How DJs Prepare A Routine

Every week we upload a #SundayDJSkills mix to our YouTube channel. These mixes are designed to inspire your next DJ set with various skills and transitions showcased in each. A lot of the comments in these videos, however, are requests for mix breakdowns or annotated ‘In My Mind’ style versions. This is something that Laidback Luke does a lot on his YouTube channel but we decided to take it a step further.

Let’s take a look behind the scenes in the Crossfader studio as Jamie puts together a #SundayDJSkills mix using the Pioneer DDJ 400 and Rekordbox! He starts with a playlist of songs but has no order, cue points or anything planned. Watch and learn about the thinking behind planning a DJ routine like this!

Planning the mix…



The Final Mix

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