Deejaying is not as easy as ABC,its a craft,a skill that takes a while of practice to master.
Not only does deejaying need a lot of practice, one also needs to learn from professionals as much as some guy in your neighborhood can teach you how to scratch.Thus you need to enrol into a reputable deejaying school,there are so many in Kenya and therefore you are spoilt for choice.
Once you've enrolled, you will have to learn the very basics like the components of a turn table even before you get to the practical part.For example in Journalism,they are taught the elements of a good news story,the 5Ws and H of a story even before one can go out there and cover a story.
I too started here and here are the three most important things I learnt in deejaying class.
Beat Matching - You are taught how to count beats to every song at the chorus and verses.Then they teach you how to drop songs at the right beat count.
Beats Per Minutes (BPM)- You're taught the different type of songs that have different tempos.
Blending - They teach you how to mixx from one song to another varying with the BPM and beat count.
Every great deejay has started from the basics and moved way up.These basics go a long way in guiding you in your career.So take time to learn and practice as well.
Good news everyone! Capital FM's Dj Joe Mfalme is yet again representing Kenya in another continental award.Dj Joe Mfalme has been nominated in the best Africa Dj category in the upcoming AFRIMMA awards set to take place in the United States in October.
The African Muzik Magazine Awards AFRIMMA unveiled the nominees list afew days ago for the 3rd edition of the biggest African music awards in Diaspora.
Following the outstanding success of the 1st and 2nd editions, AFRIMMA 2014 and AFRIMMA 2015 respectively; anticipation and expectations have hit the roof for this year’s edition set to hold in Dallas on October 15th, 2016.
This comes about a month after Dj Joe Mfalme was nominated for the Nigerian entertainment awards.On this new nomination list,Kenya's most sought after king of the decks is going up against Nigeria's Dj Spinall,South Africa's Dj Cndo,Nigeria's Dj Neptune, Angola's Dj Malvado Jnr,Uganda's Dj Shiru,Tanzania's Dj D-Ommy and Cameroon's Dj Labastille.
"I am once again humbled by another big nomination, a chance to represent Kenya,to put Kenya on the map.This nomination shows me how much I have come,how much impact my work has and am forever for the support everyone has given me.Now let's bring this award home by voting."
Other Kenyans nominated in various highly competitive categories include our internationally acclaimed boy band Sauti Sol who have been nominated in many categories,the dynamic rapper STL,the wealthy Akothee,the talented Enos Olik,gospel singer Willy Paul,Nigerian based Victoria Kimani,Grandpa records' Visita,rapper Octopizzo from Namba 8,rapper King Kaka of Kaka and reggae mixmaster Dj Fully Focus.
Start voting and getting your tickets via www.afrimma.com .