Hal Leonard has published Make Some Noise which they say is a complete, cutting-edge DJ book and is unlike any current book on the subject. They tell us that it does teach the basics, but it goes beyond the how-to, discussing DJ'ing while playing with a live instrument as well as goal-setting, marketing, and choosing your music genre.
The book also features a collection of twenty-five spotlights on some of the biggest DJs in the world, providing you with the opportunity to learn from the best of the best. Some of the DJs included are Infected Mushroom, Judge Jules, Miss Nine, Todd Terry, Chus, Umek, Kissy Sell Out, and Format:B.
Scott Binder, the author of Make Some Noise, says, "DJ'ing consists of these elements: mixing and beatmatching, programming amazing sets, incorporating live instrumentation, and crowd interaction. If you master these elements, you will separate yourself from 99 percent of the DJs out there. Modern DJs are at their best when they are turning their shows into true live performance, and mastering all of the levels illustrated in this book will help you do that."
About the author
Scott Binder is the co-producer of the popular electro house duo the Banger Bros and is a producer for Warner Music (NL). His song "Beat, Beat, Bang" was featured on MTV's The Real World, and his other releases consistently reach the music charts, including Billboard, DMC World Magazine, Beatport charts, and the Music Week Top 100. Binder has also worked with house legends Roland Clark and Todd Terry. He is the owner of Golden Needle Records, a label launched in 2010.
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