• Robert

    Hip hop producers are great at the drop for their sounds, Lex Luger in particular has that rising sound that everyone recognizes. Another producer is Rotterdam’s Munchi, he puts a small melody at the beginning of each track that signals his sound.

  • DjDonWan

    Ok I use Traktor scratch is there any Kontrol or program i can get to cue my dj drops

  • Kevin Spencer

    Checkout http://www.viralmixtapemarketing.com/shop/dj-drops or http://www.createdjdrops.com for quality work. I can say I’ve always been please with the services.

  • dj abstract

    I’ve found great success with using http://www.createdjdrops.com

  • Heather

    If you want professional dj drops that are inexpensive and creative go with djdropsmaker.com

  • Crazy C

    On the real.. Mixtape is ok.. but if your lookin for the flyest voice over or dj drop from a female check out http://www.djdropscentral.com or http://www.voiceoverdrops.com Her voice is one of a kind and sexy as hell.

  • Wino

    http://www.myradioad.com has some pretty decent voices i use them for my nightclub radio spots.

  • Mikey D

    good article – well informed
    i love this girls voice http://www.femaledjdrops.com probly coz shes british cant get sexier than that

  • DJ Ricky Mattz

    I just brought a 5 pack from
    http://www.viralmixtapemarketing.com/#!dj-drops-female-mixtape-drops/ce8c I’m gonna try the other company. I just don’t really trust alot of others with my money. I really appreciate the insight from the forum members!

    • http://www.facebook.com/DJTEEOH Shuriken Tenshii

      http://www.djdropsbywigman.com

      Great site. Great quality and you can check out the sample before you buy.

  • hookmanjones
  • Guest

    Seriously, I just had a discussion about this. I can’t stand DJ’s that drop their names 20+ x’s in a mix. That seems to be a self inflated ego thing to me. If your good, your beats are tight, you keep the crowd screaming. Chances are likely they will remember your name. I almost never talk when I’m spinning. I feel the music should do the talking. Play killer tracks and keep it pumping hard, Throw in some crazy vocal clips from film, sample records etc… (not too much), and your dance floor will stay packed. I prove this 5 times a week. They often come up and ask me my DJ name, and there is your opportunity to give them a card or demo CD. I promise, the girl or guy that comes up dripping with sweat from dancing his *** off will remember you.

  • calkutta

    great article fella’s…very well informed.

  • ManDingo

    Next thing thing, you guys will be plugging in commercials in your dj sets from sponsors. “This is DJ Train Wreck brought to you by your local Mickie Deezzz!!” This whole movement is turning into a big corporate sell-out! There’s nothing organic about it. People don’t think for themselves anymore, and If they do have something interesting they share it with the whole planet; Originality out the window. (((((((That’s my rant))))))!

  • ManDingo

    lol, name drops! Whatta joke this industry has become. Unless, the point is to sound like a radio station…commercial CHEESE all over the place.

  • DJ Lil L

    I got my latest batch from this girl http://www.femaledjdrops.com

  • Spin

    Dj reflex has great drops. He had a series where Wil Farel, Wiz, Atrak, etc would pretend to leave voice mail messages asking why he hasn’t called them back. Pretty funny how he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

    I’m an amateur dj and I was thinking about creating my own name drops by saying “this is Barrack Obama, and your listening to ………”. I would do this for a cast of absurd celebrities but not disguise my voice at all. The problem is nobody listens to my mixes so what’s the point!

    • ManDingo

      ha ha ha lol!! That was funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mem.rx Mem Rx

    omg YES ean PLEASE do a tutorial on how to use a mic properly during a dj set! as well as a rundown of how the mic strip works on the most common couple of types of mixer (djm, xone, and rane would cover it)

  • DJ Sloope

    “(anyone interested in a tutorial on using a mic live effectively?)”
    Yes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dadblaster69 Will Hart

    AIR HORN SAMPLES ARE NOT CORNY!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DJTEEOH Shuriken Tenshii

    I got mine fromwww.wigman.com

    *dj drop packages for crews, djs, labels, radio stations, and more.

  • Jamie Hain

    Hudson Mohawke has drops in most of his songs. A whispery female voice saying “HUD Mo…” Works very well and is identifiable as being his drop.

