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CURRENT ISSUE: 125(MAY/JUN 2024)
The May/Jun 2024 edition of Pro Mobile is packed with the usual mix of articles, news, views and reviews all linked to the wonderful world of mobile DJing.

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Pete Holding, Pro Mobile Editor
IN THIS ISSUE
Over the years I have played a lot of music, whilst some tracks in particular have really helped me to build my business. In 2018, I got to meet and thank someone I owe a great deal to. The artist in question was DJ Casper, sadly no longer with us.
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Music has always been important to me, and, like so many other kids now in their forties, I'm a product of my generation. I grew up with Top of the Pops, re-runs of The Old Grey Whistle Test and, on radio, Desert Island Discs, the Proms and Everyman. Both my parents were fairly decent amateur musicians and both imparted on me a love of music – from classical and country to rock, pop and metal.
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Way back in 1993, I created a record that started life as an underground club anthem before eventually crossing over into the mainstream pop charts. This track was my career peak, my highest achievement, the laurel I never actually rested on. It was called ‘Eighteen Strings’ and the band/pseudonym was Tinman.
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Recently, I posted about an anniversary on Facebook that got me thinking. It had been 10 years since Derek Pengelly (Pro Mobile’s first ever Outstanding Contribution to the Industry recipient) and I embarked on a UK tour called 'An Evening With Alan Marshall and Me (Derek Pengelly)’.
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DJing has always been a passion of mine since the heady days of 1983, when I began at the tender age of just 13. I had zero clue it would be an ever-present in my professional life, let alone that I would build the businesses I am still in the process of building at an over-ripe 54!
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Over the years there have been various clubs which have become synonymous with certain styles of music but are not known as a brand themselves. As a DJ, you might be asked to play some trance, but you wouldn’t be asked for any ‘Gatecrasher’. Similarly, the audience might want some Northern Soul but you would rarely be asked for ‘Wigan Casino’. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule – Hed Kandi and Studio 54 both spring to mind.
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Despite its mass appeal, country music still has a problem with race – can a mega-star like Beyoncé really bring about change?
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As small business owners, it’s very easy to neglect your wellbeing and keep pushing yourself to keep going. But going hard on yourself is never productive.
Yes, there is a lot riding on the success of your business, but sometimes this is such a driver that you forget to take care of the most important thing – you.
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More than 20 years ago, I had a conversation with my wife that changed everything about how I turn up at an event. And the results from the changes I made have delivered.
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Having been a DJ for a few decades, both in the club scene and now as a mobile entertainer, I've seen first-hand how the industry has evolved. Music, audiences, technology – it's all changed dramatically.
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