Do you have to be a DJ to make good dance tracks?

February 6, 2009 4:53am CST
I am a Sound Engineer and Producer from the UK. I have only been making dance Music (house, techno, minimal) for the past 5 years and before that , had no experience in Making Music. I have just completed an Honours Degree in Sound Engineering so I have had training in using all sorts of hardware, software and effects. I now feel I can use all of the equipment I need to make a good track. However, I am not a DJ, but I make tracks that would usually be played by a DJ or in a club. There are certain techniques that one must know in order to create a DJ friendly track that would be played in a club environment and would allow the DJ to mix one track with another. So do you really have to be a DJ to make a good dance track? What are your feelings on this? Are you a DJ and Producer that can shed any light on this area for me?
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