How to Mix ANY GENRE like a PRO DJ!

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Mixing different genres of music together seamlessly in a mix or “Openformat” mixing, is almost a requirement for most DJ’s nowadays.

To have the flexibility to play any song to make an audience member happy and to do it in a mix for me is one of the truest forms of DJ’ing, because it tests your musical knowledge, mixing ability and crowd reading ability. If you can DJ for anyone, you can DJ for everybody.

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Now, a lot of you guys may know me for my Red Bull 3style DJ Set.

In that set I mixed over 5 genre’s of music in a 15 minute mix, and in total, I played about 30 songs.

Learning how to mix different genre’s of music blew me away back in the day. Because I simply didn’t know that DJ’s could do that.

I thought DJ’s just play one genre, and that’s it. But that’s not the case in the real world, where clubs, bars and events may require you to play all sorts of music together.

And today I’m gonna teach you how to do just that.

For this tutorial, we’re going to focus on mixing 3 different genre’s of music. Specifically, EDM, Hip Hop and Rock. I chose these genre’s specifically because of how different they are from one another.

So no, we’re not gonna mix EDM, with trance to dubstep to trap to tech house, those genres are just way to similar

For now we’re simply going to focus on mixing genre’s of music that aren’t conventionally done.

So here are 3 guidelines to note about your songs that’ll help you with your mixing. But don’t worry it’s not required.

Now, number 1,

1. The songs should be in the same BPM range

Number 2

2. It’ll help if they’re keys are the same as well

And number

3. It is recommended to use DJ edited songs for their intros and outros that they provide

Now you may be wondering where and how do we mix these songs together?

Well the trick is to mix during the chorus or outro of the current song playing.

Since the songs we’re going to use to mix in are DJ edits, mixing them in shouldn’t be too difficult, since the intros are mostly simple drum beats.

So EQ’ing and blending them in should be pretty simple. All we have to do is mix in at the right time, and blend and adjust.

Now, it’s important to know basic song structure, but to make things short. Most commercial songs, have 32 beat choruses, and most DJ edits have 32 beat intros and outros,

so mixing in during the chorus or outro will be best.

Now let’s say you don’t have a DJ edit of the song you want to mix in, well you could mix in the non dj edited song with the outro of the current song playing which should be a DJ edit.

So we have the strong lead of the next song, blending in nicely with the blank outro of the previous song.

Now the question is, how do you mix songs that don’t have DJ edited intros and outros,

Well this is the part where you analyze the length of the chorus’s intro, and the number of beats the next has song has before a vocal break comes in.

So our current song has a 32 beat chorus, but our next song only has an 8 beat intro

So we must the next song at the last 8 beats of the current song

Keep in mind, that you have to be quite good in blending songs together. And using the echo effect can help you make this transition a lot smoother.

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64 thoughts on “How to Mix ANY GENRE like a PRO DJ!

  1. Sir I am a beginner DJ and I want to buy a DJ controller but I am confused between pioneer ddjsb2 & pioneer DJ 400…can u suggest me the best of those controller

  2. You seem like a really chill real down to earth guy. Love the tuts, deff helpin out a bunch, great advice and guidance. Thanks for sharing gnosis.

  3. It also depends on the types of events you do, like me for example, because I’m just starting out I do a lot of smaller raves, events, and I might even be doing a small convention here in Toronto in March, so I tend to play a lot of UK/Happy Hardcore and Drum N’ Bass, so a lot of my mixes tend to be one genre.

  4. Open format shouldn’t be the way. DJ’s should play a single genre but have a wide array of differend sounds&styles sticking to that same genre. If you’ve partied in EUROPE or the US, dj’a either play lit hip-hop music or groovy house beats. Sa pilipinas lang naman may open format eh – mga baduy at di marunong pumarty mga tao. Go to ibiza, Tomorrowland, EDC,and you’ll enjoy music mixed and played the best way, unlike in manila where 99% of clubs play Bruno Mars. Lol

  5. Although I think your vids are decent. You shouldn’t be providing links for “free” other people’s copyrighted music.
    This is the one of the reasons that artists aren’t making any money due to piracy.
    You should know better, cause if no one makes music cause they aren’t making any money, then you certainly won’t have a job djing.
    Don’t give away other people’s music!

  6. Joesph Baumgardner

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    Here is what I been wanting to know.How exactly do you blend slow rock, pop older music.Stuff I see called like romantica mix etc.It’s where a slow song loop plays.At which many songs are over that one loop.Like say for example a Phil Collins loop and that plays low in the back.You can hear it, but a song goes over it.Or take a slow reggae loop over older pop love songs etc.

