Long gone are the days when DJs had to clean the club’s toilets before starting their set and then play on their own ’til the cows come home – FACT!
Nowadays, you’d be forgiven to think that these guys have all the luck in the world.
Unless you’re an amputee or just extremely clumsy, mixing basics can be learned fairly quickly. Being aware than dance music didn’t begin and end with Bieber or Gaga also proves an advantage.
Joking aside, you’ll need oodles of taste and discernment to get your hands on enticing floor-friendly tunes and, most importantly, develop your own original style. Gob-smacking looks and a high-octane personality naturally help but aren’t absolutely necessary. Mixing with the right people, on the other hand, always comes in handy to get a good agent and gigs in the right places. Having done all that, you may find yourself on the threshold of an illustrious and very lucrative career, especially if you’re ace at producing and remixing.
Here’s a record of some of the talented DJs I have encountered and often befriended over the years. Look out for more DJs who have the – erm – privilege to be afforded their own page in the Club Freaks & Disco Pigs section.
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