Beat Repeat: Throwback Thursday DJ Technique

We’re close to the weekend which means it’s time for our second Throwback Thursday tutorial hosted by Ean Golden. Last week Ean showed you how to pitch ride on turntables to match the BPM of two records. Today Ean will show you how to create a beat repeat effect using 2 records. No software effects or mixer effects required, all you need is two copies of the same record.

Check back in next week for more Throwback Thursday Tutorials! Have something you’d like to learn that’s a DJ skill from the past? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Truls Rogstad

    Another effect you can do is run two of the same records starting in full sync and make tiny adjustments up and down with the pitch on one deck, creating a really cool metallic effect simular to gating done digitally.

  • deejae snafu

    This technique is actually called “strobing”


    These “throwback” tutorials are awesome !!!
    Love it, but the redness sounds harsh…

  • John Viera

    Love the breast cancer awareness cartridge on the left.

  • Product tester

    This is Delaying Beats.. never heard about Beat repeat, sounds good though for the trick!
    Any way doesn’t matter.
    You don’t need to have two of the same records… any other record will do if you going to flow between two beat patterns on 1/4 1/2 3/4 1/1 and so forth!

  • Nicky H

    I used to like doing this – you can get a nice phase effect as well using this technique.

  • Chris Bartholomew

    Maybe a Throwback Thursday on not redlining the mixer….? 😉

    • Gio Alex (Tekit Izi)

      Lmao, good one!

  • Dubby Labby

    Maybe it will be good idea to put turntables in “battle mode” before try to do jugglin’…

    • Nicky H

      He’s not juggling.

      • Dubby Labby

        I was talking for the next vid…

        • Nicky H

          Ah my mistake 🙂

          • Dubby Labby

            Don’t excuse yourself, I should explain myself better next time. 😉

          • The Cunt

            I’d like to see a beatjuggle-battle between djtechtools and djworxs owner. They both got enormous skills behind the decks. One has to use a mixer with cromacaps and the other a mixer with the other caps…

  • Victo

    Nice tutorial Mr Golden, it remembers me that beat repeating and beat juggling was also “cash repeat” when i was buying records 15 years ago 😀