• http://vjhoming.com Homing

    An other good tip to make sure that everybody is sync to the real midnight cue, is to ask the video jockey to take care of that, A big countdown on the screen is the best cue !

  • http://subtempo.com JETPACK

    …thanx a lot fo heavy usual things about new years eve…

  • http://myspace.com/georgebrazil George Brazil

    Ean-I love this site!!! I've been doing the digital thing for about 2 years now-and get super excited about all the gear that keeps coming out. GREAT TIPS AND ADVICE.

    I djed on NYE, and actually eschewed the high paying club gig for a super crazy block party and it was all of the above. Lot's of mainstream jams, super novice party animals(and some veterans, of course!), and microphone technique…hell, I brought a bullhorn(with a party siren!).

    Anyway, thanks for looking out for all us djs. It's great.

  • Ean

    [quote comment=""]Absinthe keeps you ALERT! lol thats the devls drink last time I drank that I ended up in a cell

    lol[/quote]

    yes- i think I may be a little "special" absynthe and tequilla are the only drinks I can do while djing- its strange. anything else makes me sloppy

  • R2D2

    Absinthe keeps you ALERT! lol thats the devls drink last time I drank that I ended up in a cell

    lol

  • kk

    I think that this was a great list for those newer DJ's out there – definitely some good tips when you are stressing your first big NYE gig. The tips were right on the money. Nice to see that Ron is contributing now….

    I was fortunate enough to have my first NYE wedding – big bucks indeed – and now I can go on a tropical vacation for a week – I am super excited. Hardwork though, doing an NYE wedding – especially when you are someone that's background is as a club DJ.

    I have done many, many, many weddings, but I still hate all the stuff that goes along with them : ) I am a club DJ at heart….which is actually what sets me apart, so hey, I guess I can live with it…not a bad thing!

  • Anonymous

    [quote comment=""]Got to agree with 'get right into it' bit a DJ last night was boring the hell out of me because he wasn't getting into it[/quote]

    Hi B33SON, thanks a lot, that's very useful.

  • http://kookin.co.uk/2008/10/behringer-ddm4000pro-mixer/ nick loves DJ contro

    Got to agree with 'get right into it' bit a DJ last night was boring the hell out of me because he wasn't getting into it

  • http://www.whoisbenhustis.com Ben

    The countdown you posted was great. I'd gotten the Fatman Scoop pack but the coountdown here was much more succinct, and had a better version of Auld Lang Syne. Needless to say, it went off.

  • http://myspace.com/127bpmofficial Gregory

    Stressing a last minute tracks. Anyone has midnight madness by the chemical brothers 08 to 09 remix? Any help would be nice.

  • DvlsAdvct

    Tequila keeps you alert? Shit Tequila makes me the biggest, creepiest sleezeball ever to step foot in a club.

    Now vodka keeps me alert all night.

  • TK

    Cool tips, could be useful if posted earlier. I especially liked the tips about the mic setup and countdown, cuz that's the moment you are building up for, it has to be perfect. Nice link to the chick magnet article too (read that too), since i'm one of those guys who is almost powerless and goes rubber in the presence of beauty. It's funny to see me trying to do my cues, while not breaking eye contact with the hottie on the dancefloor.

  • Erik

    Hey Ean & Ron… thanks for all the tips… I love this site! Maybe next year, we can put these up a touch earlier, I don't think my boss would like me to try and up my rate when I walk in the door tonight LOL. And I compile my media and pre do my NYE countdown on DVD (Final Cut) so I can't re-adjust before I go in. :(

  • Foreverhex

    I will be keeping all this in mind tonight. Thanks for the pointers. Now for some tequila :)

  • http://www.ome-les.com tekki

    Thanks guys, won't be DJing, but thanks for the tips. :D

  • http://www.andrewloay.com Andrew

    Thanks Ean. No New Years Eve gig this year. Will save these tips for the end of 2009 ;)

  • B33SON

    This is also a cool countdown that might work for those of you who need something a little less hip-hop. :)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b6bd85f26b1d1b

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    [quote comment=""]Dang. The download linky no worky. Try this instead: http://www.djtechtools.com/audio/New%20Year%27s%2

    thanks for pointing that out b33son- its fixed now

  • B33SON

    Dang. The download linky no worky. Try this instead: http://www.djtechtools.com/audio/New%20Year%27s%2