My Big New Year’s Resolution is two fold:
1) I want to learn how to DJ and mix on 4 decks with my Numark NS6 in Serato. Ever since my early beginnings as a budding DJ was to have a third deck to mix with. It was a costly addition as one of my Stanton ST8-150s were a little over $400. And even more so, trying to keep 3 turntables going with vinyl would have required so much more time that I had to beatmatch and setup my next track’s mix. It was a dream I had to let go of.
Thankfully, now with the digital age of DJing in full bloom, that dream has become a reality. I have four decks with my controller and all my tracks a click away. No more searching for the right track and grabbing the vinyl and loading it on the turntable. I don’t know where this journey will take me. It will require many hours of hard work and practice. I have a rough idea of how I want it to work, but it will take time. I am up for the challange – if you are not making mistakes, you are not moving forward.
2) I am going to move away from the breakbeat world in favor of opening up to more genres of music to mix with. I finally felt stifled when I had 2 breakbeat podcasts and a online breakbeat radio show. The podcasts are still up for listening, I just am not adding to them anymore. I have started to use my Live radio shows as my new podcast. I will be practicing with the new genres and expect to come out with a lot of mixes.
You can check out my old podcasts below: