Music and people: We invite people who play any sort of music. It doesn’t have to be dance music (but it certainly can be too). Part of DJing is reading your audience and guessing what they will enjoy, but another equally important part can be delivering some more time of contact with music they otherwise wouldn’t be hearing. Taste is a living thing, it's something one learns and unlearns. If people stick to what they already like, they will ultimately find joy in fewer things.
Equipment: The final *DJing misconception* we want to break down is the idea that ‘real DJs’ only use CDJs or vinyl – wrong! It’s equally valid to use a laptop or an old iPod, as long as the equipment lets you do what you want with your set. As Moodymann says, “it ain’t what you got, it’s what you do with what you have.”