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Practice DJing: Learn How To Mix 6 House Tracks In 6 Minutes

teacher avatar Jak Bradley, Professional International DJ

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome To The Class!

      2:11

    • 2.

      DJ Mix Demonstration

      6:25

    • 3.

      Rekordbox - Quick Set Up

      2:59

    • 4.

      Serato - Quick Set Up

      2:40

    • 5.

      Playlist Preparation

      2:42

    • 6.

      Track 1 Preparation

      10:41

    • 7.

      Track 2 Preparation

      6:34

    • 8.

      Track 3 Preparation

      8:04

    • 9.

      Track 4 Preparation

      7:19

    • 10.

      Track 5 Preparation

      3:42

    • 11.

      Track 6 Preparation

      2:39

    • 12.

      Full DJ Mix Demonstration

      6:48

    • 13.

      Congratulations Mix With Me (Skillshare)

      0:42

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About This Class

This ‘Mix With Me’ class is designed so you can mix along and learn the exact same DJ mix as I do. The DJ mix you will be learning consists of 6 different house tracks, all mixed together in just 6 minutes. 

It is a fast paced, high energy, professional sounding DJ mix. You are able to learn the exact same DJ mix because all the tracks that I use in this class are available for you to download for free in the resources, so you can follow along at home and do the exact same mix as I do

This class will focus on House Music, which is a style of high-tempo, electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s.

In This Class You Will Learn: 

  • How to use your hot cues effectively when DJing
  • How to mix your tracks together smoothly
  • How to organise and prepare your tracks correctly ready to DJ with

These skills are very useful, if not essential, when DJing either live to an audience or if you are recording a DJ mix to put online. 

This class allows you to practice all these skills in a simple step by step guide that you can easily follow along with.   

Who Is This Class For:

This class is for anyone who wants to develop their DJ skills and have fun at the same time. 

You don’t need to be an expert to do this class, but it does help if you have some basic knowledge of DJing and understand what the buttons and dials do on your DJ controller.

If you are a complete beginner, feel free to check out my full DJ course called ‘The Complete DJ Course For Beginners’. It teaches you all the fundamentals of DJing from start to finish.       

What You Will Need:

To do this class you will need some for of DJ equipment. It helps if you have a beginner DJ controller that supports either DJ software of Rekordbox or Serato.

All the music that is used in this class is provided to you, for free, in the resources, so make sure you download the free tracks first for the class.

I hope you enjoy this class as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you. 

I will be doing more ‘Mix With Me’ classes so if you enjoy this one make sure you check them out!

See you in the class!

Jak

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Jak Bradley

Professional International DJ

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Hello, I'm Jak. I am a Professional International DJ.

I have been DJing for over 10 years all around the world, including places such as Thailand, Australia, France, Greece and the UK.

I have a wide range of DJ experience ranging from clubs, bars, pool parties, boat parties and festivals.

I hope to provide you with as much value as possible in my classes so you too can start your own DJ journey!

I currently have my main DJ course called 'The Complete DJ Course For Beginners' that teaches you how to DJ from start to finish. And I also have 3 'Mix With Me' tutorials, where I walk you though different DJ routines that you can learn and practice yourself. You can find these below.

I plan on making a lot more content in the near future to help beginner DJ... See full profile

