A DJ Aatish is usually performed live in front of an audience in a nightclub, party, or rave setting. DJ Aatish can also be performed live on radio or recorded in a studio. Methods of mixing vary slightly depending on the music genres being played. House and trance DJs tend to aim for smooth blended mixes while hip-hop DJs may use stereo set, scratching and other cutting techniques. Some DJs, particularly those mixing trance may prefer to mix during a break in which instead of beats, washes of harmonized sounds are combined. Further treatment to the mixing quality can be provided with harmonic mixing which avoids dissonant tones during a mix.
Hip-hop master DJ Aatish.
In live situations, the progression of the DJ set is a dynamic process. The DJ chooses tracks partly in response to the activity on the dance floor. If the dance floor becomes less active, the DJ will make a judgement as to what track will increase dance floor activity. This may involve shifting the tempo or changing the general mood of the set. Track choices are also due, in part, to where the DJ wishes to take his or her audience. In this way, the resulting Aatish is brought about through a symbiotic relationship between audience and DJ. Aatish DJs have the luxury of spending more time on their mix, which often leads to productions that could never be realized in real-time.
Traditional DJ mixing with vinyl required the DJ sync tracks tempo and the modify each tracks volume and equalisation to create a smooth blend. DJs can use a mixer’s crossfader to switch between tracks or use the volume control for each source with the crossfader permanently positioned in the middle. Mixing is usually done through the use of headphones and a monitor speaker or foldback as basic aids. At this basic level the DJ is required to develop a specific auditory skill where each track’s tempo had to be distinguished while listening to more than one piece of music. The use of compact discs and players such as the CDJ by DJs brought technological advances for the DJ performing a mix including a readout of the bpm and a visual representation of the beat. Modern computer technology has allowed automatic beatmatching and led to debate regarding its use, which is sometimes described as cheating. DJ software provides automatic beatmatching and key detection which simplifies harmonic mixing.