204 episodes

The Passionate DJ Podcast is a weekly talk show, dedicated to the art and science of mixing music. Together, we're becoming better DJs through passion and purpose.

The Passionate DJ Podcast David Michael

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    • 5.0, 27 Ratings

The Passionate DJ Podcast is a weekly talk show, dedicated to the art and science of mixing music. Together, we're becoming better DJs through passion and purpose.

    Episode 204: Black A.M. Takes The Lead

    Episode 204: Black A.M. Takes The Lead

    Today we're joined by Vegas-based DJ/Producer Black A.M. We talk about his journey through music, including his former role lead guitarist for Machine Gun Kelley and touring with NGHTMRE.
    In the last decade, multi-talented instrumentalist/producer/writer Sinclair Wheeler (born in Indianapolis) was signed as rapper MGK’s guitarist for multiple tours, Wheeler went on to perform live, as direct support, during NGHTMRE’s recent “The Portal Tour,” and has collaborated, performed alongside, and touched hundreds of artists, industry figures, and fans along the way.
    Few have been as heavily immersed in US electronic music culture as Black AM. Pair this with a lifelong devotion to music, and you have the groundwork of something that will turn heads and stir souls.
    Thanks so much to Sinclair for joining us today on the podcast!
    ➡️ https://iamblackam.com➡️ https://passionatedj.com/merch

    • 39 min
    Episode 203: Basic Livestreaming Advice for DJs

    Episode 203: Basic Livestreaming Advice for DJs

    In Episode 203 we are joined by DJ Brains to talk about some basic tips for making sure your livestreams go smoothly. "Going live" has become rather popular in the DJ community during the year 2020 for obvious reasons, so today we'll discuss how to make sure they look great, sound great, and keep a stable connection.
    Some topics we discuss:
    • Some reasons you may want to buy a fancier router.(Stability, transmit distance, features, and "getting under the hood")
    • Things that affect your WiFi signal.(Distance from router, solid barriers, microwaves, other WiFi signals, etc.)
    • Things that affect your bandwidth.(Other users on your network, upstream vs. downstream, rural vs. urban)
    • CPU and other bottlenecks(PC specs, solid state drives vs. HDD, RAM.)
    • Video and sound tips(Lighting, sound, adapters, ambient noise.)
    DJ Brains offers professional DJ services in Southwest OH for special events, weddings, parties, and corporate gatherings. He's also one of our original Passionate DJ Amassadors crew. Special thanks to Leo for joining us, and to Mo Dingo for putting this together!

    • 44 min
    Episode 202: Keepin' It Fresh w/Bit Flip

    Episode 202: Keepin' It Fresh w/Bit Flip

    Today we bring Bit Flip back from Episode 200, because a full proper episode was necessary to contain all the goodness he has to share with us Passionate DJs! Mark Naegel is a multi-genre dance DJ, and the founder of #Freshlist in Cincinnati. As a supporter and proprietor of Midwest dance music culture for 15 years, Mark's insight was much appreciated while discussing event promotions, DJ hardware, collaborations, "portablism", and much more.
    Since 2006 Bit Flip has been rockin' dancefloors with his breakbeat oriented style. Now more than ever expect multi-genre infused sets that develop from a G-house groove through drum and bass madness and anywhere in between. Expect the unexpected and prepare to move.
    Freshlist is a monthly dance music and art event in Cinci, described as "a collection of fresh new sounds in electronic music of all genres without limits performed by some of the hottest acts around."
    Check them out:https://freshlistcinci.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 201: Immobile DJs

    Episode 201: Immobile DJs

    Today's show features special guests Shawn (DJ Freeman) and Noel (DJ Serrato), here to talk about mobile DJing... or the current lack thereof. Episode 201 is hosted by our beloved Mo Dingo.
    We talk about the current state of affairs, considering the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, and how this affects those who rely on DJing for income. How are mobile DJs coping?
    Noel tells us about a virtual dance party that he was booked to play, and was paid $150 for. This brought up some interesting discussion about the idea of using contracts for playing online gigs... something that would have seemed strange to us only weeks ago.
    We talk about struggles with webcams on Macs, online crowd reading, the MIXON 4 vs. Pioneer hardware, connectivity & bandwidth, and Spotify vs. TIDAL.
    Noel, Shawn, Mo and the rest of the gang are always very active in the Passionate DJ Facebook group. Interact with us here: https://passionatedj.com/community