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1. Welcome To The Class!: Hi and welcome to this Skillshare class where you will learn a fast-paced, high-energy DJ mix. [MUSIC] You will learn how to mix together five house tracks in just 5 minutes. This class is a great way for you to practice your DJ skills, learned some new techniques, and have fun all at the same time. But those that haven't met me before, My name is DJ Jack Butler and I am an international professional DJ. I have digit all around the world, including places such as Thailand, Australia, France, Greece, and the UK and in those locations, I have DJed in venues such as clubs, bars, pool parties, both parties and festivals. I have a huge range of DJ experience and in this Skillshare class, I'm going to teach you how to do a five-minute house DJ mix using some of the techniques that I have used when I DJ life. All the tracks that are used in this class are available for you to download for free in the resources. This means you get to join in and follow along step-by-step and learn the exact same DJ mix as I do with the exact same tracks. In the next video, I will demonstrate to you the exact DJ mix that you will be learning. Then in the following videos after that, I'll walk you through step-by-step how to prepare each individual track ready for the DJ mix, I will show you exactly what you need to set all of your hot cues, went to press your hot cues, then at the end of each video, we will practice how to mix between the two tracks smoothly using the cross-border. Then once we've prepared all of the tracks and practice mixing with them individually, I will then go ahead and do the full mix once again but this time, you should be able to join in and do the exact same DJ mix yourself too. You don't need to be an expert to do this class as I'll walk you through step-by-step, everything you need to know and everything you need to do. But it does help if you have some basic DJ knowledge and you understand what all the buttons and dials do on your DJ controller. If you are a complete beginner and you want to learn the full basics and fundamentals of deejaying, you can check out my full DJ course called the complete DJ course for beginners, which teaches you all the techniques and fundamentals you need to know to DJ from start to finish. That'd be said, if you want to learn how to do a fast-paced, high-energy house DJ mix, then let's dive straight into it and watch the full mix that we are going to learn in the next video. See you there. 2. DJ Mix Demonstration: In this video, I'm going to quickly demonstrate to you the exact DJ mix that you will be learning. I'm going to demonstrate to you the full mix first, and then in each video after, I will show you exactly how to prepare each individual track to be able to do this exact same DJ mix. Once we've gone through, and prepared each individual track, we will then do the full DJ mix again together at the end where you will then be able to join in and do the exact same DJ mix yourself, I hope you enjoy it. [MUSIC] 3. Rekordbox - Quick Set Up: In this video, I'm quickly going to go through the settings you need when using Rekordbox to be able to do this DJ mix effectively. It makes it a lot easier if we both have the same settings as each other and the correct settings to be able to do this type of mixing. If you already have these settings on that I'm going to show you, that's great, but if not, you may just need to quickly change your settings to match the ones that I'm using. Firstly, we just need to go to the Settings cog at the top and open up the settings. Then the first thing we need to do is go to View and then scroll down until you see waveform. Then just when we get to Waveform, we need to make sure that the color is ticked as RGB for red, green, and blue, and that we also have Full Waveform selected as well. Then we need to go to the Controller tab and then select the Mixer tab. From here we just need to make sure that the cross fader curve is in the center so it looks like this one here. Then under the Controller tab, we just need to go to the tab that says Others and then from here, what I advice is to make sure that the jump before reaching the next beat box is not selected. As standard, it'll have this as a tick, but for this one we're just going to have it not selected. Then we need to make sure that all of these boxes here say enable and the boxes on the values all have the Number 1 in there. Some some of these may be set to half a beat or a quarter beat, but we just need to make sure that they all have the one value in these boxes here. Then we can just go ahead and exit the settings. Now on the far left-hand side of the waveform at the top, we'll have a little arrow box. If we select that, it will allow you to zoom in and out of the waveform. What we need to do is just zoom all the way out on the waveform. Then when we're actually doing the mixes, we want to make sure that both these Q's here are red and activated. This Q here, if it's not selected in red, just make sure that that Q is red and the one on the opposite side is also red and activated. This is just to make sure that Quantize is activated when you're mixing, and what this will do is make sure that when you're using your hot cues they stay in time with the track. Also when mixing, we just need to make sure that beat sync is enabled on both tracks. You should be able to have a Sync button on your DJ controller, you just got to make sure that that is lit up and activated when you're doing your DJ mixes. What this will do is make sure that your beats snap in time with each other, so both tracks are at the same time when you're doing your DJ mixes. Now, during these tutorials, we will be using a function called beat jump. If you're not sure how to use this on your DJ controller, there is a tab on each deck here on the DJ software that you can do a drop-down just here and find the beat jump function just on your software, select that, and the main one we're going to be using is the 32-bit. What this does is it jumps forward and backwards in the track 32 beats. If you don't have that on your DJ controller beat jump, you can just find it here on your software. Now that we have all the settings setup correctly for this DJ mix, we're going to move on and prepare the tracks. See you in the next video. 