DJing in front of an audience can be nerve-wracking even for the most experienced party rockers. However, there are things that DJs can do to boost their confidence on stage. Below are five tips that we’ve found helpful.

1. Prepare
The key to feeling confident during a gig is to ensure you have a variety of tracks and solid crates set up. If you’re unprepared, it will show on stage.

2. Practice
Knowing your music will bring a level of confidence and leave little for error. Study your music in depth so you can react to your audience at a moment’s notice.

3. Dress appropriately
Wear what makes you feel most comfortable, but also what is appropriate for the gig. It’s a cliche, but if you look good, you feel good.

4. Have fun
Take joy in playing your curated sets, use effects, and add in some scratching. Do things that lead to a more fun experience for you overall. You will resonate with the crowd if you are having a good time.

5. Remind yourself you are the talent
You are the professional party conductor! Avoid overthinking your role and bring your practice, expertise, and crowd-pleasing skills front and center.

Written by Housewife