10 Must-Have Skills Every Professional DJ Needs to Master

July 12, 2024

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In the pulsating world of DJing, it’s more than just pressing play and hoping for the best. The craft requires a unique blend of technical expertise, musical intuition, and showmanship. To truly stand out in this competitive arena, aspiring DJs need to master a variety of skills that go beyond just knowing how to work the decks. Here’s a breakdown of the ten essential skills every professional DJ needs to thrive in the modern music scene.


The Art of Reading the Crowd: How to Keep the Dance Floor Packed All Night

June 17, 2024

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Mastering the art of reading a crowd is akin to a seasoned sommelier selecting the perfect wine—both require a keen sense of timing, a deep understanding of subtle cues, and an impeccable ability to anticipate needs before they’re vocalized. For DJs, this means the difference between a packed dance floor full of people partying and an awkward, empty space full of wall flowers wishing they had chosen the other event to attend. The key is to engage in a delicate dance between yourself and the crowd. You have to be ready to adjust the vibe at a moment’s notice.


How to Seamlessly Blend Genres: A Guide to Versatile DJing

May 30, 2024

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In the world of DJing, versatility will give you a wider audience to play for-That equals more potential gigs. Imagine being a culinary artist with an uncanny ability to pair unlikely flavors. That is the music equivalent of seamlessly blending different genres. It’s not just about playing a mix of songs; it’s about weaving them together into a cohesive, thrilling narrative that keeps the dance floor buzzing with anticipation. So, put on your chef’s hat (or DJ headphones), and let’s explore how to turn a musical smorgasbord into a harmonious feast for the ears. (more…)

KueIt update available now with fade out feature

February 21, 2024

All new fade option in KueIt & KueIt Mobile!!!


JammText version 1.3.4 is available NOW!!!

December 21, 2023

jammtext-1.3.4 update screen

We are pleased to release version 1.3.4 of JammText. You can now export all of your contacts from your JammText address book. This version also supports the new macOS Sonoma along with various optimizations and bug fixes.


JammText version 1.3.3 available NOW!!!

July 14, 2022

jammtext-1.3.3 update

JammText version 1.3.3 is now available. This version has several new features including the ability to ignore duplicate messages, adjust the size of picture messages, see network connection status, and various optimizations and bug fixes.


KueIt version 3.0.6 available NOW!!!

kueit 3.0.6 update

Mixcity has released KueIt version 3.0.6. This version includes CPU and memory optimizations. It also includes some MIDI bug fixes. We highly recommend all KueIt 3 users download and install this upgrade.


KueIt 3 update: Version 3.0.5 is now available

November 16, 2021

kueit 3 update: version 3.0.5

We are pleased to release version 3.0.5 of KueIt. This version includes optimizations, bug fixes, better MIDI management and support for the new Windows 11 and macOS Monterey. This version also fixed some networking issues when not connected to the internet when using KueIt. You are also able to drag and drop wave files again on Windows.


JammText 1.3.2 is now available

jammtext 1.3.2 update

We are pleased to release version 1.3.2 of JammText. This version has many bug fixes and is optimized for the new Windows 11 and macOS Monterey


Weekday Tips for Preparing Your Weekend Set

June 18, 2021

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Most DJs with weekend gigs tend to do their jobs then and focus on two other things during the week: rest and recuperation. If you’ve been doing this long enough, you have your go-to digital crates together and your gear routine locked. But every DJ needs to freshen up their weekend sets every once in a while, and there are a few easy ways to do that. Here are a few weekday tips for preparing your weekend set that will help you expand your mixes each week.


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About Mixcity Inc

Mixcity Inc was founded in 2008 with the mission of creating innovative software solutions and engagement tools for the working DJ. The team's first DJ product, KueIt, was groundbreaking when it was introduced years ago, and still remains an industry standard software solution to this day. Mixcity's latest innovation, JammText, is a revolutionary text to screen software solution that allows DJs to reach exciting new levels of crowd interaction and audience engagement.