PDJ 007 – Finding Your Sound (And Where To Look)

PDJ 007 – Finding Your Sound (And Where To Look)

Welcome back, Agent, to episode 007 of the PDJ Podcast.

Episode 7 is a spiritual successor to a post I made a while back, titled “Having a “Sound” vs. Having a Genre“.  In that post, I talked about the idea of generally disregarding genre labels, and trying to build an overall sound that reflects you as a DJ and as a person.

In this session, we will dig a little deeper into where you might be able to look to help find and define your sound, and make it all your own.

In episode 7, we discuss:

  • How genre labels can create layers of abstraction
  • What actually determines the overall “sound” of a song or set
  • Why not everyone is interested in finding their own sound
  • The six places you can look to help define your sound
  • How this all applies to promotion
  • What a signature sound really is

Items mentioned in this episode include:

My girlfriend Stacey giving the creepy-eye through the gift bags.

My girlfriend Stacey giving the creepy-eye through the gift bags.

2 Comments

  1. humptime waffle dong
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:26:05

    The other option that noobs love is to just dick jock and shazzam shit from other DJs sets when they play out then pretend that sound is yours even though you haven’t a clue where to find more.

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    • David Michael
      Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:30:31

      Thanks for your comment….. humptime waffle dong?? (LOL)

      Yeah, that approach will only get you so far, though. Like you said, they haven’t got a clue where to find more and they are taking the wrong approach in the first place: trying to hijack a sound instead of trying to let their inner “voice” out.

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