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To continue to obtain and maintain DJ gigs in today’s market is not an easy task. The scene is flooded with many talented DJs and standing out can be difficult. I’ve have come up with five simple best practices for DJs that will always keep you in the game: (more…)

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I just got back from playing in Atlanta where I witnessed true unity in Deep House.  Even in the largest American cities, it can still be very difficult to throw successful Deep House events. There are simply not enough fans to go around for several events on any given night. We’re all getting older and not enough potential, young fans are finding us. Atlanta is a smaller city than Chicago, New York and L.A. and they don’t have as many large scale Deep House events. However, once a month Stan Zeff throws an event called “Tambor” featuring some of the best producers/djs around today and people just seem to come together to support this special night by collectively creating an enormous amount of anticipation. (more…)

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There was a time when the latest hits were heard in the club before anywhere else. The “music of the streets” was the music in the clubs. Today people are mostly guided more by radio and music videos but why is that? As DJs we have this rare opportunity to make a huge impact on our audiences but we often don’t take advantage of this anymore. Instead, we play it “safe” with known club bangers and classics. Why do DJs do this? What do they get out of it and what do they have to loose? (more…)

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I have come to realize that many DJs don’t market themselves out of fear of seeming pretentious. Let me ask you…do you think anyone in hip hop or pop music has this problem? Just because someone else is doing all the work for them doesn’t change the outcome. I think this is more deeply rooted for many. I think this is not only fear of seeming pretentious but also fear of HATERS. After all, no one really wants to be hated. (more…)

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DJs who are not as busy as they would like to be may have painted themselves into a corner. If you only play in one market, or on one side of the town, or even one style of music, then it’s going to be hard to keep a regular schedule. (more…)

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