“Fine, I”ll pack up and leave!!!” Is a phrase that any promoter or club owner dreads hearing from his DJ. Simply because nothing in the nightlife moves without the DJ.
All the drink specials and special appearances mean absolutely nothing without the right blend of music that keeps party goers on their feet dancing . It means absolutely nothing if your DJ does not understand the ability they have over crowd control and the influence on what music the people want to hear.
As an MC, Host, and frequent visitor of clubs up and down the east coast I have a great respect for the DJ and all the trouble they go through to create the best experience possible.
DJing is an art, it takes tons of preparation, to develop a style of play that will be well received. It takes even more research to make sure you are up on the latest music and trends in the game.
I have the utmost respect for ALL DJs male and female so, I salute you all!!!!
So next time you run across a DJ you enjoy let them know how much you appreciate them. It makes them feel good about their craft.
This post was inspired by last nights Global Spin awards held in New York,NY. Where DJs were honored with a ceremony similar to the Grammys or Emmys for other genres.
For more information about the Global Spin Awards checkout http://www.globalspinawards.com to see the categories the nominees as well the winners