Originally Posted by Random_Kiwi

As has been mentioned, ride the pitch, don't touch the record/platter to speed it up/slow it down...it's hard, but as you already have some basics, learning this will make you a far far better DJ.

Since you're not DJing to a groud and trying to impress, mix looooooooooong and as fast as you can...like end of first breakdown, drop next track, wiggle the pitch till you get it approximate, and bring it in...use the pitch going back and forth and just hold it as long as you can...it doesn't matter that it's slipping in and out all the time and sounding like crap, no one is listening, but it's great training for picking up on when the beats are slipping faster...and the longer you can hold the mix, the better.

do lots of this an you'll be good
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