4. Serato - Quick Set Up: In this video, I'm quickly going to go through the settings you will need when using Serato to be able to do this DJ mix effectively. It makes it a lot easier if we both have the same settings as each other and the correct settings to be able to do this type of mixing. If you already have these settings that I'm going to show you on, that's great. But if not, you may just need to quickly change your settings to match the ones that I'm using for this mix. What we need to do is just go to the Settings Cog in the top right-hand corner, and then go to the DJ Preferences tab. From here, we just need to make sure that Enable Hot Cues is selected on, the Show Beat Jump Controls is also selected on, and the Quantize Value is set to one Beat. In the Song Load section, we just need to make sure we have Play from Start is selected on, but also we need Play from First hot Cue Point also selected on. What that will do is when you load a song with the Hot Cue it will move the track straight away to the first hot cue of that track. That will come in handy throughout this mix. Then on Sync Mode, we just need to make sure that Smart Sync is selected. Once we've done that, we can exit the settings. Throughout these mixed tutorials, we will be using the beat jump function. Most DJ controllers do have the beat jump function on them, but if not, you may need to use the software and you'll find the beat jump functions just here. It will be the second lots of numbers on the second line. The main one we'll be using is the Number 32. What this does is it jumps forwards and backwards in the Track 32 beats. When we are doing the DJ mixes, we want to make sure that both tracks are synced on. When we're pressing play on the next track, we want to make sure that it has the gray sync. This means that the sync button is armed. When it is gray, when you press play on the next track, it will snap the beats in time together. If it is in blue or yellow, it won't do that. When using the beat sync, you want to make sure that the track that you're going to play next is selected gray. Also, when doing the mixes in these tutorials, you want to make sure that the quantize function is on. Up here in the top left-hand corner, there's a little Q button. If we select that, we need to make sure it's highlighted blue. This means that quantize is activated. What quantize does is when you're using your hot cues it keeps the tracks in time so that when you're using the hot cues, the tracks don't go out of time with each other. Unless they're on the full waveform here, you can zoom in and out of this waveform all the way in and all the way out. The best view that I have found for the mixes is to zoom all the way out and then go back in once more. I find this view of the waveform most effective for this type of mixing. Now we have all the settings ready. We can move on to the next video and prepare the tracks. See you in next video. 5. Playlist Preparation: In this video, we're going to put all the tracks together in a playlist and then put them in the correct order ready for the DJ mix. If you haven't done so already, you will need to download all the tracks that we are going to be using from the resources which you'll be able to find somewhere around this video. They will either be below the video or at the side of this video, depending on which platform you're watching on. Once you have downloaded the tracks, you will need to access your files on your laptop via the DJ software. You can do this by going to the Explorer tab on the left-hand side on the library, and then finding your music that you've downloaded from there, or by going to the File tab at the top of the library in Serato and finding the music tracks from there. For example here, the tracks that I've downloaded have gone into this folder that says House- Mix With Me. If I just click that folder, I can see all the tracks here. Once we have found where the downloaded tracks are, we will need to put them in a separate playlist on the DJ software. We can do this by scrolling up on the left-hand side and clicking the plus icon on the right-hand side of the Playlists tab. We're just going to name the playlist. Then all you need to do is drag and drop them tracks into the new playlist. Then what we'll need to do is make sure that we have the right column showing on the library. We just need to make sure we have at least these two columns showing, and they are the track title and the comments columns. If you do have any other columns, that's fine as long as you make sure you have at least these two columns. You can do this by right-clicking the columns tabs and then selecting which columns that you want to show. As you can see here now, we have the track title and comments column. Once we've done that, we are now going to put the tracks into the correct order, ready for the DJ mix. The track that's going to be first is going to be the track Billy Jean, and in the comments, we just want to add a 01. Then on the track Push the Feeling On, we want to add 02 in the comments as this is going to be the second track we're playing. Then the track Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, we're going to put 03 in the comments. Then the track Needing You is going to be 04 in the comments. Then the track Pump Up the Jam is going to be 05. And last track Ateriminia is going to be 06. Then what we can do is click the comments title bar, until it puts them in ascending order. I'm just going to click comments. Then it puts them in ascending order in the numbers that we've put. This means now we can work from top to bottom when we're doing our DJ mix. Once we have our tracks in our playlist and in numbered order, we can now move onto the next video and start preparing the individual tracks. See you in the next video. 