  • http://twitter.com/djnyce DJ Nyce

    i love drops. use them all the time in my mixes. it’s also helpful to have different ones for different scenarios. for live sets, i have a short drop (name only) from the homie eric edwards. here’s an example @ 21 seconds: https://soundcloud.com/djnyce/dj-nyce-the-metromix-ep-1?in=djnyce/sets/the-metromix

  • Mofli

    At least with a lot of rappers instead of a name drop they have their own adlibs that they use, so that you know it is them without them actually saying their name. Good examples are Jadakiss and Pusha T

  • Skibble

    TRAPAHOLICS.

  • DJPhantom

    anyone interested in a tutorial on using a mic live effectively? DERP yeah

  • 1000 Cutts

    I use a couple on my radio show – a wee sequence to start the show and then very sporadic use of “Your listening to 1000 Cutts exclusive and live on radioactivefm.co.uk” and a highly edited sample of my 3 year old “1000 Cutts – Love it” using loads of tape delay, vocoder and reverb. I have done a few for other DJ’s as well..check it:
    http://www.transmissionfm.com/mixes/detail/7338/

  • http://twitter.com/BTHEBEATmusic B THE BEAT

    LEX LUGER: (hip hop producer) drop is one of the most creative/ well known in recent times..i found myself asking “whats that sound i keep hearing in all these tunes” and then it lead me to read up more info on him… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrXUnJri0Y

  • Anonymous

    you are in the mix with wicka wicka DJ cheesy cheese. bring on the cheese
    lol i need to work on a decent dj drop for my shows, seeing as my radio show is taking off

  • Chris

    aarabmuzik has the best drop ever. I love that girls voice

  • archies’bald

    I was living in a world of make believe
    When my best friend wrote and told me
    That there may be a job in the city
    And you never told me

    • archies’bald

      97-99% of the people on here won’t have a clue about what I’m on about.

      • kevinmcdonough

        LMAO the wet’s! (was sound engineering for them a couple of months ago! :-) However don’t see what thats got to do with this? k

        • Page Won

          Look at the picture up top.

  • Max Yankov

    I really like DZA and Slick Shoota use their name drops in the tracks — like other vocal samples bearing their distinct style.

    BTW, I’m right now working on a new project named after one of the most used phrases in the english language. So, I automatically can get A LOT of samples with people saying the name; do you think it would be a good idea to use them as name drops?

  • tobamai

    I haven’t listened to a lot of crooker’s mixes lately… but the “wow” in that one is from the song they’re remixing: the salmon dance.

    • Spacecamp

      It actually makes an appearance in a number of their other remixes around that time – usually at the end of a build.

  • Emery

    I would be interested in an article about mic use. I think its key to be able to use the mic properly. I’d like to see what kind of stuff you guys come up with

    • yme

      the mic should be used if the building is burning down, and you need to tell people where the exits are. otherwise leave it alone

      • DJ Radical Rob

        LOL… agreed. Most DJ’s typically have cheesy sounding voices anyway that’s why you have an emcee or hype man working with you.

        • DJ Wutwut? (not really tho)

          I have to terribly agree… I like to do some shout outs/crowd callouts but in the end I feel my voice sounds wimpy and nerdy lmfao… Ill have my friend yell that shit for me if hes at the gig

      • Sirch

        you’re so wrong.. don’t be afraid. step those mic skills up dude.

    • http://www.facebook.com/DJTEEOH Shuriken Tenshii

      I agree. Alot of DJs are against it but how can better hype up the crowd than the one controlling the music. When I DJ, MCs can’t keep up. In the true Atlanta style DJs burn through music like it’s kool. Remixes and mashups are a must. So MCs can’t tell what I’m going to play……and I like that. If you can spin and interact with the crowd, that makes you much more like-able and marketable. No one wants to see a guy staring at a screen or being a mystery becuz he/she is hidden in the booth all night. Pumping up the crowd isn’t easy so you have to be creative. Saying “Lets GO!!” every few minutes isn’t going to cut it. Talk to them. Hell, I shout out random names. “Big shout out to Mark (Chris, Jay, Melissa, E)” and chances are there will be someone with that name in the crowd. Point people out and say “They are ROCKIN over here!!” That makes people look and that group/person dance more. It’s a good way to gauge how you are controlling the crowd. Just experiment. Some DJs got it, others just say “don’t do it” because they simply can’t.

      • dj baels

        you dont dj in atlanta quit lying. mcs cant keep up with ur djing in atlanta? its only the hip hop capital of the world right now… yeah mcs cant keep up with you… go play somewhere liar.

