Wearing headphones for too long can become a drag, you probably know that glowy feeling your ears experience when you wear your headphones for too long, as if a little devil on your shoulder is setting them on fire. To avoid that feeling DJ’s have to find a place to keep their headphones in between mixing tracks. We put together 5 different ways to put your headphone whilst mixing, what is your favorite place to keep them?
Option 1. Wear it like a necklace.
The most easy option is to just drop it from your head straight down to your neck. This leaves no room for error’s like the time Martin Garrix dropped his headphones on the play button. It can also come in handy to keep your neck warm when you are the warm-up DJ. Dyro is demonstrating this option below.
Option 2. Ohm nom nom.
When the promotor didn’t have time to get you those blue M&M’s you’ve requested and you still want to have something in your mouth, then why not use the Ohm nom nom technique. It’s An Old Technique that is sometimes still used by Fedde Le Grand. Comes in handy when you need both hands and don’t have the time to lay them down on the CDJ beside you. Picture by: Chelsea Werner
Option 3. Star Trek Style.
If you don’t want to make eye contact with your groupies this is the best option to go with. The happily married Axwell has adopted this style and made it one of his trademarks. This option also comes in handy when someone in the crowd brought a laser pen to annoy the DJ.
Option 4. Back-head.
If you do want to make eye contact with your fans, and still want to wear your headphones in a way not many other DJ’s do, we suggest the back-head option. It’s a tricky way to wear them because they are likely to fall off if you try to attempt to do a wild dance move. Picture by: Rukes.com
Option 5. Keep them at home
“The only thing you gotta do as a DJ is press that button at the same beat as the other track, which isn’t the hardest thing in the world ‘cos people do it everyday, you just gotta be synched, and then the cdj’s tell you which BPM your record is, if you know that 1 track is 125 and the other is 128 you just put the pitch 3 BPM’s up then you’re good to go.” – Steve Angello