DJ competitions, lets face it we all get excited when we hear about them, it’s a chance for a DJ to make a breakthrough in the music industry and potentially play more DJ gigs. I have had the pleasure of attending many and I have also been involved in DJ competitions in Melbourne as a youngster myself. In this blog, I want to help you with some of my personal experiences, some tips and what I believe judges and music industry experts look for when selecting a winner.
As you're reading this, I am sure there has been a time where you wanted to prove to a promoter and the patrons you are the real deal at your first DJ gig. Your first DJ gig with any new promoter or event is vital to make a great first impression, and first impressions always last. It determines whether there will be a future for you with that promoter or event. This blog is all about your performance in a DJ set, and why we all need to play to our time slots.
Many DJ’s can overlook the importance of a warm up set. Whether you are the first DJ at the beginning of the night or warming up for a pro international, here are some important key points to remember when warming up for a DJ, or playing an opening set.