        • http://www.facebook.com/DJTEEOH Shuriken Tenshii

          First, you are obviously a troll. I dj’d atlanta for years. Now I’m in Japan and other countries DJing. I’ll be BACK in Atlanta in 3 weeks. Secondly, I was speaking about the Atlanta style of speed mixing where you play 10-30 secs of a hot track and then switch. It’s hard for MCs to keep up if they don’t know your style especially if you dropping remixes they’ve never heard. I do it all over and MC for myself because I know what I’m going to play. So if you want to call someone a liar know what you are talking about. Grown men don’t act like little bitches. Troll on Troll.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1399004197 Romin Zandi

    Awesome article!

  • Jim

    A lot of huge rap/hip-hop stars have been doing their own version of drops for a few years now. Rick Ross being the biggest example (no pun intended), every track he is on he drops his name and his label “Maybach Music”. Or Akon saying “convict music” which is his label. I would say the trend is going towards LESS subtle branding.

  • http://twitter.com/djrobticho DJ Rob Ticho,Club mU

    My podcast intro definitely has drops included in it. I kept the intro fun by using a bunch of samples from voicemails that my friends left. People love it. I also have samples of friends that I’ll drop mid live set. There’s nothing funnier than seeing someone recognize their own voice while on the dancefloor.

  • jon6oy

    I had a little go at using a a drop for this mix. What ya think?
    http://soundcloud.com/you/tracks

  • Luiz Fueggo

    I come from mid 80s House …and it’s funny to me that this article has to explain what was obvious then. I guess the younger generation need coaching. Remember Bad Boy Bill scratching his drops ? If you don’t …then you may have some use for this article. Sorry if I sound rash …but I rarely use drops, and they still know it’s me.

    • DJ Radical Rob

      I feel you. I read above that there are a lot of trolls out there that will download someone elses mixes and drop their own ID’s over them. Wack and sad, but true. Wicked Mix did that to me back in the days.

  • M

    Got to mention this one http://soundcloud.com/slickshoota/slick-shoota-percussion-skank
    Allways dropping his name in his free tunes, but in such a clever way. Sounds real cool!

  • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

    My DJ persona is “Spencer For Hire” so the drops are super easy for me. I just bought the bootlegged Spencer For Hire boxed set and picked the best most silly and dramatic mentions of my name. For example in a live set I’ll drop, “This is Spencer – he thinks he’s a badder mother than you,” “Spencer may look dumb but ya see he’s got a mean right hand,” and my favorite, “I’m going to kill you Spencer! If it’s the last thing I do, I’ll see you dead within the week! Spenceeeeeeeer!”

    Admittedly not every DJ can have such a gold mine of samples.

  • Matt L

    DJ Shadow’s intro for his Endtroducing album is still the one to beat for me. Sure, it’s not a mix, but it would still totally work and the mashing up of tracks goes a long way to showing the DJs skill in less than 30 seconds.

    One of the other ways not mentioned above is to buy the MC a few drinks before you go on, if there is one working that night. Drum & Bass DJs are good with this one and will shout the name of the DJ as often as they call for rewinds.

    • Spacecamp

      Guess who’s coming?

  • Mandingo

    Roska is the king of name drops, his work all the time.

  • jasonmd2020

    I got some distorted timestretched shouting mixed with movie quotes for my erratically scheduled podcast. But then I play a lot of industrial where that sort of crap is expected…

  • NiDRLNDR

    I still think the Pete Tong one is tacky….. I especially like the Girl Talk one.
    It’s like marketing though…. no one likes a shouter: people don’t like advertising – but people like content – so if you can do something (for instance like DJ Real Juicy here says he does) that feels like content: do it.
    If you can’t: don’t!

    In a DJ set I think Shiftee gave good advice when he said that you should try to mention your name at the beginning & at the end of a set – often the crowd does not know there is a DJ change unless you say so (so for instance giving the one before you a thank you or the one after you a warm welcome seems like a great way to sneak in your name in a sympathetic way)

  • DJ Real Juicy

    I use my drops. I love my drops. They are awesome. I hit my ‘white folks get crunk’ drop in sync with some peak hour tunes and people shout along with it.

    • Spacecamp

      Awesome! can you share it here so we can hear it?

    • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

      Yeah you’ve certainly got a cultish following. Way to own it. (not being sarcastic or disparaging)

  • djsteve

    this actually gave me ideas as to when I might use a drop in one of my mixes for soundcloud – normally tho i think drops are tacky, but thanks for showing otherwise.