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Everything You Need To Know About DJ'ing & Success: Danny Rampling shares his 20 years experience at the top [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

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25 Sep 2010

Do you aspire to be a great DJ? Would you like to be successful in any walk of life? Now, drawing on his 20 years of experience as a leading international DJ, Danny Rampling shares the secrets that have made him one of the most revered names in his industry, secrets that will help you become more successful in your music, your business and your life. Bursting with step-by-step guides, easy to follow diagrams and personal anecdotes, this jargon-free, essential book explains: how to choose and set up your equipment basic to advanced DJ'ing skills, including beatmatching, FX, EQ and scratching the essentials of setting up and promoting gigs producing mixes and cutting records mobile and radio DJ'ing the financial, legal and commercial need-to-knows that will transform you musical talent into business success Finally, Danny outlines his profound belief in the power of positive thinking, delving behind the mystery of success to reveal the life lessons that will enable you to turn your dream into a reality. Also included is a far-reaching bonus resources section featuirng info on DJ courses, music tool sites, record stores, agencies, sample contracts and much more. And as if that weren't enough, we've put together a free CD of illuminating interviews with leading industry figures like Pete Tong and Joey Negro. Owners of the book will also get full access to Danny's exclusive minisite www.dannyramplingbookbonuses.com, including access to live web seminars, updates, competitions and more.

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (25 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845135822
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845135829
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A comprehensive DJ manual written by a spiritual figurehead of house music, filled with clear tutorials and solid insider advice...It's the full package and much cheaper than a life coach.

(Mixmag )

About the Author

Danny Rampling is a British House Music DJ and is widely credited as one of the original founders of the UK's rave/club scene. His career began in the early 1980s playing hip-hop, soul and funk in London’s bars and clubs. In the early 1990s he became a radio presenter for the pirate station Kiss 100 FM, later being recruited by the BBC to host “The Lovegroove Dance Party” programme on BBC Radio 1. He is the author of the self-help guide, Everything You Need to Know About DJing and Success, published by Aurum.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I have to say that I am extremely impressed! I bought this book thinking it was going to be one thing and after reading it have to say it wasn't what I was initially expecting. However, it has superceeded my expectations. The first section of the book delves deep into the technical aspects of DJ'ing right from the basics through to advanced - covering radio, promotion, pitfalls to avoid, tips to set yourself apart and great insight into legals, financials and useful little check lists.

It was section 2 that surprised me - and this is where I think this book may really make a big difference and where it offers something unique in relation to the other books I've read in this field (including Bill Brewster's recommended How To DJ Properly). Rampling covers a whole range of 'life skills' - tips and techniques that one can apply in their life whatever their 'walk' to help them achieve more. Whilst I found myself thinking that many of the points were 'common sense' I realised that they weren't 'common practice' - myself not doing many of them. I've personally already seen improvements in my relationships and outlook since implementing just 2 of the tips and I've barely started on the suggestions!

Section 3's stacked full of what must be hundreds upon hundreds of bonus resources, links and specialist DJ charts. 17 sections worth. I haven't even got into that section yet but it looks conclusive!

I've also still yet to watch the 4 hour DVD which is included - where Rampling interviews industry figureheads such as Pete Tong, Joey Negro & David Morales. So much to get through still.
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5.0 out of 5 stars all round great 7 April 2011
This book is well structured, weighted with industry expert knowledge and reads very well. I particularly like the Success aspect which I feel postitively differentiates it from other DJ books I have read out there. Practical sound advice through out, certainly would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 1 April 2011
I found this book a while ago and haven't been able to put it down since. It's really informative, clear and full of useful and helpful tips. If you're interested in Djing and Music, don't waste your money on any other books, buy this one instead, you won't be dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any aspiring person 16 Mar 2011
This is the new bible for DJ's, Producers or anyone who would like to be involved with the music industry. Not simply is it a great resource for DJs but it also explores the realms of living science. I am a musician and a DJ and was given this book by Danny himself and I have simply not been able to put it down. Learn from this man and the wealth of knowledge and his experience garnered over the last 20 years. A legend, a master, great ears and all round bloody good bloke. Big love to all contributors.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book from a master 11 Mar 2011
I'm a great believer in modelling excellence.
I'm not a DJ but wanted to read the ultimate DJ book by a guy who has reached the top of his tree in his profession - Danny certainly has done that and his book is testament to this.
Packed full of information it has to be the first port of call for any budding DJ, if I had give a constructing comment it's that it almost has too much info.!
It's not just a great read but stands alone as an excellent reference book - it's a DJ encyclopaedia.
Section 2 on life skills and achievement is particularly valuable.
I'd say if you are a beginner or established DJ there is something in here for you.
Or if you are just curious about the DJ phenomenon and want to know what the fuss is all about - buy this book...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Danny. 4 Mar 2011
Everything you need to know in one book. Its the most up to date I've read and is easy to follow and offers some amazing views and info.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Rampling DJ Book Review 23 Feb 2011
A well produced book about Dj'ing!??? erm no! it's like a dj's life manual, it's well written, with excellent positive advice, some of the djing stuff is a little old skool in parts as im a digital dj, but overall a very very good well recommended read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutley Brilliant!! 30 Jan 2011
WOW! I've been djing for a while but really needed some inspiration to take me to the next level. I was absolutely blown away the brilliant nuggets and timeless wisdom. Since reading the book I have now got more gigs and made lots more contacts. It simply gave me the confidence that I was lacking. Thank you Danny, you're a true legend! Cheers :-) Jeremiah
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart to heart
As well as covering all the basic technical techniques used by dj's using vinyl, cd's and mp3's, Danny writes from the heart about what human traits lead to success and how to hone... Read more
Published 4 months ago by RJ Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about DJin & Success
If you have ever thought of djing or want to get into djing in a big way but just starting out this is the book for you. I thought I know some stuff but this book gives you it all. Read more
Published 23 months ago by 1jn
5.0 out of 5 stars Not enough stars in the universe to rate this with
Outstanding, if you want to be a successful DJ or have anything to do with music this is the book for you.
Published on 4 Sep 2012 by Maz17
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Rampling+This Book=Success
Have recently finished reading through this book. Apart from saying what a compelling read it has been I am lost for words. Read more
Published on 13 Feb 2012 by The Daddy
5.0 out of 5 stars An abundance of knowledge & information
To be the best you must learn from the best. I am always striving to learn more and this book has given me Information, Inspiration, and Vision to succeed in my goals. Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2011 by Chris Roberts DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with much wisdom
I have worked in record shops, recording studios and clubs and I can safely say that this book deserves to be a standard text. Read more
Published on 26 April 2011 by Chris A
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is very postive
This book is amazing it's well written & easy to read I really enjoyed reading the tips for achieving your potential and succeeding in life very usefull & helpfull it made me focus... Read more
Published on 19 April 2011 by DM
5.0 out of 5 stars Success is more than limelight and bank balance...
Can only add to the glowing reviews on here but will try to add another perspective. Having been a DJ/producer/promoter and one time record label owner for 15 years, I can honestly... Read more
Published on 15 April 2011 by Euan Mitchell (Coalition Events/Soultonic Recordings))
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Need To Know About DJ'ing & Success:
ok so firstly i like to say how lucky i feel to have met danny and ben(co-author) , i open a record shop with ben and have know him from 7 years old

Ben was and... Read more
Published on 15 April 2011 by Mat Playford
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than a book about DJing.
I'm well impressed with the content of this book - I've learnt so many more ways to get the best out of myself and my decks. Read more
Published on 14 April 2011 by R. B. Harvey
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