Considering the fact that DJing is a largely popular hobby (or profession) in today’s day in age, a lot of people are interested in going down this path but aren’t sure where to start.
JS: Yes, I wrote Chris Brown’s ‘I Wanna Be’, Mary Mary’s ‘Heaven’ and ‘In The Morning’, Mario’s ‘Come On’ and Christina Milian ‘It’s a Party.’ Also Brandy’s ‘Who I Am,’ the Estelle for Slash track ‘Believer’ and Estelle and Kid Sister appeared on my song ‘Tonight.’ I sang and wrote the hook for Ghostface Killa’s ‘Yolanda’s House.’ And currently I’m working on a track for T.I.
CC: We’ve gained quite a following in the Midwest? Someone should have told us! We’re definitely still coming up in the industry, and it’s a challenging process. Lately we’ve been putting in a lot of work behind the scenes. Contacting producers/rapper/other artists for collaborations trying to book soundcloud plays shows and marketing. There’s actually a lot to do behind the scenes, and we’re still learning about how it all works.
DirtyBeats: All of the above. Only time there I played a whole set of my own tracks was a small event, like an art event. For larger events, I’ll play other peoples stuff, different producers. I’ll throw in a track or two of my own stuff.
The coolest thing is all the new bands and people you meet. We feel so lucky to be able to play music for people, and we are very fortunate to have so much support from our….fans. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them!
The beginning of a project is always the hardest. How do you make beats? Where do you start? Before you get lost in the beginning, consider listening to published tracks. You can look for hip-hop or dance music beats online. YouTube should be your best friend, but there are other music track sharing sites, like socialgrand. There is a large collection of published music online, most of which come from amateurs and virtually unknown artists all over the world. Do not copy their work.
Have you heard about the term ‘YouTube Viral’? Have you heard of the term ‘Kolavari Di’? If your head nodded in a yes for both of the questions, you actually are aware of the impact of YouTube. Within a few minutes a video can go viral, if marketed properly, as this platform actually generates stars. Thus, almost all the bands and artists today have a YouTube Channel, on which they post the video and allows the fans to know them and to connect with them.
In addition to Daniel Craig, also starring in the movie are Judi Dench as “M” (her seventh outing), Albert Finney as Kincade, and Ralph Fiennes as Mallory. “Skyfall” is due to have its premiere on Oct. 23 in London, with a general U.K. release on Oct. 26. The film reaches the U.S. on Nov. 9.