I've been mixing DnB, Jungle and Old School Rave for 15 years now. I used to play at house parties but now I just do mix cd's and DJ for the odd student party. I just thought I'd share my story of what I learnt to mix on. I was 14 and my dad gave me his old HiFi and a 1980's belt drive turntable with a +/- 2% pitch control dial. I also had a 19" HiFi CD player with a pitch control slider made by a budget company called Synergy. I had no mixer! lol I plugged the left phono in of the CD player, and the right phono of the turntable and switched the AMP to mono! No monitor just my 2 channels thrown in at once, but after a short while I learnt to mix pretty good. Eventually after I finished school I bought some belt drives made by a company called Sherwood and bought a cheap ass mixer for £40 made by Soundlab. I started work and eventually bought a couple of top end Gemini Direct Drives, quite decent decks for Gemini and I still have them upto this day. I did loads of parties using those decks and never had any problems with them. Basically what I'm trying to get at is if you're new to DJing you don't have to go out and rob a bank to buy CDJ1000's or Technics 1210's. Fair play to you if you can afford them, but if not just start on something within your budget and learn the basics of DJing, learn to beatmatch, learn how to build up a set, make sure you know your tracks etc. I learnt to do these things long before I decided to spend a little extra on my equipment. My advice to any new starters is to just buy what you can afford and learn the basics. You don't need to worry about the top of the range equipment just yet.