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Paul Oakenfold Hosts DJ Camp, Offers Advice To Aspiring Djs

DJ/Producer veteran Paul Oakenfold recently hosted a DJ Camp in Hollywood, offering up tips and tricks on the art of DJing to ambitious spinners. In an interview with ET, he discussed an array of advice and the effect celebrity has on a person's DJ career.

Oakenfold outlines the advice he would give to celebrities and non-celebrities alike to get started as a DJ.

"I would give the same advice to anyone, celebrity or not. Produce your own music, keep in original, and be real. You need to earn the respect of your fans for your original work in music, and not rely on your celebrity in other mediums. The same would apply for actors who sing, dance, or even play sports."

He also discusses whether or not he believes being a celebrity helps or hinders your DJ career.

"Again, let their music skill speak for [itself]. If they are producing good tracks and are resonating with their fans, or even gaining new fans, then that’s great. If they are already in the music industry, and taking their producing skills to the electronic medium, then that would make a lot of sense. I think anybody that is going to be taken seriously in this industry needs to produce their own original music."

Check out some news footage of the DJ Camp below.

[H/T: ET]

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