Octo Octa and Eris Drew share in-depth guide on DJ tips, tricks and techniques

Eris Drew and Octo Octa © Kasia Zacharko
© Kasia Zacharko

The DJ guide has been shared to their T4T LUV NRG website.

DJs, collaborators and partners Octo Octa and Eris Drew have released a 16-page guide for beginners and advanced DJs alike. Entitled Octo Octa & Eris Drew’s Hot n Ready DJ Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, the guide is split into two sections, and is available to read as a PDF and Google Doc.

The Methods section includes advice on how to build your collection, prepare tracks, finesse your skills and mix, while Club Skills provides helpful information on working with clubs, negotiating fees and dealing with different environments and intoxication. Other notable highlights include guidance on how to clean vinyls effectively and monitor your BPM.


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WE HAVE A NEW GUIDE UP! (Link in bio) “Octo Octa & Eris Drew’s Hot n Ready DJ Tips, Tricks, and Techniques” V1.0 – CW: we also talk about intoxication and altered states of consciousness 🚨🎶🔊💃🌻🌈🍄🦋💖😭 Eris and I have been doing workshops and mentorship for awhile and have really wanted to put together a guide that goes over a lot of the things we talk about: building a collection, selecting tracks, practicing at home, getting ready to play at the club and dealing with people, etc.. This is not a guide on “this is how you DJ”, we want to stay away from telling people what to do. This is a creative process that everyone approaches differently. These are just things we’ve learned over the years 💖 This is the first version of the guide so feedback is encouraged to: questionst4tluvnrg at gmail dot com. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I hope people find this helpful! More guides are planned plus updates ☺️ have fun out there and break the rules! Xoxo Maya

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The online doc “isn’t a ‘how-to’ DJ manual”. It reads: “Our intention is to stimulate creativity and consideration of new ways of working. We just want to share our knowledge and experiences to hopefully help others, not make them feel othered by declarations of ‘this is what a real DJ does.’ We’re all working on improving and elevating our art together.”

Previously, Octo Octa shared a guide on how to build your home studio. Revisit Crack Magazine’s feature with the two artists here.