6. Track 1 Preparation: In this video, we're going to prepare the first track in the DJ mix. On the left-hand side on Deck 1, we have the track Billie Jean ready to prepare. In this DJ mix, we'll mainly be using hot cues to jump to different sections of the track. When prepared correctly, hot cues are very simple but effective way to manipulate your tracks. With hot cues, you can easily jump to different sections of the track and play the sections you want to play at the exact time you want to play them. What we will ultimately be doing in this DJ mix is creating a very sharp version of each track that will only consist of the key, most energetic parts of the track that we want to play. We will be jumping to a different part of the track every phrase or every two phrases, and also only mixing over the space of one or two phrases. This way, the mix will move very fast through the tracks, and it will keep the energy high and entertaining throughout the mix as there will always be something going on and changing for the audience. If you are unsure what a phrase is, a phrase consists of 32 beats. At the start of a phrase is generally where significant changes happen in the track, for example, where sounds will be added or taken away. Now because significant changes in a track happen at the start of a phrase, this is where we'll be setting our hot cues so the track changes in time with its natural structure. If you want to learn more about phrases, or still don't fully understand them, after this DJ mix, you can always check out my full DJ course called The Complete DJ Course For Beginners, which explains to you everything you need to know to learn how to DJ. In each track preparation video, we will be setting hot cues in the correct places, color-coding the hot cues, and also making notes on the hot cues. This is to let us know what actions we should be doing at each point in the track. This should make it a lot easier for us to perform the DJ mix, as the hot cues just tell us exactly what we need to do. Once we have each track correctly prepared, we can then go and do the whole DJ mix at the end of the course together. That being said, let's start preparing the first track on the left. The first hot cue that we're going to set on hot cue A is going to be 16 beats before the baseline comes in, and this is going to be on bar number 13.1. I'm just going to quickly find that. As the track goes red here, that will be the start of the baseline. Let's have a listen. [MUSIC] I'm just going to put the playhead at the start of the baseline and then jump back 16 beats using beat jump. This time, we're not jumping back one full phrase of 32 beats, but just 16 beats. This is where our first hot cue is going to be set at bar number 13.1, and you can see that just at the top of the extended wave form, this is where we're going to start our track in our mix. What I'm going to do on the hot cue here is leave the color green. But in the comments, just add a comment saying start mix. Now we know this is the hot cue to press to start the mix. The second hot cue we're going to set is at the start of the baseline. What we can do is use beat jump again to jump forward to 16 beats back to the start of the baseline. As you can see here, this is at bar number 17.1. We're going to set our second hot cue just here. But this time we're going to change the color of the hot cue to blue and also add in the comments jump to C. This is because at this point in the track, we're going to jump to hot cue C which we're going to set next. Hot cue C is going to be set up at 16 beats before the break. What I'm going to do is find the break where the red waveform ends. [MUSIC] Just there where the vocals come in and the baseline comes out. This is the start of the break. What I'm going to do is use beat jump to jump back 16 beats. As you can see, that's at bar number 37.1, and we're going to set our next hot cue just here. We're going to leave this color green, but change the comments to press just so we know that this is the hot cue to press when it gets too hot cue B. Now the reason why we're doing this is because 16 beats plus 16 beats equals one phrase. Note the start of our track until it gets to the breakdown should total up to one phrase, but it's got half of just percussion , then half baseline, and then naturally going into the break, so let's have a listen to this. I'm going to start the track with hot cue A, [MUSIC] and then just as it gets to hot cue B, I'm going to press hot cue C, [MUSIC] then the baseline comes in. But after 16 beats, it goes naturally into the break. [MUSIC] That would be a total of one phrase before the break comes in and that's how we're going to start our mix. It's not too long, it keeps the audience's attention and constantly changing, but still in time with this track's natural structure. Now, the next hot cue we're going to set, which is going to be hot cue D, is going to be on the drop of the track. The drop is the first beat of the chorus. As you can see on the waveform here, it changes color again and goes back to red. This should be the drop, so let's have a listen. [MUSIC] What we're going to do is set our next hot cue right on that first beat of the chorus. As you can see, that's going to be bar number 61.1. But this time on this hot cue, we're going to change the color to blue again, and then in the comments, we're going to add jump to E. At this point in the track, we're not going to let that drop happen, we're going to jump to a different part of a track. Hot cue E is going to be two phrases after the drop, and this is where the melody comes in as well. As you can hear on this drop is just a baseline. Have a listen again. [MUSIC] We're going to jump forward two phrases using beat jump. That's 32 beats twice; 1,2, and we're going to set our hot cue here on hot cue E. We're going to keep the color green and change the comment to press so we know this is the hot cue to press. If you listen to this point in the track, you'll hear the melody come in as well. [MUSIC] We're going to replace the drop of the track with this part. Let's have a listen to that. I'm going to put it just before the drop, and then when it gets to hot cue D where it says jumped to E, we're going to press hot cue E. Let's have a listen. [MUSIC] Are you ready? One, two, three, four. [MUSIC] Hopefully you agree that's a bit more of an entertaining drop when we're doing this kind of mix. The next hot cue we're going to set on hot cue F is going to be one phrase after our new drop where we've just set hot cue E. I'm going to wind it back a few beats back to hot cue E, and then from here, I'm going to use beat jump to jump forward 32 beats. This is going to be our next hot cue, so I'm going to press the next hot cue, which is hot cue F and this time I'm going to right-click the hot cue, change the color to blue, and then change the comments to mix out. It's at this point in the track where we're going to start the next track and do the mix over to the next track. Throughout this DJ mix, you'll notice that we are using two different colors for the hot cues. This is so that it will make it easier for us when doing the DJ mix. The blue color hot cues means at this point, you will need to do an action, and the action is usually to press the next green hot cue. The green hot cues are the hot cues that you need to press. For example, you can see here, our hot cue B, it says jump to C and you press hot cue C, and then when it gets the next blue one, hot cue E, that means you have to press hot cue