Skip to main content

DJ Fashion: A T-Shirt Deep Dive

So we've touched on footwear and hats, but the most important part of a dj's wardrobe may be the t-shirt. Casual, comfortable, very visible from behind the decks, and it gives everyone a feel for what you're about. In fact, I wore one for approximately 97.8% of my gigs.

What should you be wearing when you're dressing down? Here are some tees that recently caught my eye (prices are current as of the writing of this post):

So apparently Soda Stereo was a notable 1980s Argentinian rock band? Never heard of them, but that's a cool logo if I ever saw one. Here's one of their hit songs on YouTube, so you don't have to plead total ignorance. [$10.50 and up]

Sure, we all know the Autobot symbol stands for virtue and justice. Drape it in the colors of the American flag, and that makes you an official fan of freedom. A patriotic twist on a popular design. [$10 and up]

Here's a shirt specifically for the ladies. Classic song - in fact, I was in Korea a few months ago, about to walk into a local restaurant in the countryside, and this was playing softly on the outdoor speakers. Plus, if you've ever checked out a college bulletin board or a telephone pole, you recognize the missing pet / guitar-teacher-for-hire ad-with-tabs format. Attention-getting without being attention-seeking. [$7.95 and up]

Finally, as a former high school tennis player, I like this design. Nothing says 'elegance' like a crisp two-hand backhand and pastel colors running down a deep green background. About as easy on the eyes as it gets. [$19.99]

Anyway, that's all I've got for now. Will try to do another deep dive in the near future.

Explore some more of Beat Match City:

Popular posts from this blog

The BMC Top 10 for January 2021

1. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar 2. Monster - Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber 3. No Scrubs - TLC 4. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson 5. Gangnam Style - PSY 6. Purple Rain - Prince 7. It's All About The Benjamins - Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, The Lox 8. Hotline Bling - Drake 9. Starboy - The Weeknd, Daft Punk 10. Disturbia - Rihanna Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Time to Pretend - MGMT

tempo: 101 bpm The DJ's Take: Track #5 in mix #62 (8:05): I wanted to go a little off-beat in this mix, step outside traditional pop and hiphop, and this one fit the bill. A little on the louder side, and I didn't want to drown out the previous song with the screeching riff at the beginning, so we brought the volume down a little: Bound to bring out the inner-hippie in a crowd; worth a spin for a change of pace. Some key-compatible music from 100 to 105 bpm: Classic - The Knocks ft. Powers Too Close - Next Levitating - Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby I.F.L.Y. - Bazzi Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Paris - The Chainsmokers Kids - OneRepublic I'm In Control - AlunaGeorge Perfect (Matoma Remix) - One Direction Cheyenne - Jason Derulo Midnight City - M83 Cake - Flo Rida & 99 Percent LoveGame - Lady Gaga Breathe Deeper - Tame Impala Madiba Riddim - Drake Sleeping With A Friend - Neon Trees Nasty Boy - Notorious BIG

The BMC Top 10 for March 2021

1. Never Be Like You - Flume ft. Kai 2. telepatía - Kali Uchis 3. Save Your Tears - The Weeknd 4. California Love - Tupac ft. Dr. Dre 5. dj mix: #59 ft. Mood - 24kGoldn and iann dior 6. Forever - Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Clever 7. Temptations - Ty Dolla $ign ft. Kid Cudi 8. dj mix: session 61 ft. telepatía - Kali Uchis 9. Everything We Need - Kanye West 10. Ransom - Lil Tecca Any thoughts on what should be in the Top 10? Let us know on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .