How DJs Transition To Different Genres Using SYNC

How DJs Mix Between Genres

When mixing genres, DJs can use various techniques and methods. There are easy transitions such as using a drop mix or simple FX and advanced methods like finger drumming to a new BPM or using acapellas and switching the beat. We cover all of these techniques and more in our dedicated DJ Transitions Course but here is a free tutorial from the course to help you get started.

Lesson 1: Using SYNC to transition from a high to low BPM

Using the SYNC feature is a great way to transition between genres that have a drastic difference in BPM. In this tutorial taken directly from the DJ transitions course, we show you how to move from a house song to a pop remix. That’s 122bpm – 106bpm in one mix.

Tracks used in the lesson:


Katy Perry & Migos – Bon Appétit (Kees Sjansen Remix) – SUPPORT THE ARTIST

Rekordbox Tutorial

Serato Tutorial

Lesson 2: Switching the beat under an acapella

Tracks used in this lesson:
Valentino Khan – Lick It
Valentine Khan – Lick It (Acapella)
Ummet Ozcan – Bombjack (DJ Primetyme Club Edit)
Shiba San – All I Need
Disturbing The Peace (Ludacris) – Move Bitch
Ludacris – Move Bitch (Acapella)
Nu:Logic – Day & Night
The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)

Want to learn more techniques like this?

The DJ transitions online course is designed for DJs who want to learn how to mix between any genres confidently. Any DJ, from a club DJ to wedding DJ, needs to know how to mix up all kinds of music and keep the crowd engaged. Whether you’re taking requests or playing to a diverse audience, this is a skill you should take the time to master!

  • Do you want to learn how to mix songs with very different BPMs?
  • Would you like to be able to play any genre of music confidently?
  • Do you currently have an extensive music library but aren’t sure how to mix all the different genres?
  • Want to learn how to mix to a diverse crowd in any environment and keep everyone happy?
  • Do you want to learn techniques that make your DJ routines unique and stand out from other DJs?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this course is for you!

Published: 3rd September 2019

Using SYNC to transition between genres

– Make sure you have your grid set up correctly.
-Always sync the song you’re mixing into against the current master song.
-Don’t rush the transition
-Use loops to create more time if needed.

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