E. It will become more clear and easier to understand the colors as we go through the tracks and prepare them. I've also made it so the hot cues go in order from left to right, making it easier to follow along with the DJ mix. You just have to start with hot cue A, then to B, then C, then D, then E, then F, and then on to the next track starting again from hot cue A. Also as you can see, to make it even easier, we have also included what to do in the comments so you can read the hot cue for instructions. What I'm going to do now is quickly go through this fast track, pressing the hot cues. I'll talk you through it as well so you can follow along, and you should understand what we're doing. For this to be successful, we want to make sure that we have the Quantize activated, which is the read cue here, and this will help the hot cue stay in time with the track. Let's have a listen. I'm going to start first with hot cue A. [MUSIC] Then after 16 beats, when it gets to hot cue B, press the next green one, which is hot cue C. [MUSIC] Then it will go into the first break. [MUSIC] Whenever this break play, this should be entertaining enough to keep the audience's attention, [MUSIC] then that just as it gets to the drop, [MUSIC] as you can see, we have to press hot cue E. Four beats before that, I'm just going to get ready. [MUSIC] It's coming out now; one, two, three. [MUSIC] There you have the different drop that has the melody as well, which is a bit more entertaining. [MUSIC] As you can see here, our hot cue F is coming up, and this is where we press the next track to start mixing, which is what we're going to prepare next. I hope that's easy to understand. The next few videos are going to be a little quicker now we understand the system. Now we have the first track prepared, let's move on to the next video and get the second track prepared. See you in the next video. 7. Track 2 Preparation: In this video, we're going to prepare the second track, ready for the DJ mix. As you can see here now, on the right-hand side on deck 2, we have the track Push The Feeling On. The first hot cue we're going to sit on this track on hot cue A is going to be very easy because it's at the very start of the track. Right here at bar number 1.1, we're going to set our first hot cue, and on this hot cue here, we're going to leave it the color green because we're going to press this one, but we're going to change the comments to mix in. It's at this point the track we're mixing it in over the top of the last track, Billy Jean. The next hot cue we're going to set hot cue B is going to be one phrase after this one. Using beat jump, we're going to jump forward 32 beats. This is where we're going to set our second hot cue. This is going to be at bar number 9.1. From here, we're going to change the color from green to blue. Then adding the comments jump to C. Then what hot cue C is going to be at the start of the chorus. This is where we're going to jump to, and it's going to be bar number 49.1. We just need to find this. It's just here after this light blue section. This is where the chorus starts and this is where we're going to put the hot cue. Let's have a listen. [MUSIC] This point here, 49.1, that we're going to set the next hot cue and jump to when we're doing the mix. We're going to leave this the color green. Then in the comments, put the words press. At this stage when we're doing the mix, we're going to have to be pretty quick because at the end of the mix, we're going to press the hot cue as well. But before I do the mix, I'm just going to let you have a listen to this to see what it sounds like. [MUSIC] Obviously got some vocals there, when it gets to the beat, [MUSIC] we're going to press it so the chorus comes in with the baselines and melodies as well. The last talk you on this track is going to be hot cue D, the fourth hot cue, and this is going to be a bar number 65.1, and this is two phrases after the drop. We're going to wind this back to hot cue C. We're going to jump forward to phrases from here. Using beat jump 32 beats forward once and twice and there you can see we're at 65.1. This is going to be where we're going to set our next hot cue. On this hot cue now, we're going to change the color to blue and then change the comments to mix out. At this point, we're going to mix out of the track and into the next track. What I want to do now is show you the mix out of Billy Jean into Push The Feeling On and they show you how we're going to jump through the track, Push The Feeling On as well as I'll talk you through it. The first option I'm going to show you on how to mix the tracks together in this DJ mix is a very basic but very effective way of mixing. All we're going to do is slowly move the crossfader from one track over to the other track over the space of one phrase. The crossfader starts off completely all the way over to one side, the side of the track that is currently playing. Then over the space of one phrase, we are slowly going to move it across to the other side. By the end of the phrase, it has completely switched sides. When using this technique, the smoother, the better. Try not to rush it and take your time. Let's have a go at the mix. Note remember to have beat sync on, on both tracks. That both tracks are at the same speed and so that the track snapped together in time with each other when you press play. Let's put the crossfader all the way over to the left-hand side. I'm going to start the track, Billy Jean just at the end. Let's have a listen. [MUSIC] As we know here, when it gets to hot cue A, we're going to mix out and press "Hot Cue A" on the next track, 3, 2, 1. Slowly move the crossfader across. We're going to do it over one phrase. I'm going to get to hot cue B, we're going to press "Hot Cue C". [MUSIC] That's the basic way of how we're going to do that mix we have to remember to be ready to press "Hot Cue C". [MUSIC] That's the part where we're going to start the next track which we have not yet prepared. That's the first option of how to mix. We're just going to use the crossfader by itself to move across very slowly over one phrase. Now another way we can do this to make it a little smoother if you are feeling confident enough is to use the equalizer dials. What you can do on the track that is being mixed out of, is turns the low-frequency equalizer down and this will cut the baseline. What this will do is have more of an impact for the track coming in next as the baseline drops on this. I'm going to quickly talk you through that mix and we can use this style of mixing with the low-frequency equalizers throughout the whole DJ mix. If you feel confident enough to use the crossfader and the low-frequency equalizers. Let's quickly have a listen to that mix. [MUSIC] We're going to press "Hot Cue A". When it gets to hot cue F just again. But then when we move the crossfader across, we're going to use the both frequency equalizers. I want to turn the baseline down on the track Billy Jean at the same time. You can hear it crossing over, so when the next track comes in, it sounds a lot better. [MUSIC] That's just another a little more advanced way of how to do the mix is turn the baseline down on the track that you're mixing out of. But if you're not feeling confident enough to do that just yet, moving the crossfader from left to right or right to left over one phrase should be just fine. Now that's track 2 prepared, let's move on to the next video and prepare track 3. 