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Whether you’re an old hand at the Vancouver DJ set or just now discovering the art of mixing recorded sound, you want to make sure that your services are in demand, and you’ll be able to find work close to where you live.

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Vancouver DJs – where do I start?

There are two basic choices for DJs in Vancouver, B.C., Canada:

  1. the club scene and
  2. the private party/function scene.

The club DJs will have the benefit of drawing from a larger talent pool, but will generally have more competition for their services. The private party/function DJs will have the benefit of more competition but will be able to choose where they do their work.

A club DJ will typically play one mix (called a set or a set of mixes) of recorded music for a specified amount of time at a specified location (a nightclub, for instance). A club DJ can play one hour of music for private gatherings. He might Alternate music early on, but once things settle. He’d likely play other music the rest of the night. The DJ usually checks to see if the party’s music is being broadcasted on the Internet. He monitors the sound cable to see if obstructions of the music in the incoming signal are dropping volume.

Vancouver DJ

A Vancouver DJ that “breaks in” will have to compete with established DJs for event contracts, so start locally. have many DJs from around British Columbia listed by location, so you can find a DJ close to home.

Private party DJs tend to have more flexible job requirements. The host will probably be responsible for hiring and firing DJs, so you may be working with a small number of repeat customers if previous DJs have been unsatisfactory to the host, or if the host has a poor reputation in the Vancouver DJ community.

A Vancouver DJ must be able to read a house plan and quickly learn the layout of the specified venue. You will likely be expected to bring your own sound system if one is not provided by the host. Private party DJs will probably bring a microphone along for the event.

Clubs in Vancouver – where do I start?

The clubs in Vancouver, like those in other cities, are categorized according to the kind of music they play. The most common categories are:

Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Electronic dance music EDM is a range of percussive electronic music genres intended for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. DJs make seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by jumping straight from one recording to another. EDM producers perform live at concerts and festivals using a live PA. In the United Kingdom and in continental Europe, EDM is more often called ‘dance music’ or ‘dance’.

The DJ (short for disc jockey)

The DJ (short for disc jockey) is an entertainment professional who spins recorded music as part of a performance. Pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, disco, alternative, and house music are just few of the genres that DJs are known to spin. In contrast to disc jockeys, who tend to stick to one musical genre, DJs are more likely to play a wide variety of music from many genres. DJs typically work for a fixed amount each event, rather than being paid an hourly rate. Instead, They’re paid for the night’s performance or sales.


Disco is a genre of dance music that includes elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa. It achieved popularity from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Its initial audiences in the U.S. were club-goers from the gay, African American, Italian American, Latino, and psychedelic communities in Philadelphia and New York City during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco was a reaction to rock’s dominance and the counterculture’s stigmatization of dance music at the time. It was popular with both men and women, from many different backgrounds.

The record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer’s music. A process has many roles during the recording process. The roles of a producer vary. He or she may gather musical ideas for the project, cooperate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to enhance or improve their songs, lyrics, or arrangements.

I hope this article helps you find work as a Vancouver DJ.
Whenever you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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