our courses, plus over 300 bonus lessons and growing, you’ll have access to a wealth of knowledge and resources to help you make it as a pro DJ! 

Plus, with our monthly Zoom live streams, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with professionals and get insider tips and tricks from industry experts. And, as a lifetime Crossfader member, you’ll get expert feedback on your mixes, receive exclusive discounts for software and partners, and so much more!

Our iOS app for learning and exclusive Discord channels make it easy to stay connected and learn on the go. Our DJ controller guides and technical software walkthroughs will give you the confidence and knowledge to take your performances to the next level. 

Don’t wait any longer to become the best DJ you can be – check out the Complete Package today, we guarantee you’ll be confidently mixing the music you love within 60 days or your money back!

Or, why not try a course from our comprehensive range below to see how we can help you take your skills further.


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