November 30, 2012
“Is music worse than it used to be?”
This is an argument that comes and goes every decade or so, with the rise of new genres of music and trends that saturate the market. There is a small bit of truth to the statement; however, saying that music is worse than it was before is overstating the reality. I would say that creativity hasn’t been lost in the music producer; rather, the need for creativity has been lost on audiences. DJs who play in clubs every weekend know the feeling. There is very little they can do to alter their playlists without upsetting the crowd (and subsequently the club owners). A smart DJ will innocuously inject some new tunes or some new style into his usual set while still retaining the core party rock songs that are expected of him or her.
Prominent DJs that have been interviewed have given …
September 17, 2012
Lounge DJs and club DJ perform the same types of tasks behind the booth, but their roles are immensely different from each other. Both have their own demands of the DJ and both require talent on the DJ’s part.
Lounges are typically more laid back, as the object of the place is not always booze-driven dancing and grinding. On the other hand, sets may be longer and need to be more diverse in order to please the crowd. Club DJs usually have shorter sets that are more focused on keeping the floor alive. Again, this requires the determination and skill to keep the dance floor going at your pace.…
August 30, 2012
DJ name drops are all too common these days; some are instantly recognizable while some are just downright annoying. If dropped on a track without much thought they can be cheesy and even intrusive, but the art of name dropping has more to do with originality and setting. Using your own custom drop on mixtapes and mashups can be acceptable if not overplayed. Likewise, they can be used on individual tracks but you should take caution not to spam yourself to the audience. …