8. Track 3 Preparation: In this video, we're going to prepare the third track of the DJ mix. Now, on the left-hand side on Deck 1, we have the track Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. The first hot cue we're going to set, hot cue A, is going to be one phrase before the break. What it looks like here on the track is the intro, a bit of baseline, and then break 1 starts here. Let's have a listen. [MUSIC] Just there where the vocal comes in, that should be the start of Break 1. I'm just going to move the play head back slightly. [MUSIC] Then what we're going to do is jump backwards using beat jump 32 beats. This is where our first hot cue is going to be set, at Bar number 25.1. We're going to leave the color of this one green. Then right-click, add comment, and we're going to put mix in. This is the point we're going to mix in this track into the last track. Now, the second hot cue we're going to set, hot cue B, is going to be at one phrase into the break. We're going to jump forward 32 beats using beat jump. This takes us back to the start of the break. Then we're going to jump forward another 32 beats. This is where our next hot cue is going to be set, so hot cue B. This is at bar number 41.1. I'm going to change the color to blue and then add in the comments jump to C. Then hot cue C is going to be one phrase from here, and that is also going to be one phrase before the drop. I'm going to use beat jump again, 32 beats forward. This is where we're going to set our next hot cue. This is at bar number 49.1. We're going to leave this one green and change the comments to press. The reason why we're doing this is just to speed up the process of the break. Instead of the break here being three phrases in total, it's only going to be two. It keeps it a bit more entertaining and a bit more fast-paced. Let's have a listen to this. [MUSIC] When it gets to hot cue B, we're going to press hot cue C, 1, 2, 3, 4. Then it starts the build-up to the drop. As you can hear there, because we did it at the start of the phrases, the jump between the hot cues is very smooth and effortless. Now, the next hot cue we're going to set on hot cue D is going to be one phrase after the drop. I'm just going to quickly find the drop. I'm going to spin it forward to where the best line comes in there. [MUSIC] As we can hear that, that is the start of the chorus, so that's the drop of the chorus. We're going to jump forward 32 beats, one phrase. Now, instead of setting it here at 65.1, we're going to go back four beats. I'm going to wind this track back four beats. Now we should be on bar 64.1. This is actually where we're going to set our next hot cue. I'll explain why in a minute. There on 64.1, we're going to change the color to it, on hot cue D, to blue, and then change the comments to jump to E. At this point in the track, we're going to jump to the next hot cue, hot cue E, which is going to be set two phrases from here. I want to use beat jump, jump forward two phrases, 1, 2. This is going to be bar number 80.1. I'm going to set the hot cue there, leave it the color green, but add in the comment, press. Now, if you listen to this, it's four beats before the start of the next phrase. [MUSIC] But what you can also hear is the vocal going over the start of that phrase. It starts just before the phrase and carries on over it. If you were to jump to the start of the phrase, [MUSIC] just here using our hot cues, you'd hear only half the vocal. [MUSIC] This is why on both of them hot cues there are four beats earlier. Now it should sound like this. I'm going to put it just before hot cue D. [MUSIC] So you're actually pressing the hot cue a little earlier, 2, 3, 4. Just so that it doesn't sound out of time with the tracks natural structure. It still fits, you're just doing it four beats earlier to fit that vocal in. Now, our last hot cue on this track, hot cue F is going to be two phrases before the next break, and this is bar number 81.1. If I'm just going to wind it back slightly, [MUSIC] bar number 81.1 is actually just here. I'm going to set the hot cue here and then change the color to blue. This is where we're going to start mixing out. When we are doing the DJ mix, this section here is going to be very fast and we've got to be ready to press the next track. I'll have to jump to hot cue E. Then as soon as it gets to the next one, same mix out, we're going to have to start the next track. But I'll show you how to do that in the next video. What I'm going to do now is show you the mix out to Push the Feeling On into Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, and then talk you through how we're going to jump through that track using the hot cues. With this one, I am going to use the low-frequency equalizers. But remember you don't have to use them if you're not ready for it. You can just move the crossfader across over one phrase and it'll still have a smooth transition. But just to avoid any baseline clashes, I want to switch the low-frequency equalizers in the middle of the mix. If you are unsure on how to use the low-frequency equalizers after this DJ mix, you can check out my full DJ course called the complete DJ course for beginners, that explains exactly how to use the equalizers when you are mixing. I'm just going to put it before the last hot cue here on Push the Feeling On and I'll talk you through it. Cross fade it over to the right-hand side, both tracks of beats synced up. We have Quantize activated as well. Let's go. [MUSIC] First time we had set the low-frequency equalizer down, on the next track when it gets to hot cue D, I press hot cue A. 1, 2, 3, 4, move the crossfader to the center, then switch the baselines, then push it all the way across. When it gets to hot cue B, I'm going to press hot cue C, just to make that break a little shorter, 1, 2, 3, 4. Now, it starts building up to the drop. Just making that track a little faster, and a little punchier. Then here we can press the horn as well. From there we just press the sampler and hit the horn. If you're not sure how to do that, you can check the full course. When it gets to hot cue D here, it's a little early, press the next hot cue, and it'll jump to that part of the track. It's at this point now we'll be mixing out of it. As you can hear that, we move fast through that track. But if you follow the steps, and follow the colors, and move left to right, it should be easier than you think to perform. That's Track 3 prepared, now what we're going to do is prepare Track 4. I'll see you in the next video. 