Title may be a bit misleading for what I'm getting at, so let me elaborate. I've only been doing this for a couple of weeks. I'm starting to get the basics down... beat matching, matching phrases, quickly dropping songs in, and tastefully using an effect once in a while. I like to let the tracks play and not take anything away from them by trying to overdo it.
A lot of edm DJ's I've seen look a lot busier than I do, yet they are obviously capable of cueing a track and matching it way faster than I am, so they should appear less busy in that sense. I feel like aside from cueing up the song and matching it, I'm usually just kind of chilling until I'm ready to mix the next track. I realize that what I see from the pros has to be taken with a grain of salt (because lots of people pretend their doing more than they are), but I know some are actually throwing in some tricks and whatnot.
Basically, I'm asking:
What the hell are you guys doing when you're not cueing up a song or transitioning from one to the next? I just feel like I have too much free time to stand around while a song is playing.