My friends and I have recently started mixing when we all go the new fruity loops producer edition. The stuff I've posted on my myspace has gotten a lot of props so I figure I needa good DJ name. Anyone have any good suggestions for a sick DJ name???
I have been doing both for some time. And your DJ name should reflect what your name you have used so far. Or else nobody will see your work as the same and your basically starting over to get that name established.
Just a producers tip. Get out of fruity loops and use Cakewalk Cubase Ableton(my personal fav) and a shit load of VST and VSTi's.
Another if you get signed to a label make sure your at least own or have the right to produce with the samples you use. Unless you pump out boots like I do.
If you're using a computer or not, there is definitely nothing wrong with considering a DJ name to help market yourself...and you don't have to prefix the name with 'DJ'.
Whichever one you do decide, don't forget to cross-check it against http://www.thedjlist.com/ or google to see if somebody already has that name...last thing you'll need is for people to mistake you for another DJ that plays shite music (e.g. speedcore or donk DJs!).
Also..try to ignore those old farts that will claim your not a DJ as you use a computer....they will all eventually die and be buried with their vinyl.
in all fairness, electronic dj's are becoming very prolific these days. even though most electronic stuff leans more towards mash-up than "traditional" hip-hop / turntable mixing it's still a perfectly legit genre.
but seriously, until you start playing on a stage in front of actual people, or at least get really serious into production, i wouldn't worry about a name.
as an aside, most electronic dj's don't use "dj" in their name anyway.