DJ'ing for Beginners - Basic Beat-Mixing, using Vinyl Records on Turntables





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Published on Feb 18, 2013

This tutorial explains nuances about beat-mixing on vinyl. This is a companion video to a more comprehensive earlier video that talked about beat-mixing theory, and practical beat-mixing on CD players. You can find that first video at:

I forgot to write down track listings when I recorded this video, and right now my records are 6000 kilometers away. Here are partial track listings of the ones that I've been able to identify so far, and I'm trying to figure out the others (L/R means left/right deck):

17:00L - Cirrus, "Boomerang" (The Light Remix)
22:30R - Quivver, "Boz Boz" (Central Rush Remix)
23:30R - Breeder, "New York FM" (Van Bellen Remix)
28:00R - Seragaki, "Ryukyu Underground" (Quivver Remix)
34:30L - DJ Fist, "Beat The Drums" (Original Mix)
36:45R - Mike Morales, "Dream Shattered" (Original Mix)

I also have a page on my main website devoted to teaching people the basics of turntable setup, etc. Here's a link:

Unfortunately, as of early 2014, YouTube annotations are not visible to mobile viewers, only to users watching on desktop browsers. I use annotations quite frequently to post clarifications and additional information during the video. For the best educational experience, you might prefer to watch this video in a desktop browser rather than on mobile, unless YouTube eventually fixes the mobile annotation deficiency.

This is part of the "Learn To DJ" video series by Jonathan Clark, who is well-known in the industry as DJ Bolivia. To see a list of other DJ-related tutorials by DJ Bolivia, go to:

On a side note, I get a lot of requests from people who want me to review their DJ mixes. Unfortunately, I am extremely busy. I'm already turning down paid projects, and I don't have time to review mixes. I wish it was otherwise.

You can also learn more about Jonathan Clark at these sites:
Main site: http://www.djbolivia.ca
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djbolivia
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/djbolivia
Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/djbolivia
About.Me: http://about.me/djbolivia
Music Blog: http://djbolivia.blogspot.ca
Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/djbolivia
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/djbolivia

I also have a video online showing the recording of an episode of my weekly radio show, using turntables. Here's a link:

That video was produced using the audio feed from my headphones, so it would be useful to a beginning DJ who wants to experience things from the DJ's point of view. If you'd rather watch the same thing but with the audio feed that the audience hears, watch this video instead:

  • Category

  • Song

    • The Light Remix
  • Artist

    • Cirrus
  • Album

    • Boomerang (Promo Single)
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • BPM Network (on behalf of Moonshine Music); Clanger Digital (music publishing)


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