  7. How to? Match the BPMs that are in big numbers in front of you on your computer! DJing by numbers! A lil different w/o a BPM counter! Try doin it by ?

  8. How to? Match the BPMs that are in big numbers in front of you on your computer! DJing by numbers! A lil different w/o a BPM counter! Try doin it by 👂

  9. This vídeo os awsome man o agree with you. Carlo could you do any vídeo about Progressive Psytrance? I got stucked cause most Progressive trance has its own history and If i transition them within few minutes i wont ever get the good feelings of the track. How do i fix this?

  10. This vídeo os awsome man o agree with you. Carlo could you do any vídeo about Progressive Psytrance? I got stucked cause most Progressive trance has its own history and If i transition them within few minutes i wont ever get the good feelings of the track. How do i fix this?

  11. EDUARDA FERRAZ ROSA

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    This vídeo os awsome man o agree with you. Carlo could you do any vídeo about Progressive Psytrance? I got stucked cause most Progressive trance has its own history and If i transition them within few minutes i wont ever get the good feelings of the track. How do i fix this?

  12. Sweet (child of mine) mixing- great tips, how about some mix tips for Christmas music- like nobody gets Christmas party gigs?

  13. How is this helpful when all the tracks you’re using have the same BPM? Anyone can mix tracks that have the same BPM…….
    Make a video mixing different genres with drastically different BPMs, which is where the difficulty occurs. Otherwise this tutorial is pretty much useless clickbait for any experienced DJ who wants to actually learn something..

  14. How is this helpful when all the tracks you’re using have the same BPM? Anyone can mix tracks that have the same BPM…….
    Make a video mixing different genres with drastically different BPMs, which is where the difficulty occurs. Otherwise this tutorial is pretty much useless clickbait for any experienced DJ who wants to actually learn something..

  15. How is this helpful when all the tracks you’re using have the same BPM? Anyone can mix tracks that have the same BPM…….
    Make a video mixing different genres with drastically different BPMs, which is where the difficulty occurs. Otherwise this tutorial is pretty much useless clickbait for any experienced DJ who wants to actually learn something..

  16. How is this helpful when all the tracks you’re using have the same BPM? Anyone can mix tracks that have the same BPM…….
    Make a video mixing different genres with drastically different BPMs, which is where the difficulty occurs. Otherwise this tutorial is pretty much useless clickbait for any experienced DJ who wants to actually learn something..

  17. Hey Carlo! Great video. Got a 16th birthday party far down the line this year, and its my biggest event yet with 150+ people attending. I’ve only been out 3 times and they were for other smaller birthdays. Lots of edm genres, and probably the odd top 40 tracks. Still a beginner morealess a year and a bit later. Not sure how long set will be yet as its quite a ways away. any advice?

  18. Hey Carlo! Great video. Got a 16th birthday party far down the line this year, and its my biggest event yet with 150+ people attending. I’ve only been out 3 times and they were for other smaller birthdays. Lots of edm genres, and probably the odd top 40 tracks. Still a beginner morealess a year and a bit later. Not sure how long set will be yet as its quite a ways away. any advice?

  19. Hey Carlo! Great video. Got a 16th birthday party far down the line this year, and its my biggest event yet with 150+ people attending. I’ve only been out 3 times and they were for other smaller birthdays. Lots of edm genres, and probably the odd top 40 tracks. Still a beginner morealess a year and a bit later. Not sure how long set will be yet as its quite a ways away. any advice?

  20. Thats because everything is digital now, you would struggle on real vinyl, unless you own a str8150 mk1 they have key correction.

  21. I’m a fan of the videos in general, but (for this video) if they are all DJ edits in the same key and same bpm range, then its the same basic beat matching you would do with two house tracks. The “genres” at that point are irrelevant. Try Samba to metal w/o a DJ edit in a different key. I recommend mixing on elements with a mix of transition styles. This method allows you to connect the dots across all kinds of genres without training wheels. I recommend another video where you utilize the other tools (drop, face, scratch, FX) to transition between styles.

  22. I know the name of these tracks and I have these tracks now thanks to this video but does anyone else have some track names that would go with these and kill it in the club 🙂 replies would be appreciated thanks

  23. that would be cool if you would do slow motion edits with commentary as to what you’re doing when mixing and alot is going on.

  24. that would be cool if you would do slow motion edits with commentary as to what you’re doing when mixing and alot is going on.

  25. Just curious, I have been watching your vids and applying what I have learnt to my mixes as I learn, question is, what do you have the echo fx setting set to? Do you have it as 1/2 beat or 1 beat or 2 beat? Thanks!

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