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RADIO MIX-SHOW DJ: a DJ who mixes music live on the air and who may also be an 'on-air personality'. This type of DJ performs during a program which is broadcast over the radio to a listening audience.
NIGHTCLUB DJ: a DJ who mixes music live at a nightclub. This type of DJ does late-night performances (which may be also be broadcast over the radio). A NIGHTCLUB DJ's duty is to make patrons dance. This DJ may use the microphone to speak to club-goers.
MOBILE DJ: a DJ who provides entertainment services in the form of mixing live music. This type of DJ travels locally or abroad to perform for clients who request his/her services. A MOBILE DJ may provide extra services for clients such as lighting, fog, other special effects, etc . . .
PARTY DJ (also known as PARTY ROCKIN DJ): a DJ whose main duty is to conduct a party by mixing music geared toward a party-crowd within a party-environment. This type of DJ may also speak to party-goers over a microphone.
'MIX-TAPE' DJ: a DJ who records mixed music onto a format such as a cassette tape. The term 'Mix-Tape' was created when cassette tapes were the dominant, most convenient, and most technologically advanced format available on the market. With the advent and availability of compact discs (CDs), cassette tapes fell into decline and eventually became obsolete. Since then, the 'MIX-TAPE' has become the 'MIX-CD' as CDs have replaced cassette tapes. These types of DJs often use a microphone to add their voice (and/or the voice of others) to the recording.
STREET DJ: a DJ who plays mainly urban music (from genres such as hip hop, R&B, electro, Miami Bass, and freestyle).
BEDROOM DJ: these are DJs who mainly practice their craft from the inside of their bedrooms. This may be due to various reasons and factors. Many skilled and talented DJs are unable to perform for an audience simply because they're unable to secure a position at a venue (radio stations and dance-clubs do not necessarily welcome all eager DJs to perform at their places business). Another reason may be because the DJ doesn't have the adequate resources necessary to perform for an audience (the DJ may not have the transportation, cases for equipment, manpower, and security that is required for such a public/private performance). Another reason for being a bedroom DJ can be because the DJ is still mastering his/her craft, and doesn't feel ready yet to perform for an audience. Many DJs are BEDROOM DJs.
HOBBYIST DJ: a DJ who practices his/her craft as a hobby (just for fun and self-gratification). This can be done either for an audience or totally alone (similar to a 'bedroom DJ'). Many DJs are HOBBYIST DJs.
TURNTABLIST DJ: a DJ who mixes different sounds together from records, resulting in the creation of a new 'piece' of music. TURNTABLIST DJs use 'methods' such as mixing and scratching records in order to create their 'work of art'. Turntablists as well as other types of DJs, use two turntables and a mixer as their musical instruments. This is the same way that a guitarist uses a guitar, a pianist uses a piano, a drummer uses a drum set, and so on. TURNTABLIST DJs who compete in competitions are commonly referred to as 'battle DJs'.
STUDENT DJ/ TURNTABLIST: these are DJs (or turntablists) who are seriously pursuing knowledge, skills, and expertise in the above mentioned field(s) in order to become professionals. Every profession requires trained, educated, and competent individuals and the DJ profession is no exception. Every DJ/ turntablist usually begins as a student and gradually learns as he/she moves along.
SPECIAL EVENT DJ: these are DJs who specialize in specific events such as weddings and bar mitzvahs.
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