November 11, 2013
Being a musician in general should really have nothing to do with age, but it has a lot to do with experience. When a musician who is over 40 years old is performing at a professional level, this comes as no surprise, since most people would equate older age to having years of experience behind them. However, when a younger musician comes up in the scene, many see this is having some sort of innate talent since they lack the number of years most of us have in the same field. So basically, we adore the younger DJs who have made it further than what DJ did before them.
The flipside of this is the older DJs who are still in the club scene. We’re talking about guys who are in their late 50’s and 60’s, who still find it in themselves to spin for a club audience. I suppose …
May 15, 2013
As accessibility to DJ gear and knowledge becomes more available – we are going to see more DJs roaming the streets and night clubs looking for work. As we are in a tough economy right now, clubs are getting very good at bidding low ballers to play their nights. Why should they pay a guy a few hundred with a newbie with his computer is willing to do it for less than fifty bucks? Newbie DJs, as in experienced as they can come, get a bad name without reason as well. There are plenty of young guys and girls who do their research before ever handing out that first business card or passing their name along.
For the young DJs, it can be intimidating to run with the older generation who has been cutting for a longer time, and thus DJs competitions have been spawned, aimed at the younger audiences …