9. Track 4 Preparation: In this video, we're going to prepare the fourth track of the DJ mix. Now, on the right-hand side on deck 2, we have the track needing you. The first hot cue we're going to set on this track is going to be two phrases before the drop of the chorus. What we're going to do, is find the drop of the chorus. We can see here the intro, then break one, and then this should be the drop at the core is just here. Let's have a listen and check [MUSIC] I'm just going to wind that back [MUSIC] Adjust here is the drop of the chorus, and what we're going to do is jump back two phrases using beat jump. So 32 beats back, 1, 2. Just here at band number 57.1 is where we went to set our first hot cue. In this one we're going to leave the color green, but change the comments to Mix In. But we're not just going to put it as mixed in, we're also going to put 2P. On this note here now, it will say Mix In 2P, and the 2P stands for two phrases. This mix now is going to be slightly longer than the previous ones. Instead of moving the cross fader across over one phrase, we're going to do it over two phrases. It's a longer, smoother, more gradual mix. If you did want to make an extra notes on the track when mixing it out of, here where it says mix out on hot cue F. You can also add if you want to, 2P. You know that you're mixing goes over two phrases as well. Now, it says mix out 2P and mixing 2P. I'm going to show you how to do that mix at the end of this video as well. It sounds good with the track building up, and the vocals of the track last night at DJ, saved my life. Have a listen to that later. Now, the second hot cue beat is going to be one phrase after the drop. Let's find the drop again. We can do this by jumping forward two phrases using beat jump 1, 2. We're back here at the drop. Now, we're going to push it forward one more phrase. This is a bar number 81.1. Let's set the next hot cue here, hot cue B. We want to change the color to blue and then change the comments to jump to seat. During this track, we're going to let it drop. Then one phrase after the drop is when we're going to move to a different part of the track when it gets too hot cue b. Hot cue C is going to be one phrase after the second drop. This is when the vocals come in on the track. We need to find where the second drop is, which we can see here break 2 going into the second chorus. Let's have a listen [MUSIC] Just here, I'm going to wind it back. [MUSIC] Right on that drop, we're going to move forward one phrase using beat jump. Just here at band number 161.11. We're going to set our next hot cue. This one is going to be colored green and comments are going to be press. During this transition between the hot cues, you'll hear it go from no vocals to vocals. Let's have a listen [MUSIC] Our next hot cue, hot cue D that we're going to set, it's going to be one phrase after hot cue C. Let's wind this back [MUSIC] Now, what we're going to do is use beat jump, jump forward 32 beats and set the next hot cue. This is going to be at 169.11 ,and we wanted to change it to blue and then change the comments to jump to E. Then hot cue E is going to be at the first phrase of the outro, and that's going to be bar number 185.11, so 185.1. Here's the, here's the little break. It should be just at the start of this [MUSIC] Just here at 185.1 is where we're going to set our next hot cue. This is going to stay the color green. Then we're going to add the comment press. This is going to be the start of the outro of the track where it starts to wind down. Then the next hot cue, hot cue F is going to be one phrase after this, using beat jump, jump forward 32 beats. This is going to be bar number193.1. Press the hot cue, change the color to blue. Then here we're going to mix out. I'm going to change the comment to mix out. There we have it. We have the next track setup, the track needing you with all the hot cues. I'm going to show you how to mix out of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and into the new track Needing You, and then jumped through the track Needing You as talking you through it. On this one, I am going to slightly use the equalizer as well, the low-frequency equalizer to mix out of the track Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. But remember this mix is over two phrases and you'll hear why in a second. What I'm going to do is start it just before hot cue D. You can see me jump to hot cue E and then start the other tracks straight away at hot cue A. Let's have a listen. Cross fader over to the left-hand side. Both tracks of beats inked up, quantizes on, let's go. [MUSIC] As it gets too hot cue D, I'm going to press hot cue E and I get ready to press hot cue A on the next track. You can see that it is quite quick. We can do it if you're ready. Slowly fade and then extract all the two phrases so it's a bit longer. Just slowly start taking it at night [MUSIC] Then when it gets too hot cue B, well press hot cue C. Just to jump through the trunk a little quicker, 1, 2, 3, 4. Then when it gets so hot cue D, press the next green hot cue, hot cue A. 1, 2, 3, 4. [inaudible] slowly start fading. But we're not going to make sure it's a bit until the next hot cue and this is where we progress to the next track on hot cue A. [MUSIC] That's where we'll mix out of it. That's now the fourth track prepared for us. I'm going to move on to track five in the next video. See you there. 