Spotify DJ Mode: Here's How to DJ with Spotify

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov. 10, 2020 4:03 PM.
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If you're getting bored listening to the same track, you might want to change it a little bit and give some sauce to it. And this is what Spotify DJ mode has been working on. Under this mode, you can blend songs with an equalizer and get a smooth transition by using the crossfade feature.

Or you can apply Spotify songs to a third-party DJ app and do everything you want to customize the playback of your favorite songs on these apps. But recently Spotify has ended supporting these apps. Nevermind, after reading this you'll learn how you still can DJ with Spotify in these apps.

Part 1. How to Use DJ Mode on Spotify?
Part 2. DJ with Spotify on Third-Party DJ Apps
Part 3. DJ with Spotify Songs on Third-Party DJ Apps Offline(Latest Update)
Part 4. Video Tutorial: How to DJ with Spotify

How to Use DJ Mode on Spotify?

In this part, I'll introduce two ways to use DJ Mode for Spotify and you can DJ with Spotify while you're alone or with friends.

Method 1: Use Built-in Spotify DJ Mode

Step 1: Open Spotify on your mobile phone

Step 2: Start playing a playlist you want to DJ with

Step 3: Go back to your home page and tap the cog icon in the upper-right corner.

Step 4: Under Crossfade, adjust the crossfade time between songs.

Step 5: Go back to settings, then scroll down to Music Quality > Equalizer.

Step 6: You can adjust the low, mid, and treble parameters on the control panel or use the presets.

Method 2: Start A Spotify Group Session

If you want to have a party-like mode to listen to Spotify songs with your friends especially when you're not physically with them, you can start a group session to listen together with your friends virtually.

To start a group session on Spotify:

Step 1: Open Spotify on phone or tablet

Step 2: Play a song and tap the Connect button at the bottom left of the screen

Step 3: Under Group session, tap START SESSION

Step 4: Tap INVITE FRIENDS to share the invitation to your friends. Everyone who joins the session can add or delete tracks on the playlist and listen to the same song together simultaneously.

DJ with Spotify on Third-Party DJ Apps

On some of the DJ apps, you can directly log into your Spotify account and DJ with Spotify songs right away. And here are some of them:

1. Algoriddim djay Pro

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djay Pro is an award-winning DJ software. Its unique, intuitive interface is built around a sophisticated integration with your music library, giving you instant access to your favorite Spotify music. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, audio effects, video mixing and hardware integration give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.

It provides a 15-day free trial for new users and you can use this app 30 minutes unlimitedly each time your firing it up.

 

2. Pioneer DJ RekordBox

rekordbox

With Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox music management and DJ performance software, you can keep your prep your music files from multiple devices, sync changes seamlessly in the cloud, and hook up your set's tracks from an iPhone to CDJs to perform.

This apps provides "Core" and "Creative" plans which are paid subscription, but both of them come with a 30-day free trial.

 

3. Native Instruments TRAKTOR DJ

traktor dj

Native Instruments' Traktor Pro is one of the industry standards when it comes to DJ software. It's flexible and powerful and can be a complete performance tool in its own right.

Just as importantly, it's also incredibly stable and offers a large selection of plug-and-play hardware for all budgets. And when you're ready to step into the booth, Traktor integrates with high-end Pioneer equipment already installed in most clubs around the world.

The full version of Traktor Pro costs $99, but you can also get a free demo version on this one.

 

4. Serato DJ

serato dj pro

Serato DJ boasts itself the world's best DJ software. It has the lowest latency in the whole industry, brings a lot of performance features (basically everything you need to DJ) and works with a wide range of hardware. It offers 8 colored hot cues per deck and track, 8 saved loops, auto looping, manual looping, key shifting, Slip mode, the already above-mentioned effects, and sampler and much more. All of these functions can be fully mapped to any MIDI controller.

Serato offers a Lite version which is totally free but limited in many features. The pro version provides all the features and it costs 9.99$ per month.

 

5. Virtual DJ

virtual dj

While Virtual DJ is a strong tool throughout, it's an exceptionally useful tool for beginners. The software automates a lot of the setup and "grunt work" of being a DJ which allows beginners to focus more on the mixing and create DJ sets that make the crowd go wild.

Virtual DJ is free for non-professional use at home. Starter DJs can work on their craft using this DJ software without having to pay for it.

 

But Spotify doesn't Support Third-Party DJ Apps Anymore

As of July 1, 2020, Spotify has ended supporting third-party DJ apps which means all the former DJs who use Spotify as the music source will have to move to other music providing platforms.

But here's how you still can DJ with Spotify songs. Keep reading.

DJ with Spotify on Third-Party DJ Apps Offline(Latest Update)

Now you can't log into your Spotify account on DJ apps as you used to, and Spotify is not providing tracks online for DJs anymore. So the basic idea of this trick is that you'll need to download all the songs you want to DJ with on Spotify and then upload them on your DJ app as an offline source.

To download Spotify songs, you can use the TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. This tool only takes a few seconds to download a songs, so it won't matter a lot even you have a large library to DJ with.

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1Launch TunesKit and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the TunesKit interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to TunesKit, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4DJ with Spotify Offline

After downloading Spotify songs to your computer, you can now upload them to your DJ app and start noodling.

Video Tutorial: How to DJ with Spotify

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