Resources for the Beginning DJ.


The Beat Junkies are a legendary DJ crew based out of Los Angeles that currently have their own DJ school in Glendale, CA. They've taken their knowledge of 20+ years experience in the clubs, radio, and battling and bring it to you in online format as well.  

I've personally taken classes and private lessons at BJIOS and heavily vouch for what they teach and how they teach it. They stay true to their mantra of "building better DJs." I can't recommend them enough. 

If you are just getting started, look at their "Foundations of DJ'ing" course to get you going. If you've been DJ'ing for a while and want to up your skills, they have plenty of trainings that will keep you sharp like a Ginsu knife!


The list is deep, but here are some record pools I recommend:
Beat Junkies Record Pool
DJ City
Club Killers


If you are starting out, this is what I would suggest for a simple home setup.

Pioneer SB3 Serato DJ Pioneer DM 40 or M-Audio AV32 speakers Whatever headphones you want to use.  

You can get all this for $500 (or less if you go used). Make sure you have enough room on your laptop for all the music you need!

Eventually, as you save up some $$, the QSC CP8 speakers would be a great starting point for gigging out.