How to DJ: Episode 3 – Mastering the Scene With James Zabiela (3/8)

Mon 06.07.2009

DJ wizard James Zabiela steps away from the decks and waxes lyrical about buying, acquiring and organising his tunes. Yes, it’s all about the music in this clip, filmed at London’s Ministry of Sound. So snuggle up to the speakers with James as he talks openly about working with music in the digital realm.

Ever heard of ‘blind’ record shopping? If not here James explains one of his favourite secrets, a method of finding new music that is done online, entirely by ear…

He also talks about organising music according to what he wants to do with it and what technology he’s using, plus, of course, where in the world he is playing at the time.

If you want to find out more about James’ current playlists in the flesh then you may want to check out his tour of the US that starts this June – when he gets back from Australia that is!

The How to DJ series is produced by and Ministry of Sound TV.

All music supplied by ALiVE Recordings. Words: LRC