10. Track 5 Preparation: In this video, we're going to prepare the fifth track of the DJ mix. This time on the left-hand side on deck 1, we have the track Pump Up The Jam. Now, this one's going to be a little quicker as we only need to set two hot cues on this track. The first hop cue, hot cue A, is going to be set one phrase before the vocal comes in on the track, which is at bar number 81.1. This is around the middle of the track here. I'm just going to wind this back slightly. Just here is the bar number 81.1, right in the middle of the track so if you can find that, and then set the hot first hot cue just here. We're going to leave this color green, and then in the comments, add mix in. Now, this track is only going to be mixed in all but one phrase, so we don't necessarily need a note to say about the phrases on this one. Then the next hot cue is going to be one phrase before the drop, and this is bar number 105.1. It looks like here is going to be a drop in the track where we want to be using. Let's have a listen. [MUSIC] Just now going to wind it back. That is the drop of the track. We're going to jump backwards 32 beats using beat jump. This is where we're going to set our second hot cue and the last hot cue at 105.1. We're going to change the color here to blue, and then on the comments, say mix out. This is just going to be a quick transition through this track, but what I'll do now is I'll show you how to mix out of the track needing new and into the track Pump Up The Jam. Once again, I am going to use low-frequency equalizers to switch the bases over halfway through the mix as I'm moving the crossfader across. But if you don't want to that, you can just move the crossfader from one side to another over one phrase, this time on the mix. We're going to start with the crossfader all the way over to the right-hand side. Firstly, what I'm going to do is turn the low-frequency equalizer down on the track I'm going to mix in next. This one's going to be a little quicker. I'm going to move the crossfader to the center, switch the low-frequency equalizers and then move it across over to the left-hand side. Let's have a listen to that mix. [MUSIC] When it gets to the next hot cue, I'm going to start the new track, 1, 2, 3, 4. Crossfader in the center. Switch the bases. Push it all the way over just as the ball goes in on the track. Then what we're going to do this track is when it gets too hot cue B, start the new one that we're going to prefer just here. This is going to be a build-up to the track. What we're going to do to mix over the track at this point, so we'll swap the drop with another track's drop. Just there is a track drop. We're going to switch it and play another track's drop. I'm going to show you how to prepare that track in the next video. See you there. 11. Track 6 Preparation: In this video, I'm going to show you how to prepare the last track, Track 6 for this DJ mix. Now on the right-hand side, we have the track Ateriminia on Deck 2. For this one, we only need to set one hot cue. This is going to be a quick video as well. We only need to set the hot cue one phrase before the drop, and that is bar Number 25.1. So one phrase just before this drop here is where we're going to set the hot cue. Let's have a listen to the drop. [MUSIC] That's the drop we're going to replace over the Pump Up the Jam drop. Let's move it back. [MUSIC] Now we're going to use beat jump to jump backwards 32 beats. Just here on bar Number 25.1, we're going to set the first hot cue. On this one we're going to leave it green, and then just add to the comments mix in. Now once you've done this mix, you can filter the track out however you want and whenever you want, but I'm just going to show you how to do this last mix now. For this mix you don't have to use the low-frequency equalizers because during the mix, there is no baseline, so it's not necessary to use them. All you need to do is move the cross-fader from one side to another, slowly over one phrase. Let's move the track here. Pump Up the Jump just before we're going to mix out. Cross-fade it to the left-hand side, both tracks beats inked up, and let's have a listen. [MUSIC] Now when it gets to hot cue B, I'm going to press ''Hot Cue A'' on the next track, and [MUSIC] slowly move the cross-fader across. But just before the track drops, it's going to go all the way over to the right-hand side. [MUSIC] Then from here you can press your sampler button and hit the horn. [MUSIC] Then whenever you want to throw your track, you can filter out. [MUSIC] There you have it. That is the last track in the DJ mix prepared and ready to do. In the next video, we're going to do the full demonstration of the full mix once again, but in that video, there's going to be pop-up instructions as well on the screen to help you walk through. I'll see you in the next video where we're going to do the full mix again, and hopefully you should be able to join along with your hot cues and your tracks prepared. See you in the next video. 12. Full DJ Mix Demonstration: In this video, I'm now going to demonstrate to you the full DJ mix once again. But this time you should now have all the hot cues setup correctly on your own tracks and also have now had a practice with them too. So you should now be able to mix along and do the exact same DJ mix as I do. As I do the DJ mix, the video will also include pop-up instructions as well. As you are watching the mix, you should understand what to do. For the purpose of this demonstration, I'll be using the low-frequency equalizers to mix with. But remember, if you don't feel comfortable using the low frequency equalizers just yet, it will still work if you just want to use the crossfader by itself. So have a watch me doing this DJ mix first and then give it a go yourself. Remember to follow the hot cues from left to right and read the instructions and you should have no problem doing the mix. Good luck and I hope you have lots of fun with it. Let's do it. [MUSIC] 13. Congratulations Mix With Me (Skillshare): Well done and congratulations for completing this class. I hope you've enjoyed it and I hope you've had a lot of fun learning and doing the DJ mix. There are more DJ classes just like this one on my profile. If you did enjoy it, make sure you check those out too. As mentioned at the start of the class, if there was anything you didn't fully understand or you want to learn more about the fundamentals of deejaying, you can always watch my full DJ course called the complete DJ course for beginners. It teaches you everything you need to know about deejaying from start to finish with over 23 tracks and 30 guided mix tutorials for you to mix along with also. Once again, I hope you've really enjoyed doing this DJ mix just as much as I've enjoyed putting it together for you. I hope to see you again soon. Bye for now.