    • 56 min
    Episode 200

    Episode 200

    LOOK US UP ON TWITCH!In today's episode, we celebrate 200 episodes of The Passionate DJ Podcast. To properly highlight this milestone, we brought in a giant roster of guests. Unfortunately, due to current stay-at-home orders, we had to do it virtually. We talk about Passionate DJ, and about what we're doing with our extra time at home. Plus, a surprise special guest appears!
    Here's the roster of lovely people you'll hear from today:
    B-Funk | 📸 https://instagram.com/djbfunk
    Brandon hails from Athens, OH and his first visit with us was Episode 174. As a working DJ, he has been drastically affected by current events. We talk about getting back to business, the anatomy of DJ sets, and Paul van Dyk.
    Fatty Lumpkin | 📸 https://instagram.com/fatty__lumpkin
    Jesse is an experienced turntablist with impressive skills, and like Brandon, is a working DJ severely affected by stay-at-home orders. We talk scratching, streaming, and keeping our virtual audiences happy.
    Mister Shifter | 📸 https://instagram.com/mistershifter
    Jack is a kick-ass DJ/producer holding it down from Columbus, who originally appeared way back on Episode 34. As always, we loved hearing his thoughts on Drum n Bass, streaming nerves, and recent Rekordbox woes.
    John Chapel | 📸 https://instagram.com/heychapchap
    John was one of our earliest guests on The Passionate DJ Podcast (#009), and our hearts have quietly wept in his absence. He gives us his thoughts on how the Dayton, OH scene has changed since his first visit, then harasses the other guests.
    Kim L | 📸 https://instagram.com/iamkiml
    Back in Episode 166, Kim came on the podcast to talk about "Hometown Hustle". Today, she returns to the show to talk about her B2B live sets with John, the success of Silent Disco, and her foray into music production using Logic.
    Bit Flip | 📸 https://instagram.com/djbitflip
    We've been wanting to get Mark on the show as a proper guest for a long time, and we finally made it happen! He's from Cincinnati and not only makes and plays great music, but is a prime force in making sure people can enjoy great music, through #Freshlist.
    Matt Freeman | 📸 https://instagram.com/djmattfreeman
    Matt first appeared in Episode 133, appropriately titled "Acid Attack", because he's in love with those squelchy 303 sounds! Today he talks to us about the long-running Asylum Reunion event series, and how it may be coming back sooner than we think...
    Mike Donovan | 📸 https://instagram.com/volumedeep
    Way back in Episode 78, local house head Mike Donovan graced us with his presence in a show titled, "The 8th Day of the Week". Today he comes back to talk to us about how he fits DJing into his busy family life, his love of house music, and geek out over Nintendo.
    Firecat 451 | 📸 https://instagram.com/firecat451live
    Will has been with us for a few episodes now, and I'm sure you'll understand why: he's great behind a microphone, and has a lot of interesting perspectives to share! Along with Mark, he's involved with #Freshlist. Will tells us about live streaming, artist branding, and hating trance music.
    *Plus, keep your eyes peeled for a special drop-in guest!*
    And of course, you can find us regular-ass co-hosts here:
    David | 📸 https://instagram.com/davidmichaelthedj
    Tony | 📸 https://instagram.com/tonydesaro
    Trip | 📸 https://instagram.com/tripturlington
    Mo | | 📸 https://instagram.com/thedjdingo

    • 2 hr 46 min
    Episode 199: Mighty Mo's Workout Playlist

    Episode 199: Mighty Mo's Workout Playlist

    In today's episode, Mo Dingo shares with us some of his favorite workout tracks, and his reasons behind choosing them. Mo is particularly qualified to talk about this, since it's a perfect intersection of worlds. Not only is Mo a fitness coach and health nut, but he's also a DJ. Mo has spent a lot of time DJing for people while they are literally working out, doing CrossFit, lifting, and just generally getting sweaty. Today, he shares with us some of his go-to tracks, what they do to people's energy level, and the psychology behind music in the gym.
    ** SPOILERS - ignore below if you don't want to see the songs **
    Today's tracklist:Highly Suspect - LydiaVan Halen - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout LoveGeto Boys - G CodeKing Bee - Back By Dope DemandThe Crystal Method - Name of the GameBlack Sheep - The Choice is Yours (Revisited)Saliva - Click Click BoomMetallica - FuelMotley Crue - Wild Side

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

thee Mellow Cat ,

Always Learning

Even So I've been DJing for over 8 years, it's always good to learn more...

Athonia C. ,

good stuff but need more modern music needle drops

I love this podcast and even subscribe with a monthly payment to thei Patreon "After Party". This gives us an additional hour of information relevant to the modern workign DJ. My favorite parts are the equipment reviews. What's missing? WE need more more samples of new releases. There don't seem to be any podcasts, at least in my searches, that highlight the new music releases from Beat Port, Juno Download, Traxsource and WhatPeopleListenTo.com. I'd think those companies would love it if you auditioned a few tracks each week, even if it was only on the "After Party" subscription audio. If there's a podcast that suits this purpose please let me know.

Yogaite ,


From the heart, real and useful. Thanks.

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